Best-Selling Author Stephen King Publishes Kindle Single “Guns,” Available Exclusively in the Kindle Store—You Won’t

  Best-Selling Author Stephen King Publishes Kindle Single “Guns,” Available
  Exclusively in the Kindle Store—You Won’t Find it Anywhere Else

King’s essay available for $0.99 to read on Kindle and all free Kindle reading
                                     apps

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- January 25, 2013

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced that the best-selling and iconic
author Stephen King has published a personal essay—“Guns”—available
exclusively in the Kindle Store as a Kindle Single. This essay highlights one
of the compelling features of Kindle Singles—they allow top authors to publish
their works quickly. “Guns” is available now, and exclusively to Kindle
customers in the Kindle Singles Store (www.amazon.com/kindlesingles) for
$0.99.

“I think the issue of an America awash in guns is one every citizen has to
think about,” said King. “If this helps provoke constructive debate, I’ve done
my job. Once I finished writing ‘Guns’ I wanted it published quickly, and
Kindle Singles provided an excellent fit.”

“It’s exciting to offer a way for a brilliant writer like King to publish
quickly, and to reach a large audience of loyal readers and new customers,”
said David Blum, editor of Kindle Singles. “King finished this essay last
Friday morning, and by that night we had accepted it and scheduled for
publication today.”

Like all Kindle books, Kindle Singles are “Buy Once, Read
Everywhere”—customers can read them on their Kindle, on the web with Kindle
Cloud Reader and on free Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod
touch, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows 8, PC and Mac.

Launched in 2011, Kindle Singles are typically between 5,000 and 30,000 words.
Too long for a magazine article and too short for a book, Kindle Singles allow
ideas to be expressed at their natural length. Writers can learn more about
submitting their work for consideration at www.amazon.com/singlessubmissions.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest
Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company,
where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online,
and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com
and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in
categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads;
Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel,
Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto &
Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with
access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of
business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever constructed
with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front
light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a
thin and light design. The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and
smallest Kindle, now features new, improved fonts and faster page turns.
Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom high-definition display, exclusive
Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with
dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads,
enough storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and
graphics engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and comes with
a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The all-new Kindle
Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster performance, twice the
memory, and longer battery life.

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www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es and
www.amazon.com.br. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms
include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition,
management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal
proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality,
commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign
exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and
taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially
could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

Contact:

Amazon.com, Inc.
Media Hotline, 206-266-7180
www.amazon.com/pr
 
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