Announces the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US Announces the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, customers can also browse 50 great American love
           stories —state by state—selected by Amazon Book Editors

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SEATTLE -- February 5, 2013

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Just in time for Valentine’s Day, today unveiled its
annual list of the 20 most romantic cities in the US—with Knoxville, Tenn.
taking the top spot. Amazon also launched a new feature this year—50 Great
American Love Stories—an editorially chosen list of essential reads about love
in all its forms, state by state.

After compiling sales data of romance novels and relationship books (Kindle
books and print books); romantic comedy movies (digital and DVDs); a
collection of romantic music from Dean Martin, Barry White, Luther Vandross,
Maxwell and Miguel (CDs and MP3s); along with sexual wellness products, from
Jan. 1, 2012-Jan. 23, 2013 on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000
residents, the top 20 most romantic cities in the US are:

1. Knoxville, Tenn.         11. Round Rock, Texas
2. Alexandria, Va.               12. Clearwater, Fla.
3. Miami, Fla.                   13. Las Vegas, Nev.
4. Orlando, Fla.                 14. Salem, Ore.
5. Cincinnati, Ohio              15. Erie, Pa.
6. Vancouver, Wash.              16. Everett, Wash.
7. Dayton, Ohio                  17. Rochester, N.Y.
8. Murfreesboro, Tenn.           18. Clarksville, Tenn.
9. Columbia, S.C.                19. Tallahassee, Fla.
10. Pittsburgh, Pa.              20. Billings, Mont.

According to Amazon’s “romantic” data:

  *For the second year in a row, Knoxville took the first place spot.
  *According to Amazon customers’ purchase habits, Boise, Idaho is the least
    romantic city in the US.
  *For the fourth year in a row, Miami is the sexiest city in the US, winning
    the top spot in the sexual wellness category. Cambridge, Mass. and
    Alexandria, Va. round out the top three.
  *The big movers and shakers this year were Round Rock, Salem and Billings,
    who didn’t make the top 20 list in 2012.

Amazon’s 50 Great American Love Stories feature includes the Amazon Book
Editors’ picks for enduring tales of love of all kinds, set in every state in
the union. It includes classic tales of romance like Gone with the Wind and
The Age of Innocence, along with modern classics like Cold Mountain and The
Fault in Our Stars, and even the controversial thriller Gone Girl.

“With 50 Great American Love Stories, we wanted to pay tribute to all the ways
love shapes our lives,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and
Kindle at “From novels of romance and consuming passion, to
twisted tales of love gone wrong, to portrayals of the complicated bonds
between family and friends, these books are all, one way or another, about

Customers can see Amazon’s Editors’ Picks by clicking on each state here: To browse Amazon’s selection of
Valentine's Day gifts in books, music, movies—and contribute to your city’s
romantic rating—visit:

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