The final chapter
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Books and authors
Books are in our DNA at Amazon – it’s where we started and it’s core to who we are. In 1995 when Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, he began with books.

In fact, the first book ever sold was Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought. More than 20 years later, we continue to innovate on behalf of our customers with the goal of connecting readers with their next favorite read and helping authors find their audience.

The power of reading about someone like you

Author Crystal Swain-Bates writes her own rules about what a children’s book should look like.

Top holiday books, songs, and streaming videos

Stream Katy Perry's "Cozy Little Christmas" only on Amazon Music, listen to top holiday albums of 2017, or watch or read a Christmas favorite. See our top picks.

Best books of the year

Amazon book editors weigh in on book trends and best books of 2018.

Rewriting the rules of fiction

When it comes to writing and selling love stories, Barbara Freethy is an entrepreneurial force.

Books are in our DNA

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1995 as a bookstore, with the goal to offer the earth's biggest selection of books. In fact, that’s where our name came from. We wanted our selection to be vast and wide – like the Amazon River. Amazon started with books and they remain core to what we do.

The library saved this future author

Barry C. Davis grew up loving books. When he followed his dream of becoming a writer, Kindle Direct Publishing helped him reach his growing community of readers.

Sharing our love of reading for World Book Day

We honor World Book Day on a grand scale, engaging Amazon’s many Books and Kindle teams around the globe to share the tradition with our worldwide community of book lovers.
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Kindle Reading Fund

The Kindle Reading Fund is a program that seeks to make books more easily available to communities around the world through digital reading. The Fund will donate Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Kindle eBooks to further reading around the world. Initial programs in the Fund include:

Far outside of his comfort zone

He wrote a novel so far outside his comfort zone that he wondered if anyone would enjoy it. Kindle Scout readers answered with a resounding "yes."

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

Early development team reveals untold details on Kindle e-reader’s 10-year anniversary

His daughter wanted to read, so he wrote a book

This Amazonian couldn't find many books with African American or minority characters, so he created and published one, himself.

Results are in: This Year in Books 2017

Celebrating the readers and extraordinary books that defined 2017

Amazon's Best of Prime 2018

See what Prime members shopped for, watched, listened to, read, and played in the last year.

Documenting the future of snow

This author and skier was shocked to learn how much snow has already disappeared in the mountains. Now he's getting the word out.

Book lovers, every day

Amazon Publishing authors talk about their writing inspirations, favorite books, and a sneak peek at their next projects.
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Introducing the Kindle Reading Fund

This Fund will donate Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and Kindle eBooks to further reading around the world.

Kindle accessibility improvements continue

Last year, we brought our VoiceView screen reader to Kindle E-readers. This week, I’m excited to announce our update to the Kindle for PC app, making it easier for visually impaired customers to find and read millions of Kindle books. Customers can now use the popular, open source NVDA screen reader to find and open Kindle books on a Windows PC.

Fiction with a new kind of hero

This daughter of Indian immigrants writes young adult fiction with a new kind of hero. She publishes independently to get her message to teen readers.
Unlocking climate data
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