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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 gift of global literature

In celebration of World Book Day, Amazon Crossing is giving away translated books to encourage reading books from around the globe.

Video games you can read

Meet a doctor-turned-author, powered by a new genre and Kindle Direct Publishing.

The final chapter

Running out of time, a writer races to leave a legacy.

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.

Best books of the year

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

A writer's emergence

A dream to become a published author is realized.

Rewriting the rules of fiction

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

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.

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:

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

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

A passion for inventing

By operating like a start-up, our team members are given opportunities to take on big challenges and make a difference for our customers.

For kids in Africa, a new way to learn

Worldreader introduces children around the world to

Results are in: This Year in Books 2017

Celebrating the readers and extraordinary books that defined 2017

Kindle at 10

Reading just keeps getting better.
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Expanding horizons

Get to know Amazon Crossing Kids, a new translation imprint for children’s books, from Amazon Publishing.

Amazon's Best of Prime 2018

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

10 great fiction books for Black History Month

Amazon Books editors share some of their favorite fiction to honor the occasion.
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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.

New accessibility features for Kindle e-readers

Over the years, feedback from our customers with disabilities has been inspiring and humbling, as they tell us how they are using our products and the impact these products are having on their lives.

Meet Beryl Tomay, an innovator at Amazon

Delighting customers with compelling products and focused execution.
Open to interpretation
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