Crystal Swain-Bates, author of Big Hair, Don't Care and founder of Goldest Karat publishing
The power of reading about someone like you
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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.

Big hair? Restless mind? Authors tell kids to love their true selves.

The children who saw Crystal Swain-Bates and Dav Pilkey at Amazon's 2019 Bring Your Kids to Work Day got the message that they should revel in the things that make them different.

Best books of 2019, so far

Amazon Books editors share their picks for best books of 2019. Which will you read first?

Amazon's impact on small businesses

There are more than 1.9 million businesses, content creators, and developers in the U.S. alone, using Amazon products and services to follow their dreams and reach customers.

The final chapter

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

"I was a writer struggling to be known"

The inside story of one of Amazon Publishing's most successful authors.

Video games you can read

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

Rewriting the rules of fiction

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

Global survey shows readers are happier

A study across 13 countries shows how reading improves our relationships, helps us connect with others, and more.

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:

Read anywhere with the all-new Kindle Oasis

Introducing our best Paperwhite display ever with a 7” screen, the latest e-ink technology, and color adjustable front light.

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.

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.

A bestselling book is born

Decades of rejection led to fans who just want more.
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10 great fiction books for Black History Month

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

Combat veteran redefines bravery

Dan Sheehan's memoir about putting his life back together after the Iraq War offers hope and help to veterans and their families.

Best books of the year

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

Meet Beryl Tomay, an innovator at Amazon

Delighting customers with compelling products and focused execution.

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

Early development team reveals untold details on Kindle e-reader’s 10-year anniversary
Diversity and inclusion
Amazon’s mission is to be the earth’s most customer-centric company, and this mission is central to our work in diversity and inclusion.
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