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.

Global survey shows readers are happier

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

"I was a writer struggling to be known"

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

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.

Video games you can read

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

A writer's writer

The director of the Amazon Literary Partnership never stops walking in the shoes of the community he supports.

A bestselling book is born

Decades of rejection led to fans who just want more.

Best books of the year

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

Meet Beryl Tomay, an innovator at Amazon

Delighting customers with compelling products and focused execution.

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 story of a long, brave recovery from a fiery crash

Readers are cheering and crying along with his book about a police officer's long, brave recovery from a fiery crash.

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.

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.
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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.

Rewriting the rules of fiction

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

A writer's emergence

A dream to become a published author is realized.
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Introducing new accessibility features on Kindle and Fire

Accessible Math arrives on Kindle e-books; new Gestures come to VoiceView on Fire

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.

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

Early development team reveals untold details on Kindle e-reader’s 10-year anniversary
Open to interpretation
How an Amazon designer turned his disability into an advantage.
Meet Michael Nesmith
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