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Best books of 2020, so far

With the year nearly halfway through, so much has changed, but one constant is a love of books. Amazon Books editors share their picks for best books of 2020, so far.

Amazon Literary Partnership announces 2020 grant recipients

66 grants are awarded to organizations across the country that support writers.

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.

Kindle at 10

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The Year in Books 2019

A look at the most sold, most read, and most loved books of the year.

The final chapter

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

Best of Prime 2019

Prime members went wild for avocados, Amazon devices, and more.

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.

“Just write a bad book and learn from it”

How 50 pages written in downtime from military service led to a series of popular books.

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:

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Best books of the year

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

A writer's writer

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

Rewriting the rules of fiction

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