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 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?

Video games you can read

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

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.

A bestselling book is born

Decades of rejection led to fans who just want more.

The final chapter

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

Global survey shows readers are happier

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

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.

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 inside story of how the Kindle was born

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

Rewriting the rules of fiction

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

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.
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"I was a writer struggling to be known"

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

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.

Amazon Literary Partnership 2018 grant recipients

Announcing 70 grants to nonprofit groups whose mission is to bring to life vital stories by under-represented writers.
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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.

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.

Introducing new accessibility features on Kindle and Fire

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