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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.

Video games you can read

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

Top holiday books, songs, and streaming videos

Stream Katy Perry's "Cozy Little Christmas" only on Amazon Music, listen to top holiday albums of 2017, or watch or read a Christmas favorite. See our top picks.

Best books of the year

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

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.

Amazon Literary Partnership now accepting grant applications for 2018

Until December 31st, we're seeking requests from nonprofit literary organizations for grants that will be awarded in 2018.

Top sustainability book picks by Amazon's sustainability team

Find out some of our sustainability team's favorite reads, in honor of Earth Day.

This year's top summer reads

Whether you're hitting the road or the beach, Amazon's editors want to make sure you have the perfect book.

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:

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.

Meet Beryl Tomay, an innovator at Amazon

Delighting customers with compelling products and focused execution.

A writer's writer

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

Twenty years later, an overnight success

As a mom who worked full-time while raising four kids, romance author Theresa Ragan knows about struggle. But when it came time to publish her first novel, Theresa didn't expect a battle that would threaten her commitment to writing.
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Expanding horizons

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

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.

Introducing new accessibility features on Kindle and Fire

Accessible Math arrives on Kindle e-books; new Gestures come to VoiceView on Fire
Reinventing an American icon
How Amazon and Procter & Gamble collaborated to create better packaging.
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