Crystal Swain-Bates, author of Big Hair, Don't Care and founder of Goldest Karat publishing
The power of reading about someone like you
Author Crystal Swain-Bates writes her own rules about what a children’s book should look like. Continue Reading
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.

Best of Prime 2019

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

The Year in Books 2019

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

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.

Global survey shows readers are happier

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

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.

"I was a writer struggling to be known"

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

Best books of 2019, so far

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

Amazon makes it, he breaks it

Inside Amazon’s reliability lab, which ensures Echo, Kindle, and other devices are built to last.

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

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

“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.

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.

Supporting a diversity of voices

Announcing the 2018 Amazon Literary Partnership grant recipients.

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.
Amazon. Up close.
Breaking news and deep-dive
storytelling, every day on the
Day One blog.
explore Day One
A helmeted motorcyclist wears a large black backpack with the Amazon smile logo. Snow-capped mountain peaks are in the background of the image.

10 great fiction books for Black History Month

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

Amazon's Best of Prime 2018

See what Prime members shopped for, watched, listened to, read, and played in the last year.

Rewriting the rules of fiction

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

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:

Obsessed with independence

Peter Korn and Amazon’s accessibility teams work to level the playing field, and make friction-free shopping available to everyone.

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.
Committed to a sustainable future
Amazon is making big changes to protect the planet.
see our five goals
© JORDAN STEAD / Amazon, All Rights Reserved.
Out for Delivery
Get the best of Amazon, including the latest news, top stories you may have missed, and editor's picks, delivered right to your inbox.