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Amazon not only empowers readers, it also empowers publishers. Kindle Direct Publishing, enables independent publishers and authors to reach new audiences for their creative works. And Amazon Publishing is a leading publisher of trade fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books that empowers outstanding storytellers and connects them with readers worldwide.

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.

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.

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.

Far outside of his comfort zone

He wrote a novel so far outside his comfort zone that he wondered if anyone would enjoy it. Kindle Scout readers answered with a resounding "yes."

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.
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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.

A bestselling book is born

Decades of rejection led to fans who just want more.

A writer's emergence

A dream to become a published author is realized.
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Best books of the year

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

Rewriting the rules of fiction

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

Amazon's Best of Prime 2018

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