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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.

"I was a writer struggling to be known"

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

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.

A writer's writer

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

A bestselling book is born

Decades of rejection led to fans who just want more.

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.

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.

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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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.

A writer's emergence

A dream to become a published author is realized.

Supporting a diversity of voices

Announcing the 2018 Amazon Literary Partnership grant recipients.
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Global survey shows readers are happier

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

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.

Video games you can read

Meet a doctor-turned-author, powered by a new genre and Kindle Direct Publishing.
Open to interpretation
How an Amazon designer turned his disability into an advantage.
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