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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 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.

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.

A writer's emergence

A dream to become a published author is realized.

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.

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 writer's writer

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

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."

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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Video games you can read

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

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.

Expanding horizons

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