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Amazon to Publish Inaugural Books Selected by Kindle Scout

Customers can now pre-order 10 reader-discovered titles that will be
released on March 3

21 books have been selected to date, with more submitted and selected
daily

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 24, 2015–
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced that customers can pre-order the
first 10 titles discovered through Kindle Scout, Amazon’s new
reader-powered publishing platform. The books, which will be released on
March 3, are the first to be published under the digital publishing
banner Kindle Press. To date, there have been 21 titles selected for
publication by Kindle Press, with more books submitted and selected


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Amazon Studios Greenlights Second Seasons of Original Kids Series Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, Annedroids and Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street

Growing original kids programming slate also includes Wishenpoof!
and recently greenlit series Just Add Magic and The Stinky &
Dirty Show

Returning series come from accomplished creators Drew Hodges
(Saturday Night Live, Community), J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan),
Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood),
and first-time creator greenlit from studio’s open-door pilot
submissions process, David Anaxagoras

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 23, 2015–
(NASDAQ:AMZN)— Amazon Studios today announced it has renewed second
seasons of its current kids series: Creative
Galaxy, Annedroids,
Go…

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Amazon Greenlights Full Seasons of Mad Dogs, The Man in the High Castle, The New Yorker Presents, and Children’s Shows Just Add Magic and The Stinky & Dirty Show

Amazon customers made The Man in the High Castle the most
watched pilot ever

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 18, 2015–
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—An intriguing tale about alternative history, a twisted
story of friendship put to the ultimate test, a docu-series based on
America’s most award-winning magazine, a kids series based on magic and
another about being stinky and dirty—all coming exclusively to Prime
Instant Video. Amazon today announced it has greenlit five new Amazon
Original Series, including The Man in the High Castle, which
is based on the Philip K. Dick alternative history novel; an
hour-long dark comedy Mad Dogs; do…

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Amazon Greenlights Second Season of the Hit Dramatic Comedy Mozart in the Jungle

New season will be Executive Produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise
Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), and Paul
Weitz (About a Boy)

Returning cast includes Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater),
Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lola Kirke (Gone
Girl), and Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist)

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 18, 2015–
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Hear the hair! Conductor Rodrigo DeSousa, will take the
stage once again in the hit Amazon Original Series Mozart in the
Jungle. Amazon today announced it has greenlit a second season that
will premiere early next year exclusively on Prime Instant Video….

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Amazon’s First Original Hour-Long Drama Series Bosch is Now Available Exclusively to Prime Members in the US, UK and Germany

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books with nearly 50 million
copies sold, all ten episodes are now available

Bosch stars Titus Welliver (Lost, The Good Wife), Jamie Hector
(The Wire), Amy Aquino (Being Human), Lance Reddick
(Fringe, The Wire) and Annie Wersching (24, Extant), with
Sarah Clarke (24) and Jason Gedrick (Luck), and is
Executive Produced by Connelly, Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme),
and Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (The Killing, Burn
Notice), a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company

Series guest stars include Scott Wilson (The Walking
Dead), Troy Evans (ER), Veronica Cartwright


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Introducing Kindle Unlimited: Unlimited Reading on Any Device – $9.99 a Month

Read freely from over 750,000 books—available on Kindle devices, as well as free Kindle reading apps for iOS, Android and more
Enjoy best sellers including the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games trilogy, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Interpreter of Maladies, The Giver, The Finisher and Wonder Boys
Free 30-day Kindle Unlimited trial available now to eligible customers
SEATTLE—February 12, 2015—Amazon.ca today introduced Kindle Unlimited—a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 750,000 Kindle books, all for only CDN$9.99 a month. Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates—just look for the Kindle U…

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Amazon Studios Developing Sigmund and the Sea Monsters with Sid and Marty Krofft

Veteran television producers will create reimagined pilot for classic
children’s series

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 12, 2015–
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon Studios today announced it has signed a development
deal with iconic television producers Sid and Marty Krofft to develop a
reimagined pilot of classic ‘70s children live action series Sigmund
and the Sea Monsters.

“Sid and Marty are geniuses and we are honored to be working with them
to bring to the world a return of what we believe is TV’s most fabulous
and funniest sea creature ever,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon
Studios.

“Sid found Si…

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Now Available On Amazon Fire TV: Sling TV, FOX Sports GO, and More

Amazon Fire TV selection up 5x since launch

Starting today, customers who purchase 3 months of Sling TV can now
get a Fire TV Stick for free

Other popular game additions include Crossy Road, Game of Thrones – A
Telltale Games Series, OlliOlli and Always Sometimes Monsters

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 12, 2015–
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Fire TV’s selection is up 5x
since its launch in April, with 2015 best-of-CES Sling TV
now available for download as well as other popular services and games
such as FOX Sports GO, TED, WSJ Live, Crossy Road, and Game
of Thrones – A Telltale Games Seri…

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Introducing Amazon Giveaway – The First Self-Service Giveaway Tool

Customers, marketers, bloggers, artists and more can now use Amazon Giveaway to host a giveaway, creating buzz, rewarding their audiences and attracting new followers
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 10, 2015– (NASDAQ:AMZN) — Introducing Amazon Giveaway, a new self-service tool designed to modernize the time-tested radio giveaway. Today, people are more likely to encounter giveaways on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, where the word “giveaway” is used more than a million times every day. Everyone from authors, aspiring artists, non-profits, brands, bloggers, social media gurus and more, can now use Amazon to create a giveaway, choosing prizes from millions of eligible physical item…

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Knoxville <3s Love and Other Sweet Nothings — Amazon.com Releases the Top 20 Most Romantic U.S. Cities

Romance is alive in Knoxville and Miami, coming in at No. 1 and No. 2
on this year’s top 20 list

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 5, 2015–
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Love is in the air at Amazon.com as the company unveiled
its annual list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

The list is determined by a compilation of sales data from cities with
more than 100,000 residents on a per capita basis and includes purchases
of romance novels and relationship books (both Kindle and print);
romantic comedy movies (DVDs and digital); a curated list of romantic
music, including artists like Maxwell, Miguel, Barry White and Luther


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