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CreateSpace Announces New "Back from the Vault" Program, Resurrecting Out-of-Print Music from Top Artists for Availability on Amazon.com Herbie Hancock, Kenny Loggins, Alabama and Shawn Colvin are among the hundreds of artists whose out-of-print albums are now available through the CreateSpace Disc on Demand service

Scotts Valley, Calif. – March 11, 2009 – CreateSpace, part of the Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) group of companies, today announced that more than 20 notable record labels are using CreateSpace's Disc on Demand service to bring Amazon.com customers a selection of out-of-print music and albums as part of the "Back from the Vault" program (www.amazon.com/backfromthevault). Among the expanding roster of participating labels are EMI Music, Sony Music and Warner Music Group, as well as venerable independent labels such as Epitaph, GNP Crescendo, Rounder and Shout! Factory. Now, music fans can re-discover albums from their favorite artists on both CD and MP3.

With the "Back from the Vault" program, CreateSpace has helped release more than 1,000 out-of-print titles. Classic music from jazz artists Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, pop/rock stars Shawn Colvin and Hall & Oates, country favorites Alabama and Rodney Crowell, as well as Louis Armstrong, Wyclef Jean, Herbie Hancock, Benny Goodman and Django Reinhardt will now be available.

"Sony Music is pleased to make formerly out-of-print music available on CD through CreateSpace's Disc on Demand program and via Amazon's ‘Back from the Vault' store," said Harry Safter, senior vice president of catalog, Sony Music. "Fans of all music genres can now finally collect many previously unavailable Sony Music titles from well-known artists."

CreateSpace is making these artists' titles available again via its CD on Demand service, which manufactures CDs only after customers place orders, so no pre-built inventory is ever needed. Using the Disc on Demand service, the albums – many of which were previously only available in vinyl or cassette tape form or had long been out of print on CD – will be available to fans on Amazon.com in CD and MP3 formats.

"The Disc on Demand model is the perfect way for labels to ensure that their artists' fans have access to all of their favorite music tracks on CD and MP3 —no matter how long ago the music was recorded or in what format it was originally released," said Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, managing director of CreateSpace.

The latest "Back from the Vault" announcement comes on the heels of Blue Note Records' "Back from the Vault" on-demand re-release of more than 200 formerly out-of-print recordings from across its 70-year history.

To find out more about CreateSpace Disc on Demand, please visit www.createspace.com, or visit www.amazon.com/backfromthevault to view the newest "Back from the Vault" offerings on Amazon.com.

About CreateSpace
CreateSpace is a business of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). A leader in manufacture on demand services for independent creative content owners, CreateSpace was originally founded as CustomFlix Labs, Inc. in 2002 and acquired by Amazon.com, Inc. in 2005. The company's mission is to connect its members to a worldwide audience through multiple channels, including Amazon.com. CreateSpace provides inventory-free, physical distribution of Books, CDs and DVDs on Demand, video downloads via Amazon Video On Demand and music downloads via Amazon MP3.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business.  Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca and www.amazon.cn.

As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Media Contacts:

For CreateSpace
Amanda Wilson
E-Mail: pr@createspace.com

For Amazon.com
Amazon Media Hotline
Phone: 206.266.7180