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Publishers Choose Print-on-Demand Technology from CreateSpace and Amazon Europe to Make Books Available to Customers Internationally Print-on-Demand Technology Allows Publishers to Provide their Entire Selection Economically to Customers on www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.de

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Oct. 14, 2009 – CreateSpace, part of the Amazon.com group of companies, today announced agreements with several international publishers who are using print-on-demand technology to distribute content in the U.S. market on www.amazon.com and other channels. More than 100 international publishers are now participating in the program, including Rayo, a Spanish-language imprint of HarperCollins (United States); Cengage LATAM (Mexico); Publidisa (Spain); Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press (U.K.); New Horizon Media (India); Les Edition des Plaines (Canada); Higher Education Press and AsiaWorld (China); Neelwafurat.com (Egypt); and a significant selection from Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (International).

Amazon Europe also announced agreements with publishers – including Germany's Langenscheidt and Bibliographisches Institut and the U.K.'s Cambridge University Press and Faber & Faber – to make content more accessible to customers shopping on www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.de.

These publishers are using print-on-demand technology to keep their titles continuously "in stock" on www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.de for millions of customers interested in foreign language and international books.

"Amazon has long provided publishers with a platform to effectively market their foreign language and international books to millions of potential customers," said Russell Grandinetti, vice president of books, Amazon. "Customers now have access to an even greater selection of works from notable international publishers, with in-stock availability and eligibility for any of our shipping options, through print-on-demand."

Print-on-demand's inventory-free model ensures in-stock availability without the challenges of shipping and maintaining physical inventories around the globe. It eliminates risks for publishers associated with international shipping, including long lead times and replenishing inventory from overseas.

"Utilizing CreateSpace's print-on-demand program as part of our global supply chain solution allows us to ensure in-stock availability to Amazon customers," said Dennis Weiss, senior vice president, sales, U.S. and Latin America, Taylor & Francis. "Books originating in the U.K. have a long lead time to replenish in the U.S., and being out of stock means lost sales. CreateSpace enables 24-hour delivery of our books to Amazon customers, keeping us virtually ‘in stock' and minimizing the risk of lost sales. Shipping fewer books from the U.K. to the U.S. also lowers considerably shipping and logistics costs from our supply chain."

For more information about print-on-demand for publishers via CreateSpace, please visit www.createspace.com/info/publisher or e-mail publisher@createspace.com. For more information about Amazon Europe print-on-demand programs in the U.K., please e-mail POD-info@amazon.co.uk. For more information about print-on-demand through Amazon Europe in Germany, please visit www.amazon.de/POD or e-mail print-on-demand@amazon.de.

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.

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Forward-Looking Statements
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About CreateSpace
CreateSpace is a brand 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, music downloads via Amazon MP3 and video downloads via Amazon Video On Demand.

Media Contacts:

For Amazon.com
Amazon Media Hotline
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For CreateSpace
Amanda Wilson
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For Amazon.co.uk Ltd
Ben Howes
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For Amazon.de
Christine Höger
choeger@amazon.de