The Onion Creates Five New E-book Collections Exclusively for Kindle
(Press Release) SEATTLE, December 9, 2010—Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the national newspaper and website the Onion has created five e-Book collections exclusively for the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). These collections, presented by the Onion—"America's Finest Tech News," "Chronicles of the Area Man," "The Finest Reporting on Literature, Media, and Other Dying Art Forms," "The Best of Jim Anchower," "The Best of Herbert Kornfeld"—are $2.99 and will be exclusive to the Kindle Store for one year.
"Our customers are fans of books by the Onion in print format, and the Onion is one of our most popular Kindle Periodicals" said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "We hope Kindle readers will enjoy these five exclusive titles, which are the perfect way to add even more levity to your holiday season."
"We are excited to present these five new titles to our readers which were created exclusively for Kindle," said Marc Lieberman, VP Business Development at the Onion. "We are always looking for innovative ways to publish 'America's Finest News Source,' and this is a natural fit."
The Onion is a national publication and website that delivers award-winning satirical news. Every week, the Onion misinforms more than 1.8 million weekly readers of the print edition and about 10 million unique visitors online each month. In recent years, the Onion expanded into radio and video, winning a Peabody Award in 2009 for its online video series, Onion News Network. This January, the Onion will launch two television shows, premiering on IFC and Comedy Central, respectively.
Like all Kindle books, these five books are Buy Once, Read Everywhere—Kindle customers can purchase these books and read them on the $139 third-generation Kindle device with new high-contrast Pearl e-Ink, on iPads, iPod touches, iPhones, Macs, PCs, Blackberrys and Android-based devices. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
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