Press release

Amazon.ca Lowers Book Prices with New, Everyday Discount of 40 Per Cent on 40 National Bestsellers

September 17, 2002 at 12:00 AM EDT

SEATTLE—September 17, 2002—Online retailer Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) today announced a new, everyday discount of 40 per cent on 40 bestselling books in Canada. This announcement further extends the everyday savings already available to Amazon.ca customers, including 30 per cent off books over $30, up to 30 per cent off DVD pre-orders and top sellers, introductory free shipping on orders over $75, and low prices on books, CDs, videos and DVDs.

Amazon.ca's list of 40 national bestsellers can be easily accessed through Amazon.ca Books (www.amazon.ca/books) or by going directly to www.amazon.ca/40off40. All 40 titles are available at 40 per cent off the list price.

“We're the type of retailer that works relentlessly to lower prices for customers,” said Marven Krug, general manager of Amazon.ca. “With the 40 nationally bestselling books now available at a 40 per cent discount, 30 per cent off books over $30, and free shipping on orders over $75, anyone who buys books anywhere other than Amazon.ca is probably wasting money.”

Amazon.ca's national bestsellers list is compiled from a combination of publicly available information and publisher data and will be updated weekly. 

About Amazon.ca
Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) is part of the global family of Amazon Web sites that have become known for great prices, selection and convenience. Amazon.ca customers can find and discover over 1.5 million English and French books, CDs, videos and DVDs--all at everyday low prices. Amazon.ca sources products directly from Canadian publishers and distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content. Features such as original editorial reviews in English and French and product recommendations help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them within the site's broad selection. 

To ensure all orders are delivered to customers quickly and efficiently, Amazon.ca works with Canada Post, one of the world's most progressive postal companies. Orders placed at Amazon.ca are fulfilled and shipped from within Canada by Assured Logistics, a part of the Canada Post Group of Companies. 

Through Amazon.ca Associates (www.amazon.ca/associates), third-party Web sites can link to Amazon.ca and earn referral fees on sales generated by that link. Customers can also go directly to Amazon.ca from MSN Canada, canada.com, Canoe.ca and AOL Canada.

Amazon.ca is the trading name of Amazon.com.ca, Inc., an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc.