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COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014:

“Take Comics Further” with ComiXology
July 23rd  - 27th
Booth #2547

Come celebrate with comiXology at Comic-Con International as they give away $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content, host 8 panels where they will not only make and break news but also giveaway a handful of Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices, put a new graphic novel on sale every day for 45 cents, have art card signings at their booth all show long and even have an appearance by author George R.R. Martin!

Also, come by the booth to #comicbookurself in to a comic book panel!

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July 21st, 2014 – San Diego, CA. / New York, NY. – Join comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, at this year’s Comic-Con International (Booth #2547) for giveaways, sales, signings and more at their booth, panels and at comiXology.com from July 23rd to July 27th at the San Diego Convention Center!

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VIZ Media Comes To ComiXology!

VIZ Media & ComiXology Announce Digital Distribution Agreement

More than 500 VIZ Media manga titles are now available on comiXology throughout North America including NARUTO, ONE PIECE, BLEACH, & more!

June 10th, 2014 – New York, NY / San Francisco, CA Today comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, and VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announced a digital distribution agreement to bring fan-favorite manga series to comiXology’s entire platform across North America.

To celebrate this announcement, VIZ Media has made available today more than 500 volumes of fan-favorite manga series on comiXology including NARUTO, ONE PIECE, BLEACH, NANA & more! Manga fans will be able to read all these great series using comiXology’s Manga Fixed Format – a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience.

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Starting Memorial Day ComiXology Celebrates Summer By Giving Away One Free Comic A Day During “The ComiXology Summer Reading List” Event

Beginning May 26th one new free comic will be unveiled each day at comixology.com for the next 20 days to fill out The ComiXology Summer Reading List

May 23rd, 2014 – New York, NY Summer is getting more fun ascomiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 and comixology.com – gives away one new free comic every day for the next twenty days starting Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th! Dubbed “The ComiXology Summer Reading List” event, comic fans around the globe visiting comixology.com each day will find a new surprise free comic!

Not only will there be a great new comic from a surprise publisher every day, but customers can also gift these awesome comics to friends, family, co-workers or whoever they want to share the gift of comics with – absolutely free!

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Magnetic Press Debuts Digital First Series Exclusively Through ComiXology

Indie graphic novel publisher announces digital lineup now available on comiXology

May 7th, 2014 – New York, NY / Burbank, CA Today Magnetic Press announced a distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform to digitally debuted their lineup of acclaimed and award-winning graphic novels as serialized chapters across comiXology’s entire platform including the Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

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Amazon.com to Acquire comiXology

SEATTLE—April 10, 2014—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before.

“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”

“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”

Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators. Following the acquisition, comiXology’s headquarters will remain in New York. 

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

About comiXology
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris.

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. Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.comwww.amazon.co.ukwww.amazon.dewww.amazon.co.jpwww.amazon.frwww.amazon.cawww.amazon.cnwww.amazon.itwww.amazon.eswww.amazon.com.brwww.amazon.inwww.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. 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
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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Amazon.com, Inc.
Media Hotline, 206-266-7180
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Chip Mosher
(323) 642-8416
https://www.comixology.com/about

Fantagraphics Books Digitally Debuts Peter Bagge’s Hate & Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake On ComiXology Today

Two classic series now available digitally for the first time ever on comiXology

First issue of Hate and Meat Cake FREE for limited time!

April 9th, 2014 – Seattle, WA / New York, NY – Fantagraphics Books, publishers of the world’s greatest cartoonists, and comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, today digitally debuted two fan-favorite comic series: Peter Bagge’s Hate and Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake. The first 10 issues of Peter Bagge’s Hate and the first 7 issues of Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake are available now across comiXology’s entire platform including iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

To celebrate these great additions to the comiXology platform both Hate #1 and Meat Cake #1 are available completely free for a limited time only!

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Comixology Announces Digital Distribution Agreement With Eco Comics

April 7, 2014 – New York / NY - Award-winning digital-only publisher Eco Comics announced today a digital distribution agreement with comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

The move sees the digital-exclusive publisher Eco Comics bringing all its past, present and future titles - including flagship books Green Man, and Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde directly to comiXology’s global-reaching digital comics platform.

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Craving More of The Walking Dead?
Read The Comics That Started It All!

Sink Your Teeth Into ComiXology’s The Walking Dead Sale All Weekend Long From March 28th Through March 31st

Celebrate the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead TV show by getting
121 issues, 19 volumes & a 100-issue bundle of The Walking Dead comic series on deep discount

The first 121 issues are on sale for 99 cents each with Volumes 1-19 on sale starting at $4.99!

Special “web-only” The Walking Dead 100-Issue Bundle 62% off at $74.99

March 28th, 2014 – New York, NY – To celebrate the The Walking Dead Season 4 finale get a greater taste of the worldwide phenomena by reading how it all began in this weekend long The Walking Dead sale on comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

Watched the show, but never read the comic? Here’s your chance with the first 121 issues of The Walking Dead comic on sale for 99 cents each, as well as collected editions Volume 1 through Volume 19 on sale starting at $4.99!

But the biggest deal ever on The Walking Dead is comiXology’s “web-only” 100-issue bundle for only $74.99! That’s seventy-five cents apiece! The bundle and sale are available only from Friday, March 28th until midnight EST Monday March 31st.

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Celebrate the one-year anniversary of ComiXology Submit with 100 of the top books the program has to offer all for only ten bucks! Including works from Joshua Hale Fialkov, Becky Cloonan, Shannon Wheeler, Rachel Deering, Douglas Rushkoff, Tom Scioli, Kel Macdonald, Joe Infurnari, Jake Parker and Fabian Rangel, Jr. Available until March 10th, 11pm EST.

Get all 100 comics for just $10 right here!

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SXSW INTERACTIVE 2014:

ComiXology Returns To SXSW Interactive In A Big Way!

Revolutionary digital comics platform to sponsor the SXSW Geek Stage, give away $150,000 worth of Amazon Appstore $5 credits toward comiXology content, host panel & free happy hour, and offer free comics on the comiXology platform throughout the event!

ComiXology SXSW Gaming Expo Booth #125

February 26th, 2014 – New York, NY – This March, comiXology dominates SXSW Interactive with a whole host of activities including: sponsoring the SXSW Geek Stage; a special panel; happy hour; free comics offered throughout the event; and handing out $150,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content at comiXology’s SXSW Gaming Expo booth #125.

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