Book Discounts, Electronics Sales Boost Amazon's 1Q Sales 21.2%

May 2005
Book Publishing Report;5/2/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 17, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the first quarter sales growth of Amazon Prime in the U.S. Operating income for the quarter; Warning of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Prime, to the investors; Payment of $79 as an introductory fee in exchange for free two-day shipping and the option to receive overnight shipping for $3.99 per item to join Amazon Prime; Increase in the first quarter revenue of Amazon's North American media sales due to the 700,000 pre-orders for J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" published by Scholastic.


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