Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bestselling Author Stephen Covey Now Offering E-Books Exclusively in the Kindle Store

Amazon and FranklinCovey Co. announced that electronic versions of Stephen Covey's bestselling books, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "Principle-Centered Leadership," are now available exclusively in the Amazon Kindle Store for $7.99 (

This is the first time these titles are available as e-books, and Kindle customers can expect to see more books by Covey available for download exclusively in the Kindle Store in the future, including the soon-to-be-released "Great Work, Great Career." Kindle is the most gifted, most wished for and the No. 1 bestselling product across all categories on—not just electronics. Customers can now download and start reading Covey's books on Kindle, Kindle DX, Kindle for iPhone and Kindle for PC in under 60 seconds.

"Our customers have long been fans of Stephen Covey, the 13th bestselling author of all time on," said Russ Grandinetti, vice president, Kindle Content. "We're thrilled to offer these titles to Kindle customers and hope we can help them reach an entirely new audience."

Despite being published 20 years ago, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is a perennial top 50 bestselling book on The author of several acclaimed books, Covey has also received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Americans." The print versions of Covey's books are published by Simon & Schuster. These electronic versions of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "Principle-Centered Leadership" are being published through RosettaBooks. For more information about Stephen Covey, visit

"This is the first time these books have been available in a digital format, and I'm happy to be able to offer them exclusively on Kindle," said Covey. "With so many readers using Kindle, this is a very effective way to reach people who want to easily download the books and begin reading them instantly."

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