HMSHost Lands Exclusive Agreement to Sell Amazon Kindle in Airports
BETHESDA, Md. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starting June 28, travelers will find the Amazon Kindle for sale in HMSHost branded stores-Simply Books and Authors Bookstores-at airports across the country. HMSHost, a world leader in travel shopping and dining, announced today its agreement with Amazon to be the first and only travel retailer of the best selling electronic innovation that is changing the way people buy and read books.
Amazon Kindle is the 3G wireless portable reader that allows consumers to think of a book and then be able to read it in 60 seconds from any location-or in the case of a travelerâany destination. Easy to read even in bright sunlight, the 10.2 ounce Kindle is light enough for one-handed reading. Kindle has no monthly fees or annual contracts and since its release, has been the #1 best selling product across the million of items sold on Amazon.
"We are very excited to partner with Amazon to be the first airport retailer to offer the highly acclaimed Kindle to people on the go, and to have it available in our bookstores prior to the busy Fourth of July holiday," said Joan Ryzner, Senior Vice President, HMSHost Retail. "The Kindle's readable 'easy on the eyes' screen and vast selection of titles are sure to delight travelers planning short or long trips."
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