So to win at retail in 2014, a great value offer is cost-of-entry. But having an edge in convenience can be a real differentiator. Call it leveraging laziness. And watch shoppers gravitate towards you.
What I blame Jeff for is how stupidly and arrogantly he's squandering the cultural capital he's earned with readers like me by pitting them against writers like me.
Over the past 15 years as an independent author, I have learned a few things. Some might disagree with my conclusions, but not to worry. I am used to being pummeled, rejected and contradicted. I have been around a long time, and I am still standing.
Twitch, the live video platform that allows gamers to interact over the Internet, will be acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion, the Wall Street Jo...
Wake up: Data don't connect -- data are history at their best and a bet on the future at their weakest. But a good story -- a good story lives on and becomes a part of the fabric of life and culture.
Development and conservation are often viewed as separate or even opposing needs. The truth is, we simply won't be successful in addressing either t...
Here is the problem. You all seem to think self-published authors are bad writers, because bad writers are self-published. The thing is, bad writers are everywhere.
The battle against the online retailer Amazon may seem minor, in terms of the current world economic and geopolitical issues at stake, and far removed from the thoughts of all of us because it seems to concern only the distribution of revenue sales from digital book sales in the USA. This is not the case.
Online shopping provides consumers an opportunity to shop 24-hours a day, 7 days a week -- and now they can "do good" around the clock. Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer, is making the next move in online giving.
I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.
The Book Doctors met Cari Noga in 2011, when she won our National Novel Writing Month Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books). Her pitch was spectacular, haunting and superbly crafted.
I have long been in the camp of people who love to hate Amazon. It's a "can't live with them, can't live without them" kind of attitude we who profess to not love big imposing corporations looking to take over the world seem to adopt.
Colombian President Santos staked his job on finalizing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas. Voters rewarded him with a mandate in June's run-off election, giving him a decisive victory over right-wing challenger Oscar Zuluaga.
In the book I wrote in my wife Briggs's memory, Briggs:, Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, I wrote about the last time I remembered her comp...
1. I wonder how many tunnels for illegal trade and immigration have been dug between Mexico and the United States. 2. To work my way through college...
Amazon's e-book pricing dispute with Hachette raises a myriad of fascinating issues. But one aspect of the dispute is particularly fascinating: The crazy tone and content of Amazon's public statements.