Amazon has taken over major ways of buying, publishing, and now exploring books. I don't want a giant corporation telling me what to read.
In an age where authors increasingly own the connection to readers, does it matter that Amazon bought Goodreads? What exactly will change in the day to day life of writers and readers? Well, nothing.
Should publishers step in to save bookstores? The answer, without question, is yes. But it's bigger than that.
Whether operating in retail, banking, grocery or other industries, the health of today's companies relies more than ever before on creating a reciprocating network of shared value for all stakeholders.
With our global environment suffering tremendous human pressure on every level, as an iconic television figure I believe you missed a valuable opportunity, in your 60 Minutes piece showcasing your dives in Botswana with crocodiles, to talk about the plight of crocodylians.
Nottingham, England: Some 240 years ago, the Industrial Revolution began here, in the Midlands of England. Richard Arkwright opened his first water power mill and changed the world.
Television industry analysts warn about "cord-cutters" -- viewers who forsake cable TV subscriptions and instead watch the shows they love online. My question is, Which cord would these dangerous tech-savvy youth actually cut? Not the cord that connects them to the Internet.
How can we as retailers prepare for and take advantage of the massive change technology has wrought on our industry?
Even though we have the privileges of personalized technology, down to recommended playlists based on our Netflix and Amazon Prime choices, I think that we still want to connect on a broader scale. We still want community.
While some services overlap, each company has its strengths and weaknesses. Which is preferable depends largely on the needs and objectives of the author. The information here should help you decide which service would be better for you.
I've heard that Amazon's model isn't to sell 1,000,000 copies of a bestseller, but to sell 1 copy of a million poor sellers. To them, it's all the same. If they could do the same thing with marketing services to the same people, that would make lots of financial sense.
Instead of hiring employees or negotiating tiresome freelance contracts, anyone who wants a job done that can be done on a computer can simply go to the market and instantly pick from a host of willing or desperate workers.
In the ceaseless debate about whether information yearns to be "free" on the Internet, it seems to me that one important fact is overlooked.
Who cares about the silly little post office? Well, I'd like to suggest these mighty folks might want to start rolling up their sleeves and come out swinging.
I'm a reader, a consumer of books. I also write non-fiction and recently tried my first foray into fiction with a novel, Archangels: Rise of the Jesui...
Stafford and Easton are both pioneers in a world where everything seems already to be known. Both found their way into the inner recesses of nature, and both came away radically changed by the experience.