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Human Smoke and Nazis: The Good, the Bad and the Annoying

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

Human Smoke is chock-full of small, often powerful but unrelated scenes. What you get is a Jackson Pollack painting in audio: a lot of vivid colors and absolutely no shape to any of it. It's a helter-skelter of disjointed events and it's up to us to connect the dots.

How to Save Local Bookstores In Two Easy Steps

Eytan Levy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Eytan Levy

Amazon beats local bookstores on price, and beats them on digital sales completely. Most people think local bookstores don't stand a chance. Plenty have done well enough, but there's a way out of this mess anyway. We can fix bookstores so they survive for decades to come. In two easy steps.

LOOK: This Reddit User Found Something AMAZING Inside An Old Book

Posted 04.21.2013 | Good News

For those of you have come to prefer a more digital reading experience, this might make you want to pick up an old musty book again. In a Reddit po...

Amazon Acquires Goodreads

Posted 03.29.2013 | Books

Amazon is buying the web's largest online books community Goodreads, it was announced yesterday. Details of the purchase weren't revealed, but Forbes ...

Amazon Announces New Literary Imprints

Posted 03.18.2013 | Books

Amazon has announced that it is creating a literary fiction imprint under the name 'Little A'. Its books will include many of those which until now ha...

Amazon's Top 18 Fall Book Picks

Posted 07.24.2012 | Books

Amazon's Editorial Director and Senior Editors have released "The Big Books Fall Preview," a compilation of the new releases they're most excited abou...

Amazon's Best Books Of The Year So Far

Posted 06.25.2012 | Books

Today, Amazon announced their annual Best Books of the Year So Far list. This list categorizes Amazon Books Editors' top book picks released between J...

Amazon Offers 'Free' Harry Potter

Posted 05.10.2012 | Books

Amazon will offer the Harry Potter series in their Kindle Owners' Lending Library starting next month, thanks to an "exclusive" deal the company has s...

The Apple Conundrum

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

If the Justice Department prevails over Apple on behalf of Amazon, it will mark the end of books as we now love them, and it will mark the beginning of monopoly for Amazon, Walmart, and every other megastore that undercuts its competitors by lowball pricing.

The New Business Model of Book Publishing

Jim Kukral | Posted 06.16.2012 | Books
Jim Kukral

As more established, quality authors who kept the rights to their work figure out that it's to their advantage to publish themselves on Kindle rather than beg for contracts from "big" publishers, there will be an explosion of great work available in e-book form.

How To Compete With Amazon

| Posted 01.14.2012 | Books

By Janaka Stucky for Poetry Foundation If you’re reading this, you’re probably at least tangentially aware of what happens among readers, write...

7 Predictions For Amazon In 2012

Posted 12.28.2011 | Books

Amazon. As far as the book industry goes, not so much the elephant in the room as an entire herd of rampaging elephants running around the room, eatin...

Amazon May Launch The Netflix Of Books

Posted 11.12.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Inc is in talks with book publishers about launching a media library service similar to Netflix Inc for tablets and other d...

Amazon Editors' Top 10 Fall Books

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books has announced a top ten list of books for the fall. Chris Schluep, a Senior Editor at books, calls it "one of the best seasons f...

Which Indie Booksellers Have Begun Refusing To Carry Amazon's Books? | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

On Wednesday, Amazon rolled out a press release announcing that it had swung a major deal -- 47 books -- for a major author -- the late Ed McBain -- t...

What Are Amazon's 'Predatory And Thuggish Practices'?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Citing the "predatory and thuggish practices" of Amazon, Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson has withdrawn his press from future participation in ...