Amazon, that upstart online bookstore, turns 25 (Photos)

Since its launch 25 years ago, Amazon's reach has extended well beyond an online bookstore. And while it may seem obvious today, at the time Jeff Bezos was working to get his idea to the masses, many investors thought it would be no match for bookstore giants like Borders and Barnes and Noble. "He talked to several institutional investors and they basically all turned him down," said Tom Alberg, an early Amazon investor. "The big rival and dominant figure in the book industry in those days was… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-07-05 17:38:09 UTC ]
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(PHOTOS) Amazon, that upstart online bookstore, turns 25: A history in photos

Since its launch 25 years ago, Amazon's reach has extended well beyond an online bookstore. And while it may seem obvious today, at the time Jeff Bezos was working to get his idea to the masses, many investors thought it would be no match for bookstore giants like Borders and Barnes and... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Amazon's rolling out stores after pulling shoppers online (Photos)

After spending two decades pulling bookstore shoppers to its business online, Amazon.com Inc. is trying to lure some of them back to brick-and-mortar stores across the country. Amazon Books has quickly expanded its footprint since opening its first bookstore in Seattle two years ago. Amazon now... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Prime members will find another perk in Amazon's newest bookstore (Photos)

Amazon may have spent the past two decades pulling bookstore shoppers to its business online, but with a new storefront in California's East Bay, the retail giant is hoping to lure them back to a brick-and-mortar store. Amazon Books is in the final stages of preparing for its opening tomorrow... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Mixbook photo book review: Great online editor, stunning photo prints

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Amazon VP On Amazon's New Bookstore: 'We Have No Idea What's Going to Happen'

Amazon Books vice president Jennifer Cast discusses Amazon's strategy for its first physical bookstore, where a mix of data and user reviews decides the inventory. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Photo Essay: Bookstores Are Opening, Cautiously, Across the Country

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Letter From a Bookstore Turning Five During a Pandemic

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A Bookstore Turned “Travel Agency”; Chewy Celebrates Very Good Pets: Friday’s First Things First

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Online Bookstore for Indies Reaches a New Milestone

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Indie bookstore Powell's Books rehires more than 100 employees as online orders soar

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Unemployed NYC Booksellers Launch Online Bookstore

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Independent bookstores survived the rise of online retail. Coronavirus poses bigger challenges.

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Bookstores Team Up to Turn Arizona Blue

Bookshop Santa Cruz in California and Changing Hands Bookstore in Arizona, have partnered in a drive to register Arizona voters and persuade them to vote Democrat in this year's presidential election. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Amazon’s Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich

The retailer once said it would sell “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Now it has banished objectionable volumes — and agreed to erasing the swastikas from a photo book about a Nazi takeover. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has a surprisingly personal reason for opening a bookstore in the age of Amazon

He may have created the biggest hit on Broadway, but the ‘Hamilton’ auteur still thinks small in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to business. Along with being the creator of a little show called Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda is also known for his enthusiastic social media... Continue reading at Fast Company

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This dying bookstore has a proposal for NYC: Just treat us like you treated Amazon

Book Culture, based in the same Queens neighborhood where Amazon wanted to set up shop, says it will be forced to close if the city or state doesn’t offer assistance. In New York City’s Long Island City neighborhood, down the road from where Amazon tried (and failed) to build a “second... Continue reading at Fast Company

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What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues

Popular novels, technical tomes and self-published books are pirated and sold on Amazon. That may actually be helping the company extend its grip on the book business. Continue reading at The New York Times

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