Inside Amazon's first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Massachusetts

Amazon, best known for demolishing the bookstore industry by selling books online, celebrated the opening of its first physical bookstore in the state. The Amazon Books at the Legacy Place shopping center in Dedham is the e-commerce giant's fourth physical store. The other three are in California, Washington and Oregon. The Dedham store is 5,800 square feet and will employ approximately 20 people. While it may seem counterintuitive for a pioneer of online retail to go back to brick and mortar,… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2017-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Amazon Video Direct

Amazon has launched a new self-service video uploading platform called Amazon Video Direct. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Business Insider Publishes on Social Sites with New ‘Insider’ Project

Online publishers are increasingly experimenting with “distributed” publishing models, whereby they post content directly to social sites, messaging apps and other platforms instead of driving users back to their ow ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Amid Polish Bookstore Decline, Help for Small Bookstores

Poland is dominated by two major bookselling chains, but the city of Krakow is offering support to small, indie booksellers to preserve cultural heritage. The post Amid Polish Bookstore Decline, Help for Small Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon rebrands Cloud Player with launch of Amazon Music 3 for mobile and desktop

Amazon has refreshed its entire collection of cloud music apps with the releases of Amazon Music for Windows 3.0, Amazon Music for Mac 3.0, Amazon Music  for iPad and iPhone 3.0 and Amazon Music for Android 3.0. All four platforms share similar updates, and accompany Amazon’s foray into music... Continue reading at Betanews

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Black-Owned Bookstore Offers “Ally Box” Book Subscription: Critical Linking, June 5, 2020

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Coronavirus Response: Spain’s Publishing Industry Mobilizes Bookstore Support

Asking consumers to remember what booksellers mean to them, Spain's publishing industry associations roll out a campaign to reopen book retailers. The post Coronavirus Response: Spain’s Publishing Industry Mobilizes Bookstore Support appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Uncles Bookstores in Minneapolis Conduct Fundraising Campaign

After confusion regarding the legitimacy of a GoFundMe campaign to benefit two Minneapolis bookstores that burned down Friday night, the store's owner has taken it over and is urging supporters to donate. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Mexico, One Bookstore per 120,000 Inhabitants, by Elena Poniatowska

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Running an Independent Bookstore in a Conservative City

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Black-Owned Bookstores to Support Now

Activists across the United States are encouraging book lovers who want to show support for the ongoing protests against police violence to buy books from black-owned and African-American focused bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Charts: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race soars to top

Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race (Bloomsbury) has rocketed straight into the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Non-Fiction number one spot in its first week in the chart. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookstores across the country are expressing support for the protests against police violence by offering material support, promoting antiracism books, and encouraging people to shop at black-owned businesses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Minneapolis Bookstores Deal With Fire, Vandalism During Chaotic Weekend

Twin Cities bookstores tried to weather the civil unrest that continued throughout the weekend. While Moon Palace Books remained mostly unscathed during days of rioting, Uncle Edgar's and Uncle Hugo's burned down. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Keys to Amazon’s success: Price wars and big data

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Full Circle Bookstore: A Palace of Minds, by Yousef Khanfar

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Amazon Charts: Obama leapfrogs Wicks as Rooney holds firm

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