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 Titles Dominate Amazon E-book Bestseller List

Titles published by Amazon Publishing imprints took 12 of the top 20 spots on the Amazon Kindle ebook bestseller list in the first half of 2017. Last year in the same period, Amazon had one ebook in the top 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists

Four Amazon Publishing titles, which drew poor BookScan print sales numbers, are among the top 20 fiction bestsellers on the latest iteration of the e-tailer's new weekly bestseller list, bolstered by sales in non-print formats. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstore Day returns, celebrating local bookstores as sanctuaries

Independent Bookstore Day returns April 29 for a day of reader solidarity, or, in the words of one local participant, Skylight Books, “Today we all bleed indie!” Launched in California in 2014, Independent Bookstore Day has since gone national — this year’s list of participants boasts 458... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Bookstore Makes the Shortlist for PW Bookstore of the Year

For the first time in the nearly 25-year history of the PW Bookstore of the Year Awards, a children’s only bookstore, Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, was named one of five finalists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-31 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

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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This new indie bookstore categorizes books by emotion.

It’s rare to see Raven Leilani’s Luster next to Doctor De Soto, William Steig’s children’s book about a mouse that performs dental surgery—but this is par for the course at Oh Hello Again, Seattle’s newest bookshop. Oh Hello Again, rather than shelving books by genre and author, categorizes... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-22 16:19:24 UTC ]
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November Bookstore Sales Dropped 21.5%

Bookstore sales were $485 million in November, down from $618 million in November 2019, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 21.5% decline was the smallest monthly drop since spring. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Class suit filed against Amazon for e-book price fixing in US

Amazon is being sued for anti-competitive behaviour in the United States by the same law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-17 12:13:54 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Gear Up for 2021

After weathering a challenging 2020, independent booksellers face down an uncertain new year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Hit with E-book Price Fixing Suit

The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has filed a class action against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to eliminate price competition from the e-book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Southbank's Inside Out returns with Hawke, Skin and Leilani

The Southbank Centre is launching a second Inside Out series of arts events, featuring the T S Eliot Prize and appearances from Ethan Hawke, Skin and Raven Leilani. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-11 05:42:17 UTC ]
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A Black Salesman Tries to Bring Down Corporate Racism from the Inside

It’s no secret that the tech world has a troubling track record with diversity in the workplace, especially with the dearth of Black and Latinx employees in key roles. Author Mateo Askaripour confronts the lack of diversity within the workplace with satire in his debut novel Black Buck. Some... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-01-07 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstat: Lourey leads the Amazon pack

Jess Lourey's Bloodline (Thomas & Mercer) topped the Bookstat e-book chart for the week ending 2nd January 2021, heading a top four of Amazon-published titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-07 01:36:52 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Pinch of Nom leapfrogs Barack Obama in Non-Fiction

Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson's Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy (Bluebird) has weighed in in the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Non-Fiction number one, ending the seven-week streak of Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Penguin). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-05 13:42:46 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Thursday Murder Club and A Promised Land continue to dominate

Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin) and Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Penguin) have topped the Amazon Charts for the last full week before Christmas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-22 23:53:25 UTC ]
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Many Bookstores Still Raising Cash on GoFundMe

A number of bookstores across the United States are still relying on GoFundMe to keep afloat during a catastrophic year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Post Another Decline in October

Bookstore sales fell 28.8% in October compared to October 2019, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. October was the second consecutive month bookstore sales fell by roughly 28% compared to 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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