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Former Time Warner Book Group CEO to Join Amazon He will head a new general interest imprint

Laurence Kirshbaum, former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, will join Amazon Publishing's New York office as vice president and publisher. Kirshbaum, who will head a new general interest imprint,…

May 23, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

E-Book Sales Pass Print on Amazon Critic: 'One more nail in the coffin' of traditional bookstores

While the Rapture isn’t scheduled to occur until Saturday, according to members of certain religious fringe groups, it looks like doomsday has come early for publishers of print books. Amazon announced…

May 20, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

Novelists Can't Stop Writing About Crappy Foot-Clinic Sign

What is it about the rotating Sunset Foot Clinic podiatry sign on West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, situated in a no man's land between Silver Lake and Echo Park,…

May 6, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

People Actually Spotted Reading in Barnes & Noble's Nook Ad

People still love books. No, really, says Barnes & Noble. In the wake of last year’s declining sales of physical books, the retailer kicked off a media blitz this week…

April 25, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced And the award goes to...

The winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize were announced on Monday. No prize was awarded for breaking news reporting—marking the first time no award was given in that prestigious category. Another…

April 18, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

Ad blitz begins for HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

HBO's big-budget take on one of my favorite books, "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin, is finally marching across America with an invasion of advertising. Posters began going…

March 17, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

Kindle users like to run around and have fun

In its latest Kindle commercial, Amazon.com trots out self-absorbed twentysomethings in trendy clothes who hang out in coffee bars and invade each other's personal space. The Kindle's glare-free display—a key…

February 23, 2011, 8:53 AM EST

Kindle gets warmer and fuzzier for holidays

The Kindle ice queen is gone, replaced by friendlier types in the Amazon e-reader's first two holiday spots. In the first one, a woman settles on a Kindle as the…

November 9, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

Q&A: Seth Godin unplugged

When it comes to marketing advice, Seth Godin is in a class by himself. He pens the most-read marketing blog, writes best-selling books and is in high demand on…

September 27, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

Short films set up Douglas Coupland's book

Douglas Coupland, author of the zeitgeisty 1991 novel Generation X, has a new book out in Canada and the U.K. called Generation A. It's set for a U.S. release in…

September 23, 2009, 8:52 AM EDT

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