Amazon Signs Self-Help Guru Timothy Ferriss

Creator of the '4-Hour' series will release 'The 4-Hour Chef'

Amazon.com has been publishing books for several years, but since hiring famed editor and agent Laurence Kirshbaum three months ago, the online retailer has managed to snag its first major book deal. Amazon announced yesterday that it had signed self-help guru Timothy Ferriss, author of the popular 4-Hour series.