Amazon Takes a Bite Out of Publishing Business

More than 122 books scheduled for release this fall

Since hiring famed editor Larry Kirshbaum and signing a book deal with popular self-help guru Timothy Ferriss, Amazon’s publishing business has been on fire. The online retailer is set to publish 122 books this fall alone, in both e-book and print format, according to The New York Times, and recently announced an upcoming memoir from actress and director Penny Marshall—which cost the company a reported $800,000.