Amazon’s Jeff Bezos the Most Powerful Man in Publishing

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Hear that sound? It’s Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s maniacal laughter [Note: This laughter could not be confirmed by Amazopia] at being pronounced the most powerful man in publishing. Continue reading Amazon’s Jeff Bezos the Most Powerful Man in Publishing

Amazon Might Buy Netflix. Whaaaaa???

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Netflix has been in the news a lot recently. First the company upped its prices by 60% earlier this summer, then earlier this week it separated its DVD-by-mail and streaming services into two separate companies, the latter retaining the Netflix title, the former getting the name Qwikster. This latest move in particular has everyone scratching their heads, wondering what on earth is going on. But one analyst thinks he has it figured out: Netflix can now more easily sell its streaming business to Amazon. Continue reading Amazon Might Buy Netflix. Whaaaaa???

How to Check Out the Amazon Kindle Daily Deal on Your Kindle

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When you select the “Shop in Kindle Store” option from the Kindle main menu, you get taken to a screen that lets you browse books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, Kindle singles, and blogs. But there’s no easy way to access the Kindle eBook Daily Deal.

Here’s the best way to do it. Continue reading How to Check Out the Amazon Kindle Daily Deal on Your Kindle

Now You Can Borrow Kindle eBooks from 11,000 Libraries!

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Yesterday we noted that peeps in the Seattle area could borrow Kindle ebooks from the library. If that made you sad because you don’t live in Seattle, cheer up. Amazon announced today that their Kindle library lending program is live in over 11,000 libraries. Woooo! Continue reading Now You Can Borrow Kindle eBooks from 11,000 Libraries!

Working at Amazon’s Fulfillment Warehouse Sucks

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UPDATED. AGAIN! The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania, recently published an article in which former Amazon warehouse employees reveal the miserable working conditions they had to endure. I tweeted about this 2 days ago when I first saw it but the story since been picked up by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, and Gawker. Yikes. Continue reading Working at Amazon’s Fulfillment Warehouse Sucks

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