There’s one thing that can slow Amazon sales, OSU researchers find

Picture a few professors flexing their muscles, doing some sick karate moves, like video game characters getting ready for a fight. Now imagine the paper they’ve written together revealing someRead more »

What does it mean to ‘amazon’ something?

If we’re at the point of using ‘amazon’ as a verb, allow me to suggest a few definitions. In an online tease for a BBC2 documentary about Amazon, the world’sRead more »

“Nothing but tea”: eating one’s way through literature

When fictional characters sit down to eat, what does it look like? One dedicated graphic designer set out to cook, bake, scrounge, and otherwise recreate fifty fictional meals, and theRead more »

Hail & Farewell: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

There is a bookstore in Cartagena, Colombia, called Ábaco Libros y Café. Along a wall lined with wine near the entrance is a collage of black-and-white photographs of all the writers who’veRead more »

Amazon offers an employee buyout with a side of condescension

Amazon is offering warehouse employees a cash buyout to leave, according to USA TODAY. This being Amazon, the offer is composed of a bland and unappetizing dollar amount wrapped in a jagged,Read more »

Four publishers in Norway suspected of violating competition laws

Evan Hughes nearly convinced us all to move to Norway this week in an article for The New Republic. Norway seems like a great place to work in books: theRead more »