Holiday Staff Picks

People always ask us for holiday recommendations from our list. Tough one! The beauty of working at an indie is that you don’t have to work on books you don’tRead more »

‘Twas the week before Christmas and Amazon UK had a major pricing glitch

Around 2 PM on Friday, a third-party software glitch caused thousands of Amazon UK prices to drop to 1 pence. Sellers panicked. Worse, some of those same sellers reported thatRead more »

PRESS RELEASE: Melville House to publish Senate torture report

Brooklyn, NY, December 9, 2014 – Melville House has announced it will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program,” already being widely referred toRead more »

Amazon invades New York, gets millions in tax breaks

As you might have heard, Amazon is opening up shop in New York City, with an office/warehouse (where customers can pick up purchases made online) at a space across theRead more »

Amazon gets into the diaper business; Melville House gets into the toilet paper business

Last week, Amazon unveiled its own line of diapers called Amazon Elements, which, according to Time, “sets the online retailer up as a competitor with its suppliers,” and according toRead more »

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are over

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are surpassing the Gwyneth Paltrow/Chris Martin story as this year’s juiciest breakup. After two years of marriage, B&N and Microsoft have officially split, and their breakup letters made it intoRead more »

Newly discovered Chandler work is basically the least Chandler-esque thing ever

There are few greater gulfs than the one between the realities of daily life for young, poor, and not-yet-famous writers and the hysterical gaiety they pump into the works ofRead more »