Get your nappies faster: Amazon UK launches one-hour delivery in London

Amazon UK has launched a one-hour delivery service in London. Using the Prime Now service, Amazon Prime members will now be able to order an item from the website andRead more »

Apple loses antitrust appeal

Yesterday, a Federal Appeals Court located in New York City delivered a 2-1 decision upholding Judge Denise Cote’s verdict that Apple committed antitrust violations by conspiring to fix ebook pricesRead more »

Egypt seizes and burns books that promote “fundamentalism and extremism” from mosques

The last half decade has seen Egypt’s government overthrown twice, punctuated by mob violence and periodic mass killings of demonstrators. Since the June 2014 election of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,Read more »

I’m reading the new Law Of War Manual so you don’t have to

When is it okay to kill a journalist? If you want the answer, you’re going to have to work for it. One problem with important literature is that it’s longRead more »

The vanishing mass market: Penguin merges two mass market publishing houses to create new mass market publishing house

Earlier this week, Penguin announced it would be merging two of its mass market divisions, Berkley and New American Library, into one division, Berkley Publishing Group. According to Publishers Weekly, “Leslie Gelbman,Read more »

Shin Kyung-sook says her publisher will withdraw story collection

After suggestions that Shin Kyung-sook, author of the Man Asian prize-winning Please Look After Mom, may have plagiarized lines from the likes of Yukio Mishima, the publisher of her story collectionRead more »

After Charleston, Amazon joins Wal-Mart, Sears, eBay and others in taking Confederate flag off the market

After the fatal shooting of nine black people at Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, SC, last week, Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will join Wal-Mart, Sears, Target, eBay,Read more »

Two for Tuesday: How banned are the banned books?

Topics discussed: National Basketball Association, podcasts, In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg, You Must Remember This, Charles Manson, Karina Longworth, President Obama, WTF with Marc Maron, The Bugle, John Oliver, The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, W.Read more »