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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Amazon Signs Deal with Traditional Publisher

Posted by on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Businessweek says:

Amazon.com Inc. delved deeper into the publishing business with a new agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, letting the New York company distribute titles from Amazon Publishing’s East Coast Group.

The books, including works from authors such as Deepak Chopra and James Franco, will debut later this year, the companies said today in a statement.

This is a big deal, because a lot of bookstores simply won't order books from Amazon.com, but just about every bookstore already works with Houghton Mifflin, which is one of the austere, old-school publishers. It's a sign that Amazon.com doesn't foresee the end of the bookstore market anytime soon. I suspect a lot of bookstores will still refuse to carry Amazon's books, but this deal makes it harder for them to ignore the books and easier for them to order the titles if their customers want them. It's a smart deal for Amazon.

 

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undead ayn rand 1
"Deepak Chopra"?

What, the Huffington fucking Post doesn't have their own imprint yet?
Posted by undead ayn rand on January 25, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this
balderdash 2
I like how neither of their headliner authors are actually authors.
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on January 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 3
It's hard to believe there are any bookstores still in existence that decide whom to order from based on which companies the blogosphere calls "evil" instead of the merits of the deal. Seems like all the ideologues like Paul Constant would have, you know, gone broke and become bloggers. Like Paul Constant.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on January 25, 2012 at 3:27 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 4

#3

I would stop here:

"It's hard to believe there are any bookstores still in existence."

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on January 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM · Report this
Unregistered User 5
Whenever I hear "Chopra" I think of

http://sci-ence.org/red-flags2/

Posted by Unregistered User on January 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM · Report this
6
You mean smart deal for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Posted by sisyphusgal on January 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 7
@4

You would. But then you're mentally retarded.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on January 25, 2012 at 4:11 PM · Report this

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