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Here Comes Amazon Publishing

17 Aug 2011 in international | questo post è lungo 191 parole

#PublishingAmazon.com has made the first "major" acquisition for its New York-based publishing imprint, snapping up rights in bestselling self-help author Timothy Ferriss's new book The 4-Hour Chef.

The online retailer has moved aggressively into publishing over the last year, with imprints covering everything from romance to literature in translation and mysteries and thrillers. Earlier this summer it hired publishing bigwig Larry Kirshbaum, former chief executive of the Time Warner Book Group, to head up its New York imprint, and it is Kirshbaum who has spearheaded the world rights deal for Ferriss's work. Read More: Amazon strikes first 'major' publishing deal, Guardian.

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"My readers are migrating irreversibly into digital, and it made perfect sense to work with Amazon to try and redefine what is possible," said the author in a statement.

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Forking Paths

Victoria Barnsley (HarperCollins): "Amazon publishing is a concern" #  If the traditional press is currently struggling to go from A to B while Amazon is at D and figuring out what E and F look like.

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