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Jul 25, 2014 — Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now many independent authors, both well-known and relatively unknown, say they're making good money without a publishing house.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.
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Jul 3, 2014 — Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.
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Jun 25, 2014 — Also: Lena Dunham on discovering Alice Munro; Yiddish linguistics.
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Jan 6, 2014 — Alex Atala's Sao Paulo restaurant, D.O.M., is ranked among the top 10 restaurants in the world. His cuisines, which showcases irridescent insects, delicate jungle herbs and other ingredients from the Amazon, is pushing the frontiers of gastronomy.
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Dec 24, 2013 — Historically, companies often viewed buildings as simply a cost, one architect consultant says. Now they're beginning to think about them as an asset — something that can be used to drive creativity and performance and attract and retain talent.
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Dec 2, 2013 — The online giant says it someday may fly small packages right to customers' homes. That's got many worrying about the potential dangers. So, does this sound like a good or a bad idea?
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Dec 2, 2013 — CEO Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that the giant online retailer is looking at reducing its delivery times to 30 minutes or less in a few years. But the drones would have to overcome safety concerns and public perception.
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Nov 11, 2013 — The Postal Service has struck a deal. Starting with New York and Los Angeles, it will deliver Amazon's packages on Sundays. More cities will be added next year. The early analyses are that both sides of the deal will benefit.
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Oct 25, 2013 — A proposed law in France prevents online booksellers like Amazon from pricing books at deep discounts. It's the French government's latest effort to protect the country's many independent bookshops.
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