Monthly Archives: December 2011

Future Bookstores (Brick-and-Mortar Edition)

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There is a presumption in the air that Amazon’s ability—and willingness—to cut into profit margins and even sell at a loss—means the end of the brick-and-mortar bookstore as we know it. (As a corollary, some believe that this may also … Continue reading

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Publishing Evolution

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In “Amazon’s Jungle Logic,” Richard Russo talks about Amazon attacking—perhaps even dismembering—“literary culture” by attacking brick-and-mortar bookstores with its price comparison app. There is a point there; the app does make it easier for readers to see—in real time—how much … Continue reading

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