Oct 19, 2012 @ 12:48:00 am
RIP, Newsweek print edition.
If you missed our panel at the New School on Monday—the one with Lynne Tillman, Sheila Heti, Émilie Notéris, and Wendy Delorme, and Chris Kraus—you can read all about it at Capital New York.
In spite of all the muscle they’ve put behind their publishing imprint, Amazon is having a tough time getting their books on bestseller lists. Amazon’s big fall release, a memoir by actress Penny Marshall, sold only seven thousand copies during its first four weeks of sales—in part because it wasn’t stocked in any Barnes and Noble stores, or any big-box chains. Nor was it on shelves in most independent books, or in e-stores operated by Google, Amazon, or Sony. In fact, notes the Christian Science Monitor, “just about the only place a reader is guaranteed to find the memoir is at Amazon.com.”
The Man Asian Prize suffered the
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