Dec 7, 2012 @ 12:14:00 am
E.L. James, author of Fifty Shades of Gray and the patron saint of Random House bonuses
Thanks to the breakaway success of Fifty Shades of Gray, Random House employees were notified at their holiday party this week that they’ll be getting “5,000 shades of green.” CEO Markus Doyle announced to a cheering crowd Random Housers on Wednesday that every full-time employee who’s been with the company longer than a year will get a $5,000 bonus, while people who have been there less time will get a pro-rated gift.
Yes, bedbugs can hide in library books.
This week, Hachette kicked off the e-book price wars after it abandoned the agency model of e-book pricing. As soon as the set prices were dropped, retailers started lowering costs, and as of Thursday, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest was going for $4 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble’s website, and the iTunes store.
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