amazon primeAmazon Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Amazon Prime With Numbers, But Leaves Out the Most important One (Ink, Bits & Pixels)
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its customer loyalty program, Amazon released an infographic today which shares a few details on Amazon Prime.

The Most Important Skills You Need to Start a Writing Career (Lifehacker)
So you want to get paid for your writing, but you’ve never been published. You have no formal experience, and no one’s ever hired you for a writing-related job. The professional legwork that comes with getting paid to write can be intimidating. Honing a few important skills can help you get started.

Indigo Third Quarter Profits Soar (PW)
Indigo Books & Music reported a huge increase in net earnings for the third quarter ended December 27, 2014 with profits hitting C$33 million compared to C$8.5 million in the same period in 2013. Revenue rose 2.1%, to C$339.4 million.

We Need Diverse Books: Can Children’s Authors End Publishing Industry Prejudice — and Change the Way America Reads? (Flavorwire)
As young adult novelists Ellen Oh and Lamar Giles sat together on a panel at a Virginia teen literature conference in early 2014, Oh relished the rare experience of sharing the stage with another author of color.

Kindle Daily Deal: The Leaving of Things (and others)

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