Amazon launches Amazon Art with over 40K works (Engadget)Morning Roundup
Amazon has just announced the Amazon Art marketplace, giving users access to 40,000 pieces of fine art from over 150 dealers and galleries. More than 4,500 artists will be represented at launch, making the site one of the largest online collections available, according to the company.
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Why Donald Graham Sold the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos (The New Yorker)
“The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty,’ ” A. J. Liebling wrote. “Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.”
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Crime Writer Elmore Leonard Elmore Recovering From Stroke (NPR)
The crime author Elmore Leonard had a stroke last week and is recovering in the hospital, Gregg Sutter, his researcher, told The Detroit News on Monday. Sutter added that the hugely prolific author of Out of Sight is in the middle of writing his 46th novel. Leonard is 87.
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Publisher Houghton Mifflin files for IPO (Bloomberg Businessweek)
About a year after it emerged from bankruptcy protection, educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is looking to go public.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “The Good Soldiers” by David Finkel (and 3 others)


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