July 29, 2013 Many of the new jobs will be at order-fulfillment centers that are spread across more than 10 states, the company says.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos introduces the Kindle Fire in 2011 in New York City.
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July 26, 2013 Also: A literary magazine's dating service; Neil Gaiman makes a video game; the virtues of Barnes & Noble.
Orson Scott Card poses at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2008.
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July 10, 2013 Also: Amazon launches a comics imprint; Reed Johnson on an uncrackable medieval code; a Colorado state Senate candidate writes erotica.
June 18, 2013 Amazon ends the contracts of people and businesses that are paid for sending customers to the retailer. The company has taken similar steps in other states that have passed laws like Minnesota's new sales tax legislation.
Amazon has been testing its AmazonFresh delivery service in the Seattle area since 2007.
June 5, 2013 Yes, the Web is littered with the corpses of failed online grocers. But AmazonFresh doesn't have to be a cash cow for the retail giant, because Amazon can also drop off books with your bananas. And for consumers, it could mean convenience, no minimum fees, pre-dawn drop-off and maybe even delivery of local, artisanal goods.
An Amazon.co.uk parcel passes along a conveyor belt at a facility in Milton Keynes, England.
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May 16, 2013 Also: Afaa Michael Weaver on being a black poet abroad; ebook sales jumped 44 percent last year; Cormac McCarthy's beach body.
The new Amazon Coins are making some people in the publishing world a little uncomfortable.
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May 14, 2013 Also: Illinois school district bans The Perks of Being a Wallflower; W.H. Auden's 1939 journal discovered; Bret Easton Ellis on gay stereotypes.
Don DeLillo at the 2012 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner in Chicago.
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April 26, 2013 Also: Rescuing precious manuscripts in Timbuktu; the birth of the Midwestern noir novel; and a campaign against explicit passages in The Diary of Anne Frank.
The New York Times sign is displayed in front of the newspaper's midtown headquarters in New York City.
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April 10, 2013 Also: David Axelrod is writing a memoir; a Kindle creator has choice words for Amazon; Matthew Specktor on the purpose of literature.
A Sotheby's employee walks past a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat titled "Untitled (Pecho/Oreja)" at the auction house.
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March 29, 2013 Also: Amazon buys Goodreads; a new book from E. L. Doctorow; Ayn Rand on C.S. Lewis.
The Amazon Kindle e-reader could see greater integration with Goodreads, following Thursday's announcement that the online retail giant was buying the the social book-recommendation site.
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March 28, 2013 Financial terms of the sale, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, were not disclosed. The announcement comes just weeks after major publishers launched their own book-recommendation website.
March 18, 2013 The graphic memoir about growing up in revolutionary Iran has been pulled from 7th grade classrooms. Also: An "obituary" for Philip Roth's alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman; the resurgence of independent bookstores; and the best books coming out this week.
Seattle-based Amazon wants control over new Internet domains such as ".book," ".author" and ".read."
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March 11, 2013 Also: the best books coming out this week; Mindy Kaling is writing another memoir; and Francine Prose explores dreams in literature.
A photo of Mark Twain from the 1880s.
February 21, 2013 Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
February 8, 2013 Also: Geico's spokeslizard writes an advice book; Amazon patents the sale of used e-books; and a Stephen Colbert interview gets interesting.
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