Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Amazon VP on Amazon's New Bookstore: 'We Have No Idea What's Going to Happen' - Publishers' Weekly

Panzer was out in the Catosphere scouting around for interesting news for you today. Our intrepid kitty hunter stopped in at the Publishers' Weekly site. Guess what he found? More news about the Amazon Books store.

 Jim Milliot has an interview with Jennifer Cast, v-p of Amazon Books, in which she states Amazon's new bricks and mortar bookstore had quite a crowd of book shoppers the first few days it's been open. As Panzer told you a few days ago, the books chosen for the store must be at least 4 star Amazon.com books, approved by Goodreads readers and Amazon staff. This means the store carries new as well as older books that meet that criteria. According to Ms. Cast, if the store is successful, there will be more Amazon Books stores.

It does make me wonder.
Panzer says, "Hmmm. If Amazon Books opens more stores, that may put more pressure on independent bookstores."

Note: This is a l-o-n-g post, so bring a thermos of tea to drink while you read; and, if you want to read the earlier posts too, bring two thermoses of tea and a dozen muffins.

To read the full post, tootle over to Amazon's bookstore

and: To read Panzer's post about how books are chosen for Amazon Books, tootle over to Amazon's first physical bookstore

and : To read Panzer's post about the opening of the first store, tootle over to bricks and mortar store

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