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    The book When Harry Became Sally came out in 2018 and was a bestseller and looked at 'public policy on gender identity and the human costs of getting it wrong' A group of Republican Senators are to write to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding answers as to why a book that 'challenges the transgender movement' has been pulled from the site. When Harry Became Sally was on the site's bestseller list with the book providing 'thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment' while offering 'a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.'  But the book by Ryan T. Anderson has been removed having been on sale for the last three years.   In a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Republican senators who include Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Mike Braun of Indiana and...
    With a pandemic that continues to force us to spend much of our time at home, television has become the center of our entertainment. But like everything, how much is tiring. Although thanks to services like Amazon Audible we will be able to resume the timeless hobby of the books of a different new, more and more abandoned in the face of lack of time, fatigue, and the attraction to screens. And is that this service includes unlimited access to more than 90,000 audiobooks, podcasts, magazines, TV and radio shows, and many exclusive content with a catalog that receives new additions every week, and some narrations made by recognized voices of the Spanish cultural industry such as Michelle Jenner, Jose Coronado, Maribel Verdú or Olvido Gara (better known by her stage name, Alaska), among many others. When it comes to original podcasts, we find “Gen DRO,” the Alaska talk show;...
    Amazon is no longer carrying a popular conservative book about transgender issues on its virtual shelves. Ryan T. Anderson, author of the book When Harry Became Sally, announced on Twitter that the book could no longer be found on the retailer's website. "I hope you’ve already bought your copy, cause Amazon just removed my book 'When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment' from their cyber shelves.... my other four books are still available (for now)," he said on Sunday. I hope you’ve already bought your copy, cause Amazon just removed my book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” from their cyber shelves.... my other four books are still available (for now). https://t.co/cnMGZV1L0A— Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) February 21, 2021 The book hit Amazon's bestseller list in 2018. According to a Barnes & Noble bookstore description, Anderson "offers a nuanced view of human embodiment,...
    Loading the player... America’s former National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, who amazed audiences on Jan. 20 as the youngest inaugural poet in our history, will have her three books reprinted — a million copies each — under a brand new deal.  The hardcover edition of “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” was set to be released at the end of April, but public anticipation has inspired Viking Books for Young Readers to move the release date up to March 16.  Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman approaches the podium at the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “The Hill We Climb” was the poem Gorman read at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Immediately, the phenomenal poem and her stellar delivery skyrocketed Gorman into mainstream conversations.  Another of...
    If you love nothing more than getting lost in a good book, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the research and hand-selected some of the best books of the year, according to Amazon editors. No matter what genre you prefer, keep reading. We’ve picked out a little bit of everything! Check out our list below: Biographies and Memoirs 1. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (Photo Via Amazon) Critics have called this book, “one of Erik Larson’s best books yet.” If you’re into history, this suspenseful saga detailing Churchill’s determination during World War II will surely capture your interest. Get it here for as little as $14.99. 2. Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family (Photo Via Amazon) This book is a #1 best seller, an Oprah’s book club pick, and one of New York Times’ top 10 books of the...
    Loading the player... Less than a week after Amanda Gorman delivered her original work “The Hill We Climb” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the 22-year-old poet has signed with IMG Models.  The breakout star teamed with the agency for brand endorsements and editorial opportunities, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gorman has racked up millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram, and she is a bestseller author… but her books aren’t even out yet. Read More: Amanda Gorman’s books at the top of bestseller lists following inauguration According to Amazon, her upcoming titles Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem and The Hill We Climb, have skyrocketed to number 1 and 2 on the Amazon books chart, theGRIO previously reported. Her sales have multiplied on pre-orders alone. “I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY!,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thank you so much...
    Loading the player... Amanda Gorman’s books have climbed to the top of bestseller lists following her historic inauguration appearance.  Gorman, the youngest poet to ever perform at an inauguration, recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” on Wednesday. The notable moment seems to have captured the hearts of Americans and readers everywhere. According to Amazon, her two books, Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem and The Hill We Climb, have skyrocketed to number 1 and 2 on the Amazon books chart. Even more, the books aren’t even available yet, so her sales have multiplied on pre-orders alone.  The Hill We Climb, which has the same title as her poem she performed on Wednesday, is set to be her debut poetry collection, and Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem is a children’s picture book. (Photo: Amanda Gorman Instagram) Read More: Morgan State University offers Amanda Gorman job after inaugural poem She tweeted about her top-performing books yesterday. The young poet wrote,...
    Poet Amanda Gorman’s two books became Amazon’s top sellers less than a day after reciting poetry at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, The Hill reported Thursday. Gorman, who is also 22 years old, made history as the youngest person to recite poetry at a president‘s inauguration, The Hill reported. (RELATED: Chris Wallace Says Biden’s Inaugural Speech Is The Best He Has Ever Heard) “I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY!” Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words,” Gorman tweeted Wednesday. “As Yeats put it: ‘For words alone are certain good: Sing, then,'” Gorman tweeted. I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY! Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: “For words alone are certain good: Sing, then” — Amanda Gorman...
    (CNN)Amanda Gorman is fast becoming a household name after she delivered a powerful inauguration poem at the US Capitol on Wednesday, challenging Americans to unify and "leave behind a country better than the one we were left."And if her words to the country weren't incredible enough, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate has two books topping best seller lists -- and they aren't even expected to release until September 21.READ: Youth poet laureate Amanda Gormans inaugural poem"I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY! Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: "For words alone are certain good: Sing, then," she wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening. Gorman, 22, is the writer of "The Hill We Climb: Poems," and "Change Sings: A Children's Anthem." The titles are currently topping both Barnes & Noble and Amazon's...
    Amazon is facing a new lawsuit alleging that a deal between the company and five book publishers has created higher prices on e-books, The Wall Street Journal reported. The lawsuit filed by law firm Hagens Berman in a federal district court in New York, alleges that the publishers pay high commissions and other costs to Amazon, which in turn increases the retail price of e-books sold on the platform. Due to the deal between Amazon and the publishers— HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan — the Amazon price is the price the publishers charge other retailers as well, preventing other sellers from offering the e-books at lower prices, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit claims the five publishers account for 80 percent of books sold in the US, and calls the arrangement a “conspiracy to fix the retail price of e-books,”...
    Amazon is forcing its competitors to jack up their e-book prices, a new lawsuit alleges. The pricing problems stem from a deal Amazon struck with five major book publishers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing court papers filed in federal court in New York on Thursday. The deal prevents rival retailers from selling any of the five publishers’ e-books at a price lower than on Amazon, the suit alleges. The five publishers are HarperCollins Publishers, Lagardère Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Macmillan. The suit alleges the retail giant charges publishers high commissions and other costs, “which in turn significantly increases the retail price of the e-books they sell on Amazon.com,” according to the Journal. But under the deal, e-books by the five publishers have to sell at the same, high Amazon price, the suit alleges, calling it “a conspiracy to fix the retail price...
    Do you want to be a millionaire? Start reading as one. This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Do you want to be a millionaire? Start thinking as one. And if you’re not sure how to do it, a logical first step is to start reading like one. MillionaireMatch, a dating site for high net worth individuals, conducted a survey over the end of the year holidays to determine the books most recommended by millionaires. About 500 users were surveyed, and according to a site representative, their millionaire status was “verified” by financial documents submitted. The most popular vtext for millionaires⁠, topping a list with approximately 243 recommendations, was Eckhart Tolle’s Practicing the Power of Now , followed by Napoleon Hill’s Think and Get Rich with 212 recommendations. If you’re looking to read more,...
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    The contingency affected all industries, but some sectors were already having a bad time, now the outlook is looking worse. The reduction of readers in Mexico worries publishers and book-selling companies, all those related to the sector, but apparently Amazon no. 41.1 percent of the literate population in the country read at least one book in the last 12 months, lower than the 45.9 percent registered in 2016 by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). Regarding physical books, 83 percent choose them over 12.3 who prefer to read in digital format and 4.7 percent who use both, but this seems like good news for bookstores and it is not, given the contingency and fewer people full to your physical outlets. In this sense, Amazon dominates when it comes to the sale of digital books, which worsens its position before suspicions of monopolizing the segment, according to a lawsuit...
    Bloomberg Amazon continues to buy planes after promising a fleet of drones (Bloomberg) – Amazon.com Inc. is opening warehouses and dispatch centers in the United States at the rate of one every 24 hours. The ultimate goal is to ensure that virtually all of the products the company sells are just one van ride, and eventually one drone flight, away from customers’ homes. And yet, last week, Amazon announced that it would purchase 11 Boeing 767-300 jets for its air cargo division, primarily for shipping products to Prime subscribers, despite creating algorithms to anticipate buyers’ needs and open All those warehouses, Amazon can’t deliver on its promise of one-day or two-day shipping to customers without an ever-growing fleet of expensive jets. That reality has become clearer since the pandemic triggered a surge in online shopping that has depleted the resources of United Parcel Service Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S....
    Amazon is removing products related to QAnon from its storefront, including self-published books that support the conspiracy theory, clothing, posters, stickers and other items. Products that “promote, incite, or glorify hate or violence toward any person or group” are not permitted on the platform, the company told TechCrunch . Merchants who attempt to skirt the restrictions could be banned from Amazon’s marketplace. On Tuesday morning, an Amazon search turned up QAnon-related bumper stickers, clothing, books, journal planners and other items. The company told the New York Times it might take several days to take down all of the items in question.
    2020 was a monumental year, unfortunately, for more bad reasons than good. Among the bad is, obviously, the global coronavirus pandemic that will lead us into 2021. However, a slew of other issues marked the beginning of this new decade. Overall, 2020 reached record high temperatures, virtually tying with 2016 for the hottest year on record. Along with these rising temperatures comes increasingly powerful and destructive climate-related disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, and floods. Let’s not forget that the year began with bushfires in Australia, which were later mirrored by raging fires across California. With environmental disasters becoming increasingly more commonplace, there has perhaps never been a more crucial time to become informed about such existential issues. In 2020, a number of books were published pertaining to the environment and the precariousness of humanity’s relationship with it. Here’s a recap of 10 must-read environmentalist books from 2020 to read...
    More On: shopping Nordstrom Rack takes extra 25 percent off home goods for Happy Home Sale Cole Haan’s best boots are under $70 for its New Year’s flash sale Update your home with Anthropologie’s hot gold mirror — or these dupes Beat ‘Dry January’ skin with 12 moisturizers to get you through winter There’s no better way to celebrate the new year than with some amazing reads?And Amazon is making adding to your reading list easy with its New Year, New You sale on Kindle titles.During the event, you can save up to 80% on a range of best-selling books.There are top picks from every genre, including titles ranging from romance novels to thrillers.You’ll love standouts from popular authors like Shonda Rhymes, Carrie Underwood and Joyce Meyer. Whether you’re shopping for your friends, kids or simply yourself, you’re sure to score some amazing books.With prices starting as low as...
    Even in good years, the sudden appearance of the holidays always seems to take me by surprise. You’ll find me still lingering in cranberry sauce mode long after everyone else has made that jarring switch to candy canes. But then, in the nick of time, I’m all in because, deep down, I love and fervently believe in rituals. They are, to my mind, the best markers of the passage of time. And what better ritual is there than the giving of gifts? And I almost always give cookbooks. Yes, as the author of a few of them, I admit to being biased. But, if you’ll forgive me for sounding as corny as a Hallmark card, a cookbook is truly the gift that keeps on giving. A good recipe will last you a lifetime and never go out of style. That, of course, can’t be said for the trendy gift gadgets...
    JEVANI BROWN used to work for Amazon but is now delivering for Colchester. The striker – who was converted from a No10 in the summer – has been at his Prime by scoring 11 goals already this season. 5Jevani Brown has been banging the goal in for Colchester this seasonCredit: REX FEATURES 5The Amazon warehouse in Milton Keynes where Jevani Brown workedCredit: ALARMY But Brown, 26, saw his career hit the buffers when he was booted out by Peterborough after a lifestyle of boozing and partying. And he soon found himself working 10-hour night shifts in an Amazon warehouse in MK Dons. He said: “It was the worst job I’ve ever had. I was 21 at the time and not really playing. I was doing the night shifts where literally I’d get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep and repeat. “It wasn’t like I had to do...
    Houston voter fraud vigilante suspect has Covid-19, his lawyer says Boko Haram Releases Video of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolboys s Families Fear They’ll Never See Them Again These Recipe Books and Boxes Are Great for Last-Minute Gifts That Feel Special One of my most prized possessions is a vintage recipe box that my grandmother gave to my mom, which was then passed down to me. I fill it with handwritten recipes of my own to mix in with recipes my mother wrote out for me. Every time I file through it on the search for cooking inspiration, I think of both women, who I wouldn’t be here without. If you don’t already have a family heirloom like this to pass down through the generations, you can always start a new tradition of your own. The first step is buying a book or box to hold all of your special recipes,...
    As cases of the coronavirus pandemic continue to rise globally, books on pandemics are in high demand. From historical fiction to nitty-gritty nonfiction, books have the power to reveal important insights regarding the science behind these diseases, how people have coped with them in the past, and what we can do moving forward. Here is a list of ten books you should read on infectious diseases. 1. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic In “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic,” David Quammen chronicles his travels around the world investigating the origins of past infectious disease outbreaks, including Ebola and lesser-known viruses such as Nipah. Quammen tries to show how human behavior can drive destructive zoonotic virus as animals and humans are coming in contact more and more––the spillover of deadly microbes from animals to humans becomes inevitable. Buy Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human...
    As countries around the globe prepare to inoculate their citizens against the coronavirus, a search for "vaccine" on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and eBay finds an array of books and T-shirts casting doubt on the science behind vaccines.  A search for "vaccine" on Amazon.com yielded results leading with two books promoting anti-vaccination theories and an anti-vaccination T-shirt. Searches on eBay and Barnes & Noble produced similar results.  A book authored by Thomas Cowan, a physician who contends 5G wireless technology is behind the ongoing pandemic, tops the results on Barnes & Noble's site. Meanwhile, on Amazon, an anti-vaccination book by pediatrician Paul Thomas tops the site's vaccinations category. A paperback promoting a vaccine-free childhood is the first result to pop up on eBay. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox First reported by Bloomberg News, the search results play into worries among medical experts that anti-vaccination views might encourage people...
    Information has never been more plentiful or easier to distribute. Yet we are sliding into a new age of censorship and suppression, encouraged by technology giants and traditional media companies. As someone who’s been falsely characterized as a coronavirus “denier,” I have seen this crisis firsthand. Since June, Amazon has twice tried to suppress self-published booklets I have written about Covid-19 and the response to it. These booklets don’t contain conspiracy theories. Like the scientists who wrote the Great Barrington Declaration, I simply believe many measures to control the coronavirus have been damaging, counterproductive and unsupported by science. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER Amazon has said earlier that “as a bookseller, we believe that providing access to the written word is important, including books that some may find objectionable.” The company sells “Mein Kampf” and “The Anarchist’s Cookbook.” But when it comes to Covid, Amazon has a different standard. At...
    WH responds to report that it declined to buy more vaccine doses Agents raid home of ousted Florida health scientist who accused state of manipulating data Inclusive books publisher recommends top holiday childrens books Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY. Toys and video games are among the most popular gifts for children — that doesn't diminish from one of the most traditional gifts: books. Children’s books, in particular, are impactful in that they can positively shape kids’ views on literacy and education — and, of course, entertain them. And if you’re looking for the best children’s books to gift this year, your options abound with ready curations of holiday-ready...
    A half-century ago, progressives used to push limitless free expression, blasting conservatives for their allegedly blinkered traditionalism. They boasted of obliterating once-normal boundaries in art, music and literature to allow nudity, profanity, sexuality and anti-American boilerplate. Now? The left is Victorian — increasingly puritanical, regressive and hypersensitive. Even totalitarian censorship and book-burning have weirdly become part of their by-any-means-necessary methods. University of California, Berkeley, professor Grace Lavery was so outraged by author Abigail Shrier’s latest book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” that she went well beyond the usual calls to ban the book. Lavery advocated burning Shrier’s book. “I DO encourage followers to steal Abigail Shrier’s book and burn it on a pyre,” Lavery tweeted last month. Did the self-appointed liberal watchdog the American Civil Liberties Union step in to defend free expression? No. One ACLU official poured gas on the book-burning fire. “Stopping the circulation of this...
    A half-century ago, progressives used to push limitless free expression, blasting conservatives for their allegedly blinkered traditionalism. They boasted of obliterating once-normal boundaries in art, music and literature to allow nudity, profanity, sexuality and anti-American boilerplate. Now? The left is Victorian — increasingly puritanical, regressive and hypersensitive. Even totalitarian censorship and book-burning have weirdly become part of their by-any-means-necessary methods. University of California, Berkeley, professor Grace Lavery was so outraged by author Abigail Shrier’s latest book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” that she went we beyond the usual calls to ban the book. Lavery advocated burning Shrier’s book. “I DO encourage followers to steal Abigail Shrier’s book and burn it on a pyre,” Lavery tweeted last month. Did the self-appointed liberal watchdog the American Civil Liberties Union step in to defend free expression? No. One ACLU official poured gas on the book-burning fire. “Stopping the circulation of...
    A half-century ago, progressives used to push limitless free expression, blasting conservatives for their allegedly blinkered traditionalism. They boasted of obliterating once-normal boundaries in art, music and literature to allow nudity, profanity, sexuality and anti-American boilerplate. Now? The left is Victorian — increasingly puritanical, regressive and hypersensitive. Even totalitarian censorship and book-burning have weirdly become part of their by-any-means-necessary methods. University of California, Berkeley, professor Grace Lavery was so outraged by author Abigail Shrier’s latest book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” that she went we beyond the usual calls to ban the book. Lavery advocated burning Shrier’s book. “I DO encourage followers to steal Abigail Shrier’s book and burn it on a pyre,” Lavery tweeted last month. Did the self-appointed liberal watchdog the American Civil Liberties Union step in to defend free expression? No. One ACLU official poured gas on the book-burning fire. “Stopping the circulation of...
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for curling up by the fire with a glass of eggnog — and a great book. With all of the changes wrought by pandemic, many people have taken up new habits or rediscovered old ones, and reading is at the top of the list for many. If you’re looking to find your next great read or maybe stuff a stocking or two, Amazon has you covered: The digital giant is out with its list of the best books of the year, with tomes in every genre, from personal memoirs about the injustices of the criminal justice system and navigating the world of group therapy, to thought-provoking novels about the bonds of family. Coming in as the No. 1 book of the year, according to Amazon, is “A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice and Freedom,” by Brittany K. Barnett, an...
    After three seasons on Syfy and two on Amazon, The Expanse will return for one last season to wrap up its epic tale of interplanetary politics. Hide The show is known for its dedicated fanbase, who campaigned for Amazon to pick up the show after Syfy canceled it in 2018—on a cliffhanger, no less. Since then, The Expanse has branched out from its original source material, a series of novels by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Much like Game of Thrones, the TV series will end before the books, meaning the show’s writers will probably have to craft a different ending. Hide The show covered approximately one book’s worth of plot in each season so far, with season 5 expected to cover material from books five and six. But there are three more books to go, with the series’ ninth and final volume due out in 2021. So unless the...
    AMAZON has knocked £20 off the price of its cheapest Kindle. The discounted e-reader now costs £49.99 as part of Amazon's early Black Friday sales. 2The Amazon Kindle is newly discountedCredit: Amazon It would usually set you back £70, so it's a healthy 29% saving. This particular Kindle is cheaper than usual because it shows some ads during use. There are loads of great features to help you chew through books though. Kindle at Amazon for £49.99 – buy here 2The e-reader gives you access to millions of booksCredit: Amazon For a start, there's an adjustable front light that lets you read comfortably at night. But it also makes it easier to view text outside. There's a 167-pixels-per-inch glare-free display that looks like printed paper. And you get access to Amazon's vast collection of Kindle-friendly books. You can buy and download titles instantly – and some books are...
    Now might be as good a time as any to get started with Dungeons & Dragons. However, if you’re just beginning with the series, you’ll learn quickly that all of the source books, supplemental guides, and individual adventures can get pricey. Thankfully, several retailers are running Black Friday 2020 deals on all of the materials you’ll need to start running or playing D&D with friends. Below, we’ll show you which retailers have the best deals on Dungeons & Dragons books and more. Dungeons & Dragons Black Friday 2020 deals While most retailers aren’t running specific deals on Dungeons & Dragons materials, many of them are listing their offerings at reduced prices. Amazon Amazon’s deals on Dungeons & Dragons materials are the most robust we found online. They have all the books you’ll need to get started, like the Dungeon Master’s Guide, the Player’s Handbook, and the Monster Manual. You...
    Ahead of the fifth season premiere of The Expanse on Dec. 16, Amazon announced Tuesday that the sci-fi series will be getting a sixth season, which will be its last. Based on the science fiction novel series of the same name by James S.A. Corey, The Expanse takes place in a future in which humanity has colonized the solar system and a cold war threatens the balance of power. The heroes at the center unwind a conspiracy theory that changes the course of human history. Based on the trailer, the fifth season looks to cover the fifth book, so it makes sense that the TV series would conclude with the sixth book. Otherwise, the show would need to cover not only the seventh, eighth, and ninth books, but also account for a 30-year time jump between books six and seven. The ninth and final Expanse novel, Leviathan Falls , is...
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    COVID-19 : Photo: Massimo Santi / Shutterstock After the controversy with bookstores, it is now time to act to save these businesses in danger. To fight against competition from Amazon, Roselyne Bachelot announced a welcome measure: postal rates will be reduced for all book orders in independent stores. Explanations. This Monday, November 2, the Minister of Culture, who says she is hostile to digital platforms, declared that “postal rates will be considerably reduced for shipments of books ordered from bookstores”. A measure that follows the anger of booksellers who are, once again, forced to close because of the containment. Invited on the set of LCI, Roseline Bachelot acclaimed: “When you send a paperback at 8 euros, the postal rate is 6.35 euros. We will divide the postage rates for sending books by three or four. This will reduce the postage costs of booksellers “, then...
    Buy Kindred at Amazon – $19 Race After Technology Will Lipman Photography / Polity Ruha Benjamin’s key exploration of how racial discrimination can be structurally embedded in technology came out last year but received newfound attention with 2020’s resurgent Black Lives Matter movement and a national reckoning with race. As we take an ever-more critical eye towards AI and the digital systems that determine our lives, the Princeton professor elucidates the ways we need to ensure that tech innovations ameliorate past inequities instead of amplifying them. It’s equally for the technologist that wants to consider where their industry fits into modern society and for the citizen who wants to understand how that industry is affecting them. — C.I. Buy Race After Technology at Amazon – $19 Kamasi Washington – Becoming Will Lipman Photography / Young Turks Our records reflect our times and they have, for the most part, not been...
    More than 130 independent book sellers have joined forces in one online shop in order to support smaller businesses and rival retail giants like Amazon.  Bookshop.org went live today in the UK and has already raised more than £19,000 for local bookshops.  First started in the US by entrepreneur Andy Hunter, the bookstore will receive the full profit margin of 30 percent of the cover price, and Bookshop.org will handle all delivery and customer service care issues, Hunter told The Guardian.  Currently there are more than 130 signed up, with 200 more expected by the end of the year.   The website is in business with 900 independent bookstores in the US, and has raised £5.7 million for bookstores around the country, selling £774,722 worth of books in one day in June.   Bookshop.org is an US-based website coming to the UK today which allows people to support the business of...
    There’s a famous quote by Emily Dickinson I frequently come back to: “Wonder—is not precisely Knowing / And not precisely Knowing not— / A beautiful but bleak condition / He has not lived who has not felt—.” I think that’s the best way to begin to describe Memorial, Bryan Washington’s follow up to his debut short-story collection, Lot. Memorial, is at its core, a love story, but it’s so much more: it’s about the in-between spaces of love and not loving, of knowing and not knowing, of learning how to be, and how to be OK with just being. Despite the issues the book grapples with, the writing is funny—joyous, even—and yet at times, it's devastating too, weaving in descriptions of food to paint the silences shared among characters a different hue. MemorialBuy on Amazon$24Free Shipping | Free Returns I had the pleasure of talking to Bryan Washington about Memorial,...
    Roger Sollenberger October 23, 2020 9:00AM (UTC) The Republican National Committee continues to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for copies of the latest book by Fox News personality Sean Hannity, which was published in August These efforts have helped boost the book up bestseller lists, according to recent Federal Election Commission filings. This week the RNC reported $492,308 in expenditures on "donor mementos" at book retailers, all of it spent on Sept. 16. Salon has confirmed that at least $159,000 of that amount went for bulk retail purchases of Hannity's book, "Live Free or Die," which have been offered to GOP donors who gave $75 or more. : Additionally, a retail representative told Salon that the RNC placed at least one more recent order for the book, on Oct. 22: an additional 1,500 copies for $26,100. That purchase will not appear in public filings until after the election. While the RNC did not send Salon the data it originally promised, evidence suggests that all of the...
    LOGAN SQUARE — As many loaded up on deals during Amazon Prime Day, small businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic urged Chicagoans to patronize neighborhood stores instead. Some are stressing the importance of supporting local, independent businesses in the lead-up to the holidays. Others are taking direct aim at Amazon, which has gobbled up business from mom-and-pop shops for years. Pilsen Community Books, 1102 W. 18th St., took the latter approach.  On Tuesday, the first day of Amazon Prime Day, the co-op book store started giving 10 percent off to customers who emailed them proof of a canceled Prime subscription. Co-owner Mandy Medley said their main objective was to raise awareness about Amazon’s business practices. “It’s more about … the horrible things Amazon does to our economy than it is any in-store promotion,” Medley said. Indie bookstores, in particular, have suffered greatly in the face of Amazon. The way Medley describes...
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    Bruce Abraham, 67, can recall his first trips to Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. He was 5 at the time. “It would be heartbreaking to see this place fall,” said Abraham, a retired paralegal who lives in Sunland and visits the store “several times a week” for periodicals, books and browsing. Upstairs, in the children’s book section, Alicia Procello and her son Martise told me they’re longtime customers, too. I asked Martise, now 12, how old he was when he first came in. “Two,” he said. “You can’t reinvent this place,” said his mother. And let’s hope nobody has to. But Vroman’s has put out a plea for help to customers, saying the coronavirus may do them in. So has Chevalier’s Books in Larchmont Village, another beloved local institution. They’ve joined a growing list of local mom-and-pop stores and independent restaurants that are in trouble or have already shut the door...
    Getty "Blackout" author Candace Owens has been accusing Amazon employees of damaging her books. Controversial political commentator, host of “The Candace Owens Show” and author Candace Owens took to Twitter in late September to accuse Amazon employees of damaging her books and use the accusations to encourage her supporters to buy the next round of released copies more quickly. Owens, a liberal-turned-conservative, is a supporter of President Donald Trump and has been a leader of the “Blexit” movement, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to the advancement of urban and minority communities.” She recently wrote a book called, “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation,” which was released on September 15, 2020, on Amazon.Candace Owens Showed a Photo of What Appeared to Be the Damaged Cover of Her Book Dear @amazon. About 1,000 people have written to let me know that your employees appear to be...
    With no progress in Sept., officials fear a coming crisis Whole Foods founder John Mackeys first grocery store nearly failed because he refused to sell meat, coffee, and sugar The Early Prime Day Deal Book Lovers Will Want to Buy Now The year 2020 has been a year of cancellations and postponements, from vacations to concerts to film releases. So we've been delighting in any good news about events we love that are happening again—especially when they're entirely online and therefore risk-free! © via amazon.com (3) For instance, back in April, Amazon announced that its massive annual sale, Prime Day, which usually takes place in July, would be postponed. Savvy online shoppers anxiously awaited its rescheduling, and now we know when Prime members will be able to score Amazon's best deals. In 2020, Prime Day will be Tuesday, October 13, and Wednesday, October 14. It'll start at midnight on...
    MEGHAN Markle stunned fans with a surprise appearance on the season finale of America’s Got Talent to support singer Archie Williams. The Duchess of Sussex recorded a supportive message for the contestant who was previously wrongly-incarcerated for over 37 years, from her £14 million Santa Barbara mansion. 10Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance on America's Got Talent last night and gave a glimpse into her home And royal fans were given an eye-opening glimpse into Meghan’s home with the 39-year-old’s personal effects on clear display in the background. From feminist books to very pricey candles, we take a look a look at some of Meg’s treasured possesions. 1 Statement artwork Hanging on the wall behind the Duchess is a trio of canvases each featuring what appears to be an illustration of a nest. 10Statement artwork can be seen hanging in the background Credit: refer to caption In Feng Shui images...
    Firefighter who died in El Dorado fire is ID’d as crew boss The best cheap burger in every state Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Amazon There Are 6 Dune Books in the Series - Here Are Their Plots in Order Dune is scheduled for release this December with a star-studded cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem, just to name a few. Its incredible first trailer recently dropped, and not only is the film a remake, it's based on Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction saga. Herbert actually wrote six Dune books, so we may have even more to look forward to. Unfamiliar with the Dune universe? Dune is the casual name for...
    Amazon workers really left their mark on conservative pundit Candace Owens‘ new book — including in Vaseline, she claims. The outspoken Owens took to Twitter to accuse the retail giant’s employees of damaging her tome, “Blackout.” “Dear @amazon. About 1,000 people have written to let me know that your employees appear to be stomping on and in this case, smearing Vaseline on my books before mailing them. I know it must have pained you to ship out all 90,000 copies you had in stock— but this is unacceptable,” she wrote Saturday afternoon.  Owens included pictures of the book with what appeared to be smear marks on the cover. She followed up with a call to her 2.6 million followers to snatch up the book. “The pettiness will do nothing to thwart sales. Let’s try to get the next 100,000 that I plan to sell out of your warehouse, treated with...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Amazon Kids+, formerly Free Time Unlimited, gives kids access to tens of thousands of kids' books, games, songs, and shows curated by age range, and through October 12, new subscribers can sign up to try its family plan for three months for $1.  For Prime members, the family plan normally starts at $6.99/month and non-members pay $9.99/month. Amazon Kids+ makes it easy for parents to choose the types of content their kids can access and set screen time limits on Fire, Fire TV, Echo, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, and Kindle devices. Read more: The best online deals and sales happening now Visit Insider Reviews' deals page for more general sales and Insider Coupons for more savings. Subscribe to our newsletter. Disclosure: This post is brought to you...
    As a kid, I avoided coloring at all costs, and was, for the most part, much more interested in anything having to do with a ball. But as an adult, I have found that coloring is not just a way to be creative, but a way to destress, and unwind when things outside are insane. And while I discovered this trick before all of this started happening, now is a great time to pick up an adult coloring book and get creative. It’s what I’ve been doing to stay sane. Adult coloring books are just that: coloring books for adults. Many come with complex designs like mandalas that as a kid would’ve kept me away. But as an adult, I’m intrigued by the challenge of such “an easy” task. There are funny ones like this one with drinking animals, or one’s with “calming” phrases, like “Namaste. Now f*ck off.” They...
    It’s a strange time for restaurants to say the least, and it’s certainly an even stranger time to write a memoir about a life spent in them. Nonetheless, David Chang, the chef and founder of Momofuku, creator and star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious, and New York Times bestselling author, recently published his new highly anticipated memoir Eat a Peach.  Eat a Peach: A MemoirBuy on Amazon$20Free Shipping | Free Returns While the book is coming out during an unprecedented time for restauranteurs (and everyone), throughout the book, Chang promotes the idea that cooking in a restaurant has been and always will be a sisyphean, uphill battle. Throughout the memoir, Chang details his battles with depression and self-doubt he faced all while creating the Momofuku empire, as well as the personal work he has done to improve, not just as a chef, but in his personal life. I recently had the...
    As cases of the coronavirus pandemic continue to rise globally, books on pandemics are in high demand. From historical fiction to nitty-gritty nonfiction, books have the power to reveal important insights regarding the science behind these diseases, how people have coped with them in the past, and what we can do moving forward. Here is a list of ten books you should read on infectious diseases. 1. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic In “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic,” David Quammen chronicles his travels around the world investigating the origins of past infectious disease outbreaks, including Ebola and lesser-known viruses such as Nipah. Quammen tries to show how human behavior can drive destructive zoonotic virus as animals and humans are coming in contact more and more––the spillover of deadly microbes from animals to humans becomes inevitable. Buy Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human...
    Emily Powell of Powell's City of Books.Courtesy Powell's Powell's Books, an iconic bookstore in Portland, Oregon, is pulling its books from Amazon's shelves. Emily Powell, the company's chief executive, said Thursday in a letter to customers that Powell's would no longer sell books on Amazon, citing the "detrimental impact" of the e-commerce giant's business on independent booksellers and local communities.  "We understand that in many communities, Amazon — and big box retail chains — have become the only option," Powell wrote. "And yet when it comes to our local community and the community of independent bookstores around the U.S., we must take a stand." Founded in 1971, Powell's describes itself as the world's largest new and used independent bookseller, with its flagship store occupying a full city block in downtown Portland. It sells books on its own website and, up until Thursday, had a storefront on Amazon's marketplace. The decision to...
    Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book about President Donald Trump is titled “Rage” and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Amazon.com. Publisher Simon & Schuster says the forthcoming book follows “Trump’s moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.” It says Woodward conducted a series of exclusive interviews with the president. The Amazon listing also notes that Woodward obtained 25 personal letters between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including one in which Kim describes their bond as something out of a “fantasy film.” Woodward’s first book about the Trump presidency, “Fear,” was published in 2018 and went to No. 1 on The New York Times’ nonfiction bestseller list. Simon & Schuster was the publisher of two books this year that were harshly critical of Trump: “The Room Where It Happened,”...
    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s unofficial biography Finding Freedom has been released in the UK today and features multiple revealing claims.  The biography lays bare the Sussexes’ controversial split from the royal family - but it isn’t the only royal book making waves.  ⚠️ Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple. Unofficial biography Finding Freedom is out today and has numerous claims about Meghan and Harry leaving the royal family Finding Freedom reveals the hurt feelings caused by the decision of Harry and Meghan to go into self-imposed exile - dubbed Megxit. Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have had access to more than 100 people for the book and sources say it portrays the Sussexes in a positive light. The book comes just weeks after another biography,Meghan and Harry: The Real Story by Lady Colin Campbell, which boldly claims that “Meghan’s whole...
    The investigation into the dominance of technology companies has not given Apple a truce, which is being investigated mainly on its policies on control and rates on the App Store. After a controversial hearing in which company CEO Tim Cook spoke on behalf of the company and the subsequent accusations from apps like Telegram, this chapter has many more arguments before it ends. As part of the same investigation, A series of emails have come to light revealing why users can’t buy Kindle books on iOS. The information shared by appleinsider, evidences the discussions that led to restrictions on the purchase of digital books from third-party platforms such as Amazon, from Apple devices. Apple continues to respond to its policies on the App Store The mails show communication between then Apple CEO Steve Jobs and several Apple executives about a commercial featuring the Amazon Kindle’s cross-platform capabilities. In the first...
    The House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee has just released a huge trove of internal documents from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google as part of its vast investigation into the tech industry. The documents reveal the internal machinations of companies that are typically highly secretive — and they even include a few buried emails from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which we’ve shared below. Two sets of emails discuss the decisions that, to this day, keep iPhone and iPad users from buying digital books in Amazon’s apps. (You have to use a web browser as a workaround.) In one email from November 2010, marketing chief Phil Schiller wrote to Jobs, internet services lead Eddy Cue, and product marketing head Greg Joswiak about how Amazon was marketing the Kindle mobile app at the time as a way to easily read Kindle books across both an iPhone and an Android device. Jobs said, “[i]t’s...
    Despite Trump claim, 14 states say some orders for coronavirus supplies are unfilled Aldi Is Opening at Least 70 MORE Stores This Year—Heres Where 8 cheaper alternatives to expensive products—and why they’re better © Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser 8 cheaper alternatives to expensive products—and why they’re better — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Since I started working at Reviewed over two years ago, I’ve researched, reviewed, and written about a ton of products. While I’m often tempted to buy a lot of the stuff I write about, like bike shorts on sale at Amazon or a Nintendo Switch for quarantine entertainment. I’ve thankfully become a smarter shopper. In fact, working here has led me to discover cheaper—and better—alternatives for more expensive things I already owned From an incredible hair dryer brush to a product that made eliminating...
    Kindle& nbsp; from Amazon, the reader ebooks Most popular on the market, it has never been easier to have a book always at hand to immerse yourself in literature. If you own one, you are fortunate to have thousands of free Kindle books at Amazon, Google play and a wide range of other sources. To help you distinguish relevant from accessory, we’ve put together some of the best free alternatives for Kindle, in both Spanish and English. “Data-reactid =” 12 “> There really is no excuse not to read. With the Amazon Kindle, The most popular ebook reader on the market, it has never been easier to have a book always at hand to immerse yourself in literature. If you own one, you are fortunate to have thousands of free Kindle books on Amazon, Google Play and a wide range of other sources To help you distinguish relevant from accessory,...
    Trump Denounces ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Outside Trump Tower Nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled due to possible rubber contamination The 10 Best New Books to Read in July Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to partake in our favorite warm-weather activity: reading. All day long. We’re firm believers that starting a new book is always a good idea. They offer different perspectives, connect us with others, and lend words of encouragement during difficult times. As you build your summer reading list, don’t forget to bookmark our July’s best new books list to use as a reference. Pro tip: These selects are best enjoyed by the pool or in front of the air conditioner. © Dutton, Grand Central Publishing It's officially summer—so you deserve to rest with a good book. The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, out July 7th Back in 2015, The Royal...
    1. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 2. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 3. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 4. “Countdown 1945” by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss (Simon & Schuster) 5. “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo (Seal Press) 6. “The Summer House” by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois (Little, Brown) 7. “Daddy’s Girls” by Danielle Steel (Dell) 8. “Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi (Bold Type Books) 9. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 10. “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau) 11. “Tom Clancy Firing Point” by Mike Maden (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 12. “Burn After Writing” by Sharon Jones (TarcherPerigree) 13. “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander (The New Press) 14. “Why Are All the Black Kids...
    Book covers from Mary Trump (L), John Bolton (C) and Mary Jordan (R) Two books expected to be highly critical of President Donald Trump — one by his niece Mary, the other by his former national security advisor John Bolton, are among the top-selling books on online retail giant Amazon even though they have yet to be released. Bolton's book "The Room Where it Happened," which the Justice Department sued to block the release of on Tuesday night, was the number one best-seller on Amazon on Wednesday morning based on pre-sale orders, according to the site's sales tracker. The suit claims that Bolton has not finished a review process required of authors who had government security clearance. Bolton's book is due to be published next Tuesday. Mary Trump's book, which President Trump reportedly is considering legal action against, was the number five best-seller on Amazon, more than a month before its official publication...
    When Brooklyn resident Andy Hunter founded Bookshop.org and launched it at the end of January, he figured it would take him 2-3 years before he and his team would be able to get serious traction. Their goal was a big one: to encourage people to stop buying books from Amazon and start supporting local bookstores by buying books online through the Bookshop.org site. “We felt a real sense of urgency,” says Hunter. “It was about how much Amazon has taken over the book market, and needing to get independent bookstores situated so they could hold their own.” Instead, the COVID-19 crisis happened, forcing many bookstores across the country to close. Amazon has classified books as nonessential during this time, meaning that book shipments will take much longer to arrive. This has created an opportunity for Bookshop. “Now, there are days where we’re selling $150,000 worth of books a day, and...
    As protests over the death of George Floyd continue, many people are looking to educate themselves and expand their understanding of race-related issues. Some seem to have turned to books to try to learn more.  As of Wednesday, books about race and anti-racism dominate the bestseller lists of retail giants Amazon and Barnes & Noble. At the time of publication, nine out of the 10 bestselling books at Barnes & Noble and eight of Amazon's top 10 sellers center on race-related issues. The books and novels cover a wide-range of topics, from white supremacy, to the treatment of black people throughout history to how to speak to children about race. Many books on the list challenge readers, especially white readers, to expand their understanding of race in society — and confront their own prejudices.  Trending News New charges in George Floyd's death as protests sweep nation Denver cop fired for "Let's...
    (CNN)Advocates say that one of the most important ways to be an ally to marginalized people is to educate yourself on the systems that oppress them and your role in sustaining them. From what the Amazon best-sellers list suggest, many Americans are taking that step. As of Wednesday, 15 of the top 20 bestselling books are about race, racism and white supremacy in the US. Sales surged following the last eight days of protest after George Floyd's death in police custody. The best-selling books, which include the nonfiction "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism," novel "The Vanishing Half" by black author Brit Bennett and the children's picture book "I Am Enough," are in such high demand that many of them are temporarily out of stock or only available in ebook or audio form. Most of the top 20 best selling books on Amazon...
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