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Geisha speakers won't guarantee memoirs

'Psycho-acoustic' technology meets Eastern theme.

By Jun. 2, 2008


Amazon exec to depart amid its uncertain future in publishing

Larry Kirshbaum, the editorial head of Amazon's adult and children's publishing imprints, is on his way out as Amazon ponders its next move in book publishing.

By Oct. 25, 2013


Amazon debuts new literary fiction imprint

The giant Web retailer adds Little A, its seventh imprint, to its roster. Upcoming titles include a book by actor James Franco.

By Mar. 15, 2013


Orange is the New Black headed to Netflix worldwide this July

Fresh new comedy Orange is the New Black hits the subscription streaming this summer.

By Apr. 30, 2013


Microformats (I): Say it in six words

SMITH Magazine asked its readers for six-word memoirs. Thousands submitted short life stories, ranging from the bittersweet ("Three marriages. Two divorces. BA .333"), poignant ("Look Mom: I've finally written something"), and sad ("I still make coffee fo

By Mar. 18, 2008


Amazon surpasses 2 million Kindle Singles sales, report says

Singles e-books, which are shorter than full-length novels but longer than magazine articles, have grown in popularity in the 14 months they've been available.

By Mar. 13, 2012


Amazon officially launches Kindle Singles

A few months back Amazon called on writers and publishers to create shorter works for its new Kindle Singles category. That category has now officially launched and has been integrated into the Kindle Store.

By Jan. 26, 2011


Amazon 2010 tops: Stieg Larsson, giraffe baby toys

No numbers were included, but Amazon has released its top-selling, most-wished-for, and most-gifted items in a bunch of categories for the year.

By Dec. 30, 2010


Manuscript recalling Newton apple story lands online

Manuscript of 1752 biography of Isaac Newton, which recounts how a falling apple led him to the theory of gravity, is available on U.K.'s Royal Society Web site.

By Jan. 21, 2010


SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip

SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.

By Aug. 23, 2011

4 stars Editor's rating Aug. 23, 2011