| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists.
But for Silicon Valley techies, this unlikely marriage is cause for optimism: Someone may finally deliver technical and...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The description on Amazon of the $1.4-million Claude Monet painting of his chubby infant that's being sold from a New Orleans antiques store is funny in its own right. We learn that "the power of a son's love to warm the spirit of a struggling father"...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Jeff Bezos is about to enter the newspaper business, as the new owner of the Washington Post.
For about two decades now, the chief executive and founder of Amazon has loomed large over the book business, earning him the wrath of many a brick-and-...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Eighteen months ago my wife bought me a Kindle e-reader for my birthday.
I recently finished my 100th book on it.
To be honest, when I received the Kindle I wasn't certain I'd get through the opening passages of my first book. I'm now hooked, and...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Amazon announced Thursday that users of its new fan-fiction platform, Kindle Worlds, will be free to run wild with the characters from Kurt Vonnegut's books, including "Cat's Cradle" and "Slaughterhouse-Five," starting this month.
Kindle Worlds launched...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Looking for a market on the upswing? Think farm-fresh produce and meats. National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 4-10, and there are 7,864 such marketplaces listed in a directory compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a 9.6 percent...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Google stole tech headlines this week with the unveiling of the Chromecast and second-generation Nexus 7, but it made another important announcement that flew under the radar: Google Play Textbooks.
The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said it will...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported a surprise loss in the second quarter, as higher revenue was not enough to make up for rising operating expenses. The world's largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Last summer, Baltimore writer Justin Sirois was mentally and physically exhausted, and his work was to blame.
The 34-year-old's debut novel, 2012's "Falcons on the Floor," attempted to humanize Fallujah's bloody war scene. "The Last Book of Baghdad,"...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through the weekend.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Turns out it's never too late for a TV show to get its own comicbook.
NBCUniversal will produce digital books based on "Saved by the Bell" and "Punky Brewster" through a new licensing deal with publisher Lion Forge Comics. The pact also will cover...