Member Blogs > Gothica BooksCitizen Bezos by Steve Coll | The New York Review of Books

  • Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:11:35    Permalink

    In the mid-1990s, when Amazon emerged as an online bookseller, publishers welcomed the company as a “savior” that could provide an alternative to the stifling market power of that era’s dominant chain stores, Barnes & Noble and Borders. Book publishers with exceptional foresight may have understood that they “had to view Amazon as both an empowering retail partner and a dangerous competitor,” as Brad Stone puts it in The Everything Store, his deeply reported, fiercely independent-minded account of Amazon’s rise.

    via Citizen Bezos by Steve Coll | The New York Review of Books.

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