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Over 1M Downloads for Tim Ferriss’ BitTorrent Bundle
January 4, 2013 | 10:00 pm

Tim Ferris The 4-Hour ChefThe publishing industry (understandably) made a lot of noise last November when the news broke that self-improvement author Tim Ferriss would be promoting his newest book project, The 4-Hour Chef, on BitTorrent, a site that will probably always be associated with illegal online file-sharing. The promotion—a free, downloadable BitTorrent bundle that includes interviews, candid author photos, the first chapter of the book and more—was at least partly conceived as a response to Barnes & Noble, which has publicly refused to carry any books published by Amazon, its top competitor. According to an article by USA Today reporter Dierdre Donahue, a number of independent bookstores have followed B&N's boycotting lead,...

More Amazon in the news
November 19, 2012 | 8:29 pm

I’ve been mostly away from my computer for the last few days, due to an early Thanksgiving visit with family. But I’ve been following the news while I’ve been gone, and there have been a few interesting items concerning Amazon. One is that, in the UK, Philip Jones reports that Amazon had to answer to Parliament last week concerning its habit of basing its UK business in Luxembourg where it can fulfill orders without having to charge the sizable UK value-added tax (or what we in the US call sales tax) on it orders. Jones notes that there seemed to be...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 17, 2012 | 10:19 am

Out of Touch: E-reading isn't reading (Slate) Hey Tim Ferriss: Book banning isn't a marketing gimmick (Paid Content) With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferriss Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book (Tech Crunch) Dave Eggers: 4 Spot-on TED Talks (Mashable) Kindle Daily Deal: Freeman by Leonard Pitts, Jr. {and} Promises to the Dead by Mary Downing Hahn * * *    ...