Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Roundup with PW
Examining the 'Amazon Way': John Rossman, an executive at Amazon in the early 2000s, has written 'The Amazon Way,' about the 14 leadership principles that drive the retailer, including obsessing over the customer, hiring and developing the best, and practicing frugality.
Banning the Bestsellers: Mental Floss lays out 10 wildly popular 21st century books that people have tried to ban—and the surprising reasons they were deemed unsuitable material.
Alastair Reid Dies at 88: Alastair Reid, a Scottish-born, insistently peripatetic poet, translator and essayist who wrote of far-flung places (among other things) for the 'New Yorker' over more than half a century, died on Sunday in Manhattan.
Saving Paris's Oldest Bookstore : Librairie Delamain's rent is being hiked to 100,000 euros a year. Will a uniquely French determination to save a cultural icon triumph over e-books, Amazon, and foreign landlords?
Artistic Bookshelves : As part of the London Art Book Fair, the the city's Whitechapel Gallery asked the U.K.’s best artists, including Damien Hirst, to share their "shelfies."