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Amazon Makes It Easier to Share Passages From E-Books

18 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Amazon is making it easier to share passages from Kindle books. Kindle already allows readers to post passages from books to their social media feeds, but a new update is letting readers highlight quotes and send them to specific people through more channels. Show More Summary

Kevin Costner Eyes His First Series Regular Role

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Costner is reportedly in talks for a high-profile project that would mark his first regular role on a TV series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Costner is negotiating for the Amazon legal drama “The...

John Carroll Lynch On ‘The Founder’ Menu; Gwendoline Christie Joins ‘Swallows & Amazons’

John Carroll Lynch, who has made a meal out of roles like Twisty the Clown on American Horror Story and as the creepy suspect in David Fincher’s Zodiac, has joined The Weinstein Company’s The Founder, the story of McDonald’s icon Ray Kroc that stars Michael Keaton. Show More Summary

Amazon Kids Pilots Now Streaming In U.S., UK & Germany

Amazon’s six new kids pilots are now available for streaming in the U.S., UK and Germany. Four animated pilots, The Adventures Of Knickerbock Teetertop, Lost In Oz, Lily The Unicorn, and Bear In Underwear; and  two live-action pilots, A History Of Radness and The Kicks are now available on Amazon Instant Video. Show More Summary

6 New Kids Pilots are Now Available on Amazon Instant Video

Amazon today announced its next kids pilot season of 2015 is now available on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany.

A Gronking To Remember Lawsuit Gets Strange While Amazon Argues Liability Would Chill Speech And Art

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Somewhat surprisingly to me, the tale of the now infamous eBook, "A Gronking To Remember" continues to develop. Yes, this whole thing started when a book purportedly written by a woman named Lacey Noonan, which details one housewife's sexual liberation at the sight of Patriots tight-end (heh) spiking a football, was taken down off of Amazon. Show More Summary

Kevin Costner In Talks To Star In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama Pilot ‘Trial’

EXCLUSIVE: In what would be a big coup for Amazon, I hear the streaming service is courting Kevin Costner for the lead in one of its pilots. I’ve learned that the Oscar winner is in negotiations to star in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama pilot from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Show More Summary

John Malkovich Reads Breakfast of Champions

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Audible.com, Amazon’s audiobook outpost, has released a new audiobook edition of Kurt Vonnegut‘s  controversial titles, Breakfast of Champions, read by actor John Malkovich. The story is about the “meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly...Show More Summary

Award-Winning Series Renewed for Season Three — Ahead of Season Two Premiere

A critically acclaimed series has been picked up for a third season ahead of its season two premiere. Amazon announced that it has greenlighted season three of “Transparent.” The show won two Golden Globe Awards this year — Best Television...

Amazon Greenlights Third Season of Golden Globe Award-Winning Original Series ‘Transparent’ — Available Exclusively for Prime Members in 2016

Press release from Amazon, June 25, 2015: Amazon today announced it has greenlit a third season of the Golden Globe Award-winning series Transparent, which will become available exclusively to members of Amazon Prime in 2016. Returning cast includes Jeffrey Tambor(Arrested...

'Transparent' Renewed for Season 3 by Amazon Ahead of Season 2 Premiere

Amazon today announced it has greenlit a third season of the Golden Globe Award-winning series Transparent, which will become available exclusively to members of Amazon Prime in 2016.

Bryan Fuller Talks ‘Hannibal’s Potential Resurrection On Amazon, ‘American Gods’ Conflicts & Surrendering To Destiny

Almost from the moment the cancellation of Hannibal by NBC was made public on Monday, a campaign has been stridently waged to find the ratings-challenged show a new home. Out front in that campaign, both online and in the press, hasShow More Summary

‘Transparent’ Renewed For Season 3 By Amazon, Creator Jill Soloway Inks Overall Deal

As Season 2 of Transparent is starting production, Amazon has greenlit a third season of the critically praised comedy series starring Jeffrey Tambor to be released 2016. Additionally, series creator Jill Soloway has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios where she will exclusively develop television projects for Amazon Prime. Show More Summary

Here’s Why Consumers Love Netflix More Than Amazon and Hulu

While Amazon and Hulu are trying to compete with Netflix, the reality is that Netflix is the clear victor in the battle of the streaming services. Nielsen notes that 36 percent of U.S. households subscribe to Netflix (more than 40 million U.S. Show More Summary

How to write a book when you’re paid by the page

5 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

When I first heard that Amazon was going to start paying its Kindle Unlimited authors according to the number of pages in their books that actually get read, I wondered whether there might be an opportunity for a delicious intra-Amazon arbitrage scheme that would allow me to game the system and drain Jeff Bezos’s bank account. I thought […]

Amazon’s Best Books of the Year So Far List

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Just in time for beach reading, Amazon has revealed its Best Books of 2015 (So Far) list. Amazon’s team of editors selected the list of 20 books. According to Amazon, the selection process included a ton of debate. However, the top book on the list was chosen unanimously: Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk. Show More Summary

Adweek Daily Brief: Apple's iPhone 6 Ads Win Big at Cannes

Amazon followed the lead of some other major retailers and announced it would pull all items using the confederate flag, while Apple and TBWA scored an Outdoor Grand Prix for the "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign. New on Adweek: Why everyone...Show More Summary

Meet Mona, the World’s Smartest Personal Shopper

Former Amazon.com employees are about to change the identity of personal shopping through a pyramid of personalization, simplification and aggregation

Amazon Acquiring ‘Elvis & Nixon’ In Groundbreaking Deal; Partnering With Bleecker Street For Theatrical Release

EXCLUSIVE– Amazon Studios is making its first big move into film acquisitions by acquiring domestic rights to Elvis & Nixon for close to $4 million. Deal is in the advanced stages of closing. Amazon will team up with Bleecker Street, who will handle the film’s release. Show More Summary

Amazon Will Pull Confederate Flag Merchandise

If you searched "Confederate flag" on Amazon on Tuesday afternoon, you found pages upon pages of products that feature the unquestionably controversial stars-and-bars symbol of Southern rebellion. But that probably won't be the case much longer. Show More Summary

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