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Amazon’s Hit Man – Businessweek

Larry Kirshbaum was the ultimate book industry insider—until Amazon called In November 1997, on a night of pounding rain in midtown Manhattan, Rupert Murdoch threw a party for Jane Friedman, the new chief executive officer of News Corp.’s (NWS) HarperCollins book division. The luminaries of the publishing business, such as …

Random House Finally Sells eBooks In Apple’s iBookstore

Yesterday, at Apple’s media event, Steve Jobs announced that Random House is signing on with the store, bringing 17,000 eBooks. Even before the announcement yesterday, their content began to appear in Apple’s iBookstore. Just days ago, Random House released that it would adopt the “agency model” for eBooks, meaning that …