Nov 17, 2018
Amazon Books Senior Editor
Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 39:11
“We often talk about accessibility. We start there. We talk about quality of writing. The story is important, obviously. Maybe the thing that gets you over the line is your visceral reaction to the book. How much are you willing to argue for it? You win some, and you lose some. Ultimately I think we come up with a great list. Every book on the Top 20 is a great book.”
Amazon’s announcement of HQ2
Jeff Bezos tells employees that one day Amazon will fail. (CNBC)
Author Scott Pratt dies in an auto accident (The Passive Voice)
The Sins of the Mother by Scott Pratt and Mark Stout
Richard Hollick’s sensible take on HQ2 (Making Book)
Amazon’s Black Friday Week deals
Interview with Chris Schluep
Amazon Best Books of 2018 list
The Amazon Book Review Podcast, available via iTunes
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Amazon’s Best Books of 2018
Next Week’s Guest
James McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research
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