Amazon

Some Amazon employees are upset at company's response to defaced LGBT office posters. CNBC. www.cnbc.com/2018/08/29/ amazon-lgbt-posters-defaced-some-employees-upset-response.html. 57. Hurst in Murray, T. (2018, April 2).

Amazon

Taking a political economy of media approach, this book examines Amazon as a significant actor in the global media landscape. Amazon is mainly conceived in the popular consciousness and media commentary as a corporate body, selling products and services to individual consumers and organisations, but Brevini and Swiatek show that Amazon has become a communication giant that trades in diversified media (its own and others), and exerts a significant influence on global communication, especially through its online services. Further, the authors provide evidence of Amazon's multiple influences on politics, economics, and culture. With its comprehensive and critical overview, this book is ideal for students, scholars, and researchers of media and communication studies and political economy.

Make Money Selling Your Digital Products Online

How Amazon Upset the SRP Applecart Amazon upset the SRP applecart when it insisted that all eBooks it sold would have a maximum sticker price of $9.99. This annoyed some larger publishers, such as Macmillan, the world's largest book ...

Make Money Selling Your Digital Products Online

Create, sell and deliver digital products over the Internet. Open a Web site and sell online. Ways to promote your site and improve your chances of being discovered. How to use metadata to help in the "discoverability" of your individual titles.

Bitcoin Mania

How to Prepare, Edit, Publish and Market Your Own Print Books and eBooks How Amazon Upset the SRP Applecart Amazon upset the SRP applecart when it insisted that all eBooks it sold would have a maximum sticker price of $9.99.

Bitcoin Mania

A delightfully cynical book which looks at the paper fiat currencies which we use everyday and questions how long they can survive. Could worthless paper be replaced by an ingenious worldwide cryptocurrency called "Bitcoin" which threatens to overturn the tables of traditional fiat money changers?

Analytics

Will it upset people if word gets out? For the first two questions, the answer was no. Target discovered the hard way, however, that a company can pass the first two tests but fail the third. People weren't upset with Amazon because ...

Analytics

For years, organizations have struggled to make sense out of their data. IT projects designed to provide employees with dashboards, KPIs, and business-intelligence tools often take a year or more to reach the finish line...if they get there at all. This has always been a problem. Today, though, it's downright unacceptable. The world changes faster than ever. Speed has never been more important. By adhering to antiquated methods, firms lose the ability to see nascent trends—and act upon them until it's too late. But what if the process of turning raw data into meaningful insights didn't have to be so painful, time-consuming, and frustrating? What if there were a better way to do analytics? Fortunately, you're in luck... Analytics: The Agile Way is the eighth book from award-winning author and Arizona State University professor Phil Simon. Analytics: The Agile Way demonstrates how progressive organizations such as Google, Nextdoor, and others approach analytics in a fundamentally different way. They are applying the same Agile techniques that software developers have employed for years. They have replaced large batches in favor of smaller ones...and their results will astonish you. Through a series of case studies and examples, Analytics: The Agile Way demonstrates the benefits of this new analytics mind-set: superior access to information, quicker insights, and the ability to spot trends far ahead of your competitors.

Point of Sale

Richard L. Brandt, One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com (New York: Portfolio, 2011), 46–49. 19. ... Jim Milliot, “Authors Guild Upset by Amazon Used Books Tactics,” Publisher's Weekly, 15 Apr. 2002, 15. 31.

Point of Sale

Point of Sale offers the first significant attempt to center media retail as a vital component in the study of popular culture. It brings together fifteen essays by top media scholars with their fingers on the pulse of both the changes that foreground retail in a digital age and the history that has made retail a fundamental part of the culture industries. The book reveals why retail matters as a site of transactional significance to industries as well as a crucial locus of meaning and interactional participation for consumers. In addition to examining how industries connect books, DVDs, video games, lifestyle products, toys, and more to consumers, it also interrogates the changes in media circulation driven by the collision of digital platforms with existing retail institutions. By grappling with the contexts in which we buy media, Point of Sale uncovers the underlying tensions that define the contemporary culture industries.

Monopolies Suck

29 Under political and legal pressure in 2018, Amazon: Tae Kim, “Here's the Controversial Tax Practice by Amazon That's Got Trump So Upset,” CNBC, March 29, 2018, https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/heres-the-controversial -tax ...

Monopolies Suck

An urgent and witty manifesto, Monopolies Suck shows how monopoly power is harming everyday Americans and practical ways we can all fight back. Something’s not right. No matter how hard you work, life seems to only get harder. When your expenses keep going up but your income stays flat, when you’re price-gouged buying medicine for your child’s life-threatening allergy, when you live in a hyped-up state of fear and anxiety, monopoly power is playing a key role. In Monopolies Suck, antitrust expert and director at the Open Markets Institute, Sally Hubbard, shows us the seven ways big corporations rule our lives—and what must be done to stop them. Throughout history, monopolists who controlled entire industries like railroads and oil were aptly called “robber barons” because they extracted wealth from everyone else—and today’s monopolies are no different. By charging high prices, skirting taxes, and reducing our pay and economic opportunities, they are not only stealing our money, but also robbing us of innovation and choice, as market dominance prevents new companies from challenging them. They’re robbing us of the ability to take care of our sick, a healthy food supply, and a habitable planet by using business practices that deplete rather than generate. They’re a threat to our private lives, fair elections, a robust press, and ultimately, the American Dream that so many of us are striving for. In this slim, accessible guide, Sally Hubbard gives us an easy-to-understand overview of the history of monopolies and antitrust law, and urges us to use our voices, votes, and wallets to protest monopoly power. Emboldened by the previous century when we successfully broke up monopoly power in the US, we have the tools to dismantle corporate power again today—before their lobbying threatens to undermine our economy and democracy for generations to come.

Creative Self Publishing

Bob and Barbara are upset with their publishing services, Danny is upset with Amazon, and Tess is upset about “the lot of authors today” compared to a past golden era she has constructed in her mind. For all of these authors, ...

Creative Self Publishing

It has never been easier to publish a book, but publishing a book is never easy. Creative Self-Publishing is a comprehensive guide to every step in the publishing process, written by the Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and drawing on the experience of thousands of members, from those who are just starting out to those who are staggeringly successful. The book takes an individual approach, beginning with you. Your ambitions, your passion, and your sense of purpose not just as a writer, but also as a publisher, and as a creative business owner. In an engaging, easy to read format, you’ll learn: - How to negotiate the seven processes of publishing to reach more readers and sell more books - The business models successful authors are using today - How to overcome resistance and block by fostering creative flow. - The history of authorship and self-publishing and where you fit - How to find your ideal readers and ensure they find your books - A proven planning method so you effortlessly bring together your passion, mission and purpose as a writer and publisher Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry books, the principles and practices outlined in this book will work for you. You’ll make better books, find more readers, turn them into keener fans, and grow your income, impact and influence as a self-directed and empowered indie author. The creative way.

Managing Start ups for Success

Flipkart in competition with Amazon by bidding a very ambitious price to acquire about 77% of the company for USD 16 ... It would have made a great sense for Amazon to acquire Flipkart in India, but Walmart upset Amazon's plan by ...

Managing Start ups for Success

World economics and the industrial environment has recently created a fertile ground for the creation of new enterprises and start-ups. This book skilfully identifies the challenges of building a new business venture from an idea to a marketable product. It highlights • Robust methods for keeping up with innovation; • Designing new ways to grow, improve and market your product; and • Managing the changes in the business environment, market dynamics and other uncertainties. The volume is rich with examples and case studies of many small and large businesses. It further reflects on the business and entrepreneurship ecosystem, the challenges and opportunities in India, entrepreneurship and women, e-commerce, the new generation of entrepreneurs, and exit strategies for entrepreneurs. An essential guide for entrepreneurs and professionals working in business management and marketing communications, as well as scholars of business administration and financial sciences, this book by an industry expert offers many new and practiced approaches, examples and lessons for innovative thinking and breaking new ground in business.

Selling Used Books Online

The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's Marketplace and Other Online Sites Stephen Windwalker ... The executives were particularly upset that Amazon was offering used books for sale at the same time as the books ' original ...

Selling Used Books Online


Social Networking for Authors

If your competition has been on the market for several years, you may indeed be outselling your competition's book, but the competing authors book may be ranked better because of prior book sales on Amazon. Do not be upset if your sales ...

Social Networking for Authors

The traditional method of selling books is fading away, and the untapped wealth of social networking is growing, but many authors don't each touch this massive money making niche! Now you can sell more books than you ever thought possible. The easiest way to becoming a best-selling author is to follow the tips in this easy-to-read and eye-opening book.This book will teach you how to: Earn money by selling books through social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Technorati, Xanga, Squidoo, and dozens more).- Create a money making website for your book (without being a tech-guru). - Take advantage of free tools for authors that will skyrocket your book sales. - Connect with customers to convert one sale into three. - And much more...It's time to turn your book into a residual money making machine. This book pays for itself! By following the lessons learned in this book, you can drastically increase your book sales.

Beaten Down Worked Up

When Turkers in India were upset that Amazon paid them by check—which often took months to arrive, that is, if the checks didn't get lost in the mail—a Dynamo campaign persuaded Amazon to start paying Turkers in India through direct ...

Beaten Down  Worked Up

“A page-turning book that spans a century of worker strikes.... Engrossing, character-driven, panoramic.” —The New York Times Book Review We live in an era of soaring corporate profits and anemic wage gains, one in which low-paid jobs and blighted blue-collar communities have become a common feature of our nation’s landscape. Behind these trends lies a little-discussed problem: the decades-long decline in worker power. Award-winning journalist and author Steven Greenhouse guides us through the key episodes and trends in history that are essential to understanding some of our nation’s most pressing problems, including increased income inequality, declining social mobility, and the concentration of political power in the hands of the wealthy few. He exposes the modern labor landscape with the stories of dozens of American workers, from GM employees to Uber drivers to underpaid schoolteachers. Their fight to take power back is crucial for America’s future, and Greenhouse proposes concrete, feasible ways in which workers’ collective power can be—and is being—rekindled and reimagined in the twenty-first century. Beaten Down, Worked Up is a stirring and essential look at labor in America, poised as it is between the tumultuous struggles of the past and the vital, hopeful struggles ahead. A PBS NewsHour Now Read This Book Club Pick

Computerworld

This was done in accordance with Amazon's pricing policy, said Amazon spokesman Bill Curry. That decision apparently upset customers, several of whom have been venting their anger in the chat room of DVD Talk (http://talk.dvdtalk.com), ...

Computerworld

For more than 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (Computerworld.com), twice-monthly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.

Federal Register

Competitive Impact Statement efforts to upset Amazon's $ 9.99 pricing Macmillan's decision to join with all the incorporates but does not repeat the put it in a position to realize margins . other Publisher Defendants in agreeing ...

Federal Register


Lean Startup in Large Organizations

And that was a few years after we launched the business, so Amazon was very patient with that business . ... They're going to upset partners, they're going to upset suppliers, and they are also going to upset some internal employees, ...

Lean Startup in Large Organizations

To better compete and drive growth in today’s marketplace, large corporations must become far more agile in implementing new products and new business models. The pace of technological change, the blurring of industry boundaries, and the agility and resources of startups in almost every industry segment demand it. Many companies have begun to adopt the principles of Lean Startup but have had limited success in doing so. The principles seem intuitive and straightforward, but there are challenges to using them inside an existing company, especially in a manufacturing environment. The challenges include: Developing a business model that fits the assets and constraints of the corporation Managing the conflicts that inevitably arise with the "performance engine" that is, with the current operating business Managing the risks of investing in a new venture for a company used to investing where the risks are more clearly understood. Conducting lean iterate-and-test cycles with physical goods as well as with software offerings (for manufacturing firms). This book describes a systematic approach to implementing Lean Startup practices in large organizations. It is organized around the six distinct Lean Startup principles used to move from concept to a new business inside a large organization. The book builds on the principles of Lean Startup and adds practices required to manage the realities of the corporate context. It describes not only the challenges of adopting Lean Startup, but also how to overcome them. It is based on elements of practice developed by leading academics and practitioners in the corporate world, and it brings together the pieces in a practical and integrated way. The book includes case studies of the approach from several different industries.

The Voice Catchers

But even as he spoke, Amazon's comfort with these pareddown plans may have been upset by yet another Google brouhaha. A month earlier, a Burger King television commercial had used the Assistant prompt phrase “OK Google” before asking ...

The Voice Catchers

Your voice as biometric data, and how marketers are using it to manipulate you Only three decades ago, it was inconceivable that virtually entire populations would be carrying around wireless phones wherever they went, or that peoples’ exact locations could be tracked by those devices. We now take both for granted. Even just a decade ago the idea that individuals’ voices could be used to identify and draw inferences about them as they shopped or interacted with retailers seemed like something out of a science fiction novel. Yet a new business sector is emerging to do exactly that. The first in-depth examination of the voice intelligence industry, The Voice Catchers exposes how artificial intelligence is enabling personalized marketing and discrimination through voice analysis. Amazon and Google have numerous patents pertaining to voice profiling, and even now their smart speakers are extracting and using voice prints for identification and more. Customer service centers are already approaching every caller based on what they conclude a caller’s voice reveals about that person’s emotions, sentiments, and personality, often in real time. In fact, many scientists believe that a person’s weight, height, age, and race, not to mention any illnesses they may have, can also be identified from the sound of that individual’s voice. Ultimately not only marketers, but also politicians and governments, may use voice profiling to infer personal characteristics for selfish interests and not for the benefit of a citizen or of society as a whole. Leading communications scholar Joseph Turow places the voice intelligence industry in historical perspective, explores its contemporary developments, and offers a clarion call for regulating this rising surveillance regime.

Planet Amazon Ii

Even if they don't capture you, any of your people would bring a good price, even the men.” I looked upset, and he added, “Even the children.” Now I was beside myself and didn't know what to say. “You are one of those rare women worth.

Planet Amazon Ii

Others from Earth join Andrea in the Gemini galaxy. Earth seems determined to have a team working toward their own ends, one way or the other. Will the new arrivals cause problems for Andrea and her new home or disappoint Earth and aid Andrea? What will they find as they head out into the galaxy, meet new races, and visit other planets? Will Andrea find she shares a special chemistry with men of other planets, and how will she deal with it if she does? Andrea continues to touch lives and positively influence others as she continues progress on Amazon, Gallegos, and other planets in the Gemini galaxy. Excerpt from chapter 7 from Andreas viewpoint: We were there and I looked at a planet that some might say had a rosy glow, but to me it looked like the red of an evil vampires eyes. It beckoned to me, almost as if it said, Come to me so I can destroy you. Yet I was helpless to stay away.

Tag Team young adult action adventure superheroes

Switch's frown deepened, but she said nothing, while Bait thought that Lady Amazon didn't seem very upset at Switch's diss of the Neo-Visionists. Once again, Bait wasn't sure if that was evidence to support the theory or not.

Tag Team  young adult action adventure superheroes

After defeating their supervillain father, Bait and Switch are now seen as heroes rather than potential supervillains. Their classmates finally accept them and even most of their teachers have gotten over their distrust of the two. Life seems to be getting better and better. But things take a turn for the worse when a superhuman terrorist organization targets the Academy. Their target: A mysterious new student whose power they want to use to throw the superhero community into utter chaos. Now Bait and Switch must defend this student from the terrorists, but that's easier said than done, because the leader of the terrorists has infiltrated the Academy with the intent to destroy it--and Bait and Switch--from within. KEYWORDS: superhero action fiction, superhero fantasy, superhero fiction novel, superhero science fiction, superhero scifi, superhero young adult, superhero city, superhero books, superhero action, superhero books for kids, superheroes, cool superheroes, action adventure books, superhero action adventure books, action adventure fiction, superhero action adventure fiction, young adult action adventure, action adventure young adult

The Dark Side of Marketing Communications

to unionize some 5,000 workers at Amazon's eight distribution centers across the country. The unionization drive has gained momentum because many workers are upset about layoffs at Amazon last January. This evidence suggests that ...

The Dark Side of Marketing Communications

What fuels capitalism and what stops it from collapsing? Does marketing communications support and sustain the economic and political status quo? This book is not about describing the ways in which businesses can optimize the messages they put across or about adding to the marketing communicator’s toolkit. This book argues that marketing communications plays an increasingly important role in bolstering contemporary capitalism. Drawing on conceptualizations of the ‘market’ from political economy and sociology, it focusses on five logics that underpin and sustain the form of capitalism in which we live: the logic of competition, the logic of sustainability, the logic of individualism, the logic of objectivity, and the logic of distraction. It does this by exploring those arenas which are increasingly dominated by the communicative activities of business: sport, CSR, social media, statistics, and entertainment. Bringing theories from marketing and consumer research, sociology, cultural studies, technology and media studies to bear on marketing communications, this book is necessary reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics who wish to understand the broader role of marketing communications in the reproduction of contemporary capitalism.