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Per Deadline, Amazon Studios has ordered a pilot to relaunch the cult classic property The Tick with a new take on Ben Edlund’s superhero spoof. Edlund will write and executive produce on the project and two cast members have already signed on-board: Griffin Newman will play Arthur, The Tick’s moth-garbed sidekick and Valorie Curry will […]Display Comments Add a Comment
Rumors have ignited that Amazon may launch hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores. The online retailer’s first shop, located at Seattle’s University Village shopping center, opened its doors in late 2015.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of General Growth Properties, publicly stated that Amazon has plans to open 300 to 400 bookstores. At this point in time, no announcement has been made by Amazon executives.
Here’s more from The New York Times: “Even if Amazon is not planning to go nationwide with its stores anytime soon, any expansion of its brick-and-mortar presence is likely to send shivers down the spines of other booksellers. Amazon’s success as an online retailer of physical and electronic books has already devastated chains like Borders and seriously wounded Barnes & Noble. Independent booksellers, though, are seeing sales growth in many parts of the country, showing how reluctant some book fans have been to give up browsing store shelves.” (via BuzzFeed)Add a Comment
Oh speaking of Amazon, I didn't realize that they have sub categories in all their best seller list now. Thus you can not only see what's selling in the main graphic novel category (answer: coloring books) but in more than a dozen subcategories, such as Manga, Romance Manga, Superheroes and How to Create Comics and Manga.And when you click on some of them, like Publishers, you get sales charts for the top 7 or 8 publishers in one click. (Can you feel teh excitement??!!??)
When you click on Graphic novels you get a Russian nested doll of genre categories, all the way down to zombies.Display Comments Add a Comment
Amazon Studios will produce filmmaker Jim Jarmusch‘s latest project.
The film is a love story about a bus driver in Paterson, NJ. It is called called Paterson and stars Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani. The production crew recently wrapped shooting and the film hits theaters later this year.
“Paterson is a funny, philosophical and moving story that only Jim can tell. We look forward to working closely with him and supporting his vision in bringing the film to life,” stated Ted Hope, Head of Motion Picture Production at Amazon Studios. “Adam Driver is one of this generation’s most gifted actors. It’ll be exciting to see what he and Jim unearth as they explore the intimate and richly textured world of Paterson.”Add a Comment
It's a perfect set-up for a buddy comedy adventure, with deep but accessible roots.
The post Can Cartoon Saloon’s Amazon Pilot ‘Eddie of the Realms Eternal’ Make It To Series? appeared first on Cartoon Brew.Add a Comment
Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate it! And if you don’t celebrate the holiday, celebrate some bargains instead. Amazon Shipping is free on $35+ or with Prime. Air Gear 34 – $6.04 Animal Land 11 – $6.04 Assassination Classroom 8 – $6.49 Demon Prince of Momochi House 1 – $6.28 Fairy Tail 50 – $6.99 ... Read moreAdd a Comment
The law has long struggled to adapt to new forms of employment – who should be responsible for the protection of workers’ rights, from minimum wage and working time to discrimination law, in today’s fragmented economy? These fundamental questions are now returning to public discussion as a result of the meteoric rise of so-called "crowd-work".
The post The Uber dilemma: are “crowd-work” platforms employers? appeared first on OUPblog.Add a Comment
A veteran of "Adventure Time" and "Gravity Falls," "Niki Yang steps out on her own with "Yoyotoki: Happy Ears!"
The post Niki Yang’s Empowered Fantasy ‘Yoyotoki’ Energizes Amazon Pilot Season appeared first on Cartoon Brew.Add a Comment
Black Friday has been historically the busiest shopping day of the year here in the U.S. However, this one-day celebration has pretty much expanded into a full-blown extended sale that often starts before Thanksgiving and goes until Cyber Monday. Let’s get ready to save! …Or spend a lot of money. Either one. Black Friday Tips ... Read moreAdd a Comment
Amazon has released a new software to make collaborative screenwriting easier.
Amazon Storywriter is a free cloud-based screenwriting software with the templates to create standard format TV and movie screenplays. Here is more from the press release:
Screenwriters can write online while their scripts are saved as they work, knowing all their material is being stored securely in the cloud. Additionally, they can write offline with a free installable Chrome app for Mac and PC.
In addition, Amazon revealed that it will now accept submissions for dramas through the amazonstudios.com site.Add a Comment
Black Friday may be next week, but a lot of good sales are already active! Before I continue, with the holiday shopping experience in full swing, here are a few tips I have for you: Compare prices. One store’s “sale” price may be higher than another store’s. The major stores will also price-match each other, ... Read moreAdd a Comment
Convicted murderer Paul Bernardo self-published an e-book on Amazon, and the book is no longer available after people found out and complained about it.
Entitled, A MAD World Order, the work was about: “The top echelons of the Russian government lament for the glory days of their superpower status.” After news broke that the Bernardo had published the work, people took to Amazon to write one-star reviews and demand that the book be taken down. Amazon has not commented on whether or not it removed the books due to these complaints.
The book is still live in Google search cached pages, but when you click through the link is now dead.Add a Comment
The Amazon editors have revealed their picks for Best Books of 2015. According to the press release, 22 debut authors were selected for the Top 100 Books of the Year list. Follow this link to see the full list of 100 titles.
We’ve listed the top 10 books below. In addition to a general list, the Amazon team has also put together “top 20 lists in over two-dozen categories.” Did any of your favorites make the cut?
Amazon Editors’ Top 10 Books of 2015
1. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
3. Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
6. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
7. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
8. Purity by Jonathan Franzen
9. Hold Still by Sally Mann
10. The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsAdd a Comment
Debuting today on Amazon Video, Moonbot's "The Numberlys" is one of six animated projects in Amazon's fall pilot lineup.Add a Comment
Amazon has opened a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle called Amazon Books. The shop, located within the University Village shopping center, will be stocked with 5,000 to 6,000 books at a time and Kindle devices.
According to Mashable, the team behind this venture intends to dedicate one section to books that have received an average of 4.8 stars (or more) on the Amazon website. At this point in time, no plans have been announced for additional locations.
Here’s more from The Seattle Times: “Amazon is betting that the troves of data it generates from shopping patterns on its website will give it advantages in its retail location that other bookstores can’t match. It will use data to pick titles that will most appeal to Seattle shoppers. And that could also solve the business problem that has long plagued other bookstores: unsold books that gather dust on shelves and get sent back to publishers. More than most book retailers, Amazon has deep insight into customer buying habits and can stock its store with titles most likely to move.” (via The New York Times)Add a Comment
Amazon Publishing has just opened a call for submissions for the Little A Poetry Contest, a competition for emerging poets. The winner will take home a $2,000 advance with Little A, Amazon Publishing’s literary imprint.
Writers can submit their work through December 20, 2015. To be eligible, poets must have no more than one published work of poetry available. Contestants can submit their full-length collections to LittleAPoetry@amazon.com for consideration. Poets Cornelius Eady, Jericho Brown and Kimiko Hahn will judge the contest. Here is more from the press release:
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The judges will select a winner based on the quality of writing, strength and originality of content, and creativity of language. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2016 and Little A expects to publish the winner’s manuscript in paperback and eBook in the spring of 2017.
How can a boy succeed where an army has failed? Tjaden, a young man who aspires to be an Elite soldier, blames himself when Elora’s beautiful face is disfigured by a bandersnatch. Elora hides behind her scars, feeling unlovable in a world that only confirms her doubts. Before Tjaden has a chance to convince her that scars don’t matter, an even more terrifying monster comes between them—the Jabberwock. Tjaden must risk his life not only to prove his love to Elora but to save her life. If the secrets of the vorpal sword fail, so will Tjaden. Originally published as a novella (39,000 words) in 2011, many readers asked for a longer version of that delved more deeply into the story and subplots. This 2014 version JABBERWOCKY is a full novel at 69,000 words. It has been completely rewritten and augmented with illustrations by E.K. Stewart-Cook.Add a Comment
It’s Halloween, so while you’re dressed up in your awesome cosplay, why not get new anime and manga to inspire your next costume? Amazon Amazon offers free shipping with Prime or on $35+. Dragon Ball Z Season 9 [Blu-ray] – $19.99 Fullmetal Alchemist: Complete Collection [Blu-ray] – $32.27 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick ... Read moreAdd a Comment