The Killer Kindle

How the e-book revolution is affecting Portland's book industry

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Arts & Books
The day booksellers have been dreading is here. Amazon announced in a statement yesterday that it now sells more e-books than print books. For every 100 print books sold since April 1, Amazon has sold 105 Kindle e-books. ---So if e-books are the way of the future, what does the news mean for Portland's booksellers? In February this year, Powell's Books made national news when it laid off 31 workers, ...   More
 
Friday, May 20, 2011 ASHLEY COLLMAN

Microcosm Publishing Says Trade Your Kindle for Comics


News
Just in case you were gifted an Amazon Kindle that you absolutely want nothing to do with, Microcosm Publishing has a proposition for you. For the month of January, the Portland-based indie publishing house is offering a deal where people can trade what Microcosm calls “soulless faux-literary technology” in exchange for an equal value of Microcosm reading material. They advise that ...   More
 
Friday, January 7, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

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