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After 15 years, online retail giant Amazon reveals device-like grip on shoppers and its best-selling products in history
Monday 14 October 2013
Its swift-delivery service has shipped millions of Harry Potter novels and Adele CDs since its launch 15 years ago. But it is actually the 8GB memory card and HDMI connector cables which have made Amazon a $120bn business, the online retailer has revealed.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
The actor said there is 'no truth' to rumours he will play the Queen singer
Friday 30 August 2013
Authors will invariably do anything to help shift a few more copies of their books. Virgin Trains are offering authors the chance to do book signings on its West Coast route from September. Several authors have already signed up: Jo Nesbo, Joanna Trollope and comedian Ruby Wax.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
The Brit succeeded crime writer James Patterson to top the list
Thursday 01 August 2013
The school-day definition of noise was "unorganised sound". Another has it as sound "out of place". The word itself may come from the Latin noxia, meaning "harmful things". Music, classics masters, librarians, the Noise Abatement Society and all but the most liberal parents, were united in thinking it was A Bad Thing.
Saturday 27 July 2013
Wednesday 24 July 2013
‘Outed’ Harry Potter creator worked for days to sign crime novel under pen name
Friday 19 July 2013
Whodunit? Now we all know, but enjoy the intrigue on its own terms
Thursday 18 July 2013
The literary mole hunt to discover who outed superstar author JK Rowling as the creator of a detective novel written under a nom de plume was in danger of turning into a better whodunnit than the book itself.
Monday 15 July 2013
Mandela going home, predicts ex-president
Thursday 11 July 2013
Just over 15 per cent abandon a book before 50 pages
Sunday 07 July 2013
'Headed for a 2:2 or a third? Finish your joint and come and work for us'
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The Queen and JK Rowling only British women to appear in the top 100
Turn your home office into a coffee shop (kind of) with website that produces that Starbucks ambience
Monday 25 March 2013
So many people work “from home” at their local coffee shop now that many independent chains are forced to erect signs gently reminding these Wi-fi hogs to, y’know, buy another cup o’joe now and again.
Monday 04 March 2013
John Walsh gives a summary of the talks at the Bath Literary festival
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
- 5 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand