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I Want a Real Rotten Tomatoes for Books

One reader's wishlist for a site that operates like a Rotten Tomatoes for books.

Addicted?: I Have Officially Spent Too Much Money on E-Books

One Rioter talks about her addiction to buying e-books.

I Wish Ebook Retailers Valued Ebooks

Do ebook retailers feel free to remove ebooks from devices because they don't actually value the product?

On Reviewing Bad Books When You’re Part of the Literary Community

A former editor on reviewing (or more often, not) bad books when you probably know the author, or agent, or publicist, or...

So… would you shop at an Amazon physical bookstore?

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Amazon Alternatives

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Amazon Alternatives

Alright, let’s get a few things out of the way. I’m not here to convince you that Amazon is a ...

Confessions of a Bad Librarian

I am a malfeasant librarian. I turn in books late, but that’s not what I mean. I hoard titles for ...

My E-Reader Is Selling Me Toilet Paper

My first e-reader was a Kindle, a gift I loved and read straight into the ground over the course of ...

Now, Voyage: Amazon’s Newest Ereader

I’m not usually an early adopter. I drive a twelve year old car, live in a ninety year old house, ...

Your Local Brick & Mortar Bookstore Is A Privilege

Last week, I went on a trip to Toronto to see a friend. When we were hashing out details for ...

Stand Down, Amazon Warriors: Comic Book Guys Already Killed the Comic Book Store

comiXology, the biggest (and, in my opinion, absolute best) digital app and reseller for comics has been purchased by Amazon. ...

Amazon Buys ComiXology, the Biggest Digital Comics Retailer

It might not be as exciting as flying robot delivery drones, but Amazon’s latest announcement is the purchase of digital ...

10 Literary Facebook Pages You Should Like

It’s not called FaceBOOK for nothing. Here are ten of the best literary facebook pages. 1. Amazon Books Whatever your feelings ...

The Amazon Warehouse Problem

One of my favorite podcasts, Radiolab, did a great piece recently entitled “Brown Box,”  in which reporter Mac McClelland “travels into ...