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- DescriptionHired in 1996, James Marcus made his start at Amazon when it was still a 50 person futuristic mom-and-pop grocery, selecting all the books featured on its homepage from a crude wooden office desk made of discarded doors. By the time he left the company in 2001, Amazon had grown into an 8,000 strong, multi-continent Dot-Com sensation, shipping hundreds of thousands of books, bikes, hacksaws and asparagus pots a day. But the center could t hold: By 1999, the Dot-Com bubble began deflating as the tech boom waned and fat pockets across the country - and Silicon Valley in particular - shriveled. Covering everything from Marcus' initial interview with Jeff Bezos and company picnics, to pointed commentary on stock-option wealth and editorial integrity, Amazonia is anything but conventional business history. Part memoir, part chronicle, part insider scoop, Amazonia is an entertaining and insightful look at the tensions between editorial and business sensibilities, art and commerce, techlogy and humanity. A funny, engaging business memoir. Reminiscent of Michael Lewis' perennial classic Liar's Poker or Julia Salamon's The Devil's Candy.
- Author BiographyJames Marcus was employed as Senior Editor at Amazon.com from 1996 to 2001 during which time he edited the site's homepage and Literature & Fiction area.
- Author(s)James Marcus
- PublisherThe New Press
- Date of Publication05/06/2004
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New Press
- Weight441 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
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