James Atlas, who comes from the traditional publishing world, is going to edit a series of biographies for Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN). The most interesting thing about the announcement is that the e-books won’t be exclusive to Amazon—they’ll be sold at etailers beyond the Kindle Store.
Unlike all of the other e-books that Amazon has published so far, the
“Amazon Lives” series will not be exclusive to the Kindle Store. The NYT
first reported this and Amazon confirmed it, telling me, “The books
will be available to be sold everywhere in all formats.” (Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt will publish the print versions.)