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Amazon Gets Cooking With First Major Publishing Deal [Headlines]

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Amazon makes its first big move into publishing by acquiring Timothy Ferriss' new book, 'The 4-Hour Chef.'

Caroline Ku
  • 17 august 2011

Amazon.com has made the first “major” acquisition for its New York-based publishing imprint, snapping up rights in bestselling self-help author Timothy Ferriss’s new book The 4-Hour Chef.

The online retailer has moved aggressively into publishing over the last year, with imprints covering everything from romance to literature in translation and mysteries and thrillers. Earlier this summer it hired publishing bigwig Larry Kirshbaum, former chief executive of the Time Warner Book Group, to head up its New York imprint, and it is Kirshbaum who has spearheaded the world rights deal for Ferriss’s work. Alison Flood/The Guardian.

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