Mark Hooper: It's 20 years since an ambitious entrepreneur named Jeff Bezos registered the company that would become Amazon. How did it get so big so fast?
Anna Baddeley: The elasticity of digital publishing can give new life to the shorter form, as DJ Taylor discovered
Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading, writes John Naughton
A war of words broke out this week following the publication of a memoir featuring To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee. So what are the ethics of telling someone else's life story, asks Aida Edemariam
Warner Bros going ahead with "origins story" of hotel that was setting for the Jack Nicholson horror classic
Dave Eggers and astronaut Chris Hadfield to also talk at festival which aims to ‘democratise’ literature with non-traditional events
The ‘Netflix for books’ service will provide over 600,000 books and audio books for Kindle subscribers. By Samuel Gibbs
From A is for Alternative Currency to Z is for Zero-Confirmation Transaction, iPad app explains cryptocurrency to kids. By Stuart Dredge
iPad manufacturer to pay damages contingent upon appeals court ruling over whether it conspired with publishers to fix prices
Other lives: Professor of human information systems at the University of Central England in Birmingham
Tolkien fans will welcome news that the new Hobbit movie sticks to the source material more closely than than the last two. But what would you like to see added in this episode?
Microsoft chief sends sales of John Brooks's collected journalism rocketing on secondhand market and prompts ebook reissue
US startup rebrands as Genius: 'Any text can be as layered, as allusive and cryptic, as worthy of careful exegesis as rap lyrics...' By Stuart Dredge
Turns out Nicholas Negroponte's vision of a newspaper tailored to your own interests wasn't so far-fetched after all, writes James Bridle
David Goldblatt on the soft power behind the hard results of the global football tournament