|Introducing "Harvard Business Review Short Cuts"-- Individual Chapters from Harvard Business Review Press Books Available Exclusively in the Kindle Store|
SEATTLE, Jan 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Harvard Business Review Press is releasing "Harvard Business Review Short Cuts," available exclusively for worldwide distribution in Amazon's Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). "Short Cuts" are individual chapters and summaries from Harvard Business Review Press publications that are broken down by the time it takes to read them (i.e. "30 minute read" or "10 minute read"). They are specifically chosen to give business readers quick and informative business information and theory while they drink their morning coffee, wait for a meeting or travel for business. Kindle is the most gifted, most wished for and the #1 bestselling product across all categories on Amazon.com. The Kindle Store now includes over 400,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including New York TimesBestsellersand New Releases.
"Our business readers frequently use their Kindles when they travel or commute, and have told us they love the ease with which they download and read newspapers, magazines and business documents," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "'Harvard Business Review Short Cuts' are the perfect quick read for any business-minded Kindle reader on the go -- a digestible serving of information, all available to download in under 60 seconds."
There will be a total of 117 chapters available from 10 different Harvard Business Review Press books, including those from leading thinkers in the fields of strategy, leadership, innovation and management. Available books include "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter, "The Innovator's Dilemma," by Clayton Christensen and "The Future of Management," by Gary Hamel, with chapters categorized by the time it takes to read them. This is the first time these chapters have been available for sale individually, and they will be exclusive to the Kindle Store for three months.
"We've chosen to make 'HBR Short Cuts' available in the Kindle Store so that our readers can easily stay up to date on the latest business books we publish, as well as reference their previous favorites," said Joshua D. Macht, Group Publisher, Harvard Business Review Group. "Kindle makes the possibility of purchasing, downloading and reading a select and relevant chapter en route to a business meeting or while on a business trip a reality."
Harvard Business Review (http://www.hbr.org) is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, books (http://www.hbr.org/books), and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to help lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.
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