Another Amazon virtual book burning; Amazon gives raises, then cuts hours; Amazon abruptly cancels orders, stops buying from some third-party sellers; Wealthy novelist to pay victim’s family – WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings for 03/08/19

Another Amazon virtual book burning; Amazon gives raises, then cuts hours; Amazon abruptly cancels orders, stops buying from some third-party sellers; Wealthy novelist to pay victim’s family – WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings for 03/08/19

He used a previous book he wrote as a “blueprint” for the killing
Graphic novelist ordered to pay nearly $42 million in fiancee’s torture murder
A Los Angeles judge has ordered a graphic novelist from a wealthy Canadian family to pay $41.6 million to the family of his slain fiancee, whom he brutally tortured and killed in 2016 just weeks after their daughter was born.

Do as they say, not a they do, eh?
Black journalists’ group places CNN on ‘special monitoring list’
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) said Tuesday that it would place CNN on a “special media monitoring list,” citing a lack of black representation among the network’s leadership ranks.

Amazon’s virtual book burnings are based on pressure, not common sense
Amazon Bans Tommy Robinson’s Book, ‘Mohammed’s Koran’
In that article, I asked: How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others also be dropped by Amazon?
The answer turned out to be 51 days.

Who didn’t see this coming? 
Whole Foods cuts workers’ hours after Amazon introduces minimum wage
The Illinois-based worker explained that once the $15 minimum wage was enacted, part-time employee hours at their store were cut from an average of 30 to 21 hours a week, and full-time employees saw average hours reduced from 37.5 hours to 34.5 hours. The worker provided schedules from 1 November to the end of January 2019, showing hours for workers in their department significantly decreased as the department’s percentage of the entire store labor budget stayed relatively the same.

This is an interesting article you definitely don’t want to miss.
10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary, “I must be private, secret, as anonymous and submerged as possible in order to write.” Given the multiple volumes of her diary, letters and memoirs, the outward facts of her life are well-documented, but the priority she gives to the inward life, to what lies obscured in night and shadow, leaves much yet unknown.

Another reason why you shouldn’t trust Amazon to keep you in business
Amazon abruptly stopped buying goods from third-party sellers
“The e-commerce behemoth has canceled orders with many wholesalers, pushing them instead to sell directly to consumers on its marketplace…”

If at first you don’t succeed, fail and fail again!
Amazon is planning a future that includes physical stores, but it’s abandoning the first ones it opened.
“Amazon started opening the kiosks, which sell its Echo, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Kindle electronics, in 2014…”



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