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Amazon Unveils StoryFront, a New Imprint for Short Fiction

amazon304Amazon Publishing has introduced a new imprint dedicated to short stories called StoryFront. The imprint will also publish Day One, a weekly literary magazine dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.

At launch, the imprint includes a number of stories, such as “Sheila” by Rebecca Adams Wright; ”A Bite of Strawberry” by William Lashner; ”Museum of Literary Souls” by John Connolly; ”Farmer One” by Christian Cantrell, and The 12 Days of Christmas,” a series created by authors Gemma HallidayKim Law, HP MalloryKathleen BacusDiane KellySusan DonovanKyra DavisAmanda BriceAngie FoxRobin KayeJana DeLeon, and Leslie Langtry.

“Based on the continued success of short fiction on Kindle as well as the enthusiastic response to Day One–we received thousands of subscriptions in the first week–we know readers are hungry for short stories and excited about exploring new genres,” explained Daphne Durham, Publisher of Adult Trade and Children’s Group, in a statement. “With StoryFront, we’re feeding that enthusiasm by offering a wide range of stories curated by a team of editors who are committed to the craft.”

The new imprint joins Amazon’s growing family of imprints which also includes: 47North, Grand Harbor, Jet City Comics, Kindle Worlds, Lake Union, Little A, Montlake Romance, Skyscape, Thomas & Mercer and Two Lions.

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Larry Kirshbaum to Leave Amazon, Daphne Durham to Take Over

amazonpublishingLarry Kirshbaum, the publisher of Amazon Publishing, is leaving his post on January 17, 2014 and will be replaced by Editor-in-Chief Daphne Durham, according to reports.

Digital Book World has more:

“We can confirm that Larry Kirshbaum is leaving Amazon on January 17,” the spokesperson said. “Larry joined us two and a half years ago and has been instrumental in launching our New York office, including our New Harvest partnership, and establishing our children’s book business. We’re sorry to see him go, and wish him the best of luck as he returns to life as a literary agent

GigaOM has also reported that Amazon Publishing is closing its NYC office. While Amazon denied that they were shutting their offices in New York in a statement, the blog pointed out that Durham will be based on the company’s Seattle office. Amazon opened the office in 2011 to be in the same town as other major publishers and literary agencies.