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Amazon's Publishing Chief Announces Plans to Step Down

Amazon distribution center in Fernley, Nevada
Amazon distribution center in Fernley, NevadaPhotograph by Hardy Mueller/Redux

1:45 p.m., Oct. 25: Adds comment from Amazon.com

Book industry veteran Larry Kirshbaum, the chief of Amazon.com’s high-profile New York City publishing division, announced today that he’s leaving the company. The news was first reported in the publishing industry newsletter Shelf Awareness.