Once Upon a Millionaire

Amazonia by James MarcusStock options from Amazon.com make an editor filthy rich and the Internet bust makes him penniless again. Amazonia is the story of book reviewer James Marcus, who became the 55th employee at Amazon, hired to work on content. While there have been other inside tales about Amazon (Amazon.com: Get Big Fast, 21 Dog Years), you won’t find many written by a lowly once-millionaire editor. Read a review and excerpt (requires subscription or watching a short commercial) from salon.com.

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