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Amazon

By Adam Sutherland

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Discover the fascinating story behind some of the biggest brands around!

Find out how Amazon grew from an innovative way to sell books into a giant of the technology industry in such a short space of time. It looks at the brightest business minds behind Amazon's meteoric rise, the technological innovation driven by Amazon, from the Kindle to the Fire Phone and what the future might hold for Amazon from drone delivery to space travel!

From the battle for eBooks to the company's marketing strategies, this is a fascinating look at Amazon and at the eCommerce industry as a whole. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.

Biographical Notes

Adam Sutherland is an award-winning journalist and non-fiction writer with over 20 years' experience in the industry. He has written for publications including The Observer, Wired and Esquire magazines, and has won the PPA Specialist Writer of the Year Award for his coverage of sport, and a BSME award for Young Writer of the Year. He started his writing career covering bands and music for style magazines The Face, i-D and Arena, but more recently has expanded to cover film, new media and business. He has written a series of business titles for young adults on companies such as Nike, Google and Facebook, and biographies of rapper Jay-Z and Apple founder Steve Jobs.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750292610
  • Publication date: 11 Jun 2015
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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Truth or Busted's Pirates title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions about pirates in a fascinating way that kids will find unputdownable! Such statements as 'Pirates made their victims walk the plank' or 'Pirates carried treasure maps' are examined, as well as where the ideas originally came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation. Truth or Busted: Pirates is a swashbuckling great read for kids who love anything piratical!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Football

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Truth or Busted Football takes popular notions and ideas about the game and examines where the myth came from, how or why it has become well known, and finally whether it really is true or false! It looks at statements like: 'World War One was stopped for a game of football' or 'A player was murdered for scoring an own goal'. Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry. The title also has fascinating features such as highest transfer fees around the world or cool David Beckham facts, as well as a mini quiz on football teams and their grounds!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind London

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Women Who Changed History

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Jay Z

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The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Jay-Z. It examines his impact as a megastar rapper and multi-million-dollar brand as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he gained such success.

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Rulers and Leaders

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This title looks at important rulers and leaders from black history such as Haile Selassie, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Biographies of each individual detail their childhood, struggles and achievements, looking at the legacy they have left behind today.

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Manchester United

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This title takes an in-depth look at Manchester United and the business behind one of the most well-known football brands in the industry. From small beginnings, this club has found international success and a global fan base. We cover how the business came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Manchester United today and those who have helped gain glory in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for Mancheseter United and football fans keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include: Virgin, YouTube, Topshop, Heinz and ASOS.

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YouTube

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This title takes an indepth look at YouTube and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting brands today. Beginning with a single YouTube video, and now part of Google - one of the most successful businesses around.We cover how YouTube came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business - such as a franchise, management structure or marketing - and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run YouTube today and who have helped boost the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for those keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Virgin, Manchester United, Topshop, Heinz and ASOS.

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Virgin

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Nike

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Steve Jobs

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Disney

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Sports People

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This title looks at key sports figures from black history such as Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt. Biographies of each individual detail their childhood, struggles and achievements, looking at the legacy they have left behind today.

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Art on the Street: Body Decoration

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Find out all about body decoration from around the world, today and back in history! Discover where tattooing and piercing came from, how people have used make up since the ancient times, and learn how to create your own intricate nail art designs or make a pair of earrings. Look inside to find a 5-minute Interview and a Star Story with a famous TV tattoo artist, have a debate on the pros and cons of body art, and then read all about some amazing body decoration record breakers!

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Asian People Who Changed History

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