Briefly Noted | Amazon founder heads digital advance on Guardian books power list | Books | guardian.co.uk

Seismic shifts in the publishing world, transforming the way we buy and read books, have propelled Amazon’s chief executive Jeff Bezos into the number one slot of the Guardian and Observer’s Books 100 Power List.

According to Lisa Allardice, the editor of Guardian Review, “Amazon has given readers a limitless choice of books in a way that no bookseller or publisher has ever done before. It has dealt the high-street bookshop a near-fatal battering, completely changing not only the way we buy books, but also the way we read them, as the huge success of the Kindle shows.”

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