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Amazon website now displays products in image grid
It’s a tiny little improvement but a very useful one. When you go to Amazon website, you’ll see on search or category pages, that there are now two ways of displaying products: a list (as before) and the new one: image grid.
Frankly speaking, the former list view was a huge waste of space. The book covers were extremely small compared to space devoted to book details (which was in fact never used in 100%). When you switch to Image you’ll see the same items in a grid that packs a lot more products into the viewable area of a screen.
In Kindle Store, the information under every book cover contains title and price. When you hover over the image, however, you’ll see not only the bigger cover, but also the author, publication date and rating preview (average rating and a total number of reviews). It’s not much less information than in the other display option, the list – now called Detail.
The image grid is nothing new. Barnes & Noble has it for a long time. In times of picture-driven social networks like Pinterest or Tumblr it’s a must to have this option enabled. When it comes to books, the image grid looks a lot like a bookshelf, so it makes more sense than ever.
Best of all, the image grid is not only available on Amazon.com. I’ve checked other Amazon sites, by searching for a phrase in Kindle Store. The image grid is available in Italian and Spanish site, so it’s a matter of time when it will roll out to all localized Amazon websites.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The Hunger Games Prequel
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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