Little, Brown and Company Catalog

Fall 2013/Winter 2014

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The Everything Store


October 2013 Hardcover

Brad Stone, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

978-0-316-21926-6, $28.00

DESCRIPTION started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that’s never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech’s other elite innovators—Jobs, Gates, ZuckerbergBezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing.

THE EVERYTHING STORE will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.


Brad Stone has covered Amazon and technology in Silicon Valley for over 14 years, for publications such as Newsweek and the New York Times. He is currently a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and lives in San Francisco, California.

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The 80/20 Manager

October 2013 Hardcover

Richard Koch, The 80/20 Manager: The Secret to Working Less and Achieving More

978-0-316-24306-3, $27.00


In his bestselling book The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch showed readers how to put the 80/20 Principlethe idea that 80 percent of results come from just 20 percent of effortinto practice in their personal lives. Now in THE 80/20 MANAGER, he demonstrates how to apply the principle to management. An 80/20 manager learns to focus only on the issues that really matter, achieving exceptional results, and feeling successful everyday while working less hard in fewer hours.

A large number of managersespecially in these difficult timesfeel completely overwhelmed. Their inboxes are overflowing and they constantly struggle to finish their to-do lists, leaving little time for the things that really matter. THE 80/20 MANAGER shows a new way to look at managementand at lifeto enjoy work and build a successful and fulfilling career.


Richard Koch is the bestselling author of The 80/20 Principle, which has sold over a million copies and been published in thirty-one languages. He is also a highly successful entrepreneur and investor, whose ventures have included Filofax, Plymouth Gin, Belgo, and Betfair. He was formerly a partner of Bain & Company and co-founder of LEK Consulting. He is British and lives in Portugal.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe,

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Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
978-0-316-04300-7; $27.99

The first complete and never-before revealed history of ESPN—“the worldwide leader” and the rowdiest frat house in sports TV.

ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into the Internet, radio, magazines, mobile phones, and more, while ESPN’s personalities have become global superstars to rival the sports icons they cover. Chris Berman, Robin Roberts, Keith Olbermann, Hannah Storm, Bill Simmons, Tony Kornheiser, Stuart Scott, Erin Andrews, Mike Ditka, Dick Vitale, and scores of others speak openly about the games, shows, scandals, addictions, bitter rivalries, and sudden suspensions that make up the network’s soaring and stormy  istory. The result is a wild, smart, effervescent oral history of triumph, genius, ego, and the rise of an empire unlike any Television had ever seen.

Tour:Author events in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC

About the authors:
James Andrew Miller was previously Sr. Executive Producer for Anderson Cooper 360 and Executive V.P. of Original Programming for USA Network. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Tom Shales won a Pultizer Prize for television criticism in the Washington Post. He lives in McLean, Virgina.

Publicity contact: Laura Keefe,

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INSTANT INFLUENCE: How to Get Anyone to do Anything—FAST


Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything—FAST
Michael V. Pantalon, PhD
978-0-316-08334-8; $25.99

What could be better than getting anyone to do anything in seven minutes…or less?

If you want to motivate your employees to be more productive, convince your customers to use more of your products and services, encourage a loved one to engage in healthier habits, or inspire any change in yourself, renowned psychologist Dr. Michael Pantalon can show you how to achieve Instant Influence in six simple steps. Drawing on three decades of research, Dr. Pantalon’s easy-to-learn method can create changes both great and small in seven minutes or less. This scientifically tested method succeeds in every area of work and life by helping people tap into their deeply personal reasons for wanting to change and finding a spark of “yes” within an answer that sounds like “no.” 

About the author: Michael V. Pantalon, PhD, is a motivational coach, consultant, speaker, therapist, and awardwinning faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with his wife, Marianne, and their sons.

Publicity contact: Elizabeth Garriga,

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