Amazon.com and Francis Ford Coppola Team Up to Celebrate Short-Story Writers

Posted on February 18, 1999

Online retailer Amazon.com (has created a new area in its bookstore to feature filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story. The new Zoetrope feature will present a selection of works from some of today's best short-story writers.

Coppola founded Zoetrope: All-Story as a quarterly publication in 1997. The magazine is dedicated to promoting excellence in short fiction. It features finely crafted short stories, one-act plays, and essays penned by both new and accomplished writers such as Amy Bloom, Edna O'Brien, Jim Harrison, Tom Paine, George Clark, Sara Powers, and Melissa Bank.

Amazon.com will be the exclusive online bookseller to present highlights, excerpts, interviews, and a story from each issue. The Amazon.com Zoetrope feature offers a link to the Zoetrope: All-Story website, a table of contents and contributors, and information for authors detailing how to submit their work to the magazine.

"Zoetrope: All-Story is a vital publication that strives to find and feature the best short-story writers," said Coppola "We are delighted to be working with Amazon.com to support the art we love and bring it to millions of its visitors."

Amazon.com will also sell single issues of the magazine and provide a link to subscription information. In addition, visitors to the feature can subscribe to e-mail updates previewing the contents of coming issues.

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