• The Dallas Morning News reports that Amazon this week opened its first Amazon Books store of the year, in Austin.

Amazon, the story notes, now “has 14 bookstores in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Other stores planned for this year are also in new markets: Lone Tree, Colo., and its first two in the Washington D.C. , area, in Georgetown and Bethesda, Md.”