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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Journalist Brad Stone's 2013 bestseller "The Everything Store" told the story of Amazon's rise. Now, he's writing another book about the tech giant and founder Jeff Bezos.

Why it matters: Amazon has moved far beyond its retail roots — becoming a player in far-flung sectors of the economy — and as a result faces more questions about its dominance. Bezos is also the the richest person in the world and a regular target of President Trump.

Details:

  • Simon & Schuster expects to publish the book, titled "Amazon Unbound," in the fall of 2021.
  • "Stone will explore the company’s ongoing successes and failures and deconstruct its strategies for growth," the publisher said in a release, "and in doing so pose the ultimate question: Is Amazon good for us?"
  • The book will "pick up where 'The Everything Store' left off," the publisher said.

What he's saying: “Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that my first book explored only the first few chapters of this historic story," said Stone, who leads Bloomberg's tech coverage, in a statement. "Now I want to chronicle how the everything store became the everything company."

Flashback: "The Everything Store" made waves when it was published six years ago.

  • Shortly after it was released, Bezos' wife Mackenzie posted a one-star review of the book on Amazon under the title "I wanted to like this book." (The couple said earlier this year that they planned to divorce.)

The big picture: Tech has transformed from a nerdy niche to one of the world's most prosperous and ubiquitous industries, and publishers and Hollywood can't get enough.

  • There are books in the works about Uber, Facebook, Instagram and Tesla.
  • Screenplays about Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel have been picking up buzz.

Go deeper: Silicon Valley, get ready for your closeup

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Scoop: CIA director Gina Haspel almost resigned over plan to install Kash Patel as deputy

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CIA Director Gina Haspel almost resigned in early December after President Trump cooked up a hasty plan to install loyalist Kash Patel, a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as her deputy, according to three senior administration officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

Why it matters: The revelations stunned national security officials and almost blew up the leadership of the world's most powerful spy agency. Only a series of coincidences — and last minute interventions from Vice President Mike Pence and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone — stopped it.

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NRA declares bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will seek to reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment."

The big picture: The move comes just months after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.