Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2016, best-selling Kids & Teens books of 2016, as well as the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books of the year—just in time for holiday gifting. The best-selling book of the year is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany followed by When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also the best-selling book in the Kids & Teens category and Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney is number two. Rowling’s bestseller also tops the lists for both the Most Gifted and Most Wished For book of the year, confirming that Harry Potter continues to be a favorite for readers across genres. The best-selling book lists are first editions published in 2016 comprising both print and Kindle purchases. To see the full top 100 list of Amazon’s best-selling print and Kindle books of 2016, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2016. click Read More below for additional detail
World Consumer Rights Day is on Friday, March 15th and Keep Me Posted North America is working with several consumer groups to ensure that consumers retain their right to paper-based communications, especially when it comes to important documents or financial information.
World Consumer Rights Day was started based on the four basic consumer rights outlined by John F. Kennedy in 1962:
•The right to be informed
•The right to safety
•The right to be heard
•The right to choose
Since then, the International Organization of Consumer Unions has added four more rights:
•The right to redress
•The right to the satisfaction of basic needs
•The right to consumer education
•The right to a healthy environment
Millions of North American consumers are currently disenfranchised by increased digitization due to corporate service providers (i.e. telecoms, banks, insurance, utilities) who are automatically switching their customers, without permission, to online services by eliminating paper bills and statements. This initiative ignores the fact that many consumers need to receive bills and statements on paper due to reasons such as lack of internet access, digital abilities, and growing security concerns with online fraud. Others prefer paper for convenience and practical reasons. Get the facts about access and consumer choice to paper-based communications.
Keep Me Posted is a pro-consumer campaign designed to provide educational and awareness programs, so consumers are empowered to choose the best delivery method for their social and economic needs. Join our growing coalition of partners:
•Coalition for Paper Options
•Haven Neighborhood Services
•Montana Organizing Project
•National Consumers League
•Public Interest Advocacy Centre
•The National Grange
Learn how you can support Keep Me Posted, or for more go to www.keepmepostedna.org, and join KMP on Facebook and Twitter (@KeepMePostedNA).