TKC 360 Russ Grandinetti

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Amazon’s Senior Vice President – Kindle
Interview starts at 10:17 and ends at 42:35 
My guess is that if you asked all the publishers with whom we’ve reached agreement in the last year they would tell you that they had to compromise some things they didn’t love. And we’ve had to compromise some things we didn’t necessarily choose on our own. And that’s okay. That’s business.
News
Amazon Echo aka Alexa – now available to anyone for $179.99
“Amazon echo owners now able to write reviews on Amazon” by Bufo Calvin at the I Love My Kindle blog – June 19, 2015
Amazon Fire Phone – unlocked 32GB $179.00
My Paperwhite 3 video review = June 18, 2015
“Under the Hood of Kindle’s New Typesetting Engine” – my new video at YouTube – June 21, 2015
Tech Tips
Interview with Russ Grandinetti
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
Past interviews with Russ Grandinetti at The Kindle Chronicles
Content
tech.book(store) at Amazon.com 

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD. 

 
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Alexa, Get Ready for Everyone!

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 9.31.08 AMAmazon just announced that its brilliant robot-in-a-can assistant, Amazon Echo, is now available for everyone. No more waiting for an invitation. The price is $179.99 with free shipping for Prime members. Click here to buy one and help support The Kindle Chronicles! Thanks, Len

Text of press release:

Echo is a new category of device designed around your voice—it’s always on, hands-free, and fast—just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more from across the room and get answers instantly

Previously available by invitation only, all customers can now order Echo and it will start shipping July 14

Since November, Alexa—the brain behind Echo—has added support for Pandora, Audible, home automation with WeMo and Philips Hue, sports scores and schedules, traffic, and more

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 23, 2015– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Seven months ago, Amazon introduced Echo, a new category of device designed around your voice. Echo was available on an invitation basis to customers who wanted to help shape the device as it evolved.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150623005861/en/

Amazon Echo is a new category of device designed around your voice—it’s always on, hands-free, and fast—just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more from across the room and get answers instantly. (Photo: Business Wire)

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Echo:

  • “A Perfect 10” –ZDNet
  • “The Echo is one of the most compelling cases I’ve ever seen for the power of voice control, of talking to our gadgets the way we talk to each other.” – The Verge
  • “The Echo is Amazon’s latest futuristic gadget experiment. It’s one part Bluetooth speaker and one part personal voice assistant. And it blew my mind.” – Mashable
  • “The Echo may be the closest thing we’ll have to a Star Trek computer at home.” – CNET

Customers have given Echo a 4.5 star rating—here’s what customers are saying:

  • “The Echo is truly a genius piece of technology. The voice recognition and long range speech detection is the best I have seen. It understands what you are asking almost every time, and responds quickly.”
  • “Overall this is a fantastic, game-changing device.”
  • “Home just wouldn’t seem like home now without the Amazon Echo standing ready for my next command or question. Bravo, Amazon!”
  • “The voice recognition is great and it keeps getting better as we use it…This is definitely one of the best electronic purchases we’ve ever made.”
  • “I couldn’t be happier with ‘Alexa’! ‘She’ is invaluable to my household – couldn’t imagine life without her. I am so impressed with all the features and continuing enhancements by Amazon. I recommend the Echo to absolutely everyone I encounter.”
  • “The power of this device right now is amazing. Each week it appears more features – simple to use and configure – are added. Truly the future today.”
  • “I could not possible overstate how much I love my Echo. Seriously my favorite gadget purchase ever…and I purchase a lot of gadgets. I use it many times per day. Alexa (how one addresses Echo) is the first ‘person’ I talk to in the morning and the last at night.”

Today, Amazon is excited to announce that Echo is now available for all customers. Order now for $179.99 atwww.amazon.com/echo. Echo will start shipping July 14.

“The customer response to Amazon Echo has been incredibly positive, and we’ve been working hard to build more as quickly as possible. We are grateful to our early customers for their incredible engagement and for providing us with invaluable feedback to help shape Echo as it evolves—with their help, we’ve been able to add features like Audible, Pandora, home automation, sports scores, calendar, and more,” said Greg Hart, Vice President, Amazon Echo. “We’re excited to get Echo into the hands of even more customers and continue to invent new features and experiences.”

Echo is designed around your voice and is hands-free and always on—ask for information, music, news, traffic, weather, and more from across the room and get results instantly. Echo uses far-field voice recognition with an array of seven microphones to clearly hear you around the room. Advanced beam-forming technology combines the signals from the individual microphones to suppress noise, reverberation, and even competing speech.Echo’s advanced audio design includes dual downward-firing speakers that produce 360˚ omni-directional, room-filling audio.

Alexa—the brain behind Echo—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. At launch, Echo introduced hands-free voice control for music (Amazon Music, Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn), information from Wikipedia and the web, weather, timers and alarms, news, and shopping/to-do lists. Over the last seven months, Alexa has added dozens of new features to expand its skillset, gotten better at answering all types of questions, and improved accuracy and speech recognition. New capabilities added since November include:

  • Connected home: With integration of Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue products, use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger.
  • Pandora: Access Pandora’s library of over 1 million tracks simply by asking Alexa for a station by genre, artist, or song. Once music is playing, you can pause and skip tracks using voice commands, and tell Alexa to give a track a thumbs up or thumbs down to train the station to your taste.
  • Audible: Listen to audiobooks from Audible with Echo. Simply say “Alexa, read my book.” Echo also supports Whispersync for Voice, which allows you to seamlessly switch between reading and listening without losing your spot. Start reading on Kindle, and pick up on Echo right where you left off.
  • Google Calendar: Access your Google calendar events with Echo—just use your voice. Hear what’s on the calendar for the day or check if you’re free for dinner with friends.
  • If This Then That (IFTTT): Create IFTTT recipes using Echo’s Shopping and To-do Lists to make your life simpler and more manageable. IFTTT is a service that connects your devices, apps, and websites with simple rules called “recipes.” With IFTTT recipes, you can use Echo to add shopping items to Evernote, automatically email your to-do list to your spouse, add your Echo to-do list to your iPhone, and more.
  • Re-order Prime-eligible products: If you’re low on kitchen supplies, want to restock on snacks, or need more rolls of duct tape for the garage, simply ask Echo to place an order for you. Echo uses your order history and can order the Prime-eligible item for you using your default payment and shipping settings. If Echo can’t find the requested item in your order history, it may suggest an item for your approval using Amazon’s Choice, which picks highly-rated, well-priced, Prime-eligible products.
  • Sports scores and schedules: Alexa will tell you the results of your favorite team’s last game, the current score of a game they are playing, and the time and date of the next game. To give it a try, simply say, “Alexa, what’s the score of the Mariners game?” or “Alexa, when do the Seattle Sounders play next?” Alexa knows scores and schedules for the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, MLS, and NCAA basketball, with others coming soon.
  • Traffic: Just save your work address and Alexa will tell you the quickest route and travel time to work each morning so you know exactly what to expect before leaving the house. You can also add a stop to your commute in case you need to drop off a child at school or stop by a coffee shop on your way to work—just add the stop to your settings, and Alexa will give you the route and travel time.
  • Prime Stations: Prime members can ask Echo to play hundreds of ad-free, personalized streaming music stations via Prime Music. Like, dislike, or skip as many songs as you wish while you discover songs from the Prime Music catalog.
  • Customized news: You can now hear from more sources in your news Flash Briefing including The Economist, NPR Business, TMZ, and ESPN Radio via TuneIn.

In addition, developers have been using a private beta of a free SDK to build new capabilities and skills for Alexa, which will start rolling out later this year.

Amazon Echo is $179.99 and is available for customers in the US to pre-order today at www.amazon.com/echo. It will start shipping July 14.

About Amazon Echo

Echo is designed around your voice and is hands-free and always on—ask it for information, music, news, and weather from across the room and get results or answers instantly. Alexa is the brain behind Amazon Echo—since Alexa is built in the cloud and leverages AWS, it is always getting smarter and adding more functionality.

Echo uses on-device keyword spotting to detect the wake word. When Echo detects the wake word, it lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where it leverages the power of Amazon Web Services to recognize and respond to your request. Echo uses far-field voice recognition with an array of seven microphones to clearly hear you around the room. Advanced beam-forming technology combines the signals from the individual microphones to suppress noise, reverberation, and even competing speech. This audio signal is then used by our deep neural networks based speech recognition system trained on a large amount of far-field speech data to recognize your utterance from a distance. Enhanced noise cancellation allows you to wake up the device even when it is playing loud music.

Echo has been fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound. Plus, in addition to streaming music from the cloud, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like Spotify and iTunes from your phone or tablet.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment byAmazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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Under the Hood of Kindle’s New Typesetting Engine

I am no expert on kerning or ligatures, but I am impressed at the typesetting sophistication evident in Kindle’s new typesetting engine, coming within weeks to the new Paperwhite 3, as well as to the existing Paperwhite 2 and Voyage. In this nine-minute video, I show you what these improvements will look like when they arrive in over-the-air updates. Not all books will have them at first. In the demo I used George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.

These improvements are already in place for Fire tablets and iOS apps, where they look terrific. I am very glad the eInk Kindles will be receiving them soon. I was able to show you what they look like on the new Paperwhite, because Amazon included an early version of the software on the demo unit they shipped to me.

BTW, if you spot a new bit of art on the wall behind me in the video, it’s one that delights me to now have here in my study in Cambridge. It’s a painting my mother did more than 40 years ago of Wigglesworth Hall, my freshman dorm at Harvard. It brings back memories and improves the backdrop for my Skype interviews and YouTube videos!

 

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TKC 359 Daniel Cubias

Interview starts at 14:24 and ends at 38:38
There’s an incentive for Amazon on two levels to say, “Hey, let’s try to bring in readers.” And one way of bringing in readers is you get more writers. And so they’re definitely reaching out to Spanish-language authors in America and in Latin Americas to get their work up on Kindle. (Photo by Jamie Pham)
News
Neuer Kindle Paperwhite 3 Test (video in German) – June 19, 2015
Unboxing Kindle Voyage and new Paperwhite 3 (video in Spanish) – June 19, 2015
“Does Anyone Care About Amazon Publishing Contracts?” by Michael Kozlowski at Good EReader – June 19, 2015
Tech Tip
Reminder from Andrys Basten that 3G eInk Kindles get 24/7 free eG access to Wikipedia
 
Interview with Daniel Cubias
Daniel Cubias’s blog
“Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?” by Daniel Cubias at The Huffington Post – June 4, 2015
Open Road Media, publisher of poetry by John Ashbery in eBook format
 
Content
“Amazon deal brings 12,000 Marvel comics to the Kindle Store” by Rich McCormick at The Verge – June 19, 2015
Marvel single issues now available at the Kindle Store
Captain America: The First Avenger #1: First Vengeance – free from Marvel
 
Comments
Bufo Calvin, creator of the I Love My Kindle blog
 
Next Week’s Guest
Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s senior vice president – Kindle
 

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD. 

 
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My Video Review of the New Kindle Paperwhite 3

Does the new Kindle Paperwhite, announced yesterday by Amazon, mean the erstwhile top-of-the-line Voyage is toast? How much better is this third-generation Paperwhite, available by preorder now for shipping June 30,  from the current one? How many of you will click here to buy a new Paperwhite in order to show some Amazon Associates love for The Kindle Chronicles?  Enquiring minds want to know. I hope you will find this video, which is just under 13 minutes long, helpful in evaluating Amazon’s surprising new summer addition to the Kindle lineup.

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Kindle’s Summer Surprise: Hot New Paperwhite for Same Price

Kindle Paperwhite FrontI didn’t see this one coming.

Amazon this morning announced a brand new version of its flagship Kindle, the Paperwhite, available for pre-order now with shipments beginning June 30.

They’re calling it “New Kindle Paperwhite.” Its screen resolution is 300 pixels per inch (ppi), an impressive upgrade–more than twice the pixels– from the current 212 ppi screen. At 300 ppi, the new Paperwhite has the same laser-quality text as Amazon’s top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage.

The new Paperwhite is priced the same as the old–$119 for WiFi only with special offers, $189 with WiFi/3G and special offers, and $209 with WiFi/3G and no special offers.

Welcome to Paperwhite 3.

The first Paperwhite was introduced on October 1, 2012, followed by Paperwhite 2, with a higher-contrast display and faster processor, on September 3, 2013. You can tell the difference in these models by looking on the back. The original Paperwhite has “Amazon” on the back; Paperwhite 2 says “Kindle.” From the advance press information I received yesterday, I can’t discern how we will tell a Paperwhite 3 from its older siblings.

In addition to the big improvement in screen resolution, Paperwhite 3 will offer new typography and layout features. Warning: these changes will be subtle, boring, and incomprehensible for most civilian readers, involving terms like “kerning” and “ligature.”

For example, the “all-new typesetting engine” will nudge the tail of the letter y under the l in the word “quietly,” to make the letters fit better together. This is the ancient art of typesetting, brought forward to the digital age in eBooks, and it’s actually pretty cool.

It makes sense to me that these very small improvements in character placement–combined with updates in word spacing, the addition of hyphenation and drop caps to emphasize the first word of a chapter–will add up to better readability for the Kindle 3.

The new Paperwhite will also have Bookerly, the font that Amazon created from scratch and that is already available on Fire tablets and other LCD-screen devices. I like Bookerly a lot and agree with Seattle’s PR team that it looks “warm and contemporary” on my iPhone 6 Plus screen and Fire HDX tablets.

Another feature of the improved typesetting will be of interest to those of us whose eyesight is failing, which, as I understand it, is everyone over the age of 40. On the Paperwhite 3, when you choose a larger font size your Kindle will automatically adjust the margins, columns, indents, nested lists, borders, and drop caps to make the page as easy to read as possible.

As I read the advance press release yesterday, I was struck by how much the Kindlesphere has changed in the seven years I have been doing The Kindle Chronicles. In the early days, the improvements came in big, fancy product releases. You didn’t need a blog or a degree in typography to know that the Kindle 2 was a whole new animal compared with the clunky but lovable original Kindle. The “wow” factor was part of the fun of those days.

What followed–and we should have known it was coming from a company whose secret web address remains relentless.com–has been unending improvements in the Kindle. The big ones get you easy “wows.” The small ones bring you to total domination of the market, which is where the Kindle sits today, accounting for more than half the U.S. market.

I see the hand of Jeff Bezos behind the letter y dropping below the letter l in “quietly.”

When I interviewed him in Seattle three years ago, he expressed his passion for reading in terms and body language that convinced me he wasn’t fooling around. He started his company selling books, and he is married to a novelist. With all the amazing innovation that Amazon is doing–from web storage to state-of-the-art warehouse robots–I bet the boss checks in with the Kindle team enough to keep them on the hot seat, driving innovation every day of the year.

You can tell that this new Paperwhite is not just a tweak, because of whom the PR team quotes in the press release. It isn’t Dave Limp, the senior vice president for devices. It’s Jeff, saying this:

We love inventing for readers. The new Kindle Paperwhite obsesses over the details that matter most to readers—we’ve added our highest-resolution display so the words are crisp and clear on the page, a new font that is crafted exclusively for reading Kindle books, and a new typesetting engine that makes pages beautiful. Together, these details help you read faster and with less eyestrain, so you can lose yourself in the author’s world.

If you’re still reading on a Kindle 2 or Kindle Keyboard, today might be a great day to upgrade to the newest member of the Kindle lineup.

If you love reading digitally, it’s a good day to feel some gratitude for Team Kindle and its top-to-bottom obsession with details that matter most to readers. Bravo!

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TKC 358 Michelle Miller

Author of The Underwriting

Interview starts at 19:39 and ends at 39:40

I was a first-time novelist; I didn’t have a name at all. So it was a great way to find my audience before I tried to find an agent and a publisher. I think that is such a daunting process for writers, to find someone to pay attention and beyond paying attention to understand their work and let them maintain their vision. (Photo Copyright Tommy Mendes)

 News
“Bezos’s obsession translates to this honor for Amazon” by Andria Cheng at MarketWatch – June 4, 2015
“Up the Amazon with the BS Machine” by Ursala K. LeGuin at Book View Cafe – June 1, 2015
Tech Tips
Interview with Michelle Miller
The Underwriting by Michelle Miller
Michelle Miller interviewed on Bloomberg (video) – May 29, 2015
“How Serialized Fiction is Rewriting the Book” – at South by Southwest Interactive 2015
Content
“29 Books You Should Definitely Bring to the Beach This Summer” by Lincoln Thompson at BuzzFeed Books – June 8, 2015

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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TKC 357 Prof. Krystine Batcho

bProfessor at Le Moyne College
 
Interview starts at 17:02 and ends at 44:15
 
If it keeps your attention, and you’re enjoying it, and it’s making you think—that’s the book for you.
News
“Trade Sales Fell in February” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly – June 5, 2014
BEA panel on Publishing in China
“China and Publishing: The Best of Times, or the Worst of Times?” by Rachel Aydt at Publishing Perspectives – May 29, 2015
Russ Grandinetti interviewed on China Central Television May 27, 2015
“Discovery Challenges Mount in a Reader-Driven World” at Digital Book World – May 27, 2015
 
Tech Tip
Version 4.9 of the Kindle for iOS app
 
Interview with Prof. Krystine Batcho
“Pros and Cons of Constant Communication” panel – March 13, 2015 at South By Southwest
Le Moyne College website
Articles by Krystine Batcho at Psychology Today
“Nostalgia: A Mental Time Machine” by Krystine Batcho at Psychology Today – May 6, 2014
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Books mentioned: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut and anything by Albert Camus.
 
Next Week’s Guest
Michelle Miller, author of The Underwriting
 
Congratulations
…to Neil Strandberg, named this week Director of Technology and Operations at Shelf Awareness

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD. 
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TKC 356 Denver Comic Con

Your host flanked by Jack and Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Your host flanked by Jack and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Intro

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (Paperback, 1993) by Scott McCloud

Interviews at Denver Comic Con

(Times show when each interview begins)

Andy Mithun of the Stubby Shillelaghs (6:25)

Critical Fail Kickstarter campaign

Clayton Kauffman, 12, of Brush, Colorado (12:20)

Dale Roberts of Dale Roberts Comics (13:56)

Megan Sullivan, director of communications, Aurora Rise (17:23)

“Alex Sullivan, one of 12 Aurora victims, died on 27th birthday” by Ethan Sacks at The Daily News – July 21, 2012

All C’s Collectibles in Aurora, Colorado

Barry Sandoval, director of operations-comics, Heritage Auctions (23:05)

Recommended graphic novels: Saga, Dark Knight, Mouse, Watchmen

Wayne Winsett, owner of Time Warp Comics in Boulder, Colorado (25:05)

Michael Sheyahshe of Native Americans in Comic Books (28:42)

Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study by Michael Sheyahshe

Super Indian at ComiXology

Native Realities Press

Gabe Llanas of Thinking Outside the Long Box podcast

 

Content

Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #244 at ComiXology

“Amazon Discounts Two ‘Game of Thrones’ Graphic Novels!” at Me and My Kindle – May 29, 2015

 

Next Week’s Guest

Prof. Krystine Batcho of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, one of my favorite speakers at South by Southwest. I look forward to continuing the conversation we started there about the difference between reading on the Internet and reading books, and other topics that I hope will be of interest to you.

 

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

 

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TKC 355 Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien

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Authors of The Straight-A Conspiracy

Interview starts at 13:10 and ends at 41:52

What the brain science says is that if you’ve learned one thing, you can learn anything. If your brain has a preference right now, it’s just because you’ve been working on that thing a little more. Your brain is not coming into the world ready to be more Englishy than mathy.

 

News

“What’s The Best Ebook Reader?” at Lifehacker – April 16, 2015

“Five Best Ebook Readers” by Alan Henry at Lifehacker – April 19, 2015

“Most Popular Ebook Reader: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite” by Alan Henry at Lifehacker – April 21, 2015

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Voyage

“Turn a $99 Nook Into a Fully Fledged Android Table in Four Easy Steps” by Alan Henry at Lifehacker – February 29, 2012

“Three Suggestions for the Amazon Echo” YouTube video by Norm Gregory – May 15, 2015

Barnes & Nook Simple Touch at Amazon.com

Tech Tips

“Let’s Read PDF Files on the Amazon Kindle Voyage” (video) at Good EReader = March 5, 2015

Interview with Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien

The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World

Straight-A Conspiracy web site

Content

Goodreads “Best Crime & Mystery Books” listopia ratings

Best Literary Mysteries at Goodreads listopia

Best Historical Mysteries at Goodreads listopia

Amazon Books editors’ list of 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime

Penguin Random House’s browsing area for Mystery & Suspense

Mystery and Thriller titles at Open Road Media

Outro

“A Podcaster’s Passion for EBooks” by Len Edgerly at Open Road Media’s “Feed Your Need to Read” webpage – May 21, 2015

Next Week’s Show

I have a ticket to attend the giant Denver Comic Con May 23rd and plan to bring you a collage of interviews and impressions from this third-largest Comic Con in the US.

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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