28 Staton Rabin

staton-rabinNews – February 9, 2009 in NYC is when we all expect Amazon to unveil the long-awaited Kindle 2.  My source tells me that if you order a Kindle now (I ordered one on Jan. 26th) you will be able to obtain a Kindle 2, even though the new version has not actually been announced yet.

Tech Tip – The shift key is sticky! Who knew? (Thanks to Al MacDiarmid)

InterviewStaton Rabin, author of OH BOY! The Life and Music of Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly , a tweens’ and teens’ biography of Buddy Holly, timed for exclusive Kindle release to mark the 50th anniversary of the rock ‘n’ roll legend‘s untimely death in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. Her book was formated for Amazon’s Digital Text Platform by Joshua Tallent, who was my interview guest in Episode 22. Staton in a phone interview on January 26, 2009, tells how strongly she felt called to write about Buddy Holly, and how the Kindle platform offered her unique advantages for the project.

Quote – From the Introduction to OH BOY! by Staton Rabin.

Comments – Leslie Nicoll, Tom Linton, Karen Oland, Kevin Parsons, Marie Sotiriou, Al MacDiarmid, Jenn Broomfield, Dan Meyers (on a KindleKorner kerfuffle), Mary McManus, Linda Hopkins, Stephen Gold, and Bruce Wiley (reference to a foolish post at Motley Fool).

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Music for my podcast is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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  1. Violet Weed wrote:

    So you don’t actually have a kindle?? Amazing that you are going to do a kindle chronicle. Why? I have several ereaders, one of them is a kindle, but it’s not the ‘best’. I have it because I can now carry 30 technical books, the articles I write, audible books, my email, etc. on one device. The original Kindle (which I own) is not the most user-friendly, but since I’m testing it for a couple of online bookstores, I’ll save the details for them, and for amazon. BTW, anyone who has a kindle, can already get updates about the kindle from amazon. Well, good luck, it’s a new toy 2 u so go on being enthralled.

    Posted 04 Feb 2009 at 11:00 am

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