DATE CORRECTION – In the audio I say it’s October 14 instead of August 14. Must have been a touch of fall in the air yesterday….
News – Sony announces (and the New York Times scoops) plans to convert Sony’s eBook store to the EPUB format by the end of the year. More coverage here , here, and here. Abhi says “wow,” Paul Biba says, “fantastic,” and David Rothman chides the Times for underplaying the DRM part of the story. Will Amazon hop on the EPUB bandwagon? Also, via Andrys Basten, news of a generous couple’s donation of 10 Kindles for an experiment at the Belmont, Mass., public library.
Tech Tip – How to buy and feed a Kindle if you don’t live in the U.S. You might check out the “Using Kindle Outside North America” thread on the Amazon forum, as well as several links offered by a listener. Also, Len Charnoff has done a helpful tutorial video inspired by last week’s tech tip on Zoolert.
Interview – Steve Shank of Arizona is a Kindle fan with 35 years of experience introducing new technology, dating back to his days as an early employee of Apple.
Content – Stephen Windwalker’s useful new Kindle guide, Free: How to Get Millions of Free Books, Songs, Podcasts, Periodicals and Free eMail, Facebook, Twitter and Wireless Web with your Amazon Kindle, contains a way to download well-formated Project Gutenberg titles directly to your Kindle, using “Magic Catalog.” Steve is offering free chapters here.
Comments – Peggy Poellot, Dan Meyers, Larry Goss, and Charles Tay on last week’s Nicholson Baker’s interview, a hack to change the Kindle’s fonts, Len Charnoff’s poignant tale of The Family Kindle, and comments on the Podcamp Boston 4 session.