News – An interview with Army Sgt. Andre Corbin, who is headed for active duty in Afghanistan next month. His gear will include a new Kindle and accessories in a sponsorship by M-Edge Accessories. Andre describes how well-suited eReader technology is for military personnel serving in remote areas, and he announces his intention to blog about his experience in Afghanistan at Corbinistan.com . Also, comments by M-Edge CEO Patrick Mish on why he and his team were so enthusiastic in their support for this project.
Tech Tip – Click here if you have not yet received the latest slight update for your Kindle or DX software. Listeners’ comments on my Facebook page indicate the update is a pretty good tuneup for the Kindle’s operating system, increasing reliability and speed for some actions.
Interview – Scott Stossel, deputy editor of The Atlantic magazine, describes the genesis of an innovative partnership with Amazon to provide two high-quality short stories each month for $3.99 each. Scott also tells what reaction to the program has been so far from readers and authors alike. If you’d like to provide feedback to him on the program, you can email Scott directly at ScStossel AT TheAtlantic.com – and feel free to let him know you heard about The Atlantic’s Kindle short stories on The Kindle Chronicles!
Content – I’m holding over until next week’s show a good way to organize your Kindle comment using Instapaper AND Calibre. For an advance peek, check out Dave Slusher’s blog post describing his method.
Comments – This week I’ll post your comments as a separate episode.
HOW TO WIN A KINDLE AND ACCESSORY – Click here to check out out my new Facebook “Reading Edge” page. If you become a fan, you will automatically be entered to win a 6-inch Kindle and one accessory from Octovo. The drawing will take place at noon Mountain Time on April 1, 2010. Thanks to Octovo for sponsoring this contest!