News – Item 1: Seth Godin‘s free advice for Amazon with reaction from Abhi and a followup interview by The Wall Street Journal. Item 2: A slippery slide on e-book market share at Steve Jobs’s WWDC keynote sparks controversy and a suggestion by Stephen Windwalker for what Jobs should have said.
Interview – John Just, assistant superintendent for management information systems at the Pinellas County School District, visited with me by Skype on June 7 about what would apparently be the first high school in the nation to issue Kindles to all students instead of textbooks. Click here to send John a tweet with information that might be helpful in the project.
Content – Thanks to Zoe Winters, I have read my first paranormal romance in five decades as an otherwise-omnivorous reader. Kept, the first of a trio of novellas in her Blood Lust series, is a well-written, sometimes sexy, sometimes funny account of a heroine who can shift into the form of a cat and back. Click here to listen to the full “Whiny Indie Authors” episode of her podcast that I excerpted in this TKC episode.
Comments – Tom Semple’s rebuttal to a couple of points made by James McQuivey in the interview last week, GuitarLover 1999 on the Joe Konrath interview, and Al MacDiarmid on the wonders of Calibre.