News – 1: The next-generation Kindles are temporarily sold out, and the ship date has slipped from August 27 to September 4. Andrys Basten details more features of the Kindle 3. 2: Amazon updates the Kindle for iPad/iPhone/Touch app. 3: Jeff Bezos explains to Charlie Rose the difference between an iPad and a Kindle. Hint: one of them is not used to play Angry Birds. 4: Are Shuffled Row and Every Word the first two Kindle Apps? 5: I receive direct confirmation from the Google Books Team that the soon-to-be-launched Google Editions e-book store will not debut with the Kindle as a supported partner device, but you will be able to buy my mother’s book in non-DRM’d PDF format for reading on your Kindle.
Interview – Baratunde Thurston, Web and Politics Editor at The Onion, was my very first interview guest two years ago on TKC 1, which was uploaded on July 26, 2008. So it was great to talk to him again for an update on his Kindle habits, including the sad news of his original Kindle’s untimely end on the streets of New York City. We spoke via a Maine-to-NYC Skype connection on August 4, 2010.
Content – Stephen Windwalker releases an important new book, How to Price eBooks for the Kindle: A Pocket Pricing Guide for Authors and Publishers to Maximize Sales and Royalties with the New 70 Percent Royalty Option. Mrs. GeekTonic reviews FantasticFiction, a good site for finding e-books to read on your Kindle, and Candy Yates recommends KindleIQ, a site that will notify you of free e-books and price decreases.
Comments – Thorn on the too-many-ebooks problem and Patrick Scott with a good question on K3 hardware.