Tech Tip – Jim Jones from Omaha discovers a handy tip for turning off Text to Speech on the Kindle by pressing a single key on the keypad. Hint: The key has a four-letter label beginning with the letter B.
Interview – The conclusion of my presentation titled “Paging Ahead: Tips and Tools for E-Book Mastery,” given on September 25, 2010 at Podcamp Boston 5. The session included good questions and observations about publishing from Stever Robbins, author of Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, and songwriter/Internet troubadour Matthew Ebel.
Content – Jan Zlendich at The Kindle Reader offers a good collection of books about writing fiction, coinciding with this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Her selections include Your First Novel, co-written by a fantastic Manhattan literary agent with whom I’ve worked, Ann Rittenberg.
Next week’s show happens to coincide exactly with the third anniversary of the introduction of the original Kindle, so hope to have as my guest for the interview an executive from Amazon who will help us consider the still-young history of the Kindle.