News – 1) Black Friday’s very brief Amazon special, $89 for a Kindle 2, generates an angry hive of forum participants who did not click in time to get one. 2) According to Carolyn Kellogg of The Los Angeles Times, The Autobiography of Mark Twain – Volume I is now pretty much available only in e-book format.
Interview (7:15) – Following up a lukewarm review of Ender’s Game by my nephew Stephen, I visited this week with Drew Shikoh, 14, and Gigi, 8, about their love of reading on the Kindle. Drew is an eighth grader at The McCallie School who has done a Houghton Mifflin internship for the authors of Dormia and World’s End. Gigi is a big fan of Kindle editions by Jacqueline Wilson and Anne Fine. Each of these young book lovers is writing original work which you may one day be able to purchase on your Kindle.
Comments – Last week’s interview with Peter Hildick-Smith generated lots of feedback, including thoughts from Garrett Riley, Mary McManus, Bob Dashman, Kipp Poe Speicher, and Jean Remple.