TKC 127 Pastor Mark Pierce

News – 1) Bloomberg, citing someone who knows, reports that Amazon will sell more than 8 million Kindles in 2010.  2) Publishers Weekly issues a disparaging report on Apple’s iBooks store.

Tech Tip – My wife Darlene offers three suggestions for new Kindle users: 1) form a group of friends and/or family to share an Amazon account 2) Let people know you need Kindle books to read and 3) Spend $59.99 for one of these.

Interview (Begins at 10:52) – Pastor Mark Pierce of Church Requel in Mansfield, Ohio, is an avid and skillful Kindle user. Click here to subscribe at the iTunes Store to his video podcast and here for the audio version. Kindle books mentioned by Pastor Mark: The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger by Lee Strobel, The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado, and the One-Year Bible in several translations.

Content – 1) Amazon announces four volumes – one, two, three, and four – of the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, costing $1.99 and $4.99. 2) Listener Linda Hopkins alerts me to a free mystery with good reviews, Deadly Sanctuary by Sylvia Nobel.

CommentsClick here for Tom Semple’s blog post about Google eBooks.

Note: Thanks to “Santa” Steve Windwalker of Kindle Nation Daily for giving me my first-ever Kindle book, delivered wirelessly. It was fun to see how easy it was to follow the link in the e-mail I received announcing the gift, and ending up with Steve’s 99-cent Kindle Free For All on my Kindle with just one click. No elves were harmed…

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Comments 5

  1. Michael Bratton wrote:

    Tech Tip:


    I came across this function on the latest generation Kindle by accident today, when I was showing my son how to use the Kindle I gave him for Christmas.

    While entering text on your Kindle, if you hold down the Alt key while typing the keys on the top row of the keyboard, it enters numbers in the text area, beginning with the number 1 on the Q key, chronologically through the number 0 on the P key.

    Perhaps this is already well known, but I had not seen this tip anywhere on the Kindle sites I visit.

    I think this is great, not having to use the Sym key, which I find cumbersome.

    Michael B.

    Posted 28 Dec 2010 at 2:33 am
  2. R. Mansfield wrote:

    The link to Deadly Sanctuary appears to be broken. I’d like to get the book, but I wonder if they pulled it for some reason.

    Posted 03 Jan 2011 at 11:58 pm
  3. N. Hardy wrote:

    Hi. I read yr site in Google Reader on my Kindle 3. Is there any way I can click on links and they’ll work? I’ve tried going to yr site and clicking links there but still get the “Web Browser could not open this link…” message.

    Posted 10 Jan 2011 at 6:14 am
  4. R. Mansfield wrote:

    It looks like Deadly Sanctuary is now back, but with a different link:

    Posted 12 Jan 2011 at 10:12 am
  5. Len Edgerly wrote:

    You can’t play the MP3 file of the podcast from your Kindle, if that’s the link you were trying to activate. Other links to other web pages should work okay.

    Posted 12 Jan 2011 at 10:17 am