TKC 142 James McQuivey

Interview (Starts at 3:08) – I spoke with James McQuivey, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, by Skype today (April 8, 2011) by Skype, about all things e-book and tablet in 2011.  As usual, he offers clear insights into trends shaping the e-book revolution.

News – J.K. Rowling’s spokesman tells The Scotsman that there really is going to be an e-book version of the Harry Potter series.

Tech Tip – Lauren from Ft. Meyers, Florida, asked how you can change the “Furthest Page Read” location in a book across Kindle devices.  Andrys Basten of A Kindle World blog wrote about the answer to this in October of last year, and it works!

Content Interview (Starts at 25:00)Guy LeCharles Gonzalez is director of content and digital product development at Media Source Inc., publisher of Library Journal. In a recent blog post he described his Do It Yourself publishing experiment that led to a new e-book now available on Kindle, Nook, and at goodreads. The title is Handmade Memories: Poetry & Essays, 1997 – 2011.  In a Skype interview on April 5, 2011, Guy talked about what he learned, and he also read the title poem of the collection.

Upcoming Interviews – Next week, Steven Pressfield, author of Do the Work, a soon-to-be released new title from Seth Godin’s Domino Project.  TKC 144: Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review and host of the peerless Book Review podcast.

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