News – 1) The Kindle could account for 10 percent of Amazon’s total revenue next year, a top financial analyst opines. 2) The Great Kindle Sunshine Deals sale is chasing away the high-cost-ebook blues. 3) Apple blinks, sort of.
Tech Tip – Text-to-speech controls only a Mother could love? Not really, but in a special appearance by my mother, 82, on the podcast, she gives me a chance to clear up what may be some common problems.
Interview – Susan Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker offers a glimpse into the exciting and often daunting opportunities available to an author who has succeeded in traditional publishing but is actively exploring new media, including Twitter and Facebook. Susan’s hit Kindle Single, Animalish, is a stylish and original essay about her relationships with animals, from a mouse to a lion and everything in between. Her new book about the life and legend of Rin Tin Tin is available for preorder on Kindle, as is a Kindle title previously available in hardcover and paperback, The Orchid Thief. We spoke by Skype on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Click here for a feature on Susan’s Kindle Single in The New York Times.
Content – If you want to read about the adventures of James Bond on e-book, you only have one choice: the Kindle Store.
Upcoming – I will be presenting a webinar titled “Formatting Content for E-Readers” on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. EDT, sponsored by the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). It will last a half hour including questions. It’s free, but spaces are limited. Click here to register. I hope you’ll stop by!