TKC 158 Stephen Marche

News – 1) BYTE’s sources say Whispersync will be the secret sauce for Amazon’s tablet strategy, via an InformationWeek post.  My brief detour to Gilligan’s Island. 2) Jon Cog reflects on Amazon’s quarterly earnings report. 3) Stephen Windwalker‘s experimental non-coverage of the end of an Amazon v. Apple showdown. 4) My review of a new protective case for Kindle 3, from KlearKase. (My apology for spelling the URL incorrectly in the audio.)

Tech Tip – The updated Kindle for iPad application adds the ability to download back issues of some newspapers and magazines that you subscribe to on Kindle.  I tried it out with the help of a Kindle support tech, with mixed results.

Interview (Starts at 17:46) – I spoke with Stephen Marche by Skype on July 26, 2011. He is the author of a prescient column about the Kindle published in October, 2009, titled “The Book that Contains All Books.” He’s also the author of How Shakespeare Changed Everything.

ContentKipp Poe blogs about the new submission process for Kindle Singles. Maybe you should submit something!



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Comments 3

  1. Roger Morgan wrote:

    Just to say that Stephen Marche was far and away the most thought-provoking of you rinterviewees to date. Very insightful stuff about the place of e-books in the reading landscape as a whole as well as an interesting take on what the future may hold.

    Great stuff!

    Posted 04 Aug 2011 at 9:47 am
  2. Don wrote:

    It’s wonderfully surprising that Apple is so willing to let Kindle Titles on the iPad. I wonder how long before Apple tries to own this revenue source as well.

    Posted 05 Aug 2011 at 12:23 pm
  3. Rangle wrote:

    All of these articles have saved me a lot of haedeachs.

    Posted 19 Aug 2011 at 1:30 am