TKC 159 Dave Limp

News – 1) Is now a bad time to buy a new Kindle? TechCrunch and SlashGear say maybe, given the likelihood of a new Kindle model being announced this year. But if you can’t wait, don’t worry. I have a plan for instant gratification that might work just fine. 2)It’s obviously a good time to be a Kindle author.  This week I’ve been inspired by the success of Karen McQuestion, as revealed in a podcast interview with Steven Lewis of the Talelist blog and podcast.  The novel of hers that I’m reading is Easily Amused, available on Kindle for $2.99.

Tech Tip – How to store your Kindle highlights and notes in Evernote, courtesy of a blog post by Michael Hyatt.

Interview (starts at 17:38) –  On Monday, August 2nd, I spoke by Skype and phone with Dave Limp, Kindle Vice President, who last month announced Amazon’s new announced Kindle Textbook Lending program. In our conversation, Dave made it clear that Amazon intends to expand the program to more and more textbooks and to constantly improve its usability.

Content – Amazon announces a free subscription to a digest of content from Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine. HarperCollins offers 20 books for a buck each in August.  Andrys Basten has the list here, as does Steven Windwalker here.

Schedule Note: The Kindle Chronicles staff with this episode will shift to a bi-weekly schedule till Labor Day, the better to enjoy the summer rhythms of Ocean Park, Maine.  On the weeks without TKC, you might consider dropping by my other weekly podcast, The Edge of the Road, about the gadget on wheels formerly known as your car. EOR will also go bi-weekly, on the alternate weeks.

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Comments 4

  1. Steven Lewis wrote:

    Hi Len,

    Glad you enjoyed the interview with Karen. She really was lovely to talk to and inspirational to self-publishers everywhere.

    I think those stories are important to us all, which is why I celebrate them wherever I can, including through the Inspirations Series (a free weekly email featuring one author a week for five weeks).

    Posted 07 Aug 2011 at 8:32 pm
  2. Richard Askenase wrote:

    Great show as always. I love to hear the sound of the ocean surf! Wish I was there.

    Posted 08 Aug 2011 at 3:48 pm
  3. Nic Mapstone wrote:

    Thanks for the useful Evernote tip. As a consequence I’ve been looking at the notes on the web for the first time. You can see notes on books which are in your wish list. But how come there are Notes and highlights on books which aren’t yet available on the kindle (e.g. George Stephanopoulos’s All too Human – which I’ve been waiting to have on the Kindle for ages…)

    Posted 14 Aug 2011 at 8:24 am
  4. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Nic, thanks for pointing out that notes/highlights appear on Wish List items. I didn’t know that! I’m not sure what’s going on with books not yet available. Interesting.

    Posted 22 Aug 2011 at 9:16 am

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