News – 1) Amazon releases its impressive Kindle Cloud Reader, with audio from Cali Lewis and a review by Jason Snell. 2) Timothy Ferriss signs a deal to publish his next blockbuster, The 4-Hour Chef, with Amazon’s upstart New York publishing arm, as reported by The New York Times. 3) Take that, you Kindle spammers! Good enough for ’em, I say.
Tech Tip – I ran into trouble updating my Kindle for Mac application, perhaps because I’m running the 10.7.1 version of Lion, but it works fine on Darlene’s computer running Snow Leopard. Have you had any trouble updating Kindle for PC? The updates add the ability to create collections or import them from your Kindle.
Interview (Starts at 15:39) – I had a great Skype connection from Maine to Australia this week with Steven Lewis, whose Taleist blog and associated resources help writers become authors through self-publishing on the Kindle platform. Click here to see the e-books he’s published himself, including some great walking guides of his home town, Sydney. A journalist and writer for nearly 20 years, Steven has written for The Financial Times, Esquire, GQ, and the International Herald Tribune, among others.
Content – In advance of my planned interview with author Steven Pressfield next month, you might want to check out two books he’s published this year, The Warrior Ethos and The Profession: A Thriller. Both highly recommended.
Next Week – I will upload the second of my workshop presentations at the Professional Outdoor Media Association in Ogden, Utah, on August 13, 2011. It’s titled “Making Money with E-Books.”