TKC 162 Steven Pressfield

News – 1) A former Kindle customer service rep tells all in a fascinating thread at Reddit. Key takeaway: Be nice to the reps and don’t be shy about asking for a replacement Kindle. (Thanks to Nick Todd for alerting me to this one!) 2) TechCrunch’s MG Siegler has held one in his hands and gives his report about the Amazon Kindle Tablet.  While I wait for mine, I’ll be playing with a discontinued enTourage Pocket eDGe Dualbook that I grabbed on Woot for $79.99. (Thanks, Andrys!)

Tech Tip – To find some very technical info about your Kindle, go to Menu -> Settings and try typing Alt – EQQ, Alt – RQQ and Alt – UQQ.

Interview – I spoke with bestselling author Steven Pressfield on Wednesday, September 7th, about the three books he published this year, Do the Work, The Warrior Ethos, and The Profession.  He also shared his own battle with resistance and gave an update on his current writing project.

Content – 1) Amazon offers 18 novels by Kurt Vonnegut for $3.99 each. Jon Cog offers his appreciation of the novelist.  Click here for a video of Vonnegut roasting John Hickenlooper, now Colorado’s virtuoso-goofball governor.  2) 7 Dragons releases a cool new app comprising 133 Kindle tips, for 99 cents.

Join the first Kindle Chronicles Hangout!

I’ll set up a Google Plus hangout for Kindle conversation on Tuesday, September 13th at 4 p.m. Eastern time. I hope you’ll stop by!  You can e-mail me at PodChronicles AT Gmail for a Google Plus invite if you need one.

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Comments 2

  1. Doug Lance wrote:

    Another interesting edition of the podcast! It was funny how Pressfield reacted to the highlighted passages. He will be converted eventually. Keep proselytizing.

    I’ll try to make the hangout if I can!

    Posted 10 Sep 2011 at 11:09 am
  2. Mike Perry wrote:

    On my Kindle 3G wifi, the first settings code gave me nothing. It may be for cellular Kindles only. I seem to remember something similar on my Kindle 1. The second gave me a 411 page with information about my Kindle. The third gave me a 711 page with an abundance of data about my WiFi and router.

    For those who want to try the codes on their Kindles, be sure to hold down the Alt key for all three letters.

    –Michael W. Perry, Untangling Tolkien

    Posted 10 Sep 2011 at 6:56 pm