TKC 164 James McQuivey

News – 1) Amazon today sent out invitations to a press conference Wednesday, September 28 at 10 a.m. EDT at Stage 37 in New York City.  As Nick Bolton quipped, no one thinks they’re about to announce creation of an online store to sell air conditioners. Yes indeed, friends. It looks as if official news of the long-rumored next Kindle(s) is just five days away.  I’m grateful to have received an invite, and I’ll be there in person to share my experience and insights with you on what’s next for the Kindlesphere. 2) On September 21, Amazon announced that Kindle titles can now be borrowed at more than 11,000 public libraries, through a partnership with OverDrive. Click here for a good account by the Library Journal.  I’ve tried it, and it works flawlessly.  Let the borrowing begin!

Tech Tip – Laura asks for help loading recipes on her Kindle. Email me at PodChronicles AT Gmail dot com if you have any ideas.  Also, I recommend you check out the Daily Review tool for remembering what you’ve read on your Kindle. You’ll find it at kindle.amazon.com .

Interview (Starts at 12:43)James McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, was the first person I heard predict an Amazon tablet to rival the iPad. That was back in February, 2010, on TKC 81.  A frequent guest on the show, James joined me this week on Monday, September 19, for his latest take on the highly anticipated new product. He predicts a price of $299 and the beginning of an entirely new connection between Amazon and its customers via the tablet he codenamed The Kindle Flame a year and a half ago.

Content – How to get the Kindle Daily Deal delivered to your e-mail box every day.

Google Plus Hangout – If you’d like to receive notification of the next video hangout on Google Plus, please drop me an e-mail at PodChronicles AT Gmail Dot Com. I’d like to do one next Tuesday after I arrive in New York the day before the big press conference.

Podcamp Boston 6 – I’ll be speaking at Podcamp Boston on Sunday, September 25, at 3:15 p.m. My topic will be “Podcast Your Passion: The Kindle Chronicles Story.” There’s still time to register, and it’s a great gathering of the digital tribe here in Cambridge, Mass.  If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll consider dropping by!

UPDATE:

Link MentionedGuven Witteveen’s blog chronicling his learning curve during the first few months of owning his Kindle.

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Comments 2

  1. Joan Gavigan wrote:

    Hello:) I’ve a listener to your podcast for quite some time now and am a Kindle DX owner/user.
    A few people have posted on the Amazon Kindle discussion sites about the possibility of exchanging and/or upgrading their Kindles – especially now in light of the lovely new additions to their repertoire, including the Kindle Flame. After having paid top dollar for the DX in December of 2009, this is a topic near and dear to my heart as well. Given that there has been NO response from anyone at Amazon to these queries, I suppose it’s safe to assume that the answer is a resounding”NO!” and that resale on EBay and a new purchase is the only way to go. Would you agree? Sorry if this seems a stupid question and thanks in advance!

    Posted 29 Sep 2011 at 12:31 pm
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Joan, I apologize for the delay in posting your comment to the show notes page. It arrived in the midst of the post-press conference rush and excitement. I would have to agree that your DX, being more than 20 months old, is an unlikely prospect for Amazon to accept as a return toward another product. But you know what? Given Amazon’s reputation for astoundingly great customer service, I’d call Kindle support and ask. The worst they can say is no, and they might astound you. Please let me know how it goes!

    Posted 03 Oct 2011 at 8:53 pm

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