News – 1) Barnes & Noble announces its new Nook Tablet at an NYC press conference on November 7. Click here for Mashable’s analysis by Lance Ulanoff and here for the Nook Tablet video. Amazon’s PR Department had a busy week, sending out press releases touting the Kindle Fire’s wide selection of apps as well as more than 400 newspapers and magazines. The Fire ships next week, and Amazon released a new ad to increase the anticipation. Meanwhile, the original Fire ad has already logged more than 1.2 million views. Bufo Calvin analyzes the available storage on the Nook Tablet and the Fire. DigiTimes reports that Amazon has ordered 5 million Kindle Fires through the end of 2011. 2) How much does it cost to make a $79 Kindle? Via E-Reader-Info and iSupply, it could be as much as $5 over the selling price for the Special Offers model. 3) Amazon announces that the Kindle Cloud Reader is now available for Firefox.
Tech Tip – How to extend a highlight on your Kindle to the next page or several pages. Did you know you can’t do this on a Nook?
Interview (Starts at 15:16) – Lance Ulanoff, editor-in-chief of Mashable, attended the Barnes & Noble press conference on November 7, and we visited by Skype about it the next day. You can follow Ulanoff on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.
Content – Via Andrys Basten’s blog, click here for a convenient way to browse the 5,000+ Kindle Owners Lending Library books available for free if you are an Amazon Prime member. It’s easier than looking for your monthly free book using your Kindle.
In honor of Veterans Day, why not donate your old Kindle or a tax-deductible cash gift to E-Books for Troops? Ken Clark and I will make sure it is shipped to a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan or Iraq, with gratitude to Soldiers serving in harm’s way to defend our nation.
Next Google Plus TKC Hangout– I plan to start the next hangout on Thursday, November 17, at 2 p.m. Eastern
Time. If you’re in my TKC Circle, you’ll see notification that the hangout is live. If you’d like to participate, please e-mail your Google Plus profile page URL to me at PodChronicles at gmail dot com, so I can add you to the TKC Circle.
Eric Loss Update: Our intrepid 25-year-old voyager, interviewed in the previous episode of the podcast, set sail on November 7th from Los Angeles on his solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe. He has posted twice on his progress at his blog, which makes for very compelling reading already.