News – 1) As reported by The New York Times and Publishers Weekly, Amazon removes thousands of books distributed by the Independent Publishers Group (IPG) in a showdown over terms of a contract renewal. 2) In a count of books sold and borrowed during a single week in Canada, ebooks accounted for 10 percent of the […]
Monthly Archives February 2012
I spoke with Peter Meyers, author of the just-published Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual, on February 16th by Skype. Since finishing the 280-page tome, he has returned to work on Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience. This is the first half of the interview. You will find the conclusion in TKC 185.
News – 1) Are there fewer Amazon Prime members than analysts thought? Anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that’s the case. 2) Laura Hazard Owens reports on Penguin’s decision to no longer offer additional copies of ebooks and audiobooks for purchase via Overdrive, the leading provider of digital content to libraries. Random House earlier raised its prices to OverDrive. A […]
I recorded this episode during our last two days at Maho Bay Camps on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, after 10 days off the Internet. I’m back in Denver now, catching up with the news, and will resume regular episodes next week from Cambridge, Mass., for TKC 185. Kindles were much in evidence in […]
Since I will be away this week on St. John, USVI, I prepared an all-comments episode for you that will post automatically. I’ve organized my backlog of great tips, observations, and opinions that you have e-mailed to me mainly about the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire. Here are some links to topics discussed: The TWIT […]