News – 1) James McQuivey of Forrester Research, in a video interview at Digital Book World, reported on a drop in optimism among book publishers and forecasts a big drop in print revenue late this year or next. 2) Amazon reports fast growth in number of titles available at Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. 3) Via Media Syndicate, the first Kindle Touch availability outside the U.S. is spotted at Canada’s Amazon site .
Tech Tip - How to print out your highlights and notes using kindle.amazon.com . Also, syncing calendars with CalenGoo and more on Apple/Kindle power adapter compatibility, courtesy of John P. McCormack.
Interview (Starts at 15:04) – John Cog, editor of the Me and My Kindle blog, tells how his new Kindle word game, Throw in the Vowel, got its start in conversations with his co-developer more than 20 years ago.
Content - Matter, a promising startup publication that will offer long-form journalism this spring, has been a runaway success raising pledges at Kickstarter. Look for good things to read on your Kindle from them once they launch. Via Amazon Studios, I’ve been watching a trial movie, The Nevsky Prospect. (My apologies for misstating the name in the audio.) Click here to watch via Prime Instant Video.
Other Links Mentioned – Cuyahoga County Public Library.
SXSW Meetup – The Kindle Chronicles will join forces with hosts of the eBook Ninjas Podcast for a meeting during South by Southwest Interactive Sunday, March 11, at 8:30 Central time. Location: Ginger Man Pub, 301 Lavaca Street, Austin. If you’ll be in the area, please stop by! There will be no Google Plus TCK video hangout next week.
Next Week’s Guest – Lawrence Lessig, author of Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress – and a Plan to Stop It and One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic, a new title released by Byliner.