Monthly Archives June 2012

TKC 204 Christian Hupfeld

News – 1) The Wall Street Journal reports, “Your eBooks are Reading You.” Link mentioned: Coliloquy. 2) Boy Genius quotes a source who has handled both of the new Kindle Fire models. 3) PC World thinks about what Google is up to with the Nexus 7. Tech Tip – How to send an author a question right […]

Which 7-Inch Tablet Should You Buy? I’ll Let You Know Soon…

Yesterday I pre-ordered a Nexus 7 tablet, the new big deal from Google. I have what I think of as my Kindle Chronicles Research and Development Fund, and it has enough money in it to spend $199 on the entry-level Nexus. Darlene has a quilting fund. It all evens out, especially since my non-Kindle exploratory […]

CROSS-POST FROM KINDLE NATION DAILY: MY INTERVIEW WITH Kevin Eagan

NOTE: This is a cross-post of my weekly column for Stephen Windwalker’s Kindle Nation Daily. Each week I write a piece based on that week’s interview for the Kindle Chronicles podcast. After the podcast goes live, it appears first in the Kindle Nation Weekender and then at the KND web site on Monday.  By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor Kevin Eagan, creator of the Critical Margins blog, […]

Kindle Fire 2 Coming in July?

CNET yesterday quoted “a credible source” saying that Amazon will unveil a second-generation Kindle Fire this summer, with a possible launch event on July 31. This is the first time I’ve seen a summer debut of the Fire 2 suggested. Earlier rumors had the new device landing sometime before the holiday season. CNET’s source said […]

A Kindle Direct Publishing Tale: In Which Amazon Shows It’s Serious About Copyright

I uploaded an eBook to Kindle Direct Publishing last night at 9 p.m. from Maine and hoped I might see it available for purchase at the Kindle Store today by 9 a.m. But as the morning wore on, the title’s status on my KDP bookshelf kept showing as “In Review.” Clicking on the “What’s This?” […]

TKC 203 Kevin Eagan

News – 1) An eBooks adoption milestone. 2) eBook library borrowers also buy lots of eBooks, survey shows. 3) Amazon’s invitation for developers around the world to submit apps for international distribution sparks expectations of Kindle Fire availability outside the U.S. 4) Rumor has it the Fire’s price will be trimmed by $50 when the new Fire is launched […]

Confused About Agency/Wholesale eBook Pricing? Here’s a Free Webinar to Consider…

I just signed up for a free O’Reilly Media webinar titled “Agency vs. Wholesale Model: Which is Better?” scheduled for June 28 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. It will be hosted by Joe Wikert, General Manager & Publisher as well as Chair of Tools of Change (TOC). The guest will be Don Linn, president of Firebrand […]

How Much Money Can YOU Make Selling Articles at the Kindle Store?

I want to let you know about a free webinar that I will present on Wednesday, June 27th at 3 p.m. EDT, hosted by the Professional Outdoor Writers Association (POMA.) This is a terrific group dedicated to fostering excellence in communication for people who cover traditional outdoor sports and conservation. I presented two workshops at […]

Cross-Post from Kindle Nation Daily: My Interview with Theresa Ragan

NOTE: This is a cross-post of my weekly column for Stephen Windwalker’s Kindle Nation Daily. Each week I write a piece based on that week’s interview for the Kindle Chronicles podcast. After the podcast goes live, it appears first in the Kindle Nation Weekender and then at the KND web site on Monday.  By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor Be honest. Do you […]

A Few Clues to Kindle Strategy Gleaned from Way Back in 2009 and 2010

On February 26, 2009, three days after the Kindle 2 went on sale, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sat down for an hour-long chat with Charlie Rose. This was in a simpler era, more than 13 months before the introduction of the iPad. The new Kindle 2 was faster, thinner, lighter, sharper, and cooler but cost […]