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 later this year.
Tech Tips – How to trim what’s stored on your Kindle Fire, if your memory is full. Also, how to sign up for the brand-new Kindle Chronicles Book Club (KCBC). Short version: set up your profile at kindle.amazon.com and send me an email at PodChronicles at Gmail Dot com with your profile name. Follow me (profile name: Len Edgerly), and buy the first book we’ll read for KCBC, A Gay and Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller. It costs $5.99 at the Kindle Store but you can also borrow it for free if you have a Prime membership. Miller’s novel was the first pick by Nancy Pearl in her Book Lust Rediscoveries partnership with Amazon.
Interview (starts at 22:42) – Kevin Eagan, creator of the Critical Margins blog, spoke with me by Skype on June 19th about social reading, Goodreads, Imagine by Jonah Lehrer, what he misses most about print books, and more.
Content – Throw Me a Vowel, a terrific word game for $1.99, is now available for the Kindle Touch. Flipboardis now available for the Kindle Fire. Kinder Kindle donates Amazon Associates proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Eolake Stobblehouse recommends How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler, but Simon & Schuster has set the price at $13.99. I used eReaderIQ to alert me if the price falls to $9.99. Meanwhile, I’ll wait.
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Free Webinar – Click here to register for a free webinar that I will give on Wednesday, June 27th from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT for the Professional Outdoor Media Association. The topic will be how you can publish articles in the Kindle Store, and I will be relying heavily on Kate Harper’s essential 99-cent guide, How to Publish and Sell Your Article on the Kindle: 12 Steps for Short Documents. Space is limited, so if you want to participate, please register soon!
Next Week’s Guest – Christian
Westergaard Hupfeld, creator of eReaderIQ.