News – 1) Via Andrys Basten and DigiTimes, news of a possible delay in launch of the next E Ink Kindle. 2) The Financial Times publishes a five-part series analyzing Amazon, and the main author, Barney Jopson, is Tom Ashbrook’s guest for an “On Point” appearance. Some pretty strange ideas thus gain some traction. 3) Jon Cog finds lots of missing Kindle titles on the Library of Congress’s “Books That Shaped America” list. 4) BusinessInsider comes up with a wish list for the Amazon Phone.
Tech Tips – Bob Cope suggests a stylus for better typing on my Kindle Touch. This one works great! SendToReader gets an update, via Kindle World. Also mentioned: The Readability app for Kindle Fire and the Send to Kindle app for Mac and PC.
Interview (Starts at 26:20)- On July 10th, I spoke by Skype with Jeremy Greenfield, editorial director of Digital Book World. We discussed his blog post, “Commenting on the Publishing Wars of 2012,” which referenced an earlier DBW blog post by Bob Mayer, and what’s ahead for the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Apple and five defendant publishers.
Content – OverDrive makes it easy to find its most borrowed books worldwide with this list containing links to public libraries. Two Kindle Fire apps that may help with your summer entertaining duties: Grill-It! and Domino’s Pizza USA.
Next Week’s Interview Guest: Cheryl Strayed, author of the first book chosen for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The title is Wild (From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail).