News – 1) My comparison of Google’s Nexus 7 with the Kindle Fire for reading books 2) GeekBeat.TV’s John P has a fun and smart video comparison of the Nexus 7, Fire, and Nook Tablet. 2) Jeremy Greenfield reports on a doubling of eBook revenue in 2011 versus 2010.
Tech Tips – Check out ITTT.com for automating tasks like sending each Kindle Daily Deal to your email. Ebook Friendly has more. Also, some fine points on using notes and highlights on your Kindle Touch.
Interview (Starts at 24:05) – I spoke with Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild (From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail), on Tuesday, July 17th, about her savage self, getting a call from Oprah Winfrey, the metaphor of hiking, and why she might take a Kindle on her next long trip. Be sure to check out Oprah’s two-hour interview with Cheryl, which will premiere on “Super Soul Sunday” July 22nd at 11 a.m. ET/PT on the Oprah Winfrey Network and will simulcast online worldwide via Oprah.com and Facebook.com/OWNtv.
Content – Highly recommended: Cheryl Strayed’s novel, Torch, and her newest book, a collection of personal essays in the form of advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar. Also, I found an excellent, free mindmapping app for the Kindle Fire, Mindjet for Android.