News - 1) Amazon sends out invitations to a press conference in Santa Monica on
September 9 September 6 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. I’ll be there, of course, eager to see what new Kindles will be announced. 2) Amazon announces that it is opening a new India Kindle Store.
Tech Tips – 1) If you want to transform your physical books to digital, with no going back, you might want to check out 1DollarScan. 2) Bufo Calvin describes the process of updating his Love Your Kindle Fire eBook.
Interview (starts at 22:34) – I spoke with Glenn Thrush, senior White House Correspondent at Politico, on August 22nd from Washington, D.C. His new eBook, Obama’s Last Stand, was published this week and represents a continuing experiment by Politico in providing long-form campaign coverage before the election. The prior two titles in their Playbook 2012 series are The Right Fights Back and Inside the Circus: Romney, Santorum and the GOP Race, both written by Evan Thomas and Mike Allen.
Next Week’s Guest – John Mitchinson, founder and CEO of Unbound, an experiment in crowdsourcing the connection between authors and readers.