TKC 220 Guven Witteveen

News – 1) Amazon is the first to send “good news” emails regarding credits for past purchases of eBooks as a result of  a settlement between several eBook publishers and the Attorney Generals of most states (sorry Minnesota). Later, I received one from Kobo. Click here for the AGs’ website about the settlement. 2) Whispercast will help schools, businesses, and nonprofits handle distribution of eBooks across fleets of Kindles. 3) R.I.P, Kindle DX. 4) More about that really cheap eReader coming from Germany, in which you get what you pay for.

Tech Tips – Tom Semple points out a nice refinement of information you will find about titles listed in your “Cloud/Archive” on the Kindle Paperwhite. Tap and hold on any title, and one of the options will be the Book Description at Marcy McKenzie has created a homemade fix for the Kindle Paperwhite Kindle cover that tends to slip along a slippery surface in landscape mode. Email me at PodChronicles AT if you’d like details. Also, Safari now has a Send to Kindle capability, and Citrix has an app for controlling a Mac or PC from your Kindle Fire.

Interview (starts at 20:19) – Anthropologist Guven Witteveen last year helped the Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum in St. John, Michigan, create a Kindle eBook titled Civil War Memories on Foot and by Horse, 1862-1866by Civil War veteran Francis W. Redfern. I visited in person with Guven on Wednesday, October 17th, at Schuler Books in Lansing, Michigan, about the project.

Content – Traveling with my on my Kindle are Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.  And the more I use it the more I like Mindmaps by Endare for the Kindle Fire.

Future Guests: David Risher, founder of, will be my interview guest next week, followed by Chris Brogan, author of The Impact Equation, available for preorder with delivery scheduled for October 25.

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  1. Mary McManus wrote:

    Generally I have liked the Paperwhite, especially for giving me a much wider range of lighting to read in. What I DID find annoying was the special offers, not the offers themselves because they don’t bother me at all on the baby Kindle or the Touch. What finally caused me tor remove them and pay the $20 was feeling cheated with my magnetic leather cover. On the iPad, the magnetic cover brings it back to where I was, but with special offers on the PW, I had to open, then swipe. Perhaps a minor thing, but I really enjoy just opening the cover and being right where I left off in the book.

    You mentioned Marcy McKenzie’s tip for standing up the Paperwhite in landscape mode. Well, I was in a restaurant this morning and just stood it up in portrait mode with the cover at about a little more than 90 degree angle to the Kindle. Works anywhere you can set it down. That’s even easier. I think that it works best with this particular cover because it so exactly fits the size of the device.

    Posted 23 Oct 2012 at 6:23 pm

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