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 Amazon.com. 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 Gmail.com 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, 1862-1866, by 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 WorldReader.org, 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.