Tech Tips - How to highlight over multiple pages on a Kindle Paperwhite, and a tip from Jean Remple on buying apps for your Kindle Fire in France.
Interview (starts at 7:33) - Richard Mason, the author of History of a Pleasure Seeker, has made a stunning iTunes Store app out of his book. Titled History of a Pleasure Seeker, Volume I: The Gilded Age, the “e-lumination” features narration by Dan Stevens, who plays the part of Matthew Crawley in the Downton Abbey TV series, as well as specially commissioned music, photos, and video answers to readers’ questions. It is not yet available for Android devices such as the Kindle Fire, but Richard’s exploration of this new medium raises intriguing issues that I enjoyed exploring with him. We spoke by Skype between Denver and New York City on November 5th. Mason’s digital startup, Orson & Co., created the app. He also started an organization named after his late sister, the Kay Mason Foundation, which provides scholarships for disadvantaged South African children to attend some of the country’s best schools.
Next Week’s Guest: Brian Mockenhaupt, author of a new Byliner original, The Living and the Dead: War, Friendship, and the Battles that Never End.