Monthly Archives January 2013

NEWS FLASH: The Yorkie Claire Selects a Winner in the TKC Kindle Fire Sweepstakes!

In this video, you will find out which of the 23 entrants in the Kindle Fire Sweepstakes is our winner. With encouragement from Darlene, our Yorkie Claire actually selected the winning entry from my Harvard cap. The decision of the canine judge is final! If you can’t watch the video and want to know right […]

Kindles Aweigh! Prepping a shipment headed for USS Germantown

This morning I am doing final preparation on 32 donated Kindle Keyboards for shipment to Marines aboard the USS Germantown. If I’ve done my Googling correctly, that’s a photo of the ship above. It gives me a personal thrill to be sending our first E-Books for Troops Kindles to a ship, because my father served […]

Next Week’s Interview Takes Us on a Deep Dive Into Fear, with Amazing Benefits

I have interviewed scores of authors about their books for the Kindle Chronicles podcast, but I can’t remember a book that has excited me as much as the one that you will hear about on next week’s show, TKC 236. The author is Jaimal Yogis, and his new book is The Fear Project: What Our Most […]

TKC 234 James McQuivey

  Vice President / Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and author of the forthcoming Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation  Interview Starts at 11:46 Trying to sue your way through into the future has not worked so far, and I think that’s what the book publishers learned. They could very easily have dug in their […]

Stephen King’s New Kindle Single on Guns: More of an Original Mind Trip Than a Rant

I finished Stephen King’s Kindle Single, Guns, over lunch. It’s a highly original take on the debate over gun control, so I don’t think it was fair of me to dismiss it in the previous post as a “rant.” Some of the writing is excessively voiced, in my opinion, but the case he makes rests on […]

Stephen King’s Essay/Rant about Guns Gets Speedy Publication at Kindle Singles

The press release announcing Stephen King’s new 99-cent Kindle Singles essay, “Guns,” emphasizes how fast a major author can get his or her ideas into wide distribution because of eBook technology and platforms. “King finished this essay last Friday morning, and by that night we had accepted it and scheduled for publication today,” Kindle Singles […]

Amazon Puts Its Money Where Its Text-to-Speech Is

I remember that one of the first things I noticed about the Kindle Fire HD was how much better the text-to-speech voice was on it, compared with text to speech on the Kindle Touch. The voice was more fluid, the phrasing easier to listen to. Today Amazon announced that it is purchasing the company that […]

Good Kindle News for Canada!

Amazon today announced that the Kindle Paperwhite WiFi and 3G models and the basic Kindle are available to customers in Canada at the site. In addition, Canadian customers can now access the Canada Kindle Store directly from their Kindles. Click here for the full press release. The E Ink Kindles will also be available […]

TKC 233 Digital Book World Conference

Start times for interviews: Jeremy Greenfield – 6:27 Mike Shatzkin – 8:46 Michael Tamblyn (Kobo) – 7:14 Heather Severson – 8:22 Paul Biba – 17:30 Michael David Burleigh (OverDrive) – 24:05 Show Notes and Links: Digital Book World Digital Book World conference agenda My live blog coverage of sessions on the following topics: Obama campaign digital director […]

Libraries Panel at Digital Book World – Live Blog

Last panel at Digital Book World is named “Libraries: More Important than Ever for Discovery.” The moderator is Barabara A. Genco, manager, special projects, Library Journal. Panelists are Stephanie Anderson, head of readers advisory, Darien Public Library; Skip Dye, VP and director, Library and Academic Sales and Marketing, Random House; George Coe, president of Library […]