TKC 231 Shantanu Bala

shantanuShantanu Bala, creator of Ebook Glue, a new tool for creating eBooks

Interview Starts at 18:15

A lot of writers are already formatting their content and arranging their content for their blogs and for their websites. To me, it doesn’t really make sense why they should have to re-do that entire process for another device. It really should be an automatic thing, and it’s definitely possible. It just takes a little bit of work in figuring out how to make it happen really well.

Show Notes and Links:

Barnes & Noble’s press release reporting declines in holiday sales

eBook Ninjas podcast Episode 93 with Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World

“Amazon Kindle Fire gains Web usage market share on iPad loss” by Steven Musil in CNET – Jan. 2, 2013

iPad Tablet Web Share Falls 7.1% Following Christmas Holiday” by Chitika Insights – Jan. 2, 1013

Valerie Easton’s interview with Sarah Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle for Amazon.com

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson – $12.99 on Kindle

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month, selected by Sara Nelson and her team

Chrome Browser Extension Encourages Amazon Searchers to Head to Their Library” by Matt Enis at Library Journal via Stephen’s Lighthouse and Tom Semple

Library Extension Chrome Extension

“Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” Coming to Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 7″ Early Next Year” – Amazon press release Dec. 6, 2012

Shantanu Bala’s curriculum vitae

“Turning Blogs Into E-Books: Meet the founder of Ebook Glue” by Dan Eldridge in TeleRead

Ebook Glue website

Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing at Arizona State University

University of Copenhagen

Newsweek subscription page

Newsweek App for Android at Amazon

The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise? by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith – $12.99 on Kindle

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

Next week’s guest: Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

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Comments 7

  1. Tom Welch wrote:

    Len, see if you can interview the creator of Sigil EBook Editor used by many authors and formatters in the USA.

    Posted 05 Jan 2013 at 5:03 pm
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    I will check this out, Tom. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Posted 05 Jan 2013 at 5:48 pm
  3. Richard Orlin wrote:

    Works great for text-only blogs, but it trips over graphics and embedded videos. Nice product anyway and very useful. However, I would rather use something that gives me more control over the output rather than a “black box”.

    Posted 07 Jan 2013 at 5:18 am
  4. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Richard, I agree Ebook Glue is only a beginning and hope Shantanu is able to refine it to its full potential. Thanks for trying it!

    Posted 07 Jan 2013 at 5:26 am
  5. Tom Welch wrote:

    Very few blogs are of high enough consistent quality to merit being converted to an ebook to generate additional revenue stream. And the blogs that can merit ebook conversion have a whole professional staff behind it to do this type of work (such as the Washington Post or NY Times blogs). In EBook Glue’s current state the potential is limited. However, this young man has tons of potential.

    Posted 07 Jan 2013 at 8:30 am
  6. Bette Forester wrote:

    I just did a quick conversion of my blog, a monthly calendar which includes an image and text. The process was fast and easy. I look forward to what Ebook Glue offers as it develops.

    Posted 23 Jan 2013 at 5:34 pm
  7. Len Edgerly wrote:

    I’m glad it worked, Bette. Thanks for the report!

    Posted 23 Jan 2013 at 5:52 pm

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