Monthly Archives March 2013

TKC 243 Tom Helleberg

Business Manager at New York University Press  Interview Starts at 23:21 In terms of what we’re projecting for the end of ’13, we think we’re going to come in at about 14 percent all-electronic, and the vast majority of that is currently Kindle. Fifty percent of eBook sales are going through Kindle…Nook is actually way down […]

An Emotional Day for the Co-Founders of Goodreads

Otis Chandler, the CEO and founder of Goodreads, has a must-read post at his site giving his take on the just-announced acquisition of his creation by Amazon. It features a glowing photo of him and his wife, Elizabeth, who is also cofounder of Goodreads, holding Kindles decorated with Goodreads stickers. I’m glad Chandler wrote such […]

Big Coup for Kindle: Amazon to Acquire Goodreads

News just hit my inbox that Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, the 16-million-member book lovers’ site founded by Los Angeles Times scion Otis Chandler. This is a very big story, because it portends dramatic improvements in our ability to share book recommendations and discover great things to read on our Kindles. I will admit that […]

TKC 242 Amy Harmon

This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting Author of Asperger Love: Searching for Romance When You’re Not Wired to Connect Interview Starts at 22:42 I was so impressed by Jack and Kirsten’s perseverance in trying to explain themselves to each other. Here they have this condition that makes it hard to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. It makes […]

Getting a Kick out of Fairbanks

(Cross Post from Send to Kindle This is not the Iditarod. It’s a dog-sled sprint that starts and ends in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.  I was there last week for a wedding and had a chance to catch the 68th running of the Open North American Championship (ONAC). It was part of why I fell in love with Fairbanks. […]

Fairbanks Journal

I took the photo yesterday on my flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Our Alaska Airlines pilot announced over the intercom that he was asking for the okay to fly so as to provide a great view of Denali on the right side of the plane, where I had a window seat just ahead of the […]

TKC 241 Len Edgerly (interviewed by Mark Roberts)

Interview Starts at 16:01 Mark: We hear that grandfather clock chime from time to time when you are in Denver. Can you tell me a little bit more about that clock? Len: It’s actually my great-grandfather’s clock. It’s my father’s mother’s father, Col. William B. Skelton, who lived in Lewiston, Maine. It’s a seven-day chiming clock I […]

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ now available in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain & Japan; Price slashed in U.S.

I just received word of some big developments for Amazon’s biggest Kindle Fire HD model, the 8.9″ In the U.S., you can now buy the WiFi model starting at $269 – a $30 drop from the previous price of $299. The 4G model is available starting at $399 – $100 cheaper than the previous price […]

TKC 240 Kristin Nelson

President of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC Literary agent for Hugh Howey, author of Wool Interview Starts at 11:35 The reader is having a lot of power, which technically they always have had, because anybody that they love and follow and make big–be it Nora Roberts or John Grisham or Nicholas Sparks or Debbie Macomber–obviously that’s sending a signal […]

Here’s a Great Ball of Kindle Fire Audio!

This is the video version of my review of the Accessorise Bluetooth wireless portable speaker and how to use it with a Kindle Fire HD 7″ and 8.9″. If you are reading this on your E Ink Kindle as a subscription to my blog (thank you!), you won’t be able to play the video on your […]