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 have to wind up each Sunday. So it bongs the hour, and sometimes it makes its way onto the podcast. It keeps pretty good time. It only loses five or 10 minutes a week.

Show Notes and Links:


Jeff Bezos interview with Charlie Rose (video) on November 16, 2012

“Amazon much-fanfared smartphone may be delayed, say sources” by Sammi Huang and Steve Shen in DigiTimes – March 11, 2013

“What Happens to Publishers and Authors If a Used Ebook Market Becomes Legal?” by Jeremy Greenfield in Forbes – March 11, 2013

“Judge Refuses to Shut Down Online Market for Used MP3s” by David Kravets in Wired – February 7, 2013

ReDigi web site

Barnes & Noble comment on generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) names application by Amazon

Author’s Guild (Scott Turow) comment on closed generic TLDs

Amazon’s comments on closed generic TLDs

Tech Tips

How to navigate home page on Kindle Touch and Kindle Paperwhite

My “How to Touch a Kindle Paperwhite” tutorial – October 28, 2012

Len Edgerly Interview by Mark Roberts

Westside church of Christ in Irving, Texas

Pressing On: The Magazine for Growing Christians, available for Kindle subscription for $10 a year

Wayland, Mass.

Belmont Hill School

The Harvard Crimson

The Woonsocket Call

The Providence Journal

The Casper Star-Tribune


“Self-Published Title Hits No. 1 on EBook Best-Seller List for First Time” by Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book World – March 12, 2013

Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn – $2.99 for Kindle

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach – $7.99 for Kindle

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – $5.00 for Kindle

Asperger Love: Searching for Romance When You’re Not Wired to Connect by Amy Harmon – $2.99 for Kindle


Books by Frederick Forsyth at the Kindle Store

Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – $159.24 at

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.

Thanks to enzo_the_baker and cyberbiker2 for your recent reviews of my podcast at the iTunes Store. You can help spread the word about The Kindle Chronicles by leaving a review at iTunes. Click here and then click the blue “View in iTunes” button. From there, click on “Ratings and Reviews.” Thanks!


I would like to dedicate this episode to Kes Woodward and Dorli McWayne as they prepare to exchange vows on Saturday, March 16th, in the studio in Fairbanks, Alaska, where Kes creates his stunning paintings of birches, landscapes and people.

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Comments 7

  1. Guven Witteveen wrote:

    Seeing the old clock makes me want to click to hear the chimes! How about noting the minute mark in the podcast where it stars?

    Posted 15 Mar 2013 at 7:59 am
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    It’s at the very end…

    Posted 15 Mar 2013 at 1:06 pm
  3. Eolake Stobblehouse wrote:

    I love the text-to-speech in my KF HD 7-inch. Just lovely.
    I would probably hardly use it if not for this feature, since I have other tablets, and I find this KF, surprisingly, just a bit too heavy for reading in bed.

    Posted 16 Mar 2013 at 9:23 am
  4. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Interesting. I hope the next model of the Kindle Fire approaches the thin profile and weight of the iPad mini!

    Posted 16 Mar 2013 at 11:26 am
  5. Eolake Stobblehouse wrote:

    That would be nice. And the matter can hardly stand unchallenged.

    Posted 17 Mar 2013 at 6:44 am
  6. Eolake Stobblehouse wrote:

    Some years ago, a café in Copenhagen had a very nice idea: they took subscriptions to a big variety of magazines, and lend them to customers while they had their coffee.

    Maybe there’d be legal barriers for that, dunno. If so, it would be the usual shooting-themselves in the foot by the publishers, because it’s nice free publicity.

    Posted 18 Mar 2013 at 9:45 am
  7. Gary Lerude wrote:

    Len, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed by Mark Roberts — and thanks to Mark for both the idea and his persistence.

    Mark’s questions and your willingness to share made for a very interesting podcast, adding to your persona as a friendly, humble, and engaging host.

    Posted 23 Mar 2013 at 9:21 am

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