Monthly Archives May 2013

TKC 252 Russ Grandinetti at BookExpo America

Amazon’s Vice President of Kindle Content Interview Starts at 22:38 One of the other things that we really love about Goodreads is it works great no matter how you read. And that’s something that we really want to make sure that we don’t change.  So if you happen to read print, or you happen to read on […]

Tech Presentations at BookExpo America – Liveblog

I sat down in front of a stage to catch my breath at BEA, and soon a large crowd gathered in the surrounding seats. So let’s see who’s going to dazzle us with PowerPoints…. If you don’t see the posts, click on the headline above.  

Patrick Brown of GoodReads -Liveblog from BookExpo America

“I thought I would get this out of the way early,” Patrick Brown says to laughter as a slide appears stating “Goodreads & Amazon.” He is beginning a session on how authors can use Goodreads. He reaffirms CEO Otis Chandler’s promise that Goodreads is for all readers, no matter how you read. “That is going […]

Do You Own Your eBooks? Liveblog of panel featuring Authors Guild, ReDigi, and GiantSteps Media

Joe Wikert, formerly of O’Reilly Media and now a consultant, is moderating a panel comprising Bill Rosenblatt of GiantSteps Media, Paul Aiken of the Authors Guild, and John Ossenmacher of ReDegi, the Boston startup that is eyeing a used market for eBooks. If you don’t see the posts, click on the headline above. And we’re […]

Malcolm Gladwell on the Future of Digital Publishing – Liveblog

Here is my Liveblog of Brad Stone’s interview of Malcolm Gladwell at the International Digital Publishing Forum in New York. If you are not seeing the individual posts, click on the headline. Unfortunately, you will not be able to see the individual Liveblog posts if you are reading this on an E Ink Kindle as […]

Otis Chandler tells publishing audience he feels “blessed” to have Amazon’s support and backing for Goodreads

Otis Chandler, cofounder and CEO of Goodreads and now officially an employee of Amazon, was not shy today in expressing his enthusiasm for what the Amazon acquisition of his and his wife’s creation will mean for the future. “I feel very blessed to have Amazon’s support and backing going forward,” he told a large gathering […]

All-Star Program On Tap Next Week for IDPF Digital Book 2013 in NYC

I plan to liveblog presentations by Otis Chandler, cofounder and CEO of Goodreads, and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell on Wednesday, May 29th in New York City. They are the headliners for IDPF Digital Book 2013, an event that will take place in conjunction with BookExpo America at the cavernous Javits Center, located on 11th Avenue between […]

TKC 251 Kevin Franco

President and Cofounder of Enthrill  Interview Starts at 19:27 Our system really will reward stores for doing what they do best, and that’s getting customers interested in books. We’re the only true answer for discovery for eBooks that doesn’t deal with metadata. Our discovery tools are all physical, and right back to the reason that you […]

Vivienne Roumani Interview – Video Extra

This is a video excerpt from my May 14, 2013, Skype interview with Vivienne Roumani, director of the documentary “Out of Print,” narrated by Meryl Streep. The full audio interview is in Episode 250 of The Kindle Chronicles podcast, uploaded on May 17, 2013. For screenings and other information about the film, please be sure […]

TKC 250 Vivienne Roumani

Director of “Out of Print” Interview Starts at 16:37 He [Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos] wanted to give me a half an hour–he gave me 45 minutes. And it was really an amazing interview. He was very bright, very warm, very gracious, and you got the sense that he really wanted to do good. That’s the sense you […]