TKC 253 Nader Kabbani

Nader Kabbani

Amazon’s Vice President for Independent Publishing

Interview Starts at 19:17

Our vision is to have the author publish once and have their consumers read their book everywhere, and everywhere means three things for us: Number one is all geographies in all languages, so we want to help them translate their work in other languages. Hugh Howey is huge in other geographies. Number two – in all consumption devices. I don’t think it’s very clear to our consumers and our authors that you’re not really tied to only Kindle. There are many, many smartphones and iPads and iPhones around the world than just Kindles. We would love to have readers get the best value on Kindle, but their content is the whole ecosystem, and I don’t think it’s very obvious to the consumers and to the writers that their book is available in all consumption devices. So all geographies, all consumption devices. The third part is in all formats [digital, paper, and audio].


Show Notes and Links:


“Publishers gave Amazon ‘ultimatum’ over e-book pricing: executive” by Nate Raymond at Reuters – June 5, 2013

“Amazon Brings the Kindle DX Back From the Grave” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader – May 26, 2013

Amazon Resurrects the Kindle DX, That Most Awkward Cousin of a Device Family on the Way Out” by Darrell Etherington at Techcruch – June 5, 2013

Kindle DX – $299 at

“B&N Mysteriously Removes Nook for PC and Nook for Mac for Download” at the eBook Reader – June 7, 2013

“Amazon starts selling Kindle Paperwhite and Fire HD in China” by Laura Hazard Owen at GigaOm – June 7, 2013

“Is Amazon Trying to Reach Out to Independent Booksellers?” by Paul Constant at Slog – May 31, 2013

Tech Tips

Kindle for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch – update to 3.8

Interview with Nader Kabbani

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Invention Number 8, performed by Nader Kabbani – video

Kindle Direct Publishing


Audible ACX


Libby Johnson McKee at Amazon

Jane Friedman

C.J. Lyons

Stephanie Bond

Jane Litte’s report on the KDP/CreateSpace roundtable – at Dear Author

The Passive Voice by David Vandagriff

Porter Anderson’s post on the roundtable


Mercy Pilkington of GoodEReader

Jason Boog, editor of GalleyCat

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.

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