TKC 265 Jane Friedman of Open Road Media

Jane Friedman

Co-founder and CEO of Open Road Integrated Media

 Interview Starts at 10:15

The words of the author are the most significant part of this whole world. What we need is just to make sure that those words are received in whatever format the consumer wants to receive them.

Show Notes and Links:


“Report: Kindle Fire Surpasses iPad as Most Popular E-Reading Tablet for Kids” at Digital Book World – August 29, 2013

“Children’s Ebook Revenue Nosedive Drags Down Trade in 2013” by Jeremy Greenfield – August 27, 2013

Attorneys General web site for eBooks class action suit

Tech Tip

“Conde Nast Inks Big Deal with Amazon – Offers ‘All-Access’ to digital subscriptions” by Lucia Moses at Adweek – August 20, 2013

Vanity Fair at Kindle Store

Interview with Jane Friedman

Pavillion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women’s Quarters by Pearl S. Buck – $9.99 on Kindle

The Fifties by David Halberstam – $9.99 on Kindle

The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm – $9.99 on Kindle

The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck – available for preorder on Kindle for $9.99 (delivery October 22, 2013)


 Open Road Integrated Media

All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot – $14.99 on Kindle

Prime Instant Video (free for Prime Members) – Justified: Elmore Leonard, Timothy Olyphant, and Graham Yost Live at the Paley Center

Raylan: A Novel by Elmore Leonard – $9.78 on Kindle

Justified – Amazon Prime Video

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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Comments 4

  1. Kip wrote:

    Happy birthday Len!

    Posted 02 Sep 2013 at 7:50 am
  2. jbmonco wrote:

    I was so excited to see the announce of Vanity Fair–I JUST emailed the New Yorker to see if it was possible to read my New Yorker I subscribe to from iTunes on my Kindle Fire. No they said, but you can if you buy the print version. Ok, I don’t want a print version thanks. I just want to read my magazine on whatever platform I want. So I may move my subs over to Amazon.

    As for p+e-books, I’m quite interested. Certainly if I was buying a p(hysical) book for someone who hadn’t bought into the ebook resolution and could get an ebook for myself at the same time I would. Would love to do that from the Tattered Cover and read it on my Kindle. Or if I finish an ebook and think of someone who would love it I could order it as a gift for them and it would be a pgift if they hadn’t joined the eRevolution. I’ve even bought both p- and e-books for myself for travel for example, where a travel pbook is somehow easier to scan through, but sometimes I want to go out for the day with a light load. Same for TechBooks; some books still work better in physical form but the convenience of also having eBooks for travel is still there.Looking forward to Kindle Matchbook too so I can either have both types of books, or replace my p with my ebook and donate the pbook to my library.

    Also I have wished for both p and ebooks when I want the author to sign the book for me but want to carry and read it whenever/wherever (cf Hugh Howey and Wool/Silo/Dust).

    Posted 03 Sep 2013 at 4:21 pm
  3. jbmonco wrote:

    Bleh, I guess the deal IS that I have to get All Access which includes PRINT. Really I don’t want PRINT; I had problems for years with stacks and stacks of magazines piling up and a spouse who was reluctant to get rid of old magazines because…you never know. What I really want is All Digital Access where I can use a full featured app on the appropriate platform (including the PC). I guess I could already order a magazine via Amazon and see it on my Kindle Fire AND on my iPad in the Kindle app. But somehow the experience wasn’t as good as the iOS App.

    Posted 03 Sep 2013 at 4:45 pm
  4. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Jackie, the digital subscription ($19.99 for 12 issues) of Vanity Fair works on Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet, Android Phone, Nook Tablet, and Next Issue, whatever that is. I think the iOS version should look good on the iPad.

    Posted 03 Sep 2013 at 4:53 pm

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