TKC 277 Otis Chandler



Cofounder and CEO of Goodreads

Interview Starts at 22:29

The thing I’ve been most impressed by is the level of enthusiasm and support and excitement that the Amazon teams and the Lab126 team who makes the Kindles have shown for this project. It literally would not have been done without this level of enthusiasm and support, and there’s been a ton of people who’ve helped us make it happen—people who are passionate about reading and really wanted to see this day become a reality.

Show Notes and Links:


“Fire OS 3.1 Now Available” – Amazon press release November 18, 2013

“Goodreads and Kindle FreeTime Now Available on the New Kindle Paperwhite” – Amazon press release November 19, 2013

“Nearly Half of Parents Plan on Buying E-Reading Devices for Kids This Holiday Season” by Alison Bryant at Digital Book World – November 20, 2013

Kindle FreeTime TV commercial

Bonus video not discussed on podcast: Marshall McLuhan eerily prescient on connectivity – April 1, 1965.

Nook Glowlight vs. Kindle Paperwhite – a Barnes & Noble comparison

Tech Tip

Kindle Cloud Collections

Interview with Otis Chandler

Goodreads site

Lab 126 site

“Introducing Goodreads on the New Kindle Fires” by Otis Chandler at Goodreads – November 18, 2013

“Goodreads Now Available on the New Kindle Paperwhite” by Otis Chandler at Goodreads – November 19, 2013


The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal by David Halberstam – $7.99 on Kindle

Next Week’s Guest

Jeff Belle, vice president, Amazon Publishing

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 1

  1. Jack wrote:

    According to this website A new Kindle Paperwhite is coming in the 2Q of 2014

    Posted 24 Nov 2013 at 4:15 pm