Vice President of Amazon Publishing
Interview Starts at 18:11
Kindle First is a little bit book club and a little bit advance copy distribution, and I think we’re off to a good start on this. Success over time would mean creating a larger conversation about the books, expanding the audience for each author in the program, seeing lots of reviews up on detail pages, a lot of Goodreads discussions, and, of course, a lot of sales.
Show Notes and Links:
“Massachusetts Launches Statewide Digital Library Pilot” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader blog – November 26, 2013
Massachusetts Library System MA eBook Project
“It Still Isn’t Easy, But Independent Bookstores Are Doing Better” by Wendy Kaufman on NPR – November 27, 2013
“Bookstore health” at Richard Hollick’s Making Book blog – November 27, 2013
“Barnes & Noble Retail Revenues Down 8%” by Dianna Dilworth at GalleyCat – November 26, 2013
“Amazon’s Next Kindle Paperwhite to Feature 300 ppi Screen, Better Typography, Arrive Early Next Year” by Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch – November 24, 2013
Interview with Jeff Belle
Silent Echo by J.R. Rain – $4.99 at Kindle Store and free till December 1, 2013 for Amazon Prime members if chosen as the Kindle First selection
Carlos the Impossible (A Novella) by J.T.K. Belle (aka Jeff Belle) – 99 cents at Kindle Store
“How to View the Entire Free Kindle Lending Library from your Browser” by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker – February 19, 2013
Buying In by Laura Hemphill – $5.99 on Kindle (also available for free borrowing through Kindle Owners’ Lending Library)
Next Week’s Guest
Richard Hollick, author of the “Making Book” blog
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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