Monthly Archives December 2013

TKC 282 Jason Bailey

Co-Owners of JJ Books in Bothell, Washington Interview Starts at 20:17 We have blended in the coffee shops into the bookstores and the gathering places. Now with this [Amazon Source] you have the ability for the people who are buying the electronic readers to feel not guilty when going to the bookstores to browse. They can […]

TKC 281 Greg Pronevitz

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Library System Interview Starts at 15:10 What I’d like to see is an acquisitions module like the Amazon platform, where any publisher could upload their collection. They could choose from a menu of license terms, purchase terms, and then the libraries could simply pick the ones they wanted, buy them, and […]

Today Amazon’s Offering a Great Deal on the Basic E Ink Kindle

I just spotted this at the Amazon landing page: $20 off the basic Kindle, for a one-day price of $49. The sale is “while supplies last,” and I bet there will be a great deal of interest in this one. As of 12:40 p.m. today ET, it looks as if they are still available. My […]

TKC 280 Meg Griswold

Upper School English Teacher at Harpeth Hall in Nashville Interview Starts at 19:39 I was really excited about the potential for social media, specifically Twitter—that students can highlight and tweet. How cool it would be if we could all follow each other, and we could be in our nightly reading already having a conversation, saying, “Oh, […]

TKC 279 Richard Hollick

Book publishing veteran and creator of the Making Book blog Interview Starts at 18:43 We decided, because we couldn’t get it together that we wouldn’t, and we didn’t. And of course now we live with the consequences, which is Amazon constantly, because it’s wildly successful, wants to get a bigger and bigger and bigger piece of the pie. […]

Cyber Monday Deals from Amazon and Open Road Media

Here are some early Cyber Monday deals for your consideration, with Amazon Associates links included that will help The Kindle Chronicles if you begin your holiday shopping here: Kindle Fire HD 7″ 16 GB with Special Offers – $119 ($50 off regular price) Kindle Fire HDX 7″ 16GB WiFi only with Special Offers – $179 […]

Here’s the Second Batch of Kindle First Advance Copies – Free for Amazon Prime Members

Happy December 1st! I just checked, and Amazon Publishing has already posted four new “Kindle First” advance copies of books it will officially publish in a month. If you are an Amazon Prime member (if not, why not?), you can choose one of them for free. Without Prime, the selection will cost you $1.99. Amazon […]