TKC 289 David Blum

Dave BlumEditor of Kindle Singles

Interview Starts at 16:24

 The virtue of Kindle Singles is we don’t say to writers, “Cut for the sake of fitting an ad in.” We cut only for purposes of artistic vision, and similarly we can add for the same reason.

Show Notes and Links:


Hugh Howey’s new site, Author Earnings

“The Report” by Hugh Howey – February 12, 2014

Hugh Howey’s blog

“Comparing self-publishing to being published is tricky and most of the data you need to do it right is not available” by Mike Shatzkin – February 13, 2014

“Hugh Howey calls for author earnings revolution” by Alison Flood at The Guardian – February 14, 2014

“Bookstore Sales Fell 1.6% in 2013” at Publishers Weekly – February 12, 2014

“Profits Rose 32% in 2013 at S&S” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly – February 12, 2014

Tech Tip

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Interview with David Blum

David Blum

Kindle Singles

Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student by Richard Bach at Kindle Singles for $2.99

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition (1970) by Richard Bach – $8.84 on Kindle

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach – $5.99 on Kindle

An Unexpected Twist (Kindle Single) by Andy Borowitz – 99 cents on Kindle

Heaven and Mel (Kindle Single) by Joe Eszterhas – $2.99 on Kindle

Boom: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever. A Long, Strange Journey Along the Keystone XL Pipeline (Kindle Single) by Tony Horowitz – $2.99 on Kindle

Estranged (Kindle Single) by Jessica Berger Gross – $1.99 on Kindle

Murder in the Yoga Store (Kindle Single) by Peter Ross Range – $1.99 on Kindle

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way (Kindle Single) by Jon Krakauer – $2.99 on Kindle Single


“Cheap Words: Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?” by George Packer in The New Yorker – February 17, 2014

“George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker” by Carolyn Kellogg at The Los Angeles Times – February 10, 2014

“Amazon and the Perils of Non-Disclosure” by George Packer at The New Yorker – February 12, 2014

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition by Richard Bach – $7.40 on Kindle

Interview guests on the next three episodes:

TKC 290 on February 21: Richard Bach

TKC 291 on February 28: Corina Koch MacLeod of Beyond Paper Editing

TKC 292 on March 7: George Packer, author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

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 2

  1. Bob Cope wrote:

    While you’re in Austin at SxSW, you might want to consider dropping down to San Antonio and visiting the country’s first all-digital library, the Bibliotech. Oh, I’ll even buy you a margarita!

    Posted 17 Feb 2014 at 3:07 am
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    I will check into this, Bob. Excellent suggestion!

    Posted 17 Feb 2014 at 8:05 am