TKC 297 David P. Vandagriff

David Vandagriff

Attorney and Creator of The Passive Voice blog

Interview starts at 17:13

In my opinion, any midlist author that sticks with a traditional publisher is crazy, because I personally know a number of formerly midlist traditionally publishing authors who are making a very, very nice living off of self-publishing now. We’re talking a 10-x increase in their royalty payments over what they had with traditional publishers.

Show Notes and Links:


Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV Voice Search FAQ

“Estimating Kindle E-Book Sales for Amazon” by Trefis at – April 7, 2013

“Inside Amazon’s Idea Machine: How Bezos Decodes Customers”  by George Anders in Forbes – April 4, 2014

Tech Tip

Amazon Cloud Collections

Interview with David Vandagriff

The Passive Voice blog: A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

Interview (video) of David Vandagriff by Joel Friedlander published on August 1, 2013

Embracing Abundance, the web site of G.G. Vandergriff

The Baron and the Bluestocking (Three Original Ladies and their Gentlemen) by G.G. Vandagriff – $2.99 on Kindle


The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators by Chris Brogan – $11.99 on Kindle

Joyland by Stephen King – $6.59 on Kindle

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I will create and post TKC 298 as Darlene and I travel down the Rhine River on a Viking River Cruises boat. If you would like to receive notice of photos and video from the trip via Google Glass, please email me at PodChronicles AT Gmail DOT com, so I can including you in my TKC EuroCam Google Plus circle.

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Comments 2

  1. j wrote:


    I love your “kindle” podcast, just curious if fire TV and goggle glass are going to take up more and more of the “kindle” podcast?

    Keep up good work

    Posted 13 Apr 2014 at 10:19 pm
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Good question. I think Fire TV and Glass will get coverage once in a while in the Kindle Chronicles going forward, but the focus will remain reading and technology. I’m sure I will spend some time considering the Kindle phone when it arrives and whatever else Team Bezos sends our way that seems to be of interest.

    Posted 13 Apr 2014 at 11:05 pm

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  1. From Amazonian strong-arm? | Making Book on 09 Jun 2014 at 8:31 am

    […] Passive Voice ( a valuable blog subtitled A lawyer’s thoughts on authors, self publishing and traditional publishing) gives us his take on the story too, with a link to The Atlantic‘s story by Jeremy Greenfield. The Passive Guy (David Vandagriff), was interviewed by Len Edgerly on the Kindle Chronicles podcast of 11 April. […]