TKC 301 Sara Nelson

Sara Nelson, HeadshotEditorial Director for Amazon.com books

Interview starts at 21:41

The kinds of books that we call out—we do see that some of them go on to be successful. Did we call it, or did we cause it? I don’t know. I wouldn’t claim credit for it, but I’m thrilled to be part of the conversation. And I think that writers and readers know that we are.

Show Notes and Links:

Intro

TKC 102 with Sara, Stephen, and Kristen

TKC 119 with Stephen on Ender’s Game

News

#AmazonCart video on Amazon’s YouTube Channel

“Why Amazon wants you to use Twitter hashtags to shop” by Donna Tam at CNET – May 6, 2014

Tech Tip

“Is my Paperwhite 1st or 2nd Generation” – discussion thread at Amazon’s Kindle forum

Kindle Paperwhite 1st generation software updates

Kindle Paperwhite 2nd generation software updates

“Goodreads Is Now on the First Generation Kindle Paperwhite” by Suzanne Skyvara at Goodreads blog – March 10, 2014

Kindle Paperwhite Support Videos

Interview with Sara Nelson     

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson – $10.99 on Kindle

“Amazon snags another book industry vet: Sara Nelson, former Publishers Weekly EIC” by Laura Hazard Owen at Gigaom – May 9, 2012

amazon.com/books

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed with annotations by Oprah – $6.99 on Kindle

Content

Amazon Editors’ Top Picks for the Best Books of May

Best Books of the Month

100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: A bucket list of books to create a well-read life, from the Amazon Book Editors

100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime

Omnivoracious, the Amazon Books blog

Great American Eats

50 Great American Love Stories

The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield – $14.99 on Kindle

Tom Robbins: The Kindle Singles Interview by Mara Altman – 99 cents on Kindle

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins – $9.99 on Kindle

Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins – $9.97 on Kindle

Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins – $12.99 on Kindle

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Comments 1

  1. Denise wrote:

    Regarding the difference between first and second generation paperwhites, I find that the newer model indexes books much more quickly, which I assume is due to the faster processor.

    Posted 09 May 2014 at 7:45 pm

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