Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla
Interview starts at 9:23
I don’t think their market [for Fire phone] is people who don’t have a smartphone now. I think it’s people who have some version of an Android phone or an iPhone, and they’re committed Amazon customers. I would expect that 75 percent of their sales, just to pick a number out of thin air, could well be people who are Amazon Prime members.
Show Notes and Links:
Quilts by Susan Carlson
“Dear Jeff Bezos (One-Week Kindle Review)” by Robert Scoble – November 25, 2007
“Amazon Fire Phone: A good phone that needs another layer of polish”by Hayley Tsukayama at The Washington Post – July 23, 2014
“Early reviews very chilly concerning Amazon’s Fire Phone” by Luke Dormehl at Cult of Android – July 23, 2014
My unboxing video of the Fire Phone – July 23, 2014
More on how to use Kindle Page Flip on the Paperwhite.
Interview with Stephen Windwalker
“Holt’s Legend grows with Superman-like grab” by Ian Browne at MLB.com – June 18, 2014
2048 Deluxe – free game at Apps for Android store
Free BookGorilla app for Kindle Fire and Fire Phone
The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle by J. Glenn Gray, with introduction by Hannah Arendt – $15.87 in paperback at Amazon.com
Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt – $9.99 on Kindle
The Human Condition (2nd Edition) by Hanna Arendt – $9.00 on Kindle.
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg – free on Kindle
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow – $7.99 on Kindle
“A Note to Our Readers” by The Editors of The New Yorker – from the July 28, 2014 issue
“The New Yorker
Stores Stories You Should Read Before the Paywall Goes Up” by Eliza Berman and Slate Staff at Slate – July 22, 2014
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Next Week’s Guest
Andrew Savikas, CEO of Safari Books Online and a director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), which recently released a comprehensive report titled Digital Books and the New Subscription Economy.
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