CEO of Safari Books Online
Interview starts at 20:55
I don’t have any firsthand knowledge about how things have looked on the Kindle Unlimited side, though it’s certainly notable that for now, at least, I don’t think any of the Big Five trade publishers are participating.
Show Notes and Links:
“ComiXology now offers DRM-free comic backups, but only from select publishers” by Sean Buckley at Engadget – July 25, 2014
“Comixology CEO Explains New DRM-Free Backup Program” by Brigid Alverson at comicbookresources.com – July 24, 2014
Wool: The Graphic Novel by Hugh Howey – at ComiXology
Paperwhite software update – 5.4.5
Read While Your Book Ships feature of new Paperwhite 5.4.5 software update
Amazon Books Team update on Hachette Impasse – July 29, 2014
“The Industry View – Amazon vs. Hachette” Q&A with Irish author David Gaughran
Todoist list app for Fire
OtterBox Defender protective case for Paperwhite – $59.99 at Amazon.com
Clippings.io – in progress, a potentially very helpful way to access your Kindle annotations
Interview with Andrew Savikas
My interview with Andrew Savikas in February, 2010, for The Reading Edge podcast
“Digital Books and the New Subscription Economy” - Book Industry Study Group
The Painter by Peter Heller – $10.99 on Kindle
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller – $8.26 on Kindle
How You Can Win a Nexus 7
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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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