TKC 419 Sara Nelson

VP & Executive Editor, HarperCollins Publishers
Interview starts at 18:58 and ends at 43:28
There are a lot of very serious readers at Amazon, and honestly I think that that’s something that is not understood. They don’t all work on the editorial team vetting books for Best of the Month, but we did and I assume they still are using a lot of readers from the rest of the company who are not technically on the editorial team but who are passionate about reading and who read a lot. There were some really wonderful readers and reviewers that we cherry-picked from around the company. Book love is very much alive at Amazon.


Om Malik on This Week in Tech – August 7, 2016

Wal-Mart press release on purchase of – August 8, 2016

Om Malik’s web site

“The best reason for reading? Book lovers live longer, scientists say” by Amy Ellis Nutt at The Washington Post – August 9, 2016


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Interview with Sara Nelson

“Sara Nelson Heading to HarperCollins” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly – June 28, 2016

HarperCollins press release announcing Sara Nelson’s hiring – June 28, 2016

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchet – available for pre-order with delivery September 13, 2016

Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon – available for pre-order with delivery November 22, 2016

Behold the Dreamers: A Novel by Imbolo MBUE – available for pre-order with delivery August 23, 2013



The Phil Hendrie Show

YouTube video of Phil Hendrie recording his podcast – February 10, 2015

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Next Week’s Guest

Jessica Tripler, author of “Why Romance Readers Love Digital Books” at BookRiot – August 11, 2011


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 Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.


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Comments 2

  1. Bob Cope wrote:

    What are the fixes in the new Kindle software releases? The Amazon site isn’t too specific….It (and a Factory Reset) did fix the charging problem I was having with my Oasis tho…..

    We beat the heat with a 50th Anniversary Alaskan cruise, or rather, Uncruise….70 pax, 26 crew…..Great service and sights from Sitka to Juneau for a week….

    Posted 12 Aug 2016 at 4:03 pm
  2. BDR wrote:

    The controversy over AWS profitability is ridiculous. AWS is now the most profitable business at Amazon. Bezos HIMSELF told you that in your interview and here’s the proof

    Amazon’s profitability growth depends upon AWS

    Posted 13 Aug 2016 at 1:03 pm