TKC 419 Sara Nelson

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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.
 

News

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

Wal-Mart press release on purchase of Jet.com – 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

 

Content

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:

    Len–
    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 http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-earnings-q1-2016-2016-4

    Amazon’s profitability growth depends upon AWS

    Posted 13 Aug 2016 at 1:03 pm