TKC 452 Timothy DeLizza

Author of “Jerry (from accounting)”

Interview starts at 14:56 and ends at 45:09

I love what Amazon is doing in terms of giving access to a platform in a kind of populist way. I think that is incredibly helpful. I think the distribution is amazing. It creates new readers. I love the $2 price point for a novella. I think that’s definitely expanding who can have access to the writing and quality writing. Historically speaking the Big Five were very focused on content and less on how the distribution was happening, and that was what they were pretty good at. Amazon’s strength was in more distribution and being ahead of the curve on the eBooks. I think Amazon now is catching up and really focusing on content across the board.

News

“Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More” by Nick Wingfield at The New York Times – March 25, 2017

“Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started” at The Economist – March 25, 2017

“Amazon could become our leading physical retailer before very long” by Mike Shatzkin – March 21, 2017

“Busy Week for Amazon Ends with Stock Surge to Record Close” by Angel Gonzalez at The Seattle Times – March 31, 2017

Tech Tip

Is your Amazon Fire HD 8 sluggish? Try shutting off some apps.

Interview with Timothy DeLizza

Day One Magazine (send submissions to dayone-submissions@amazon.com)

Jerry (from accounting) by Timothy DeLizza

Goodreads page for Jerry (from accounting)

My Medium post which mentions Jerry (from accounting) – March 8, 2016

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

“Spiritual and Menial Housework” by Dorothy Roberts at Yale Journal of Law & Feminism – 1997

Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society by Paul Goodman

Latham & Watkins

Amazon Publishing’s Little a imprint for literary fiction and nonfiction

Books Timothy DeLizza is currently reading: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce by Morgan Parker, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones, Human Acts: A Novel by Han Kang

Outro

“Dr. Ruth Readies for Blast Off!” (video released by Amazon Publishing for April 1, 2017)

Next Week’s Guest

Bufo Calvin of the I Love My Kindle blog and I will rendezvous in Virtual Reality via an app named vTime to discuss how Amazon may get involved in VR this year.

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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