TKC 355 Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien

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Authors of The Straight-A Conspiracy

Interview starts at 13:10 and ends at 41:52

What the brain science says is that if you’ve learned one thing, you can learn anything. If your brain has a preference right now, it’s just because you’ve been working on that thing a little more. Your brain is not coming into the world ready to be more Englishy than mathy.

 

News

“What’s The Best Ebook Reader?” at Lifehacker – April 16, 2015

“Five Best Ebook Readers” by Alan Henry at Lifehacker – April 19, 2015

“Most Popular Ebook Reader: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite” by Alan Henry at Lifehacker – April 21, 2015

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Voyage

“Turn a $99 Nook Into a Fully Fledged Android Table in Four Easy Steps” by Alan Henry at Lifehacker – February 29, 2012

“Three Suggestions for the Amazon Echo” YouTube video by Norm Gregory – May 15, 2015

Barnes & Nook Simple Touch at Amazon.com

Tech Tips

“Let’s Read PDF Files on the Amazon Kindle Voyage” (video) at Good EReader = March 5, 2015

Interview with Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien

The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World

Straight-A Conspiracy web site

Content

Goodreads “Best Crime & Mystery Books” listopia ratings

Best Literary Mysteries at Goodreads listopia

Best Historical Mysteries at Goodreads listopia

Amazon Books editors’ list of 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime

Penguin Random House’s browsing area for Mystery & Suspense

Mystery and Thriller titles at Open Road Media

Outro

“A Podcaster’s Passion for EBooks” by Len Edgerly at Open Road Media’s “Feed Your Need to Read” webpage – May 21, 2015

Next Week’s Show

I have a ticket to attend the giant Denver Comic Con May 23rd and plan to bring you a collage of interviews and impressions from this third-largest Comic Con in the US.

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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TKC 354 Craig Lambert on Shadow Work

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Interview starts at 21:13 and ends at 39:30

Becoming aware of shadow work enables us to prune away some of the clutter in our lives. Take, for example, surveys—the inundation of our time with surveys, requests for surveys. It seems you can’t buy anything or go anywhere or receive any service without having a followup survey usually emailed to you to ask you, “How did we do?” And I would just encourage the citizens to throw those away if they don’t feel like writing them. We are not obligated to fill out these surveys, but these organizations are preying on our time and asking us to do it. And that’s the kind of clutter that youcan prune away. 

News
“Reorder Prime-Eligible Items” with Echo (Amazon info)
My preferred stylus, with microfiber tip – $7.99
Christopher March and Echo announce big news
“Amazon Publishing Marches On” by Jim Milliot with Rachel Deahl at Publishers Weekly – May 8, 2015
“Amazon’s Hit Man” by Brad Stone at Bloomberg Business – January 25, 2012
Little a, Amazon Publishing’s literary fiction imprint
Two Lions, Amazon Publishing’s young readers imprint
Tech Tips
Kindle Fire HDX 7” 32 GB with Special Offers (Previous Generation -3rd 2013) – $199.00
My eBay auction of Fire HD 6” 16 GB and case (ends Tuesday May 19 at 5:50 pm MDT)
Poetic Slimline Case for Fire HDX 7 (2013) – $14.95 at Amazon.com
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Origami Case – $44.99 at Amazon.com
Fire Keyboard – $59.99
AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS devices – $25.99
Interview with Craig Lambert
Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day by Craig Lambert
Earlier book (1981) on shadow work by Ivan Illich
Mind Over Water: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing by Craig Lambert (1999)
“Our Unpaid, Extra Shadow Work” op ed piece at The New York Times – October 29, 2011
“Self-Service: A Sign ‘The Robots Have Won?’” radio interview with Craig Lambert for “Here & Now” on WBUR – November 28, 2011
“‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’” by Barbara Ehrenreich at The New York Times Sunday Book Review – May 11, 2015
Content
Amazon Editors’ YA Book Club group at Goodreads
Next Week’s Guests
Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien, coauthors of an indie publishing success story titled The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World.
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.Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads!

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Claire Test

I have tweaked my workflow for uploading new episodes of the show and want to make sure it works before I begin creating TKC 354 this week.

If you see this and could let me know how it looks and sounds on your devices, I would appreciate hearing from you at PodChronicles AT gmail DOT com.

Here is a link to Amazon.com (feel free to buy something with it!)

 

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TKC 353 Robert Martin at NMX

Rob Martin

Director of the Isaacson School for New Media, Colorado Mountain College

Presentation starts at 5:32 and ends at 43:55

In the 1930s, Walter Benjamin wrote, “The illiterate of the future will not be the man who cannot read the alphabet but the one who cannot take a photograph.” I mean could this guy see far ahead, or what? How many of us have more than one camera on us at all times? Probably everyone in this room.

News

Book Riot podcast

Audible samples now on Goodreads

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel by Tom Rachman, narrated by Penelope Rawlins (Audible)

Amazon Destinations

May 2015 Author Earnings Report

Robert Martin’s Presentation at New Media Expo (NMX)

Isaacson School of New Media at Colorado Mountain College

“Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”  by John Branch in The New York Times – December 20, 2012

Upfront demo

Epson smart glasses

Next Week’s Guest

Craig Lambert, author of Shadow Work: The unpaid, unseen jobs that fill your day.

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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TKC 352 Douglas Rushkoff

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Author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Interview starts at 13:37 and ends at 36:56

I remember a long time ago when Timothy Leary saw one of my first books, Cyberia or something, an early book about cyberculture, and he took it and he was moving his finger along the lines, and going “a line, and a line, and a line—why are you writing books like this? We’re in a different age. We’re in the chaos cyber age. You’ve got to pull things out and hypertext and this and that, go with it.”  I was like, “Yeah, but Tim—it’s a book! It’s not a hypercard stack. It’s not a website, it’s a book, and I’m okay with it being a book.”

News

“Publishing’s Digital Disruption Hasn’t Even Started Yet” by Gareth Cuddy at Digital Book World – April 23, 2015

“The Four Stages of Disruption” by Steven Sinofsky at re/code – January 6, 2014

“Amazon has started helping brands make ads from Kindle e-books” by Lara O’Reilly at Business Insider – April 28, 2015

“Amazon Has Started Using Kindle eBooks as Adverts” by Nate Hoffelder at Ink, Bits & Pixels – April 28, 2015

“How about an entire product placement eBook?” by Juli Monroe at TeleRead – November 12, 2015

The Vanishing Game by William Boyd (free at Kindle Store)

The Vanishing Game web version

Tech Tip

Vocabulary Builder on Kindle

Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Rushkoff’s web site

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now (2014) by Douglas Rushkoff (Kindle)

Other Books by Rushkoff available at the Kindle Store

2 Books by Douglas Rushkoff available for free via $9/month Scribd subscription

Audiobook version of Life Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff, available as part of Scribd subscription

“Generation Like” – February 18, 2014 TV documentary for Frontline co-produced and reported by Rushkoff

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Twitter stream (in Spanish)

Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace by Douglas Rushkoff (1994)

Emmanuel Levenas

Content

Slate’s impressive lineup of podcasts under the Panoply label

Next Week’s Show

The full presentation at NMX by Robert Martin, director of the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College

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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TKC 351 Julie Carey of Write Our World

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Founder of Write Our World

Interview starts at 19:15 and ends at 39:47

The necessity of writing a book requires that they talk to the elders in their communities or other people who can help them, so it’s really a wonderful language-building, literacy activity.

 

News

“Four of the big five have new deals with Amazon and only the biggest is still to negotiate one” by Mike Shatzkin at The Shatzkin Files – April 24, 2015

“Genies, vampires and fan fiction give Wattpad a lead against Amazon” by Gerrit de Vynck at The Globe and Mail – March 3, 2015

 

Tech Tips

How the Back button differs on the Kindle E Ink models and the Fire.

How to extend a highlight across pages on the Voyage.

Embarrassing questions from listener Mark Roberts, who is doing a notable Periscope experiment comprising daily Bible readings in real time. You can follow them by using his Twitter handle, @Mark44Roberts.

 

Interview with Julie Carey

Book Creator blog and home page

Blog post by Julie Carey at Book Creator site

Worldreader

Diné Bizaad app for Navajo keyboard

Flat Connections led by Julie Lindsay

Write Our World campaign at Indiegogo – Please consider a donation!

Posner Center

Gerard Strong profile in Westword

Email for Write Our World: writeourworldbooks@gmail.com

Content

Penguin Random House’s spiffy new readers’ web site

A very well done author interviews podcast at the PRH site, Beaks and Geeks

Open Road Media’s new Feed Your Need to Read section

Next Week’s Guest

Author, thinker, and speaker Douglas Rushkoff

 

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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TKC 350 New Media Expo in Las Vegas #NMX

Robert Martin of the Isaacson School of New Media, left, and Parviz Parvizi of Clammr.com

Robert Martin of Isaacson School of New Media, left, and Parviz Parvizi of Clammr

Links

NMX New Media Expo in Las Vegas

Tom Webster of Edison Research

Monthly podcast listening statistics from Edison Research – February 15, 2015

Power of Moms podcast

Mark Ramsey’s Media Unplugged podcast

Libsyn Rocks!

Interview with Robert Martin (begins at 3:39, ends at 20:00)

Isaacson School of New Media at Colorado Mountain College

Article about “the uncanny valley”

“Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” by John Branch in The New York Times – December 20, 2012

Rapt Media

Interview with Parviz Parvizi (Begins at 20:05, ends at 39:39)

Clammr iOS app

Clammr publishers’ portal on the web

Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

 

How You Can Create a Clammr to Spread the Word About TKC

(Provided by co-founder David Silverman)

Getting Started

1) Make sure the Podcast Episode you want to post is on your phone (ie, available in the native podcast app)

2) Download Clammr from Appstore (we are available on iOS today, Android is coming soon)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clammr-radio-headline-news/id927556526?mt=8

3) Create an Account – Register with Facebook, Twitter, or Email

Steps to Post a Podcast Highlight on Clammr

1) Click “Menu” Button (top left corner)

2) Click bottom “My Library” button > “More” button > “Podcasts” 

(Note to Len & April: In our next released version in about 2 weeks, these 3 clicks will be reduced to 1 by just clicking directly on a “My Podcasts” button.)

3) Select the source Podcast from your Podcast List > select the episode

4) Select “Yes” to include the Podcast’s metadata in your post

5) Touch the clip on the soundboard to activate it > then drag the soundwave within the track to select a different section of the podcast.  (As you drag, you will see the timestamps for the  beginning and ending of the clip.)

 – Your selected clip can be 18 seconds or less

 – Select a highlight or phrase that is a valuable, standalone nugget

6) Click the Play arrow button (in the top left of the mixboard) – to confirm you have made the intended selection

7) Click “Next” in the top right

8) Click the Facebook and Twitter icons to connect your social media accounts – if you want to simultaneously post Facebook & Twitter

9) Click “Post”

Here are a few instructional videos that might also be helpful:

http://tiny.cc/clammrvideos 

 – The first video on that page runs through the clammr creation process.

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.

NOTE: Special thanks to Chris Kraft, founder of Share Rocket, who tuned in to my Periscope livestream last night when I was putting the episode together. He spotted a mistake I’d made at the opening, when I was headed toward the registration desk. “You said 2014,” Chris alerted me in a text message that flashed across the Periscope screen. So I snipped the offending year and left in the month and date. This was my first experience of livestream crowd editing of a podcast!

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Clammr Co-founders at #NMX on how to take audio viral – Liveblog

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Parviz Parvizi and David Silverman, Cofounders of Clammr, have a solution to a problem that has not yet been solved: how to take audio content viral. We are gathered in an intimate circle to learn what they know. I’m very high on this startup and hope they find great success.

 

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How to Build Podcast Community w/ Brian Ibbot et al – Liveblog at NMX

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The title of this panel at NMX in Las Vegas is “How to Build a Community that Grows Your Influence and Income.” The moderator is Charles McFall @sf_McFall. Panelists are Colorado podcaster extraordinaire Brian Ibbot @coverville, Brian Allen Brushwood, Jay Soerberg @therealpodvader, and R. Mordant @MordantWorld . Here we go…

 

 

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Robert Martin on The Visual Revolution at #NMX – Liveblog

Next up is Robert Martin, director of the Isaacson School of Communications in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, speaking on “New Media: The Visual Revolution.”

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