Len Edgerly, a graduate of Harvard College (1972) and the Harvard Business School (1977) has worked as a business journalist at The Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin, editor of an energy magazine in Casper, Wyoming, and an executive at a natural gas company based in Denver. After early retirement, he earned a Masters in Fine Arts in poetry from Bennington College in 2003 and has served on arts policy boards, including the Western States Arts Federation, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.
In 2010 with Ken Clark, he founded E-Books for Troops, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which distributed more than 1,000 new and used Kindles to U.S. Soldiers on active duty overseas. The program was concluded in early 2015.
Edgerly is the author of Inside the Hangar at Amazon’s Santa Monica Press Conference – September 6, 2012, A Kindle Fan’s Report from the Front Row at Amazon’s NYC Press Conference, A Poet’s Progress at Bennington – Vol. 1 , and Cold Turkey in Paradise: Twelve Days off the Internet at Maho Bay . His blog, Len Edgerly: Random Reflections, is also available for Kindle Subscription.
This essay by Edgerly published May 21, 2015 at Open Road Media’s “Feed Your Need to Read” site tells the story of how he came to create The Kindle Chronicles. Past guests on the show have included Jeff Bezos, Margaret Atwood, James Fallows, Sam Tanenhaus, Pamela Paul, and Donald Hall.
He and his wife divide their time between Denver and Cambridge, Mass. He has been podcasting since December, 2006, when he launched the Audio Pod Chronicles and Video Pod Chronicles. He began the weekly Kindle Chronicles podcast on July 26, 2008.
Email: PodChronicles AT Gmail DOT com
Edgerly owns stock in Amazon and is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com . He has no other affiliation with Amazon beyond that of an enthusiastic early adopter of the Kindle.