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TKC 416 Mike Shatzkin

Founder and CEO of the Idea Logical Company Interview starts at 8:05 and ends at 34:24 I think it’s possible that we’re going to wake up in three years and say, ‘We just had another black-swan event, which is that all of the big authors that have been developed over the last five years, a […]

TKC 415 with OverDrive’s David Burleigh

Director of Marketing & Communication at OverDrive, Inc.  Interview starts at 15:18 and ends at 44:22 I’m happy to report that all of the Big Five publishers have made their titles available for library lending in eBook format. They’ve all been already in for their audiobook format. It’s been a couple of years now that they’ve […]

TKC 414 Amazon’s Mike Torres on Page Flip

Director, Product Management – Amazon Kindle Interview starts at 18:09 and ends at 43:26 The biggest technical challenge I would say is creating a seamless Page Flip reading experience across all of our platforms. Page Flip is available on eReaders, on Fire tablets, as well as the Kindle app for iOS and Android. Across those different experiences, we wanted […]

TKC 413 My Father and Grandson

Across 80 Years, Two Book Lovers Talk Kindle Interview starts at 23:32 and ends at 44:30 News Amazon Inspire press release – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Educators” by Natasha Singer at The New York Times – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues” by Natasha Singer […]

TKC 413 Publishing Visionary Jane Friedman

Co-Founder, Chairman and Executive Publisher of Open Road Integrated Media   Interview starts at 15:17 and ends at 44:11 I do not think that the world of print survived and now will thrive at the expense of eBooks. I think eBooks will coexist with print, which I think is the best of all possible worlds. […]

Now available for pre-order: Smaller, lighter Kindle at the same $80 Price

Amazon this morning announced a smaller and lighter Kindle eReader—available now for pre-order at amazon.com/kindle for the same $80 price as the current 5th-Generation entry-level model. In addition, the company introduced a new Export Notes feature that will arrive in an over-the-air software update for the new Kindle as well as for the Paperwhite, Voyage, […]

TKC 411: Katie Donelan, Kids’ Books & Trump at BEA

Director of Business Development at BookBub   Interview starts at 5:64 and ends at 16:18 BookBub definitely got off the ground with self-published authors. They’re often the first people in the industry to experiment with a new marketing channel, and they were much more comfortable discounting their books four years ago than a lot of […]

TKC 410 Peter Hudson of Shelfie

Co-Founder and CEO of Shelfie.com   Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 We needed to find a metaphor, an analogy for the playlist or the inbound link when it came to books. What we found is that bookshelves are an incredibly good signal. News 1999 Jeff Bezos speech at Association of American Publishers […]

TKC 409 Chang Kim on Bite-Sized Content

CEO of Tapas Media   Interview starts at 19:22 and ends at 43:40 I believe that for publishing, even though Kindle is capturing a lot of the mobile market, I think there are still innovations to be made. In terms of marketplace players out there who have fundamentally thought about the whole thing from mobile […]

TKC 408 BookExpo America w/ Scott Turow, Jon Fine and — Donald Trump?

Audio recorded at BookExpo America in Chicago and related links: Jon Malinowski (2:00-4:25), president of The Combined Book Exhibit, creator of the Book Fair Buddy app on iOS and Android platforms.     Pubmatch.com “€œAuthorship in the Digital Age” panel moderated by Jon Fine (14:24-21:13), former Director of Author and Publishing Relations at Amazon “At […]