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TKC 441 Paul Slavin

CEO of Open Road Integrated Media Interview starts at 14:22 and ends at 41:41 [NOTE: The audio for this episode misstates the year of this episode– it should be 2017, not last year!] Links for Interview with Paul Slavin: Open Road Integrated Media website Paul Slavin’s 2016 year-end letter to employees Early Bird Books newsletter […]

TKC 440 Will Schwalbe

Author of  Books for Living Interview starts at 19:07 and ends at 43:15 “One of the reasons I come back to Lin Yutang is a marvelous story he tells, in 1937, about being in the most famous tea house in China. And the tourists there are so busy taking photographs of themselves drinking tea that […]

TKC 439 Darlene’s 2016 Technology Review

My Wife Darlene  Interview ‪starts at 12:28 and ends at 44:58 “What’s great about Audible is you still get to hear a story. You’re not reading it, but you’re still getting a story. And for me sometimes when I get stuck on stuff in my studio, it’s just keeping me in the room long enough […]

TKC 438 Matthew Rubery

Author of  The Untold Story of the Talking Book  Interview ‪starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 “There’s often a false division between audiobook listeners and print book readers, because in my experience the two are almost always the same. They’re people like me who just love reading and want to do as much of […]

TKC 437 Richard Hollick

Author of the Making Book blog Interview ‪starts at 14:03 and ends at 44:31 The idea that Barnes & Noble can make it by sort of becoming a small, specialist, cozy bookstore is kind of delusional. It’s a big organization! News Amazon Prime Air Jeff Bezos’s tweet announcing first Prime Air delivery – December 14, […]

TKC 436 Bryan Hudson

Senior Pastor of New Covenant Church, Indianapolis Interview ‪starts at 7:20 and ends at 33:36 I think it’s a matter of accepting the change that God has provided with these tools, learning how to use the tools. For example, we could try to tell people, “Well, don’t go to the movies.” Well, they’re going to the movies. […]

TKC 435 Cynthia Manson

Head of Cynthia Manson Literary Agency  Interview ‪starts at 14:30 and ends at 41:06 “The trick is that if you have an author that is struggling to find that audience, to find that readership–Alan [Russell] is a perfect example, because he always got wonderful reviews, is a fantastic writer, still has a great relationship with […]

TKC 434 Seira Wilson

Senior Books Editor at Amazon.com Interview ‪starts at 12:41 and ends at 43:35 “[The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis] is one that I personally wanted to see as high on the list as possible. It’s a fictional story set in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s as if we’re living again in the Old West, so there’s vigilante […]

TKC 433 Laura Hazard Owen

Deputy Editor, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard  Interview ‪starts at 16:02 and ends at 40:51 I think it’s become very clear that there’s going to be a devoted subset of people who do read on eReaders, and there’s going to be a lot more reading on phones. News “Amazon App for iPhone Now Has X-Ray […]

TKC 432 Eric Loss

Captain of Sea Dragon, Author of Loss at Sea: A Solo Circumnavigation Interview ‪starts at 13:19 and ends at 36:18 It’s less difficult than it will seem at times. There will be hard points, but as long as you can power through those or endure through those, you just have to keep going. News “Donald […]