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TKC 298 Molly Hawthorne

Retired Special Ed Teacher and Kindle Reader Interview starts at 19:42 I read The New York Times Book Magazine on Sundays, and I belong to a book group, and there are suggestions there. If I come across anything in the newspaper or whatever, then I check it out. The nice thing is I can get […]

TKC 297 David P. Vandagriff

Attorney and Creator of The Passive Voice blog Interview starts at 17:13 In my opinion, any midlist author that sticks with a traditional publisher is crazy, because I personally know a number of formerly midlist traditionally publishing authors who are making a very, very nice living off of self-publishing now. We’re talking a 10-x increase […]

TKC 296 James McQuivey & Amazon Fire TV

Author of Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation It could literally just be a bluetooth microphone that you clip to yourself, and maybe it’s combined in a pedometer or a wristwatch or a something else. All it does is listen for specific commands, like “Amazon, send me toothpaste.” Well Amazon would know exactly […]

At Home in Denver with Fire TV

By the time I arrived home in Denver last night, it had been a long day, beginning with 4:30 a.m. wakeup in Cambridge, Mass., for the Amtrak Acela ride to New York City to the Amazon press conference, then a Southwest flight from LaGuardia to DIA, toting with great mindfulness the attractive shopping bag (in […]

Liveblog of Amazon NYC Press Event on New Video Service

This is my liveblog of Amazon’s press event Tuesday, April 2, 2014 in New York City to announce a new video business. If you have arrived here but don’t see the live posts, click once on the headline above to reveal them. Thanks for following along, and please feel free to spread this link to […]

Peter Larsen to be featured at Amazon press event tomorrow in NYC

Amazon’s “Update on our video business” scheduled for tomorrow, April 2nd, at 11 a.m. in New York City, will feature not CEO Jeff Bezos but Peter Larsen, Vice President, Kindle. My guess is that Bezos will welcome media to the event, then turn details of Amazon’s new video initiative over to Larsen. If this were […]

LiveBlog test for tomorrow’s Amazon NYC event

This is a test to see if I can liveblog from my iPad mini at tomorrow’s Amazon press conference in New York.

Will Flash Boys Save Wall Street?

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis hit my Kindle Fire HDX 7″ sometime after midnight EDT, and it took an act of will for me not to spend the rest of the night reading it. I suspect there were plenty of business journalists and Wall Street movers and shakers who didn’t have […]

TKC 295 Austin Kleon

Author of Show Your Work: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered  Interview starts at 17:56 One of the things I always tell people is, “You’re not guaranteed a living from this. I think what you’re guaranteed is a life.” You can set up a life through this way of operating, but I do […]

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Austin Kleon

In preparation for my Skype interview with Austin Kleon on March 24th, I read and watched a ton of stuff by and about him on the Internet. You will hear our conversation in TKC 295, scheduled to upload on Friday March 28. Until then, with homage to Wallace Stevens, here are 13 ways of learning […]