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This Week’s Kindle Chronicles Guest Is the Author Robert Masello

For Friday’s show I recorded a Skype interview today with Robert Masello, author of The Jekyll Revelation, set for release on November 8. Masello’s new novel is an imaginative, richly layered story that weaves Jack the Ripper and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde together with environmental threats California. I am about a third of the way through the Advance Reading Copy (ARC) provided by 47North, Amazon […]

TKC 429 Bufo Calvin

Bufo Calvin is the creator of the I Love My Kindle blog and The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip Interview starts at 9:49 and ends at 36:45 If you want to watch “Devil Girl from Mars” you can go and watch it on this site. What’s happening so far is that I’m having a great time […]

TKC 428 Tina Pohlman

EVP and Publisher, Open Road Integrated Media Interview ‪starts at 15:33 and ends at 43:28 We are not an agency publisher. So we don’t have any control over the consumer price. We set the digital list price, and we don’t have control over the consumer price. And Amazon is free to discount it to whatever […]

TKC 427 Chris Brogan

Author of  Find Your Writing Voice  Interview ‪starts at 16:18 and ends at 42:39 I don’t think books are going to evolve, because I think other things are there to take that slack up. And I think that’s okay. The one thing I can tell you is I have a lot of print books in my […]

Amazon Introduces Prime Reading, a New Benefit for Prime Members

Amazon this morning introduced an additional, free benefit of Amazon Prime membership. It’s called Prime Reading, and it enables Prime members to borrow up to 10 titles at a time from a rotating selection of books, magazines, and comics. If you are already paying $10 a month for a Kindle Unlimited subscription, the new Prime Reading content will be in addition to […]

The Power of Habit – in 50 Words

I want to write 500 words daily, so I’m starting with 50. I love Leo Babauta’s six-week habit-formation plan. It’s why I now begin my day with 15 minutes of sitting meditation, eat vegetables at lunch, and practice my guitar for an hour each afternoon. Habit trumps discipline every time. (Cross post at

TKC 426 Andrew Richard Albanese

Senior Writer and Features Editor at Publishers Weekly Interview ‪starts at 18:17 and ends at 41:59 The fact that we have rapidly declining eBook sales from major publishers and that we see for two years running now in the Pew surveys that eBook readership is not growing is stunning, considering the vast offerings that are now […]

TKC 425 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview ‪starts at 14:34 and ends at 44:17 It’ll happen in the cloud, and it will get propagated out to eight, 10, 15, 20 million households that will have the more rudimentary voice enabled [Alexa device], and then suddenly it will become like magic. Suddenly that device, […]

TKC 424 John Biglow

Rowing legend, challenged reader trying a Kindle Interview ‪starts ‪at 14:43 and ends at 42:48 I remember walking home from third grade and throwing a workbook away. It was a book that I had made out of paper and was keeping notes in. I threw it in the bushes, because my teacher said, “You’re supposed to […]

TKC 423 Nicholson Baker

Author of  Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids   Interview starts at 8:44 and ends at 41:26 The thing that really hit me was, this is compulsory. None of these kids have a choice. Whatever the cutoff age is, they have a choice, but all of those earlier years they cannot just decide, “I don’t […]