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TKC 365 TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows

Editor of TeleRead Interview starts at 11:26 and ends at 37:11 Even if all the publishers remove DRM from every eBook they sell tomorrow, I would bet the vast majority of Amazon Kindle customers would go right on being Amazon Kindle customers, just because it’s so easy to tap the button and start reading the book. […]

TKC 364 David Gaughran

Author of Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible  Interview starts at 16:56 and ends at 44:39  If you look at stores like Barnes and Noble and Kobo and Apple, I don’t think they’ve even caught up to where the Kindle Store was in 2011 or 2012 yet, let alone approaching where it is now […]

TKC 363 Amy Edelman

Founder and President of IndieReader.com Interview starts at 11:46 and ends at 41:02   It’s very hard to tell a self-published book these days from one that is traditionally published.   News David Pogue’s must-see Alexa demonstration and review (video) at Yahoo Tech – July 16, 2015   Tech Tip Amazon page on Cloud Collections   […]

TKC 362 Darlene

My wife the amazing art quilter and Kindle enthusiast Interview starts at 14:08 and ends at 39:48 A friend of mine said, “How many times have you dropped a Paperwhite in the tub?” And she’s right. I never have. And so at that point I decided that I was just going to hold the Kindle, and […]

TKC 361 John Sullivan

Project Manager and TKC Listener Interview starts at 13:52 and ends at 39:03   I have the books that I read, and I read the books that I have. The ones that I collect now are meaningful to me.    News “Apple Loses Appeal, E-book Decision is Affirmed” by Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly – […]

TKC 360 Russ Grandinetti

Amazon’s Senior Vice President – Kindle Interview starts at 10:17 and ends at 42:35  My guess is that if you asked all the publishers with whom we’ve reached agreement in the last year they would tell you that they had to compromise some things they didn’t love. And we’ve had to compromise some things we […]

Alexa, Get Ready for Everyone!

Amazon just announced that its brilliant robot-in-a-can assistant, Amazon Echo, is now available for everyone. No more waiting for an invitation. The price is $179.99 with free shipping for Prime members. Click here to buy one and help support The Kindle Chronicles! Thanks, Len Text of press release: Echo is a new category of device […]

Under the Hood of Kindle’s New Typesetting Engine

I am no expert on kerning or ligatures, but I am impressed at the typesetting sophistication evident in Kindle’s new typesetting engine, coming within weeks to the new Paperwhite 3, as well as to the existing Paperwhite 2 and Voyage. In this nine-minute video, I show you what these improvements will look like when they arrive in […]

TKC 359 Daniel Cubias

Author of Barrio Imbroglio Interview starts at 14:24 and ends at 38:38 There’s an incentive for Amazon on two levels to say, “Hey, let’s try to bring in readers.” And one way of bringing in readers is you get more writers. And so they’re definitely reaching out to Spanish-language authors in America and in Latin Americas […]

My Video Review of the New Kindle Paperwhite 3

Does the new Kindle Paperwhite, announced yesterday by Amazon, mean the erstwhile top-of-the-line Voyage is toast? How much better is this third-generation Paperwhite, available by preorder now for shipping June 30,  from the current one? How many of you will click here to buy a new Paperwhite in order to show some Amazon Associates love for The Kindle […]