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TKC 488 Esmeralda and Richard deTrafford

Esmeralda and Richard deTrafford of Geraldton, Australia Interview starts at 16:35 and ends at 40:26 “I don’t see any Amazon drones being launched here [in Australia], and I’m sure CASA [Civil Aviation Safety Authority] would have something to say about that. They’re coming up with rules for drones and some of that stuff. So I […]

TKC 487 Bradley Metrock

CEO of Score Publishing, producer of Digital Book World 2018 Interview starts at 15:44 and ends at 43:43 “The Echo Show is an incredible glimpse into the future, because the future is going to be words come out of your mouth, and that’s how you engage the computer rather than typing on a QWERTY keyboard […]

TKC 486 Gabriella Page-Fort

Editorial Director, AmazonCrossing Interview starts at 18:00 and ends at 43:42 “One of the magical things about publishing is that when you get together with other people who work in this industry we immediately share a common bond, this passion for bringing books to readers. It is really wonderful to stand in a room full […]

TKC 485 Steve Kessel

Amazon Senior Vice President Interview starts at 20:45 and ends at 43.37 “It was the first time we were building a device, so we had a lot to learn. After that the team and as a company we got better each time. So our second Kindle was developed more quickly, and now as you know […]

TKC 484 Carlina Duan

Author of I Wore My Blackest Hair Interview starts at 12:34 and ends at 39:39 “I’m not sure about the future of Amazon [Publishing] in the literary world at large. I do think that for my book it’s been really interesting working with them and being able to answer those questions [about audience] and also […]

TKC 483 David Ignatius

Author of The Quantum Spy Interview starts at 12:12 and ends at 34:00 “Jeff Bezos has been a great owner for The Post. He invested in our business. He has generally stayed away and let the editors and our publisher, Fred Ryan, run the business. He intervenes only occasionally. The first meeting he had when […]

What’s Great About the New Kindle Oasis and What I Miss About the Original

The 9th Generation Kindle Oasis begins arriving today for those of you who pre-ordered one. Amazon provided me with a review unit, so I’ve had a few days to try it out. My video review is now available. This is an impressive new Kindle, and I particularly love the leather cover available for it. The […]

TKC 482 Kindle Execs Discuss All-New iOS & Android App

Kindle Creative Director Seth Micarelli, left,  and Mike Torres, Kindle director of product management and design Amazon announces all-new Kindle app (press release) – October 24, 2017 All-New Kindle Oasis Kindle Select, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Next Week’s Guest David […]

Amazon Releases Impressive Update for iOS and Android Kindle Apps

Amazon this morning is releasing an “all-new” Kindle app at the iOS App Store and Google Play. On Friday’s episode of The Kindle Chronicles podcast I will have lots to say about the app, based on a virtual demo I received yesterday from two Kindle execs in New York City via Amazon’s Chime videoconferencing platform. My […]

TKC 481 Mirna Valerio

Author of A Beautiful Work in Progress Interview starts at 18:20 and ends at 43:17 “Whatever kind of mindset they’re stuck in about whether it’s weight loss or about whether or not you should be out there running in your big body, because maybe you’re going to hurt your knees or your back: You don’t […]