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TKC 407 Martin Baron Interviews Jeff Bezos

Washington Post Executive Editor, left, and owner Jeff Bezos: We need to take The Washington Post from being a great local paper, which was a very successful strategy for decades, and transform it into a great national and global paper. We have the capability to do that, and as we do that we’€™re going to […]

Mark Coker on Digital Trends – Liveblog at #BEA16

Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, has just started outlining 10 trends affecting digital publishing. Liveblog starts now at #BEA16!

TKC 406 Amazon’s Peter Korn on Accessibility

Accessibility Architect at Amazon’€™s Lab126 Interview starts at 9:45 and ends at 39:50 We continually evaluate ways we can make reading on the Kindle more enjoyable, more comfortable, more accessible. This led us to create the Bookerly font. This led us to include the open-source OpenDyslexic font. So we continue to evaluate and bring innovations to […]

Publishers Getting the Most Out of Goodreads: Hear Their Success Stories – Liveblog at #BEA16

Patrick Brown, director of author marketing at Goodreads, and Laura Clark, senior director of marketing, communications & audience development at St. Martin’s Press…

Rethinking the Standard Publishing Agreement – Liveblog at BookExpo America

An all-star panel moderated by Authors Guild executive director Mary Rasenberger is discussing book contracts here at BookExpo America. The panelists are Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette; Morgan Entrekin, CEO of Grove Atlantic, and Jonathan Lyons, a literary agent. If you don’t see the liveblog posts, click on the headline above.

Amazon announces VoiceView accessibility for Paperwhite with USB audible adapter

  Amazon just released VoiceView for Kindle with a brand-new USB audio adapter that will enable blind and low-vision users of the current Paperwhite to hear text-to-speech content and to navigate their Kindles with connected earphones or speakers. Peter Korn, Amazon’s accessibility architect, announced the new features in a blog post this morning. “While developing VoiceView for […]

TKC 405 Paul St John Mackintosh

Author, Poet and Associate Editor of TeleRead Interview starts at 22:08 and ends at 43:10 This [Kindle Oasis] basically gives Amazon its BMW or its Mercedes Benz, which is a pretty powerful draw for the entire range. It has produced a very fine, high-end E Ink eBook reader which caters very well to really serious readers. […]

TKC 404 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 12:00 and ends at 44:01 I’ve got to write this down in a way that helps people understand how this cycle works, where technology comes in and allows us to render scarcity irrelevant. And then what’s the business strategy to do this? And that’s where […]

TKC 403 Szymon Szott

Assistant Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland Interview starts at 20:15 and ends at 43:40 On the Kindle Oasis: “I remember the first eBook readers that were available in Poland cost about that much as well, seven to eight years ago. It’s quite a steep price, and I’ve read comments on Polish […]

TKC 402 Meet Me at the Kindle Oasis

Neil Lindsay, left, Amazon VP-Devices, and Chris Green, Amazon Lab 126 VP – Industrial Design This special episode of The Kindle Chronicles is all about the new Kindle Oasis, based on an embargoed preview of the device that I attended in New York City on April 7, 2016. The episode is divided into these four […]