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Amazon Introduces Fire TV Stick – $20 Off for Prime Members Today and Tomorrow

Amazon this morning introduced a competitor to the Chromecast media-streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. It’s called Fire TV Stick, and if you are an Amazon Prime member you can buy it for $20 off today and tomorrow only–for $19 instead of $39 for non-Prime members. Fire TV stick will […]

TKC 325 Donald Katz

Founder and CEO of Audible, Inc. Interview starts at 8:05 I think we’ve done a lot to change the quality of the performances, and  the perception of the performances in the entertainment, and the learning and the retention values and everything that causes people to want to read. Show Notes and Links: News “Amazon Closes Muliti-Year […]

Trying the new Kindle Voyage glass screen in direct sunlight…

During our recent stay in Ocean Park, Maine, I took a review copy of the Kindle Voyage out to the beach on a sunny day to see if the micro-etched glass screen is as readable in sunlight as the plastic Kindle screens of yore. For the test, I put a Paperwhite and the Voyage side […]

Fire HD 6 + Kindle (basic, Paperwhite or Voyage) = Reader’s Delight

After using a Fire HD 6 for a week or so, I have decided it’s the perfect reading complement to my E Ink Kindle, currently a Paperwhite but next I’m switching to the Voyage. Sometimes I prefer the sepia color of the Fire’s Kindle view, as well as the faster access to links or looking up information […]

TKC 324 Peter Heller

Author of The Dog Stars and The Painter Interview starts at 13:42 Nobody, not even artists, understood art. What speed has to do with it. How much work it takes, year after year, building the skills, the trust in the process, more work probably than any Olympic athlete ever puts in because it is twenty-four hours […]

TKC 323 Maik Maurer & Frank Waldman

Co-Founders of Spritz Interview starts at 10:52 We see this as a technology where people are reading on the go. I have the Kindle app on my iPhone, and I read my books on my iPhone that way. I’d love of course to make that Spritzable, and then I would just hold it at times when […]

A Stunning In-House Rebuke for The Times’s Biased Coverage of Amazon

My faith in The New York Times is restored tonight with Public Editor Margaret Sullivan’s measured but stinging rebuke of Times reporter David Streitfeld for his one-sided coverage of the Amazon/Hachette battle. Sullivan, writing in her role as the newspaper’s ombudsman, said she has heard from many readers “that The Times is demonizing Amazon and […]

TKC 322 Paul Biba

Twitter Curator of eBook/ePublishing/eLibrary news Interview starts at 14:25 Many of the things that the authors and the publishers complain about are normal, everyday behavior in the chemical industry, in the auto industry, in the telecom industry, and the construction industry, which are industries which I’ve worked on—this is the way business works. The publishing industry […]

New $79 Kindle Makes Entry Level Very Alluring

Here is my take on the review copy of the new basic $79 Kindle. It’s a very impressive new entry level for the Kindle lineup, mainly because a fast, responsive touch screen replaces the five-way controller of yore.

TKC 321 Joshua Tallent

Chief eBook Architect at Firebrand Technologies Interview starts at 14:14 I think that, because self-publishing has gotten easier, because the tools have gotten easier to use and there are so many more services available to self-published authors, you can compete directly with the work that’s coming out of these major publishing houses.   Show Notes […]