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TKC 333 Richard Hollick

Author of the Making Book blog  Interview starts at 21:05 What I’ve decided is going on in publishing is that genre fiction, however widely you want to define that, sort of entertainment books, are basically going to go down the eBook/indie author road. Of course the big publishers won’t want to give it up, and […]

Yule Love These Sizzling Deals on Fire and Kindle!

It’s tough to keep up with all the smart merchandising and discounting Amazon does this time of year, but today’s medley of limited-time holiday deals is worth making a special effort to tell you about. $125 off Fire HDX 8.9″ – This is not the latest generation Fire HDX 8.9, but it’s still an impressive deal […]

TKC 332 Pamela Paul

Editor of The New York Times Book Review Interview starts at 11:41 Many people who bought an eReader of some kind or another will use it for some things and not for others. Some people use it to travel, but at home they like to read a book. Some people use it for genre fiction […]

TKC 331 Peter Hudson

Co-founder and CEO of BitLit.com Interview starts at 14:02 We do continue to see growth [in eBooks reading] amongst more of the older generation, the Boomer generation, on font size, on convenience. As Boomers retire they do more traveling. They want to travel light, to downsize their houses, they want simplification in their lives. News Moody’s […]

TKC 330 Otis Chandler

Co-founder and CEO of Goodreads Interview starts at 22:02 The world is really moving fast towards mobile, and Goodreads is no exception. We’ve seen huge adoption of our mobile products this year, and we’ve innovated a lot on our mobile web, particularly our iOS app. Intro The music and blog of my talented niece, Fran Betlyon News […]

TKC 329 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director at Amazon.com Interview starts at 11:43 There are all kinds of books in the world, and there are all kinds of people in the world, and there are all kinds of things that people would love to judge you for. We all do it, to some extent I suppose. We judge somebody by […]

TKC 328 Scott McNulty

Author of The Amazon Fire Phone Interview starts at 23:07 I read an interview where some Amazon exec in Europe talked about how they are learning from it, and they’re going to take their lessons and apply it to their next iteration. So that seems to me that there will be another Fire phone out there—and […]

Amazon and Hachette Announce New Contract

And so it ends… HACHETTE BOOK GROUP AND AMAZON REACH NEW EBOOK AND PRINT BOOK AGREEMENT November 13, 2014 – Hachette Book Group and Amazon (AMZN) today announced that the companies have reached a new, multi-year agreement for ebook and print sales in the US. Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO said, “This is great […]

TKC 327 Mike Langlois

Author of Reset: Psychotherapy & Video Games, 2nd Edition Interview starts at 14:24 I think that kids that don’t get to play video games are missing out on whole strata of ways to negotiate a 21st century high tech world as well as peer relationships. And I don’t think it needs to be a “versus.” I love reading. And I think one of the things that’s really cool about the Kindle […]

TKC 326 Aaron Goldfarb

Author of The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman Interview starts at 19:11 It’s a lot of effort to get one book, but two simultaneous books, where you’re timing and syncing everything. It was just a huge challenge for the entire FG Press team, even beyond me writing the books. Show Notes […]