Category Archives: Amazon Echo

TKC 467 Jennifer Cast

Vice President, Amazon Books stores Interview starts at 10:48 and ends at 42:54 “We would like people who want physical books to walk out with a book, but if you walk out of our store, and you found three things to put on your wish list and two books that you want to buy for […]

TKC 474 Nancy Pearl

Author of George & Lizzie Interview starts at 14:30 and ends at 44:06 “Because of their childhoods I think they approach the world in such different ways–George the pathological optimist and Lizzie the person who knows the glass is totally empty and that you’re just imagining any water. I don’t know what keeps any two […]

TKC 472 David Steinberger

Co-founder and CEO of ComiXology Interview starts at 9:40 and ends at 38:47 “When we made the business plan 10 years ago–it’s hard to remember this, but iPhones didn’t exist. None of us had any idea we were going to be heading into this world of carrying big pieces of glass around in our pockets […]

TKC 470 Scott Parazynski

Author of The Sky Below Interview starts at 14:15 and ends at 41:36 “My goal with this book is to show people that it’s important to have high, lofty dreams, but it’s even more important to then have the vision and the resolve to make them come true.” News “Is Amazon getting too big?” by […]

TKC 469 Harry Bingham

Author of The Deepest Grave (Fiona Griffiths Crime Thriller Series Book 6) Interview starts at 12:26 and ends at 42:13 “The Big 5 publishers do have a model of ‘We will buy your book for life plus 70 years.” In other words, I will get my books back about the time Bernie Madoff gets out […]

TKC 468 Alex Cabal

Founder of StandardEbooks.org Interview starts at 11:43 and ends at 40:40 “One of the criteria for the books that we accept is that we very specifically don’t want to become a dumping ground for everything public domain. I think Project Gutenberg suffers from that to some extent. They are more of an archival website at […]

TKC 466 Jaimal Yogis

Author of All our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride Interview starts at 9:50 and ends at 35:52 “All memoirs build a container that’s something of a lie. (You can never say it all.) But this book gets a little closer to the truth in that surfing and Zen are just […]

TKC 465 Kevin Kelly

Author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future Interview starts at 18:40 and ends at 43:00 “All the visions that most people have of the future are all dystopian, and they’re afraid. They’re worried. And yet the reality, the scientific evidence is that we are much better off today. […]

TKC 464 David Wright

Reader’s Advisory Librarian at Seattle Public Library Interview starts at 12:20 and ends at 37:05 “The Seattle Library has seen an exponential growth in our e-book usage, which like elsewhere is not cutting into our print usage. It’s additive, which is really interesting to see. Same with audiobooks. These new formats just seem to bring […]

TKC 462 John Mitchinson

Co-founder and chief publishing officer of Unbound Interview starts at 8:56 and ends at 42:25 “It’s not so much the elephant in the room. We are the room inside the elephant, if you look at the size that Amazon is growing as an online retailer. That kind of troubles me, because I feel a little […]