Category Archives: Amazon Fire TV

TKC 444 Thad McIlroy

President of The Future of Publishing Interview starts at 8:19 and ends at 44:04 I’m convinced that if you want to retain your job in publishing moving forward, unless you’re demonstrably technology adept, you’re going to lose your job. Yeah, there’s room for 100 amazing editors who can’t even use a computer, but that’s not […]

TKC 438 Matthew Rubery

Author of  The Untold Story of the Talking Book  Interview ‪starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 “There’s often a false division between audiobook listeners and print book readers, because in my experience the two are almost always the same. They’re people like me who just love reading and want to do as much of […]

TKC 437 Richard Hollick

Author of the Making Book blog Interview ‪starts at 14:03 and ends at 44:31 The idea that Barnes & Noble can make it by sort of becoming a small, specialist, cozy bookstore is kind of delusional. It’s a big organization! News Amazon Prime Air Jeff Bezos’s tweet announcing first Prime Air delivery – December 14, […]

TKC 435 Cynthia Manson

Head of Cynthia Manson Literary Agency  Interview ‪starts at 14:30 and ends at 41:06 “The trick is that if you have an author that is struggling to find that audience, to find that readership–Alan [Russell] is a perfect example, because he always got wonderful reviews, is a fantastic writer, still has a great relationship with […]

TKC 426 Andrew Richard Albanese

Senior Writer and Features Editor at Publishers Weekly Interview ‪starts at 18:17 and ends at 41:59 The fact that we have rapidly declining eBook sales from major publishers and that we see for two years running now in the Pew surveys that eBook readership is not growing is stunning, considering the vast offerings that are now […]

TKC 396 Translator K. E. Semmel

English Translator of Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold   Interview starts at 20:10 and ends at 41:14 I like the fact that I can tell an editor there [at AmazonCrossing] that this book is something that you should really look for, and they listen. And in this case, from start to finish, I suggested […]

TKC 395 Author David Denby

Author of Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives   Interview starts at 14:49 and ends at 42:07 You worry about the next generation of readers. Is literature going to survive? It seems to be surviving at the moment, but the iPhone has been around since 2007, and the way […]

TKC 392 Kindle Blogger Bufo Calvin

Bufo Calvin is the creator of the I Love My Kindle blog   Interview starts at 10:46 and ends at 44:02 If people were evolving away from reading long-form reading, we would not have series. But right now people will say, “Oh yes, that’s great. It’s a 200-page book, but I want a thousand pages about this character. So I […]

TKC 385 Charlie Tritschler

Vice President – Amazon Devices   Interview starts at 18:29 and ends at 37:47 We spent two days in an off-site with Jeff going through the experience, setting up little scenarios of “Ok, here’s the customer. They’ve done’ this, they’ve done this.” And then we would go off in our own corners for 15 minutes and […]

TKC 383 Bruce Jones

Graphic designer, author, product developer and workshop presenter   Interview starts at 14:57 and ends at 44:47 So whatever you do, you build products that relate to the knowledge that you have, and the two can feed each other, and you can do them in the same space. News “Take your tablet to bed: Amazon […]