Category Archives: Amazon news

TKC 511 Michael Kozlowski

Editor-in-Chief of Good E-Reader Interview starts at 3:45 and ends at 33:51 News “Amazon Go cashier-free store could be headed to SF’s Union Square” by Matier & Ross at The San Francisco Chronicle – May 13, 2018 “The Information hires NY Times’s Wingfield” by Chris Roush at Talking Biz News – May 15, 2018 The […]

TKC 510 James Fallows & Deborah Fallows

Authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey Into the Heart of America Interview starts at 9:43 and ends at 39:14 “James Fallows: ‘Through my reportorial lifetime I’ve seen a number crises for the American system, which the U.S. has so far managed to muddle its way through. That does not guarantee continued muddling, but I […]

TKC 509 Séamus Bellamy

Traveler, teller of tales, reviewer of eReaders Interview starts at 15:25 and ends at 41:53 “To be honest, I haven’t met one person outside tech nerds like myself that use it [Kindle’s X-Ray feature.] I very rarely use it. I kind of go ‘Let’s see what this is about.” I think it takes away from […]

TKC 508 Brett McNeill

Longtime Kindle Chronicles listener Interview starts at 18:14 and ends at 43:00 “It was very clear what was missing [in Seattle’s Amazon Go store]. There was no Kindle, no Fires, no place to scan and order one. Maybe that’s because you can just walk out, and they figure if they’re going to lose inventory they […]

TKC 507 Hannah Howard

Author of Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen Interview starts at 15:50 and ends at 41:48 “It’s not that I sought out to be published by Amazon. It was that Amazon happened to be the people who believed in me and my book, and they’ve been so wonderful to work with. I […]

TKC 506 Mark Isero

Creator of the Kindle Classroom Project Interview starts at 15:29 and ends at 43:19 “I don’t think that the Kindle makes reading any more fun, but a lot of students–especially 9th Grade boys who have been turned off of reading, they get a Kindle, and the Number One thing that they do is they bump […]

TKC 505 Elizabeth George

Author of The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel Interview starts at 12:25 and ends at 36:50 “The late Sue Grafton said something to me that was really helpful one time. I was talking about difficulty I was having in the book with a character. She said to me, ‘If you know the question, you […]

TKC 504 Otis Chandler

Co-founder and CEO of Goodreads Interview starts at 14:30 and ends at 36:54 “People read along, and then–for as long as there’ve been books–after you’re done reading, you go talk about the ideas, the stories, the concepts that you read about. That’s actually a good metaphor for Goodreads and Kindle. Kindle is where you read […]

TKC 501 Brad Parks

Author of Closer Than You Know Interview starts at 9:29 and ends at 43:09 “I look at certain authors that are greatly esteemed in the moment as literature. But I think, frankly, a lot of what passes as literature today will not stand the test of time, because there’s no story in the story. You […]

TKC 500 Kevin Keith

General Manager Fire Tablets & Kindle and Amazon Echo & Alexa Product Marketing Interview starts at 15:16 and ends at 39:43 “I loved what I had heard about the leadership principles, particularly the customer obsession and innovation which I was seeing externally. As I came through the hiring process and since my first day that […]