Category Archives: Audible

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 424 John Biglow

Rowing legend, challenged reader trying a Kindle Interview ‪starts ‪at 14:43 and ends at 42:48 I remember walking home from third grade and throwing a workbook away. It was a book that I had made out of paper and was keeping notes in. I threw it in the bushes, because my teacher said, “You’re supposed to […]

TKC 419 Sara Nelson

VP & Executive Editor, HarperCollins Publishers   Interview starts at 18:58 and ends at 43:28 There are a lot of very serious readers at Amazon, and honestly I think that that’s something that is not understood. They don’t all work on the editorial team vetting books for Best of the Month, but we did and […]

TKC 414 Amazon’s Mike Torres on Page Flip

Director, Product Management – Amazon Kindle Interview starts at 18:09 and ends at 43:26 The biggest technical challenge I would say is creating a seamless Page Flip reading experience across all of our platforms. Page Flip is available on eReaders, on Fire tablets, as well as the Kindle app for iOS and Android. Across those different experiences, we wanted […]

TKC 406 Amazon’s Peter Korn on Accessibility

Accessibility Architect at Amazon’€™s Lab126 Interview starts at 9:45 and ends at 39:50 We continually evaluate ways we can make reading on the Kindle more enjoyable, more comfortable, more accessible. This led us to create the Bookerly font. This led us to include the open-source OpenDyslexic font. So we continue to evaluate and bring innovations to […]

TKC 391 Morgan Parker

Editor of Amazon’s Little A imprint and Day One magazine Interview starts at 18:03 and ends at 42:20 A lot of editors across Amazon Publishing kind of have their hands in Day One. Everyone’s really excited about it and dedicated to discovering these new voices and finding opportunities for new writers. (Photo by Rachel Eliza […]

TKC 390 Jane Friedman

Helping authors and publishers flourish in the digital age   Interview starts at 14:20 and ends at 44:34 This question has become a little bit of a litmus test in the writing and publishing community. It’s almost interesting to talk about how other people react very viscerally to Amazon as a good or bad influence or factor. […]

TKC 347 Tom Semple

Software Quality Engineer in Santa Clara, California  Interview starts at 13:06 and ends at 39:32 So if you have Evernote installed on your Fire, then it will be one of the options. You can put it directly into your notebook. It’s not quite as slick as I’d like, but it’s better than copy and paste. […]

TKC 334 Jeffery Deaver

Author of The Starling Project Interview starts at 12:16 and ends at 44:00. I don’t have any issue aesthetically with the eBooks like some people do. For me, whatever gets people to read is fantastic. News “eReaders Can Disrupt Your Sleep, and Other Nonsense” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader – December 23, 2014 […]

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 […]