Category Archives: Blog

Will Flash Boys Save Wall Street?

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis hit my Kindle Fire HDX 7″ sometime after midnight EDT, and it took an act of will for me not to spend the rest of the night reading it. I suspect there were plenty of business journalists and Wall Street movers and shakers who didn’t have […]

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Austin Kleon

In preparation for my Skype interview with Austin Kleon on March 24th, I read and watched a ton of stuff by and about him on the Internet. You will hear our conversation in TKC 295, scheduled to upload on Friday March 28. Until then, with homage to Wallace Stevens, here are 13 ways of learning […]

After the Interview: How Planned Questions Turn Out to be More Safety Net than Map

I just finished my Skype interview with Kevin Eagan, creator of the Critical Margins blog and podcast, for the next Kindle Chronicles episode. To follow up on┬álast night’s post about my preparation for the interview, I thought I would share here the list of questions that I used during our 20-minute conversation. Here they are: […]

More from Austin Kleon

If my rave review on the podcast of Austin Kleon’s South by Southwest keynote address made you curious about his work, here is a seven-minute video portrait of him that I just discovered tonight: Kleon’s book tour is under way, so I’m not sure when I might hear back from him regarding my invitation to […]

Takeaways from New Media Expo (NMX) 2014 in Las Vegas

Before I check out this morning from the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, I want to jot down some recommendations for you, items I gleaned during the past two days at New Media Expo 2014, a high-energy confab of bloggers, podcasters, and web video types. Though I blog here at TheKindleChronicles.com and also (occasionally) at […]

Pat Flynn and Cliff Ravenscraft at New Media Expo – LiveBlog

Pat Flynn, silver-tongued host of the Smart Passive Income podcast, and Cliff Ravenscraft, the king of podcasting, are here at New Media Expo to host a panel titled “Guaranteed to Stand Out: Authenticity and Transparency Behind the Microphone.” If you don’t see the individual liveblog posts, click on the headline of this post to reveal […]

Leo Laporte et al at New Media Expo – LiveBlog

The legendary Leo Laporte is hosting a panel discussion titled “The Future of Podcasting.” His panelists are Noah Shannock, founder of Stitcher, and Norman Pattiz, founder of PodcastOne. If you don’t see the live blog posts, click on the title of this post.

Amazon’s Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) panel at New Media Expo – LiveBlog

Audible, a unit of Amazon, is presenting a panel at New Media Expo on the Audiobook Creation Exchange. The head of Audible, Jason Ojalvo, is on the panel, along with others who have used ACX. Here we go:

Rx for Internet Addiction? A Six-Month Progress Report…

Cross Post from LenEdgerly.com I’ve known for years that I have a problem with the Internet. Until my most recent effort to do something about it, I obsessively checked for whatever might be new online throughout my waking hours. Every 15 minutes or so in the midst of other work at my computer I would […]

No Kidding: David Foster Wallace’s Massive Infinite Jest is on sale for $1.99 today

The late David Foster Wallace’s sprawling novel–all 1,092 pages of it–is available today for $1.99 as part of the Kindle Daily Deal. It was first published in 1996, and I remember buying a paperback copy of it at the Tattered Cover Book Store here in Denver. I can remember where it was on display, at […]