Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

TKC Guest Gabra Zackman Featured in New York Times Article

I was delighted today to catch up with a New York Times feature that ran on June 29th, because it highlighted the work of Gabra Zackman, the actress and narrator who was my guest on the last Kindle Chronicles podcast, TKC 256. The headline is “Actors Today Don’t Just Read for the Part. Reading IS the […]

Kindle Fire Sale – $169 for HD 7″ 16GB w/ Special Offers

  I just spotted this new sale at, so it’s a good day to consider buying a Kindle Fire HD 7″ – available for a limited time at $169 instead of the usual $199. And if you buy one using this link, you’ll be helping The Kindle Chronicles with an Amazon Associations commission without […]

Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media Now Available on Kindle

I’ve always wished I could sit down with the late Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) and ask him about the meaning of eBooks. Alas, that’s not possible. But at least I can now read his masterpiece, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, on my Kindle. The publication date at is listed as June 14, 2013 by […]

Kindle for iOS 3.8 update adds cross-page highlights

This just in: An update this morning for the Kindle iOS app (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) contains a feature that I have been pining for ever since it first appeared on E Ink Kindles – the ability to make highlights across pages. Version 3.8 of the free iOS app also adds the ability to […]

A Few Thoughts After BookExpo America

If you were to take the seat at my little table here at a Starbucks at West 35th Street and Eighth Avenue and ask, “So how was BookExpo?” I wouldn’t know where to begin. I have been decompressing for a while, enjoying a latte and going online to score the last available seat at a […]

Neil Gaiman on Why Fiction is Dangerous – Liveblog

Neil Gaiman is about to take the stage here at BookExpo America for a presentation titled “Why Fiction is Dangerous.” Here begins the liveblog. Click on the headline of this post if you can’t see the miniposts.

Tech Presentations at BookExpo America – Liveblog

I sat down in front of a stage to catch my breath at BEA, and soon a large crowd gathered in the surrounding seats. So let’s see who’s going to dazzle us with PowerPoints…. If you don’t see the posts, click on the headline above.  

Patrick Brown of GoodReads -Liveblog from BookExpo America

“I thought I would get this out of the way early,” Patrick Brown says to laughter as a slide appears stating “Goodreads & Amazon.” He is beginning a session on how authors can use Goodreads. He reaffirms CEO Otis Chandler’s promise that Goodreads is for all readers, no matter how you read. “That is going […]

Do You Own Your eBooks? Liveblog of panel featuring Authors Guild, ReDigi, and GiantSteps Media

Joe Wikert, formerly of O’Reilly Media and now a consultant, is moderating a panel comprising Bill Rosenblatt of GiantSteps Media, Paul Aiken of the Authors Guild, and John Ossenmacher of ReDegi, the Boston startup that is eyeing a used market for eBooks. If you don’t see the posts, click on the headline above. And we’re […]