Category Archives: Book Review

TKC 456 Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Author of The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre Interview starts at 13:00 and ends at 41:17 “This is also my philosophy of life: I talk about a turtle. A turtle stays in one place–it’s safe. Nothing can happen. It carries its house on its back. If that turtle […]

TKC 449 Patricia Cornwell

Author of  Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert Interview starts at 10:27 and ends at 41:38 “Billie Jean King is very aware of my Ripper book, and we talked about it when I began all this investigation in 2001, because Billie Jean had been a friend of mine for many years. We talked about […]

This Week’s Kindle Chronicles Guest Is the Author Robert Masello

For Friday’s show I recorded a Skype interview today with Robert Masello, author of The Jekyll Revelation, set for release on November 8. Masello’s new novel is an imaginative, richly layered story that weaves Jack the Ripper and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde together with environmental threats California. I am about a third of the way through the Advance Reading Copy (ARC) provided by 47North, Amazon […]

TKC 413 My Father and Grandson

Across 80 Years, Two Book Lovers Talk Kindle Interview starts at 23:32 and ends at 44:30 News Amazon Inspire press release – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Educators” by Natasha Singer at The New York Times – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues” by Natasha Singer […]

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 394 Novelist Jesper Bugge Kold

Author of Winter Men Interview starts at 9:42 and ends at 43:24 I was very scared that it was translated into German. I really wanted it to be translated but still scared, because it’s like their war. I come from another country with another perspective on the war and write about their war and their forefathers. But the reception has […]

TKC 344 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director, Amazon.com Interview starts at 17:17 and ends at 38:50 Dead Wake: Well this is Erik Larson, and if Erik Larson told me somebody had tied their shoes in an interesting way, I think I would read the book. News “Amazon may soon launch a wireless service” (video) – Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com, […]

TKC 342 Patti Thorn of Blue Ink Review

Co-founder of Blue Ink Review  Interview starts at 17:15 and ends at 43:24 The people who are putting out quality books in self-publishing are actually investing quite a lot, because most books really do need editing, no matter whether you self-publish or you don’t. Self-publishers usually can’t afford the level of editing that maybe you’d get […]

TKC 338 Andy Weir

Author of The Martian Interview starts at 11:39 and ends at 38:29 More people bought it from Amazon than downloaded it for free from my site, which just goes to show you how deep into the market Amazon reaches and how good they are at selling books. That got it up into the Top Sellers […]

TKC 335 Gregg Levoy

Author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion  Interview starts at 9:20 and ends at 41:50.  It takes courage and vigilance and diligence to ask this question of yourself repeatedly: Where am I losing energy? Why am I losing energy? Why do I not feel engaged in life? Which is a lot of what passion […]