Category Archives: Fire HD 8

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 492 Tom Semple

Software Quality Engineer Interview starts at 12:46 and ends at 41:14 “Somehow the Goodreads would talk to the Amazon/Kindle cloud, so as new notes come in it would sync those down from Goodreads as well. And then they would just show up in your notes and highlights with the name of the person who you […]

TKC 490 Mark Jarvis

Doubledecker Bus Driver in London Interview starts at 11:20 and ends at 39:30 “The [Fire HD] 8 will be my Kindle that travels with me. I take it to work. We’re not allowed to have them in the cab for fairly good reasons. They don’t want anything that will distract you from the job of […]

TKC 486 Gabriella Page-Fort

Editorial Director, AmazonCrossing Interview starts at 18:00 and ends at 43:42 “One of the magical things about publishing is that when you get together with other people who work in this industry we immediately share a common bond, this passion for bringing books to readers. It is really wonderful to stand in a room full […]

TKC 484 Carlina Duan

Author of I Wore My Blackest Hair Interview starts at 12:34 and ends at 39:39 “I’m not sure about the future of Amazon [Publishing] in the literary world at large. I do think that for my book it’s been really interesting working with them and being able to answer those questions [about audience] and also […]

TKC 477 Jillian Vorce

CEO of The Jillian Group Interview starts at 12:16 and ends at 35:00 “When you build relationships for the sake of relationships, amazing things can happen. Your soil becomes so rich that what can grow and harvest is well beyond what you ever could have planted if you had known.” News Amazon press release announcing all-new […]

TKC 475 John Morgan

Executive Editor at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Interview starts at 13:18 and ends at 42:00 “Books these days as they are produced are pretty nice little objects. And then there are so many different ways that e-readers can work. You can read a book on your phone–a ton of people read books on their phones. […]

TKC 472 David Steinberger

Co-founder and CEO of ComiXology Interview starts at 9:40 and ends at 38:47 “When we made the business plan 10 years ago–it’s hard to remember this, but iPhones didn’t exist. None of us had any idea we were going to be heading into this world of carrying big pieces of glass around in our pockets […]