Category Archives: Fire HDX 8.9

TKC 426 Andrew Richard Albanese

Senior Writer and Features Editor at Publishers Weekly Interview ‪starts at 18:17 and ends at 41:59 The fact that we have rapidly declining eBook sales from major publishers and that we see for two years running now in the Pew surveys that eBook readership is not growing is stunning, considering the vast offerings that are now […]

TKC 416 Mike Shatzkin

Founder and CEO of the Idea Logical Company Interview starts at 8:05 and ends at 34:24 I think it’s possible that we’re going to wake up in three years and say, ‘We just had another black-swan event, which is that all of the big authors that have been developed over the last five years, a […]

Amazon Celebrates Customer Satisfaction Win with a Big Fire Sale

If you’ve been waiting, today might be a very good day to buy a Fire tablet from Amazon. The company is saying “thank you” to customers by taking 15 percent off all Fire tablets for today (Tuesday February 24th) only. This display of corporate gratitude was triggered by an impressive performance by Amazon in the […]

TKC 333 Richard Hollick

Author of the Making Book blog  Interview starts at 21:05 What I’ve decided is going on in publishing is that genre fiction, however widely you want to define that, sort of entertainment books, are basically going to go down the eBook/indie author road. Of course the big publishers won’t want to give it up, and […]

Yule Love These Sizzling Deals on Fire and Kindle!

It’s tough to keep up with all the smart merchandising and discounting Amazon does this time of year, but today’s medley of limited-time holiday deals is worth making a special effort to tell you about. $125 off Fire HDX 8.9″ – This is not the latest generation Fire HDX 8.9, but it’s still an impressive deal […]

TKC 332 Pamela Paul

Editor of The New York Times Book Review Interview starts at 11:41 Many people who bought an eReader of some kind or another will use it for some things and not for others. Some people use it to travel, but at home they like to read a book. Some people use it for genre fiction […]

TKC 329 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director at Amazon.com Interview starts at 11:43 There are all kinds of books in the world, and there are all kinds of people in the world, and there are all kinds of things that people would love to judge you for. We all do it, to some extent I suppose. We judge somebody by […]

TKC 328 Scott McNulty

Author of The Amazon Fire Phone Interview starts at 23:07 I read an interview where some Amazon exec in Europe talked about how they are learning from it, and they’re going to take their lessons and apply it to their next iteration. So that seems to me that there will be another Fire phone out there—and […]

How New Fire HDX 8.9 Mimics Paper with Dynamic Light Control

In this video clip made at the Amazon new product launch today in New York City, Jon Oakes, director of product management for Kindle, explains Dynamic Light Control. This clever capability enables the new Fire HDX to change the background of a book’s page to adjust to available light in a way similar to the […]