Category Archives: Jeff Bezos

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 […]

TKC 470 Scott Parazynski

Author of The Sky Below Interview starts at 14:15 and ends at 41:36 “My goal with this book is to show people that it’s important to have high, lofty dreams, but it’s even more important to then have the vision and the resolve to make them come true.” News “Is Amazon getting too big?” by […]

TKC 469 Harry Bingham

Author of The Deepest Grave (Fiona Griffiths Crime Thriller Series Book 6) Interview starts at 12:26 and ends at 42:13 “The Big 5 publishers do have a model of ‘We will buy your book for life plus 70 years.” In other words, I will get my books back about the time Bernie Madoff gets out […]

TKC 467 Len Vlahos

  New co-owner of Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver Interview starts at 19:56 and ends at 43:00 “Bookstores have evolved over the years to become very much experiential retailing, and we’re no different.” News “Amazon Prime Day breaks record; sales grew by more than 60 percent” by Lauren Thomas at CNBC – July 12, […]

TKC 466 Jaimal Yogis

Author of All our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride Interview starts at 9:50 and ends at 35:52 “All memoirs build a container that’s something of a lie. (You can never say it all.) But this book gets a little closer to the truth in that surfing and Zen are just […]

TKC 458 Peter Costanzo

Digital and Archival Publishing Manager for The Associated Press Interview starts at 12:51 and ends at 40:01 “I really try to get people to understand that every little basic functionality within e-books that Amazon keeps introducing–whether it’s their X-ray feature or Kindle Lending Library or whatever it might be within the e-book world or within […]

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 454 Kes Woodward

Painter, art critic and historian Interview starts at 15:00 and ends at 41:14 “I remember your talking on one of your programs about Jeff Bezos’s insisting on a one-second [Alexa] response when his staff said, “We can get this down to three seconds,” and he said, “That’s not good enough.” That makes a huge difference. […]

TKC 452 Timothy DeLizza

Author of “Jerry (from accounting)” Interview starts at 14:56 and ends at 45:09 I love what Amazon is doing in terms of giving access to a platform in a kind of populist way. I think that is incredibly helpful. I think the distribution is amazing. It creates new readers. I love the $2 price point […]

TKC 447 Stephen Campbell

Author of Four Seasons of Reno Hart and Creator of The Author Biz podcast Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 42:30 The power of Amazon Publishing–if you’ve written a good book and the people at Amazon support the book–there are so many levers and knobs that they can turn to put it in front […]