Category Archives: Jeff Bezos

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 […]

TKC 446 Brady Dale

Technology Reporter at Observer.com Interview starts at 10:30 and ends at 42:19 “That’s why I call this whole printed book thing fetishism. What’s more important? Is literature and writing important or is this object more important? I think literature is more important, and writing is important. I don’t really care how people read it. I […]

TKC 444 Thad McIlroy

President of The Future of Publishing Interview starts at 8:19 and ends at 44:04 I’m convinced that if you want to retain your job in publishing moving forward, unless you’re demonstrably technology adept, you’re going to lose your job. Yeah, there’s room for 100 amazing editors who can’t even use a computer, but that’s not […]

TKC 443 Mark Roberts & Patience Clevenger

Co-Authors of  Evelyn’s Lighthouse Interview starts at 14:58 and ends at 44:35 Patience: It was really meant to inspire other younger girls or the readers to read more, because I’ve always loved reading, and Evelyn loves reading. We really hope that it causes others to want to read just as much as Evelyn does. News […]

TKC 442 Aboard the Silver Meteor

Supper aboard the Silver Meteor en route to Kissimmee, Florida News “How Netflix Lost Big to Amazon in India” by Abhishek Madhaven at Backchannel – January 12, 2017 Tech Tip “Is Amazon’s Newest 5% Credit Card Worth the Hype?” by Nick Clements at Forbes – January 13, 2017 Interview with Kindle Owner Robert Millonig (Starts […]

TKC 441 Paul Slavin

CEO of Open Road Integrated Media Interview starts at 14:22 and ends at 41:41 [NOTE: The audio for this episode misstates the year of this episode– it should be 2017, not last year!] Links for Interview with Paul Slavin: Open Road Integrated Media website Paul Slavin’s 2016 year-end letter to employees Early Bird Books newsletter […]

TKC 438 Matthew Rubery

Author of  The Untold Story of the Talking Book  Interview ‪starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 “There’s often a false division between audiobook listeners and print book readers, because in my experience the two are almost always the same. They’re people like me who just love reading and want to do as much of […]

TKC 437 Richard Hollick

Author of the Making Book blog Interview ‪starts at 14:03 and ends at 44:31 The idea that Barnes & Noble can make it by sort of becoming a small, specialist, cozy bookstore is kind of delusional. It’s a big organization! News Amazon Prime Air Jeff Bezos’s tweet announcing first Prime Air delivery – December 14, […]