Category Archives: Joy of Reading

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 365 TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows

Editor of TeleRead Interview starts at 11:26 and ends at 37:11 Even if all the publishers remove DRM from every eBook they sell tomorrow, I would bet the vast majority of Amazon Kindle customers would go right on being Amazon Kindle customers, just because it’s so easy to tap the button and start reading the book. […]

TKC 362 Darlene

My wife the amazing art quilter and Kindle enthusiast Interview starts at 14:08 and ends at 39:48 A friend of mine said, “How many times have you dropped a Paperwhite in the tub?” And she’s right. I never have. And so at that point I decided that I was just going to hold the Kindle, and […]

Kindle’s Summer Surprise: Hot New Paperwhite for Same Price

I didn’t see this one coming. Amazon this morning announced a brand new version of its flagship Kindle, the Paperwhite, available for pre-order now with shipments beginning June 30. They’re calling it “New Kindle Paperwhite.” Its screen resolution is 300 pixels per inch (ppi), an impressive upgrade–more than twice the pixels– from the current 212 ppi screen. At […]

TKC 358 Michelle Miller

Author of The Underwriting Interview starts at 19:39 and ends at 39:40 I was a first-time novelist; I didn’t have a name at all. So it was a great way to find my audience before I tried to find an agent and a publisher. I think that is such a daunting process for writers, to […]

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 341 Christopher Weyant and Anna Kang

Illustrator and Author of You Are (Not) Small Interview starts at 14:32 and ends at 37:56. Chris: Anyone with kids who watches someone read for the first time—I never would have realized how magical—it is one of the greatest experiences that I’ve ever seen, because the world opens up. News “Amazon launches its ebook subscription […]

TKC 340 Thad McIlroy

Author of Mobile Strategies for Digital Publishing  Interview starts at 13:21 and ends at 37:37.  There may not be a lot of new readers coming into the eReader space, but it’s a device that’s got legs still, despite its apparently sort of old-fashioned and monochrome presence. News Kindle Convert for PC at Amazon.com ($19) “Amazon Echo […]

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 […]

Fire HD 6 + Kindle (basic, Paperwhite or Voyage) = Reader’s Delight

After using a Fire HD 6 for a week or so, I have decided it’s the perfect reading complement to my E Ink Kindle, currently a Paperwhite but next I’m switching to the Voyage. Sometimes I prefer the sepia color of the Fire’s Kindle view, as well as the faster access to links or looking up information […]