Category Archives: Kindle Fire HDX

TKC 376 Stephen Windwalker

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla   Interview starts at 9:38 and ends at 39:45 Of the top 100 bestsellers in the Kindle Store for the entire year of 2014, 91 of those books were made available by the publishers at prices that we discovered, put up and featured on BookGorilla. The average price […]

TKC 374 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 14:38 and ends at 41:53 It’s not about Amazon Echo, it’s about putting microphones in various contexts in your life. Plug one in, like a Glade air freshener, into your bathroom, one next to your bedstand, one in the hallway, one in the […]

TKC 352 Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now Interview starts at 13:37 and ends at 36:56 I remember a long time ago when Timothy Leary saw one of my first books, Cyberia or something, an early book about cyberculture, and he took it and he was moving his finger along the lines, and going “a line, and […]

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 342 Patti Thorn of Blue Ink Review

Co-founder of Blue Ink Review  Interview starts at 17:15 and ends at 43:24 The people who are putting out quality books in self-publishing are actually investing quite a lot, because most books really do need editing, no matter whether you self-publish or you don’t. Self-publishers usually can’t afford the level of editing that maybe you’d get […]

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 315 Jason Boog

Author of Born Reading (with daughter Olive) Interview starts at 11:27 I knew then that I had come up with a pretty good mix. I knew she had a print book that she liked, and I knew she had an audiobook that she liked, and I knew she had something on the iPad that she could do […]

TKC 310 David H. Rothman

Creator of TeleRead and LibraryCity Interview starts at 15:48 Everyone, I think, would be better off if we replaced DRM [Digital Rights Management] with either no “protection” at all, or else social DRM, which in this case means imprinting the readers’ identities at the starts of books. The advantage of this is that books would […]

TKC 291 Corina Koch MacLeod

Co-founder, with Carla Douglas, of Beyond Paper Editing Interview Starts at 19:52 You can take a document that you have purchased through Amazon–you can mark up all your annotations, and those are stored in the cloud, which is absolutely brilliant, because you can copy and paste that and share that. You can’t do that at this time with […]

Amazon Trims $30 from price of all Kindle Fire tablets

The Amazon.com landing page is touting another great customer-satisfaction ranking from ForeSee by offering a $30 discount on any Kindle Fire tablet. Enter promo code MAYDAY30 at checkout to receive the price reduction. The discount ends January 11th at 11:59 PM PST. there is a limit of one per customer, in the U.S. only, while […]