Category Archives: Kindle Review

Amazon Releases Impressive Update for iOS and Android Kindle Apps

Amazon this morning is releasing an “all-new” Kindle app at the iOS App Store and Google Play. On Friday’s episode of The Kindle Chronicles podcast I will have lots to say about the app, based on a virtual demo I received yesterday from two Kindle execs in New York City via Amazon’s Chime videoconferencing platform. My […]

TKC 421 Chad Post on Translations

Publisher of Open Letter Books  Interview starts at 15:15 and ends at 43:30 Amazon[Crossing] is filling in some of these gaps, because we haven’t for a long time seen the normal mystery book that someone picks up in Spain and reads when they go on their vacation. That’s never been translated into English, because it […]

TKC 414 Amazon’s Mike Torres on Page Flip

Director, Product Management – Amazon Kindle Interview starts at 18:09 and ends at 43:26 The biggest technical challenge I would say is creating a seamless Page Flip reading experience across all of our platforms. Page Flip is available on eReaders, on Fire tablets, as well as the Kindle app for iOS and Android. Across those different experiences, we wanted […]

TKC 413 My Father and Grandson

Across 80 Years, Two Book Lovers Talk Kindle Interview starts at 23:32 and ends at 44:30 News Amazon Inspire press release – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Educators” by Natasha Singer at The New York Times – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues” by Natasha Singer […]

TKC 345 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 17:05 and ends at 40:13 I think the problem with the written word is that it is so easy to generate and—no disrespect to the best writers out there—but at least poorly constructed sentences are very easy to generate. It means that this is a […]

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 322 Paul Biba

Twitter Curator of eBook/ePublishing/eLibrary news Interview starts at 14:25 Many of the things that the authors and the publishers complain about are normal, everyday behavior in the chemical industry, in the auto industry, in the telecom industry, and the construction industry, which are industries which I’ve worked on—this is the way business works. The publishing industry […]

New $79 Kindle Makes Entry Level Very Alluring

Here is my take on the review copy of the new basic $79 Kindle. It’s a very impressive new entry level for the Kindle lineup, mainly because a fast, responsive touch screen replaces the five-way controller of yore.

TKC 321 Joshua Tallent

Chief eBook Architect at Firebrand Technologies Interview starts at 14:14 I think that, because self-publishing has gotten easier, because the tools have gotten easier to use and there are so many more services available to self-published authors, you can compete directly with the work that’s coming out of these major publishing houses.   Show Notes […]

First Impressions of the New Kindle Lineup

As my flight from New York approaches Denver International and the media embargo ends, I want to share impressions from today’s Amazon’s media demonstration of the new Kindles. My group of about 12 journalists—one of several such gatherings throughout the day—convened at Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street, for a little more than two hours […]