Category Archives: Kindle Singles

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 292 George Packer

Author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America  Interview starts at 5:55 I don’t have the view that you might have and that some of your listeners might have, which is that there’s something completely corrupt about traditional publishing or that it’s somehow stacked against all this talent out there that’s just waiting to be […]

TKC 290 Richard Bach

Author of Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student and Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition Interview Starts at 10:30 The wonderful thing about working with Kindle Singles is—Wham!—there it is! It was like meeting a publisher with speed skates. It was just amazing. The ice was just spraying behind the skates and everything […]

TKC 289 David Blum

Editor of Kindle Singles Interview Starts at 16:24  The virtue of Kindle Singles is we don’t say to writers, “Cut for the sake of fitting an ad in.” We cut only for purposes of artistic vision, and similarly we can add for the same reason. Show Notes and Links: News Hugh Howey’s new site, Author Earnings “The […]

Richard Bach Releases Long-Forgotten Ending to Jonathan Livingston Seagull

This is pretty cool. Richard Bach and Simon & Schuster tonight have released an updated version of his 1972 classic, with what looks to be a brand-new fourth part of the story that sold 40 million copies. Except it’s not a new ending. It’s the one Bach originally wrote but withheld for 40 years, until […]

TKC 288 Steven Levy

Author of Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything Interview Starts at 17:39 Physical books will be something for specialists. People will like them maybe the way some people like vinyl records now, but certainly they will not be the mainstream way that people do their reading. Show Notes and […]

A Stunning Get for Amazon: Richard Bach’s Illusions II Exclusively on Kindle Single

Amazon this morning announced a major publishing coup: Richard Bach’s Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student is available exclusively as a Kindle Single, for $2.99. The author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah has sold more than 60 million copies of his books. His new spiritual memoir, according to […]