Category Archives: Kindle

TKC 413 Publishing Visionary Jane Friedman

Co-Founder, Chairman and Executive Publisher of Open Road Integrated Media   Interview starts at 15:17 and ends at 44:11 I do not think that the world of print survived and now will thrive at the expense of eBooks. I think eBooks will coexist with print, which I think is the best of all possible worlds. […]

Now available for pre-order: Smaller, lighter Kindle at the same $80 Price

Amazon this morning announced a smaller and lighter Kindle eReader—available now for pre-order at amazon.com/kindle for the same $80 price as the current 5th-Generation entry-level model. In addition, the company introduced a new Export Notes feature that will arrive in an over-the-air software update for the new Kindle as well as for the Paperwhite, Voyage, […]

TKC 411: Katie Donelan, Kids’ Books & Trump at BEA

Director of Business Development at BookBub   Interview starts at 5:64 and ends at 16:18 BookBub definitely got off the ground with self-published authors. They’re often the first people in the industry to experiment with a new marketing channel, and they were much more comfortable discounting their books four years ago than a lot of […]

TKC 408 BookExpo America w/ Scott Turow, Jon Fine and — Donald Trump?

Audio recorded at BookExpo America in Chicago and related links: Jon Malinowski (2:00-4:25), president of The Combined Book Exhibit, creator of the Book Fair Buddy app on iOS and Android platforms.     Pubmatch.com “€œAuthorship in the Digital Age” panel moderated by Jon Fine (14:24-21:13), former Director of Author and Publishing Relations at Amazon “At […]

TKC 406 Amazon’s Peter Korn on Accessibility

Accessibility Architect at Amazon’€™s Lab126 Interview starts at 9:45 and ends at 39:50 We continually evaluate ways we can make reading on the Kindle more enjoyable, more comfortable, more accessible. This led us to create the Bookerly font. This led us to include the open-source OpenDyslexic font. So we continue to evaluate and bring innovations to […]

Amazon announces VoiceView accessibility for Paperwhite with USB audible adapter

  Amazon just released VoiceView for Kindle with a brand-new USB audio adapter that will enable blind and low-vision users of the current Paperwhite to hear text-to-speech content and to navigate their Kindles with connected earphones or speakers. Peter Korn, Amazon’s accessibility architect, announced the new features in a blog post this morning. “While developing VoiceView for […]

TKC 405 Paul St John Mackintosh

Author, Poet and Associate Editor of TeleRead Interview starts at 22:08 and ends at 43:10 This [Kindle Oasis] basically gives Amazon its BMW or its Mercedes Benz, which is a pretty powerful draw for the entire range. It has produced a very fine, high-end E Ink eBook reader which caters very well to really serious readers. […]

TKC 404 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 12:00 and ends at 44:01 I’ve got to write this down in a way that helps people understand how this cycle works, where technology comes in and allows us to render scarcity irrelevant. And then what’s the business strategy to do this? And that’s where […]

TKC 403 Szymon Szott

Assistant Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland Interview starts at 20:15 and ends at 43:40 On the Kindle Oasis: “I remember the first eBook readers that were available in Poland cost about that much as well, seven to eight years ago. It’s quite a steep price, and I’ve read comments on Polish […]

TKC 402 Meet Me at the Kindle Oasis

Neil Lindsay, left, Amazon VP-Devices, and Chris Green, Amazon Lab 126 VP – Industrial Design This special episode of The Kindle Chronicles is all about the new Kindle Oasis, based on an embargoed preview of the device that I attended in New York City on April 7, 2016. The episode is divided into these four […]