Category Archives: Kindle

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 […]

TKC 401 Author Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity Interview starts at 28:24 and ends at 42:21 The people who are throwing rocks at the Google bus, they’re on to something. They understand something. We should listen. And we can reconfigure, we can optimize, reprogram our economy to help everybody—That’s […]

TKC 400 Anniversary Show with Darlene

The Kindle Chronicles’ first listeners Interview starts at 14:54 and ends at 43:13 I should have known that we’d be building our life around it like we have other things that you’ve done. I’ve gotten used to it. I should have known. Intro Whill wheelchair site News “Amazon is the ‘most reputable’ company in the US” by […]

TKC 399 Technically Literate’s Janis Cooke Newman

  Editor-at-Large, CNET’s Technically Literate Interview starts at 19:40 and ends at 43:30 We have a very different generation coming up who may relate to literature in a different way, because we have completely digital generations coming up. So I think those of us who present stories to the world have to be open to […]

TKC 397 Andrew Albanese on Apple Refund

Senior Writer, Publishers Weekly   Interview starts at 19:24 and ends at 33:23 I absolutely think it’s madness to continue to push for regulatory input into the eBook market. Look what it did for you last time. Let’s just let the lawyers go away now. We’ve all articulated what we think the problem is in the […]

TKC 396 Translator K. E. Semmel

English Translator of Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold   Interview starts at 20:10 and ends at 41:14 I like the fact that I can tell an editor there [at AmazonCrossing] that this book is something that you should really look for, and they listen. And in this case, from start to finish, I suggested […]

TKC 394 Novelist Jesper Bugge Kold

Author of Winter Men Interview starts at 9:42 and ends at 43:24 I was very scared that it was translated into German. I really wanted it to be translated but still scared, because it’s like their war. I come from another country with another perspective on the war and write about their war and their forefathers. But the reception has […]

TKC 393 Len Vlahos

Chief Executive Officer of The Tattered Cover Book Stores Interview starts at 10:03 and ends at 42:09 I think it would be interesting for independent booksellers to experiment with selling eBooks directly, because it’s become much less device-centric. Tablets have in some ways normalized that world, and the notion that someone could build an open-source eReader app and […]

TKC 392 Kindle Blogger Bufo Calvin

Bufo Calvin is the creator of the I Love My Kindle blog   Interview starts at 10:46 and ends at 44:02 If people were evolving away from reading long-form reading, we would not have series. But right now people will say, “Oh yes, that’s great. It’s a 200-page book, but I want a thousand pages about this character. So I […]