Category Archives: Kindle

TKC 496 Meg Gardiner

Author of Into the Black Nowhere: An UNSUB Novel Interview starts at 18:20 and ends at 40:10 “One of the oldest stories that humanity tells itself is defeating the monster. Whether that’s the dark shape that howls in the night outside the cave or something that drags a club around or sea monsters–humanity always wants […]

TKC 489 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 9:06 and ends at 43:24 “I think Amazon feels pretty confident that they could attack any business they want, and the incumbents will spend four or five years resisting before they realize that they have no choice. Whereas a little proactive customer obsession on […]

TKC 487 Bradley Metrock

CEO of Score Publishing, producer of Digital Book World 2018 Interview starts at 15:44 and ends at 43:43 “The Echo Show is an incredible glimpse into the future, because the future is going to be words come out of your mouth, and that’s how you engage the computer rather than typing on a QWERTY keyboard […]

TKC 485 Steve Kessel

Amazon Senior Vice President Interview starts at 20:45 and ends at 43.37 “It was the first time we were building a device, so we had a lot to learn. After that the team and as a company we got better each time. So our second Kindle was developed more quickly, and now as you know […]

TKC 484 Carlina Duan

Author of I Wore My Blackest Hair Interview starts at 12:34 and ends at 39:39 “I’m not sure about the future of Amazon [Publishing] in the literary world at large. I do think that for my book it’s been really interesting working with them and being able to answer those questions [about audience] and also […]

What’s Great About the New Kindle Oasis and What I Miss About the Original

The 9th Generation Kindle Oasis begins arriving today for those of you who pre-ordered one. Amazon provided me with a review unit, so I’ve had a few days to try it out. My video review is now available. This is an impressive new Kindle, and I particularly love the leather cover available for it. The […]

TKC 482 Kindle Execs Discuss All-New iOS & Android App

Kindle Creative Director Seth Micarelli, left,  and Mike Torres, Kindle director of product management and design Amazon announces all-new Kindle app (press release) – October 24, 2017 All-New Kindle Oasis Kindle Select, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Next Week’s Guest David […]

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 […]

Amazon Releases an All-New Waterproof, Audible-enabled, 7-inch Kindle Oasis for $250

Amazon today has released an all-new Kindle Oasis eReader, available for pre-order globally with shipment starting October 31. At the end of this post I will include a copy of the press release that I received yesterday with an embargo until today at 9 a.m. ET. I attended a demo of the new Kindle Oasis […]

TKC 480 All-New Kindle Oasis

Arthur van Rest, left, GM Kindle Device & Accessories at Amazon, and Hany Ghali, Senior Product Manager, Kindle at Amazon Lab126 Interviews Arthur van Rest and Hany Ghali at product demo October 5, 2017 in New York City: Starts at 7:22 and ends at 9:48 Hany Ghali phone/skype interview from Sunnyvale, California, on October 10, […]