Category Archives: Kindle

TKC 374 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 14:38 and ends at 41:53 It’s not about Amazon Echo, it’s about putting microphones in various contexts in your life. Plug one in, like a Glade air freshener, into your bathroom, one next to your bedstand, one in the hallway, one in the […]

TKC 373 Dina Hilal

General Manager of Amazon’s Kindle Scout   Interview starts at 16:58 and ends at 44:45 It’s really the best part of the job. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not either extremely proud as a publisher or really inspired as a human. Intro Agents of Change conference on September 25, 2015, in […]

Amazon Gets Fired Up at San Francisco Press Preview of New Tablets and Fire TV

Yes, Virginia, there is a new $49.99 Fire tablet, available for preorder today and shipping September 30. But it has a 7-inch screen, not 6-inch as was reported in rumors, and it arrives with a couple of svelte (7.7 millimeters thin) new companions, the Fire HD 8 ($149.99) and Fire HD 10 ($229.99). And if you love […]

TKC 370 Mike Reeves-McMillan

Author of The Well-Presented Manuscript   Interview starts at 12:13 and ends at 42:27   There are some wonderful stories that I just can’t enjoy, because the author has done such a poor job with the language.  One of the reasons that I wanted to write The Well-Presented Manuscript was selfishly to increase my own […]

TKC 369 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at  Interview starts at 14:54 and ends at 39:15  On The Story of the Lost Child: I think this is going to break Elena Ferrante out as a bona fide super star in this country. And nobody knows who she is, which I love! News “Amazon e-book deal […]

TKC 368 Jason Snell

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Six Colors   Interview starts at 17:44 and ends at 42:27 I hope the E Ink readers stick around, because I do love them. But it’s going to be a niche market. It’s going to be for people who are dedicated book readers who are willing to spend at least a […]

TKC 367 Harry Bingham

Creator of the Fiona Griffiths crime series Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 37:59 Whoever heard of a retailer offering 70 percent royalty? It’s never happened before. How’s that not a good thing for authors? So I just think the Authors United group are bananas, quite frankly. And I think there is increasingly a […]

Kindle Software Updates are Available

Finally! I am updating my Kindle Voyage software as I type, to 5.6.5. This will install the stylish Bookerly font to my E Ink reader, as well as new Smart Lookout features for highlights, notes, and sharing quotes. There will also be subtle but kinda cool improvements in typography and layout–ligatures and kerning, anyone?–but only […]

TKC 366 Carie Harling

Creator of Dispatches from the Frat House Interview starts at 14:23 and ends at 40:20 I’d like to write the kind of book that I’d like to read. And immediately there’s that thing in your head that goes, “Why? There are a gazillion books out there. Why would you want to write a book? This little […]

TKC 364 David Gaughran

Author of Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible  Interview starts at 16:56 and ends at 44:39  If you look at stores like Barnes and Noble and Kobo and Apple, I don’t think they’ve even caught up to where the Kindle Store was in 2011 or 2012 yet, let alone approaching where it is now […]