Category Archives: Kindle

TKC 416 Mike Shatzkin

Founder and CEO of the Idea Logical Company Interview starts at 8:05 and ends at 34:24 I think it’s possible that we’re going to wake up in three years and say, ‘We just had another black-swan event, which is that all of the big authors that have been developed over the last five years, a […]

TKC 415 with OverDrive’s David Burleigh

Director of Marketing & Communication at OverDrive, Inc.  Interview starts at 15:18 and ends at 44:22 I’m happy to report that all of the Big Five publishers have made their titles available for library lending in eBook format. They’ve all been already in for their audiobook format. It’s been a couple of years now that they’ve […]

TKC 414 Amazon’s Mike Torres on Page Flip

Director, Product Management – Amazon Kindle Interview starts at 18:09 and ends at 43:26 The biggest technical challenge I would say is creating a seamless Page Flip reading experience across all of our platforms. Page Flip is available on eReaders, on Fire tablets, as well as the Kindle app for iOS and Android. Across those different experiences, we wanted […]

TKC 413 My Father and Grandson

Across 80 Years, Two Book Lovers Talk Kindle Interview starts at 23:32 and ends at 44:30 News Amazon Inspire press release – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Educators” by Natasha Singer at The New York Times – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues” by Natasha Singer […]

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 […]