Category Archives: Kindle

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 […]

TKC 390 Jane Friedman

Helping authors and publishers flourish in the digital age   Interview starts at 14:20 and ends at 44:34 This question has become a little bit of a litmus test in the writing and publishing community. It’s almost interesting to talk about how other people react very viscerally to Amazon as a good or bad influence or factor. […]

TKC 388 Dave Slusher

Creator of the Evil Genius Chronicles blog and podcast Interview starts at 10:47 and ends at 42:22 This idea that books are exempt from the rules of hoarding, that you’re supposed to be happy that you have walls and walls lined with these things? I don’t actually feel that. I feel that if I had […]

TKC 387 Jim Milliot

Editorial Director at Publishers Weekly Interview starts at 16:57 and ends at 44:32 It’s far from the death of eBooks. eBooks are a permanent part of the publishing industry, for sure. But what’s the next innovation? What’s the next mover? What’s going to come along to jumpstart it again? Publishers acknowledge that all you’ve really done […]

TKC 385 Charlie Tritschler

Vice President – Amazon Devices   Interview starts at 18:29 and ends at 37:47 We spent two days in an off-site with Jeff going through the experience, setting up little scenarios of “Ok, here’s the customer. They’ve done’ this, they’ve done this.” And then we would go off in our own corners for 15 minutes and […]

TKC 384 Nick Lum

Founder and CEO of BeeLine Reader   Interview starts at 14:09 and ends at 41:52 They tried it out with the first graders and found that in the control classroom the students’ reading fluency went up by about 8 points in the course of a month. In the BeeLine classroom, they went up by 14 points. News […]

TKC 383 Bruce Jones

Graphic designer, author, product developer and workshop presenter   Interview starts at 14:57 and ends at 44:47 So whatever you do, you build products that relate to the knowledge that you have, and the two can feed each other, and you can do them in the same space. News “Take your tablet to bed: Amazon […]

TKC 382 Donald Hall

Author of The Selected Poems of Donald Hall   Interview starts at 12:51 and ends at 43:57 It was a house that my great-grandfather bought in 1865, and the same family’s always lived in it. I’ll be dying pretty soon, of course, in the way of things. But I have a granddaughter who’s going to […]

TKC 381 Lenny Charnoff in Ecuador

Creator of the Cuenca Tech Life blog Interview starts at 1:29 and ends at 21:34 I just turned 70, so growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s was very special. Cuenca reminded me of Brooklyn in the 1950s. The word for neighborhood in Spanish is barrio, so each barrio had its own butcher and baker and church. […]

TKC 378 Hola from Ecuador!

I am posting Friday’s episode of the podcast very early, on Monday, this week from Quito, Ecuador, because tomorrow we leave for the Galapagos Islands where there will be little if any Internet connection. In this show you will hear two of our fellow Overseas Adventure Travel tour members talk about how they use their Kindles. Also, inspired music […]