Category Archives: Kindle

TKC 351 Julie Carey of Write Our World

Founder of Write Our World Interview starts at 19:15 and ends at 39:47 The necessity of writing a book requires that they talk to the elders in their communities or other people who can help them, so it’s really a wonderful language-building, literacy activity.   News “Four of the big five have new deals with Amazon […]

TKC 349 Ashleigh Gardner

Director of Content at Wattpad Interview starts at 17:50 and ends at 37:37 I think that Wattpad’s a great place for people to be able to tell their own experience and their own story. We’re seeing really interesting, diverse stories being added to Wattpad from around the world. News Oyster “Oyster Expands Its ‘Netflix For Books Service […]

TKC 347 Tom Semple

Software Quality Engineer in Santa Clara, California  Interview starts at 13:06 and ends at 39:32 So if you have Evernote installed on your Fire, then it will be one of the options. You can put it directly into your notebook. It’s not quite as slick as I’d like, but it’s better than copy and paste. […]

TKC 345 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 17:05 and ends at 40:13 I think the problem with the written word is that it is so easy to generate and—no disrespect to the best writers out there—but at least poorly constructed sentences are very easy to generate. It means that this is a […]

TKC 344 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director, Amazon.com Interview starts at 17:17 and ends at 38:50 Dead Wake: Well this is Erik Larson, and if Erik Larson told me somebody had tied their shoes in an interesting way, I think I would read the book. News “Amazon may soon launch a wireless service” (video) – Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com, […]

TKC 343 Juli Monroe

Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead Interview starts at 17:22 and ends at 39:20 If large-screen smartphones were going to replace the tablet, I would assume that I would start seeing people working on their big phones, and I still don’t see it. News “Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere” – Electronic Frontier Foundation release – […]

TKC 342 Patti Thorn of Blue Ink Review

Co-founder of Blue Ink Review  Interview starts at 17:15 and ends at 43:24 The people who are putting out quality books in self-publishing are actually investing quite a lot, because most books really do need editing, no matter whether you self-publish or you don’t. Self-publishers usually can’t afford the level of editing that maybe you’d get […]

TKC 341 Christopher Weyant and Anna Kang

Illustrator and Author of You Are (Not) Small Interview starts at 14:32 and ends at 37:56. Chris: Anyone with kids who watches someone read for the first time—I never would have realized how magical—it is one of the greatest experiences that I’ve ever seen, because the world opens up. News “Amazon launches its ebook subscription […]

TKC 340 Thad McIlroy

Author of Mobile Strategies for Digital Publishing  Interview starts at 13:21 and ends at 37:37.  There may not be a lot of new readers coming into the eReader space, but it’s a device that’s got legs still, despite its apparently sort of old-fashioned and monochrome presence. News Kindle Convert for PC at Amazon.com ($19) “Amazon Echo […]

TKC 339 Seth Godin at Digital Book World

Author, entrepreneur, maker of ruckuses Interview starts at 4:33 and ends at 14:50. Paper books are going to gradually and painfully and very, very slowly disappear. They’re going to become like LP’s. One by one the bookstores are going to go away, and then one by one the kids that grow up reading all the […]