Category Archives: Kindle

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 […]

TKC 376 Stephen Windwalker

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla   Interview starts at 9:38 and ends at 39:45 Of the top 100 bestsellers in the Kindle Store for the entire year of 2014, 91 of those books were made available by the publishers at prices that we discovered, put up and featured on BookGorilla. The average price […]

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 […]