Category Archives: Kindle

TKC 457 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 11:17 and ends at 36:16 “I don’t think they [Amazon] really expect the fashion angle to be a big driver of these [Echo Look] devices. They needed a pretext. They needed a reason to put a camera in your home, to see how comfortable […]

TKC 456 Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Author of The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre Interview starts at 13:00 and ends at 41:17 “This is also my philosophy of life: I talk about a turtle. A turtle stays in one place–it’s safe. Nothing can happen. It carries its house on its back. If that turtle […]

TKC 455 Naomi S. Baron

Author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 41:35 “Education increasingly wants to measure finite, little bites of stuff, and the digital technology that we are using in our education–and we have print versions of it, too–is tailored to these quick wins as opposed […]

TKC 454 Kes Woodward

Painter, art critic and historian Interview starts at 15:00 and ends at 41:14 “I remember your talking on one of your programs about Jeff Bezos’s insisting on a one-second [Alexa] response when his staff said, “We can get this down to three seconds,” and he said, “That’s not good enough.” That makes a huge difference. […]

TKC 453 Bufo Calvin in Virtual Reality

Creator of I Love My Kindle and The Measured Circle Interview starts at 6:14 and ends at 43:10 “It would also be able to know what your preferences are–that’s one of the biggest things about what we’ll see eventually with Virtual Reality. So for myself as a vegetarian, I could walk down that virtual aisle […]

TKC 452 Timothy DeLizza

Author of “Jerry (from accounting)” Interview starts at 14:56 and ends at 45:09 I love what Amazon is doing in terms of giving access to a platform in a kind of populist way. I think that is incredibly helpful. I think the distribution is amazing. It creates new readers. I love the $2 price point […]

TKC 448 Michael Anderle

Author of The Kutherian Gambit series Interview starts at 10:15 and ends at 43:54 When I originally put out Book 1 I had no idea if anyone cared about my stories. I didn’t want to invest a lot of time, money, and effort if nobody wanted to read it. News “Site of Amazon’s Cloud glitch […]

TKC 447 Stephen Campbell

Author of Four Seasons of Reno Hart and Creator of The Author Biz podcast Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 42:30 The power of Amazon Publishing–if you’ve written a good book and the people at Amazon support the book–there are so many levers and knobs that they can turn to put it in front […]

TKC 446 Brady Dale

Technology Reporter at Observer.com Interview starts at 10:30 and ends at 42:19 “That’s why I call this whole printed book thing fetishism. What’s more important? Is literature and writing important or is this object more important? I think literature is more important, and writing is important. I don’t really care how people read it. I […]

TKC 445 Betty Anholt

Historian at the Sanibel Public Library Interview starts at 3:01 and ends at 34:30 [On Anne Morrow Lindbergh:] “Going up and learning how to fly–I mean, in that era was pretty impressive. I’m kind of struck by the fact that a lot of times when we look back and say ‘Gee, in the 50s it […]