Category Archives: Open Road Media

TKC 469 Harry Bingham

Author of The Deepest Grave (Fiona Griffiths Crime Thriller Series Book 6) Interview starts at 12:26 and ends at 42:13 “The Big 5 publishers do have a model of ‘We will buy your book for life plus 70 years.” In other words, I will get my books back about the time Bernie Madoff gets out […]

TKC 449 Patricia Cornwell

Author of  Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert Interview starts at 10:27 and ends at 41:38 “Billie Jean King is very aware of my Ripper book, and we talked about it when I began all this investigation in 2001, because Billie Jean had been a friend of mine for many years. We talked about […]

TKC 440 Will Schwalbe

Author of  Books for Living Interview starts at 19:07 and ends at 43:15 “One of the reasons I come back to Lin Yutang is a marvelous story he tells, in 1937, about being in the most famous tea house in China. And the tourists there are so busy taking photographs of themselves drinking tea that […]

TKC 427 Chris Brogan

Author of  Find Your Writing Voice  Interview ‪starts at 16:18 and ends at 42:39 I don’t think books are going to evolve, because I think other things are there to take that slack up. And I think that’s okay. The one thing I can tell you is I have a lot of print books in my […]

TKC 417 Jeff Bezos

At Amazon.com with the Founder and CEO  Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 Only when I read a truly great novel do I feel that I have lived an alternate life that might actually teach me some lessons, so that I don’t have to learn them myself. My favorite book is Remains of […]

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. […]

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 410 Peter Hudson of Shelfie

Co-Founder and CEO of Shelfie.com   Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 We needed to find a metaphor, an analogy for the playlist or the inbound link when it came to books. What we found is that bookshelves are an incredibly good signal. News 1999 Jeff Bezos speech at Association of American Publishers […]

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 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 […]