Category Archives: Podcast

TKC 415 with OverDrive’s David Burleigh

Director of Marketing & Communication at OverDrive, Inc.  Interview starts at 15:18 and ends at 44:22 I’m happy to report that all of the Big Five publishers have made their titles available for library lending in eBook format. They’ve all been already in for their audiobook format. It’s been a couple of years now that they’ve […]

TKC 413 My Father and Grandson

Across 80 Years, Two Book Lovers Talk Kindle Interview starts at 23:32 and ends at 44:30 News Amazon Inspire press release – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Educators” by Natasha Singer at The New York Times – June 27, 2016 “Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues” by Natasha Singer […]

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 408 BookExpo America w/ Scott Turow, Jon Fine and — Donald Trump?

Audio recorded at BookExpo America in Chicago and related links: Jon Malinowski (2:00-4:25), president of The Combined Book Exhibit, creator of the Book Fair Buddy app on iOS and Android platforms.     Pubmatch.com “€œAuthorship in the Digital Age” panel moderated by Jon Fine (14:24-21:13), former Director of Author and Publishing Relations at Amazon “At […]

TKC 407 Martin Baron Interviews Jeff Bezos

Washington Post Executive Editor, left, and owner Jeff Bezos: We need to take The Washington Post from being a great local paper, which was a very successful strategy for decades, and transform it into a great national and global paper. We have the capability to do that, and as we do that we’€™re going to […]

TKC 406 Amazon’s Peter Korn on Accessibility

Accessibility Architect at Amazon’€™s Lab126 Interview starts at 9:45 and ends at 39:50 We continually evaluate ways we can make reading on the Kindle more enjoyable, more comfortable, more accessible. This led us to create the Bookerly font. This led us to include the open-source OpenDyslexic font. So we continue to evaluate and bring innovations to […]

TKC 405 Paul St John Mackintosh

Author, Poet and Associate Editor of TeleRead Interview starts at 22:08 and ends at 43:10 This [Kindle Oasis] basically gives Amazon its BMW or its Mercedes Benz, which is a pretty powerful draw for the entire range. It has produced a very fine, high-end E Ink eBook reader which caters very well to really serious readers. […]

TKC 404 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 12:00 and ends at 44:01 I’ve got to write this down in a way that helps people understand how this cycle works, where technology comes in and allows us to render scarcity irrelevant. And then what’s the business strategy to do this? And that’s where […]

TKC 403 Szymon Szott

Assistant Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland Interview starts at 20:15 and ends at 43:40 On the Kindle Oasis: “I remember the first eBook readers that were available in Poland cost about that much as well, seven to eight years ago. It’s quite a steep price, and I’ve read comments on Polish […]

TKC 402 Meet Me at the Kindle Oasis

Neil Lindsay, left, Amazon VP-Devices, and Chris Green, Amazon Lab 126 VP – Industrial Design This special episode of The Kindle Chronicles is all about the new Kindle Oasis, based on an embargoed preview of the device that I attended in New York City on April 7, 2016. The episode is divided into these four […]