Category Archives: Podcast

TKC 346 Eric Migicovsky at SXSW

Founder and CEO of Pebble Technology Corp. Interview starts at 7:54 and ends at 19:50 What we found is that as long as you’re open, and the watch is an open platform, people will hack on it, people will build. So there’s actually a Windows Phone for Pebble, there’s a Blackberry app. I’ll have to […]

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 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 […]

TKC 338 Andy Weir

Author of The Martian Interview starts at 11:39 and ends at 38:29 More people bought it from Amazon than downloaded it for free from my site, which just goes to show you how deep into the market Amazon reaches and how good they are at selling books. That got it up into the Top Sellers […]

TKC 337 Russ Grandinetti at Digital Book World

Amazon’s senior vice president for Kindle We can all observe the fact that in every single digital media category subscriptions is playing an important role—in music, in movies, in newspapers—you cannot find a digital medium where subscription isn’t a model that succeeds at some level, and I don’t think books will be immune to this. […]

TKC 335 Gregg Levoy

Author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion  Interview starts at 9:20 and ends at 41:50.  It takes courage and vigilance and diligence to ask this question of yourself repeatedly: Where am I losing energy? Why am I losing energy? Why do I not feel engaged in life? Which is a lot of what passion […]

TKC 334 Jeffery Deaver

Author of The Starling Project Interview starts at 12:16 and ends at 44:00. I don’t have any issue aesthetically with the eBooks like some people do. For me, whatever gets people to read is fantastic. News “eReaders Can Disrupt Your Sleep, and Other Nonsense” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader – December 23, 2014 […]