Category Archives: Podcast

TKC 312 Stephen Windwalker

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla Interview starts at 9:23 I don’t think their market [for Fire phone] is people who don’t have a smartphone now. I think it’s people who have some version of an Android phone or an iPhone, and they’re committed Amazon customers. I would expect that 75 percent of their […]

TKC 311 Linda Grant

Novelist, Journalist, Author of “I Murdered My Library” Interview starts at 23:05 I was sitting, reading this novel on my Kindle. And I thought, actually, this is a perfect medium for this particular book [In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut], which had a very pared-down writing style. And I did have this very, very eerie sense […]

TKC 310 David H. Rothman

Creator of TeleRead and LibraryCity Interview starts at 15:48 Everyone, I think, would be better off if we replaced DRM [Digital Rights Management] with either no “protection” at all, or else social DRM, which in this case means imprinting the readers’ identities at the starts of books. The advantage of this is that books would […]

TKC 309 David P. Vandagriff

Contracts Attorney and Creator of The Passive Voice blog Interview starts at 22:32 “Predatory pricing” sounds good to people who don’t really understand that law very well. But I don’t see anything in Amazon’s behavior that would support that. I think a predatory-pricing antitrust action would would get kicked out of court, because where are the […]

TKC 308 My Grandson James

An 8-year-old Kindle reader Interview starts at 15:56 You can take a photo and put it on the Kindle of yourself. You would never get to do that to a book, probably! Show Notes and Links: News Full video of Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone presentation on June 18 in Seattle “FAA grounds Amazon’s drone delivery plans” by […]

TKC 306 Russ Grandinetti

Senior Vice President – Amazon Kindle Interview starts at 18:20 We have made an experience that has helped people feel actually like they’re getting real value to pay seven, eight, nine,  ten bucks for text in the form of bits. And we think that’s actually a tremendous accomplishment. We’re proud that Kindle’s played a role […]

TKC 305 Stephen Windwalker

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla Interview starts at 15:56 Amazon has built this colossus in the retail industry by having the best pricing and the best availability ever imagined. And now what Amazon has done is basically to say that it’s not going to use its powerful marketing tools of price and availability […]

TKC 304 Ed Park

Senior Editor for Literary Fiction at Amazon Publishing Interview starts at 10:22  One of the things when I was teaching is I would have these students who had a lot of promise, and I would encourage them. I would try to find magazine editors or agents for them on occasion. But what if I could […]

TKC 303 Ann Kingman & Michael Kindness

Hosts of the Books on the Nightstand Podcast Interview starts at 16:12 (Photo by Katie Loss) [Ann Kingman]: We are very vehemently anti-book snobbery. We don’t care what people read. We try not to look down on anybody for any reading choices they make. We think there is a book for every reader out there. And […]

TKC 302 Tom Semple

Software quality engineer in Santa Clara, California Interview starts at 18:15 To me it’s really frustrating that you can’t get your notes and highlights easily. The minimal thing they could do is put on Manage Your Kindle, you pick a book and you say, “Download my notes and highlights for this book,” and it would […]