Category Archives: Podcast

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 […]

TKC 333 Richard Hollick

Author of the Making Book blog  Interview starts at 21:05 What I’ve decided is going on in publishing is that genre fiction, however widely you want to define that, sort of entertainment books, are basically going to go down the eBook/indie author road. Of course the big publishers won’t want to give it up, and […]

TKC 332 Pamela Paul

Editor of The New York Times Book Review Interview starts at 11:41 Many people who bought an eReader of some kind or another will use it for some things and not for others. Some people use it to travel, but at home they like to read a book. Some people use it for genre fiction […]

TKC 331 Peter Hudson

Co-founder and CEO of BitLit.com Interview starts at 14:02 We do continue to see growth [in eBooks reading] amongst more of the older generation, the Boomer generation, on font size, on convenience. As Boomers retire they do more traveling. They want to travel light, to downsize their houses, they want simplification in their lives. News Moody’s […]

TKC 330 Otis Chandler

Co-founder and CEO of Goodreads Interview starts at 22:02 The world is really moving fast towards mobile, and Goodreads is no exception. We’ve seen huge adoption of our mobile products this year, and we’ve innovated a lot on our mobile web, particularly our iOS app. Intro The music and blog of my talented niece, Fran Betlyon News […]

TKC 326 Aaron Goldfarb

Author of The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman Interview starts at 19:11 It’s a lot of effort to get one book, but two simultaneous books, where you’re timing and syncing everything. It was just a huge challenge for the entire FG Press team, even beyond me writing the books. Show Notes […]

TKC 324 Peter Heller

Author of The Dog Stars and The Painter Interview starts at 13:42 Nobody, not even artists, understood art. What speed has to do with it. How much work it takes, year after year, building the skills, the trust in the process, more work probably than any Olympic athlete ever puts in because it is twenty-four hours […]