Category Archives: Travel

TKC 444 Thad McIlroy

President of The Future of Publishing Interview starts at 8:19 and ends at 44:04 I’m convinced that if you want to retain your job in publishing moving forward, unless you’re demonstrably technology adept, you’re going to lose your job. Yeah, there’s room for 100 amazing editors who can’t even use a computer, but that’s not […]

TKC 299 Marie-Pierre Sangouard

Amazon’s Director of Kindle Content Acquisition for France Interview starts at 14:00 In France, publishers set the price of the digital version at 25 to 30 percent less than the physical book’s price, but when when the title becomes a mass-market paper book, some publishers still set the price at the same price or maybe […]

TKC 297 David P. Vandagriff

Attorney and Creator of The Passive Voice blog Interview starts at 17:13 In my opinion, any midlist author that sticks with a traditional publisher is crazy, because I personally know a number of formerly midlist traditionally publishing authors who are making a very, very nice living off of self-publishing now. We’re talking a 10-x increase […]

TKC 293 South by Southwest

Show Notes and Links:  News “What’s the Best Amazon Prime Alternative?” by Matt Burns at TechCrunch – March 13, 2014 Amazon Prime information at No word on a price increase for Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service! Tech Tip Kindle Paperwhite 1st generation software update to version 5.4.4 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd generation software update to version 5.4.3 Interviews and Links […]

Notes from South by Southwest: Day Two

Notes from South by Southwest: Day One

PayPal has a comfortable lounge set up here at the Austin Convention Center where you can sit down, plug in your devices and post to your blog. It’s called the Social Media Lounge, and at 4 p.m. there are nearly 200 of us here, chatting, writing, and logging in. So before my next event, the […]

TKC 284 New Media Expo

Show Notes and Links: News Major update for Kindle for iPad and iPhone, version 4.1, released ForeSee customer satisfaction survey for 2013 holiday season press release – January 7, 2013 Tech Tip Lightening deals for Kindle The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally – $12.59 on Kindle Interviews at New Media Expo (NMX) in Las Vegas 1. Scott Stratten (6:39), author […]

Takeaways from New Media Expo (NMX) 2014 in Las Vegas

Before I check out this morning from the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, I want to jot down some recommendations for you, items I gleaned during the past two days at New Media Expo 2014, a high-energy confab of bloggers, podcasters, and web video types. Though I blog here at and also (occasionally) at […]

Rx for Internet Addiction? A Six-Month Progress Report…

Cross Post from I’ve known for years that I have a problem with the Internet. Until my most recent effort to do something about it, I obsessively checked for whatever might be new online throughout my waking hours. Every 15 minutes or so in the midst of other work at my computer I would […]

A Few Thoughts After BookExpo America

If you were to take the seat at my little table here at a Starbucks at West 35th Street and Eighth Avenue and ask, “So how was BookExpo?” I wouldn’t know where to begin. I have been decompressing for a while, enjoying a latte and going online to score the last available seat at a […]