Interview starts at 15:59
Everything that’s available on Amazon is available at the Purdue Student Store. The way to think about it is, once you’ve activated the co-branding or entered Purdue mode, you are really experiencing a personalized version of the Amazon site. But the products, selection, and pricing are all the same. One example of the personalization, the most obvious one, is the branding in the upper right-hand corner, but if you go to a textbook detail page, a textbook that’s adopted at Purdue, you’ll actually see information on that page about which classes use that book at Purdue. So we use this personalization to drive features and experiences like that for students.
Show Notes and Links:
The Legend of Korra on Prime Instant Video
Amazon’s Readers United web site
Nickel Plated by Aric Davis
“Amazon’s Fan Fiction Site, Kindle Worlds, Is Flopping, but Why?” by Emma Cueto at Bustle – August 19, 2014
OtterBox Defender Series Protective Case for Kindle Paperwhite – $69.95
Interview with Ripley MacDonald
“Purdue, Amazon to offer students savings on textbooks, provide first-ever on-campus pickup services” at Purdue University News – August 13, 2014
Amazon Campus information page
Purdue Boilermaker accessories at the Purdue Amazon Store
“Books from Amazon in Person” by Carl Straumsheim at Inside Higher Ed – August 14, 2014
Toontastic iPad app by Launchpad Toys
“Dr Scott & the Robot” cartoon created with my grandson
Post by Andromeda Romano-Lax at 49 Writers
Steam video games site
Next Week’s Guest
Julie Blattberg, executive director of consumer engagement at Open Road Media
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.
Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads!
CORRECTION: The audio says this episode is for Friday, August 29, 2014. I got a week ahead of myself. It’s actually for August 22.