Tag Archives: Alexa

TKC 448 Michael Anderle

Author of The Kutherian Gambit series Interview starts at 10:15 and ends at 43:54 When I originally put out Book 1 I had no idea if anyone cared about my stories. I didn’t want to invest a lot of time, money, and effort if nobody wanted to read it. News “Site of Amazon’s Cloud glitch […]

TKC 446 Brady Dale

Technology Reporter at Observer.com Interview starts at 10:30 and ends at 42:19 “That’s why I call this whole printed book thing fetishism. What’s more important? Is literature and writing important or is this object more important? I think literature is more important, and writing is important. I don’t really care how people read it. I […]

TKC 441 Paul Slavin

CEO of Open Road Integrated Media Interview starts at 14:22 and ends at 41:41 [NOTE: The audio for this episode misstates the year of this episode– it should be 2017, not last year!] Links for Interview with Paul Slavin: Open Road Integrated Media website Paul Slavin’s 2016 year-end letter to employees Early Bird Books newsletter […]

TKC 435 Cynthia Manson

Head of Cynthia Manson Literary Agency  Interview ‪starts at 14:30 and ends at 41:06 “The trick is that if you have an author that is struggling to find that audience, to find that readership–Alan [Russell] is a perfect example, because he always got wonderful reviews, is a fantastic writer, still has a great relationship with […]

TKC 431 Earplay CEO Jon Myers

Executive Team at Earplay Interview ‪starts at 10:28 and ends at 44:37 Left to right: Dave Grossman, Chief Creative Officer; Bruno Batarelo, Chief Technology Officer; and Jon Myers, Chief Executive Officer News Charlie Rose interview of Jeff Bezos (video) – October 27, 2016 Interview with Jon Myers Earplay site Western Dramatic Literature: A Micro-Anthology by Jonathan Myers […]

TKC 430 Robert Masello

Author of  The Jekyll Revelation published by Amazon Publishing’s 47North Imprint Interview ‪starts at 10:00 and ends at 43:22 I used to joke around that I could walk up to a table at any bookstore, and any book that wasn’t published by the major houses—I could smell it a mile away. There was something wrong […]

TKC 396 Translator K. E. Semmel

English Translator of Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold   Interview starts at 20:10 and ends at 41:14 I like the fact that I can tell an editor there [at AmazonCrossing] that this book is something that you should really look for, and they listen. And in this case, from start to finish, I suggested […]

TKC 390 Jane Friedman

Helping authors and publishers flourish in the digital age   Interview starts at 14:20 and ends at 44:34 This question has become a little bit of a litmus test in the writing and publishing community. It’s almost interesting to talk about how other people react very viscerally to Amazon as a good or bad influence or factor. […]

TKC 389 Donna Foley Mabry

Author of Maude Interview starts at 15:00 and ends at 44:33 I do have an agent who called me, and he’s representing Maude. She’s been translated into Italian, German, and Russian. He made the deal for the audiobook. He’s right now negotiating with a few more countries. Whatever Kindle and Amazon don’t cover as far […]

TKC 374 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 14:38 and ends at 41:53 It’s not about Amazon Echo, it’s about putting microphones in various contexts in your life. Plug one in, like a Glade air freshener, into your bathroom, one next to your bedstand, one in the hallway, one in the […]