Tag Archives: Alexa

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 […]

TKC 366 Carie Harling

Creator of Dispatches from the Frat House Interview starts at 14:23 and ends at 40:20 I’d like to write the kind of book that I’d like to read. And immediately there’s that thing in your head that goes, “Why? There are a gazillion books out there. Why would you want to write a book? This little […]

TKC 361 John Sullivan

Project Manager and TKC Listener Interview starts at 13:52 and ends at 39:03   I have the books that I read, and I read the books that I have. The ones that I collect now are meaningful to me.    News “Apple Loses Appeal, E-book Decision is Affirmed” by Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly – […]

Alexa, Get Ready for Everyone!

Amazon just announced that its brilliant robot-in-a-can assistant, Amazon Echo, is now available for everyone. No more waiting for an invitation. The price is $179.99 with free shipping for Prime members. Click here to buy one and help support The Kindle Chronicles! Thanks, Len Text of press release: Echo is a new category of device […]

TKC 357 Prof. Krystine Batcho

Professor at Le Moyne College   Interview starts at 17:02 and ends at 44:15   If it keeps your attention, and you’re enjoying it, and it’s making you think—that’s the book for you. News “Trade Sales Fell in February” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly – June 5, 2014 BEA panel on Publishing in China […]