Tag Archives: Amazon Echo

TKC 439 Darlene’s 2016 Technology Review

My Wife Darlene  Interview ‪starts at 12:28 and ends at 44:58 “What’s great about Audible is you still get to hear a story. You’re not reading it, but you’re still getting a story. And for me sometimes when I get stuck on stuff in my studio, it’s just keeping me in the room long enough […]

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 397 Andrew Albanese on Apple Refund

Senior Writer, Publishers Weekly   Interview starts at 19:24 and ends at 33:23 I absolutely think it’s madness to continue to push for regulatory input into the eBook market. Look what it did for you last time. Let’s just let the lawyers go away now. We’ve all articulated what we think the problem is in the […]

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 391 Morgan Parker

Editor of Amazon’s Little A imprint and Day One magazine Interview starts at 18:03 and ends at 42:20 A lot of editors across Amazon Publishing kind of have their hands in Day One. Everyone’s really excited about it and dedicated to discovering these new voices and finding opportunities for new writers. (Photo by Rachel Eliza […]

TKC 380 Andes Adventures

This is the third of my Ecuador TKC episodes, uploaded today (Tuesday November 10, 2015) from the Ali Shungu Mountaintop Resort in Otavalo. You will hear the owners and hosts at Ali Shungu, Frank and Margaret, talk about their thirty-plus years in Ecuador, and you will hear from our birdwalk guide in Mindo, Alex Luna. […]

TKC 363 Amy Edelman

Founder and President of IndieReader.com Interview starts at 11:46 and ends at 41:02   It’s very hard to tell a self-published book these days from one that is traditionally published.   News David Pogue’s must-see Alexa demonstration and review (video) at Yahoo Tech – July 16, 2015   Tech Tip Amazon page on Cloud Collections   […]

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 – […]

TKC 360 Russ Grandinetti

Amazon’s Senior Vice President – Kindle Interview starts at 10:17 and ends at 42:35  My guess is that if you asked all the publishers with whom we’ve reached agreement in the last year they would tell you that they had to compromise some things they didn’t love. And we’ve had to compromise some things we […]

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 […]