Tag Archives: eBooks

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 416 Mike Shatzkin

Founder and CEO of the Idea Logical Company Interview starts at 8:05 and ends at 34:24 I think it’s possible that we’re going to wake up in three years and say, ‘We just had another black-swan event, which is that all of the big authors that have been developed over the last five years, a […]

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 […]

Getting Ready for Tomorrow’s Kindle Chronicles Interview

Tomorrow’s interview with Kevin Eagan, editor of the writerly and smart Critical Margins blog, will be my 294th interview for The Kindle Chronicles. Kevin is a repeat customer, having been my guest for TKC 204 in June of 2012. Each time I prepare to talk with someone for 15 or 20 minutes for the show, I […]

TKC 258 Jamie LaRue

Director of the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Interview Starts at 14:08 Now we have over 900 publishers who have said yes. That’s translated for us to about 22,000 [eBook] titles that we’ve purchased so far. We still have about 14,000 that we’re “buying,” meaning renting from 3M and Overdrive and the people that are restricting our […]

Do You Own Your eBooks? Liveblog of panel featuring Authors Guild, ReDigi, and GiantSteps Media

Joe Wikert, formerly of O’Reilly Media and now a consultant, is moderating a panel comprising Bill Rosenblatt of GiantSteps Media, Paul Aiken of the Authors Guild, and John Ossenmacher of ReDegi, the Boston startup that is eyeing a used market for eBooks. If you don’t see the posts, click on the headline above. And we’re […]

Book Consumer Trends as viewed by Bowker and BISG – Live Blog at DBW

Next up, Sharon Lubraro , general manager and VP at Bowker, and Len Vlahos, executive director at Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Click on headline of this post to see my updates.

TKC 216 Jeff Belle

News – A closer look at a sometimes overlooked member of the new Kindle family, the $159 Kindle Fire. It’s a great Fire for reading, because of its half-inch narrower width, and it offers Text-to-Speech which will not be available on the Kindle Paperwhite models shipping next month. One thing it doesn’t have is line […]

TKC 208 Jeff Bezos

News – Amazon announces that second-quarter earnings fell by a whopping 96 percent compared with last year’s quarter, but the stock price goes up. Stephen Windwalker explains why. Tech Tips – All about X-Ray on the Kindle Touch, including a video clip from the Amazon press conference last fall. Also, how to sideload a photo from your […]

Cross-Post from Kindle Nation Daily: My Interview with Digital Book World’s Jeremy Greenfield

July 17, 2012 By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor Jeremy Greenfield is surprised by how much his new beat, the book publishing industry, seems like a war zone. He has been at it for nine months now as editorial director of Digital Book World, whose mission is “Digital Publishing News for the 21st Century.” He brought with […]