Tag Archives: Forrester

TKC 187 Throw in the Vowel

News – 1) James McQuivey of Forrester Research, in a video interview at Digital Book World, reported on a drop in optimism among book publishers and forecasts a big drop in print revenue late this year or next. 2) Amazon reports fast growth in number of titles available at Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. 3) Via […]

TKC 164 James McQuivey

News – 1) Amazon today sent out invitations to a press conference Wednesday, September 28 at 10 a.m. EDT at Stage 37 in New York City.  As Nick Bolton quipped, no one thinks they’re about to announce creation of an online store to sell air conditioners. Yes indeed, friends. It looks as if official news […]

TKC 138 Pastor Mark Pierce

News – 1) NPR Commentator and Poet Andrei Codrescu takes issue with Public Highlights on the Kindle. I wish he’d leave some of his own in his latest book, The Poetry Lesson. 2) Forrester Research’s CEO blogs cold water on the Kindle. Forrester’s James McQuivey weighs in with a caveat. 3) Kindle for Mac gets […]

TKC 112 James McQuivey

News – 1) Amazon updates the Kindle 3 software. 2) Kindles are coming to Best Buy this fall. Tech Tip – John Cog in a post at his Me and My Kindle blog tipped me off to a way to find other Kindle users on Google Maps, courtesy of a computer consultant in Croatia named […]

TKC 90 James McQuivey

News – All about the iPad – my moment of geek royalty, Kindle in the sun video, and testing iPad in the wild video – and Robert Scoble is wrong again, this time on This Week in Tech, about the Kindle (here’s the first time, in 2007). , E-Books for Troops launches with an assist […]

TKC 81 James McQuivey

News – Amazon says it will have to capitulate to Macmillan, but when? Five days after its notice of capitulation, at least two best-selling Macmillan books still have no Buy buttons at Amazon.

UPDATE: Just after recording the episode, I checked Amazon for Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, and it’s now available in hardcover for $13.46. No Kindle edition at any price.

Forrester’s James McQuivey says that by capitulating Amazon actually wins in the short term and long term. Dave Slusher of Evil Genius Chronicles echoes a twitterer’s question — “How does increased competition (Apple’s iBooks to Amazon) result in higher prices to consumers?” — and adds, “That, sir, is an excellent question and one worth thinking about.” Or do Amazon simply look like fools?

News item #2: Amazon reportedly buys a touchscreen maker.

News item #3: 93 percent of these eReader owners are very or somewhat satisfied with their devices.

Tech tip – Via Andrys Basten’s Kindleworld, Steve Brady’s (aka The Professor) Word macro (Windows only) that might bring some order to your My Clippings file. To see your highlights and notes online, click here.

Interview – The conclusion of my conversation on February 1, 2010, with James McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he covers media technology. In this part, James describes what his Forrester associates are calling “The Kindle Flame.” That’s the next version of Kindle, the one that will really get the fire going.

Content – Instapaper just keeps getting better for Kindle users.

Your comments – Lots more discussion of the Apple iPad, and a way for authors to autograph Kindles!