Tag Archives: Kindle Books

TKC 344 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director, Amazon.com Interview starts at 17:17 and ends at 38:50 Dead Wake: Well this is Erik Larson, and if Erik Larson told me somebody had tied their shoes in an interesting way, I think I would read the book. News “Amazon may soon launch a wireless service” (video) – Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com, […]

TKC 341 Christopher Weyant and Anna Kang

Illustrator and Author of You Are (Not) Small Interview starts at 14:32 and ends at 37:56. Chris: Anyone with kids who watches someone read for the first time—I never would have realized how magical—it is one of the greatest experiences that I’ve ever seen, because the world opens up. News “Amazon launches its ebook subscription […]

TKC 303 Ann Kingman & Michael Kindness

Hosts of the Books on the Nightstand Podcast Interview starts at 16:12 (Photo by Katie Loss) [Ann Kingman]: We are very vehemently anti-book snobbery. We don’t care what people read. We try not to look down on anybody for any reading choices they make. We think there is a book for every reader out there. And […]

TKC 301 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director for Amazon.com books Interview starts at 21:41 The kinds of books that we call out—we do see that some of them go on to be successful. Did we call it, or did we cause it? I don’t know. I wouldn’t claim credit for it, but I’m thrilled to be part of the conversation. […]

TKC 265 Jane Friedman of Open Road Media

Co-founder and CEO of Open Road Integrated Media  Interview Starts at 10:15 The words of the author are the most significant part of this whole world. What we need is just to make sure that those words are received in whatever format the consumer wants to receive them. Show Notes and Links: News “Report: Kindle Fire […]

TKC 264 Stephen Windwalker

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla Interview Starts at 7:42 We’re seeing very fierce price competition between all players. Your well-known, top-tier bestselling authors–their publishers are competing with self-published books, indie published books, at price points all the way from not only $9.99 but $7.49 down to a dollar, two dollars, $2.99. It’s just providing an incredibly interesting set of […]

TKC 256 Gabra Zackman

Actress and Audible.com narrator Interview Starts at 24:45 I think the experience of reading a book oneself and listening to it are profoundly different. I will say that I do think the narrator of an audiobook becomes an incredibly important part of the experience. And I know so many wonderful craftspeople in the field, but I […]

Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media Now Available on Kindle

I’ve always wished I could sit down with the late Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) and ask him about the meaning of eBooks. Alas, that’s not possible. But at least I can now read his masterpiece, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, on my Kindle. The publication date at Amazon.com is listed as June 14, 2013 by […]

TKC 227 Evan Ratliff

Evan Ratliff, cofounder, CEO and editor of Atavist Interview starts at 18:53 We publish through the Kindle Singles program, usually. Our stories are all nonfiction. They are between 5,000 and 30,000 words, and they generally cost about $1.99….By nonfiction narrative we usually mean stories that are either some sort of adventure or mystery–some set of […]

TKC 224 Brian Mockenhaupt

News – 1) First impressions of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9“. 2) The Waterstones-Kindle partnership unfolds in the U.K. with a free hour of reading eBooks in the stores. CORRECTION 11/17/12- Eolake Stobblehouse points out that I probably was not comparing apples with apples in my video comparison of the iPad 3 and the Fire HD […]