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Cross-Post from Kindle Nation Daily: My Interview with Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Author Cheryl Strayed

The other day someone asked Cheryl Strayed if she had her best-selling book, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, on the family iPad. “I didn’t even know that I could,” she confessed in our interview this week. In fact, the author whose memoir convinced Oprah Winfrey to launch a digitally hip Book […]

TKC 207 Cheryl Strayed

News – 1) My comparison of Google’s Nexus 7 with the Kindle Fire for reading books 2) GeekBeat.TV’s John P has a fun and smart video comparison of the Nexus 7, Fire, and Nook Tablet. 2) Jeremy Greenfield reports on a doubling of eBook revenue in 2011 versus 2010. Tech Tips – Check out ITTT.com for automating […]

Kindle Books: Thoughts on Finishing Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, the Book that Rekindled Oprah’s Book Club

Last night I finished Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. It is the book that singlehandedly roused Oprah to relaunch her book club, now named Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. And I can see why. Strayed’s account of her 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail is a riveting memoir, […]

TKC 125 James McQuivey

News – 1) Google finally launches its much-delayed Google eBookstore, as reported by The Washington Post, A Kindle World, and Kindle Nation Daily.  Independent bookstores such as my favorite, the Tattered Cover in Denver, jumped on the e-wagon, enabling me to buy an e-book from the TC for the first time, but not for my […]

TKC 124 Michael Hiltzik

News – 1) Via Abhi’s blog, I’ll be tuned in to Oprah on Monday, Dec. 6, in hopes that forum reports of another big Christmas Kindle endorsement are true.  If so, another Oprah rave will no doubt goose sales this year the way her favorite favorite gadget benefited in 2008. 2) David Pogue gives a […]

14 Evan Schnittman

Kindle News: Oprah gets behind the Kindle in a big way, including a $50-off coupon good till November 1st. Also, Amazon reports that 10 percent of its total book titles sold are in Kindle format. Tech Tip: From The Kindle Cookbook by David Emberson, how to put the MobileRead guide on your Kindle for free […]