The Kindle Chronicles

by Len Edgerly · · · · 17 subscribers

A weekly podcast about the Kindle and eBooks with in-depth conversations with guests--authors, technology experts, book industry analysts, Amazon execs, educators, agents, readers, and more.

499 TKC 499 John Aga Feb. 24, 2018

Avid reader, longtime listener Interview starts at 12:45 and ends at 43:20 “My ideal Kindle would have real buttons and would have audio support, so that you could do immersion reading along with just straight reading.” News “Amazon plans to open as many as six more cashierless Amazon Go stores this year” by Jason Del Rey at Recode - February 22, 2018 “Prime Members Now Earn 5% Back When Shopping At Whole Foods Market Using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card” - press release February 20, 2018 Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card [“This board game is …

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Carmela Orsini of Novel Effect (5:08 to 13:22) Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson The Little Shop of Monsters by R. L. Stine Paul Knopf, chief architect at GFA Technology (13:27 to 21:40) Felix Lloyd, cofounder and CEO of Beanstack...
My father William and grandson James Interview starts at 17:43 and ends at 42:24 “I’ve been writing a realistic fictional narrative for my class as an assignment. There are certain phrases in [Kindle] books that have been highlighted 300 times or...
496 TKC 496 Meg Gardiner Feb. 3, 2018
Author of Into the Black Nowhere: An UNSUB Novel Interview starts at 18:20 and ends at 40:10 “One of the oldest stories that humanity tells itself is defeating the monster. Whether that’s the dark shape that howls in the night outside the cave or...
495 TKC 495 Jon Fine Jan. 27, 2018
Senior Vice President & Publisher at Open Road Integrated Media Interview starts at 11:28 and ends at 34:48 “No company in publishing right now is better aligned with Amazon in terms of our focus on the customer experience, in terms of our focus...
494 TKC 494 Hafizah Geter Jan. 19, 2018
Editor at Little A Interview starts at 22:52 and ends at 44:24 “The trick with writing is a lot of times the more specific, the more universal something becomes. In taking care of a story, if there is something that I don’t quite understand, I’m...
493 TKC 493 Dean Koontz Jan. 13, 2018
Author of Ricochet Joe & the new Jane Hawk series Interview starts at 10:30 and ends at 41:57 “Whatever I was reading in childhood through adolescence, it lifted me up and out. I think it was all of that that made me want to be a writer. I...
492 TKC 492 Tom Semple Jan. 6, 2018
Software Quality Engineer Interview starts at 12:46 and ends at 41:14 “Somehow the Goodreads would talk to the Amazon/Kindle cloud, so as new notes come in it would sync those down from Goodreads as well. And then they would just show up in your...
491 TKC 491 Katie Ernst Dec. 30, 2017
Co-founder of Select A Story Interview starts at 8:33 and ends at 33:40 “An interactive story is essentially a series of interlocking short stories. I think a lot of authors kind of forget about that, and they end up writing a story where at the end...
490 TKC 490 Mark Jarvis Dec. 23, 2017
Doubledecker Bus Driver in London Interview starts at 11:20 and ends at 39:30 “The [Fire HD] 8 will be my Kindle that travels with me. I take it to work. We’re not allowed to have them in the cab for fairly good reasons. They don’t want anything...
489 TKC 489 James McQuivey Dec. 16, 2017
Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 9:06 and ends at 43:24 “I think Amazon feels pretty confident that they could attack any business they want, and the incumbents will spend four or five years resisting...
Esmeralda and Richard deTrafford of Geraldton, Australia Interview starts at 16:35 and ends at 40:26 “I don’t see any Amazon drones being launched here [in Australia], and I’m sure CASA [Civil Aviation Safety Authority] would have something to...
487 TKC 487 Bradley Metrock Dec. 2, 2017
CEO of Score Publishing, producer of Digital Book World 2018 Interview starts at 15:44 and ends at 43:43 “The Echo Show is an incredible glimpse into the future, because the future is going to be words come out of your mouth, and that’s how you...
486 TKC 486 Gabriella Page-Fort Nov. 25, 2017
Editorial Director, AmazonCrossing Interview starts at 18:00 and ends at 43:42 “One of the magical things about publishing is that when you get together with other people who work in this industry and immediately we share a common bond, this passion...
485 TKC 485 Steve Kessel Nov. 18, 2017
Amazon Senior Vice President Interview starts at 20:45 and ends at 43.37 “It was the first time we were building a device, so we had a lot to learn. After that the team and as a company we got better each time. So our second Kindle was developed...
484 TKC 484 Carlina Duan Nov. 11, 2017
Author of I Wore My Blackest Hair Interview starts at 12:34 and ends at 39:39 “I’m not sure about the future of Amazon [Publishing] in the literary world at large. I do think that for my book it’s been really interesting working with them and...
483 TKC 483 David Ignatius Nov. 4, 2017
Author of The Quantum Spy Interview starts at 12:12 and ends at 34:00 “Jeff Bezos has been a great owner for The Post. He invested in our business. He has generally stayed away and let the editors and our publisher, Fred Ryan, run the business. He...
Kindle Creative Director Seth Micarelli, left, and Mike Torres, Kindle director of product management and design Amazon announces all-new Kindle app (press release) - October 24, 2017 All-New Kindle Oasis Kindle Select, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)...
481 TKC 481 Mirna Valerio Oct. 21, 2017
Author of A Beautiful Work in Progress Interview starts at 18:20 and ends at 43:17 “Whatever kind of mindset they’re stuck in about whether it’s weight loss or about whether or not you should be out there running in your big body, because maybe...
480 TKC 480 All-New Kindle Oasis Oct. 11, 2017
Arthur van Rest, left, GM Kindle Device & Accessories at Amazon, and Hany Ghali, Senior Product Manager, Kindle at Amazon Lab126 Interviews Arthur van Rest and Hany Ghali at product demo October 5, 2017 in New York City: Starts at 7:22 and ends at...