The Kindle Chronicles

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Weekly podcast comprising News of the Kindle, Tech Tips, interview with a guest, content recommendations and listener comments. Produced by Len Edgerly, co-founder of E-Books for Troops and host of The Edge of the Road podcat.

Amazon's Vice President of Kindle Content Interview Starts at 22:38 - One of the other things that we really love about Goodreads is it works great no matter how you read. And that's something that we really want to make sure that we don't change.
TKC 251 Kevin Franco May 25, 2013
President and Cofounder of Enthrill Interview Starts at 19:27 - Our system really will reward stores for doing what they do best, and that's getting customers interested in books. We're the only true answer for discovery for eBooks that doesn't deal...
Director of "Out of Print" Interview Starts at 16:37 - He [Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos] wanted to give me a half an hour--he gave me 45 minutes. And it was really an amazing interview. He was very bright, very warm, very gracious,
TKC 249 Guy Kawasaki May 11, 2013
Founder of Alltop, author of APE: Author Publisher Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book Interview Starts at 13:55 - People say, "Well, Guy, if you're successful and more people become self-publishers there's going to be more crap out there.
TKC 248 Sam Tanenhaus May 4, 2013
New York Times writer at large, former editor of The Times' Sunday Book Review, and longtime host of The Book Review podcast Interview Starts at 16:29 - When I say, "Well, Mr. Amis, it seems to me this is what your novel does," and he says, "Well no.
TKC 247 Jason Merkoski April 27, 2013
Member of Amazon's original Kindle development team - author of Burning the Page: The eBook revolution and the future of reading Interview Starts at 19:16 - I love Amazon in the sense that it really understands building things in what I'll call an a...
TKC 246 Robert Darnton April 20, 2013
Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, Harvard Librarian, and key visionary for Digital Public Library of America Interview Starts at 16:16 - Now the strategy is not to have a five-year plan with an enormous budget of that sort but rather one tha...
TKC 245 Otis Chandler April 13, 2013
Founder and CEO of Goodreads.com Interview Starts at 9:43 - Goodreads is a place today for readers of all platforms, no matter how they read the book-- whether it be a Kindle or Nook or a physical book, etc.,
TKC 244 Douglas Rushkoff April 6, 2013
Author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now Interview Starts at 17:33 Remember we were going to write in our underwear from our homes and do what we wanted and and slack? And then it slowly but surely turned into this kind of poster chil...
TKC 243 Tom Helleberg March 29, 2013
Business Manager at New York University Press Interview Starts at 23:21 - In terms of what we're projecting for the end of '13, we think we're going to come in at about 14 percent all-electronic, and the vast majority of that is currently Kindle.
TKC 242 Amy Harmon March 23, 2013
This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting - Author of Asperger Love: Searching for Romance When You're Not Wired to Connect Interview Starts at 22:42 - I was so impressed by Jack and Kirsten's perseverance in trying to explain themselves to each ...
Interview Starts at 16:01 - Mark: We hear that grandfather clock chime from time to time when you are in Denver. Can you tell me a little bit more about that clock? - Len: It's actually my great-grandfather's clock. It's my father's mother's father,
TKC 240 Kristin Nelson March 9, 2013
President of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC - Literary agent for Hugh Howey, author of Wool Interview Starts at 11:35 - The reader is having a lot of power, which technically they always have had, because anybody that they love and follow and make big-...
TKC 239 Cory Doctorow March 2, 2013
Author of Homeland Interview Starts at 18:13 - You could imagine a million conceptual ways that you could design that feature (eBook updates) so that it doesn't put people at risk. Such as, having the device poll a server to find out if there are any...
Editorial Director, Digital Book World Interview Starts at 18:15 QED stands for Quality, Excellence, Design and essentially it's the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for eBooks and digital book production … Not all eBooks are created the same. Obviously the words are different, and the stories are different, but the …
TKC 237 Darlene Feb. 16, 2013
My Wife, Darlene, and the Yorkie Claire at Ocean Park, Maine It depends on how you read. I think the basic Kindle is perfect if you don't need that light. I'm not sure that I would make the change if it wasn't for the light. Show Notes and Links: News …
TKC 236 Jaimal Yogis Feb. 9, 2013
Author of The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing…and Love Interview Starts at 4:55 Fear is going to be part of all of our lives. But there is a way to relate to it differently and more skillfully, and I know I will …
TKC 235 Peter Meyers Feb. 2, 2013
Vice President for Editorial and Content Innovation Semi-Linear, creator of the Citia app Interview Starts at 22:16 What we're doing at Semi-Linear with our Citia app is partnering with big publishers like HarperCollins, Hachette, and Penguin and saying, "Let us take a crack at some of your interesting and best-selling …
TKC 234 James McQuivey Jan. 26, 2013
Vice President / Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and author of the forthcoming Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation Interview Starts at 11:46 Trying to sue your way through into the future has not worked so far, and I think that's what the book publishers learned. They could …
Start times for interviews: Jeremy Greenfield - 6:27 Mike Shatzkin - 8:46 Michael Tamblyn (Kobo) - 7:14 Heather Severson - 8:22 Paul Biba - 17:30 Michael David Burleigh (OverDrive) - 24:05 Show Notes and Links: Digital Book World Digital Book World conference agenda My live blog coverage of sessions on …