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.

TKC 73 Brent Evans Dec. 11, 2009
News - The Wall Street Journal reports on Simon & Shuster's less-than-brilliant strategy to fight the $9.99 eBook pricing of Amazon by delaying the launch of eBook titles. Lauren Walter reacts here, and Seth Godin explains what the publishers are missing here. A reader of Stephen Windwalker's Kindle Nation blog …
News - 1) Inkmesh analyzes 11,604 eBook titles and finds that Amazon is the clear winner in lowest prices, with Barnes & Noble a distant second and Sony "doesn't even seem to be trying." 2) no nook yet - my nice email from William Lynch, president of Barnes&Noble.com . 3) …
News - 1) Inkmesh analyzes 11,604 eBook titles and finds that Amazon is the clear winner in lowest prices, with Barnes & Noble a distant second and Sony "doesn't even seem to be trying." 2) no nook yet - my nice email from William Lynch, president of Barnes&Noble.com . 3) …
71 David Weinberger Nov. 27, 2009
News - Firmware update to version 2.3 arrives for Kindle and DX. After a delay, the conversion feature is working, enabling you to convert a PDF to Kindle format for your Kindle 2, which provides access to text-flow, annotations, and highlighting. Tech Tip - Chris Westergaard writes in praise of …
71 David Weinberger Nov. 27, 2009
News - Firmware update to version 2.3 arrives for Kindle and DX. After a delay, the conversion feature is working, enabling you to convert a PDF to Kindle format for your Kindle 2, which provides access to text-flow, annotations, and highlighting. Tech Tip - Chris Westergaard writes in praise of …
TKC 70 Brian Kellett Nov. 21, 2009
News – The Kindle comes to Canada, which means National Post and The Globe and Mail come to the Kindle. Folders may be coming to the Kindle, too. For real? Andrys Basten declares “it’s official, folks.” And, the Kindle may have the upcoming holiday season pretty much to itself. Click …
TKC 69 James Fallows Nov. 13, 2009
News - What Kindle for PC can and can't do, with help from TeleRead, Kindlerama, and Stephen Windwalker . Note: the audio incorrectly states Steve's URL. I should have identified it as TheKindleNationBlog.blogspot.com. My apologies for the error! As Steve points out, Kindle for PC plays nice with Project Gutenberg …
TKC 69 James Fallows Nov. 13, 2009
News - What Kindle for PC can and can't do, with help from TeleRead, Kindlerama, and Stephen Windwalker . Note: the audio incorrectly states Steve's URL. I should have identified it as TheKindleNationBlog.blogspot.com. My apologies for the error! As Steve points out, Kindle for PC plays nice with Project Gutenberg …
This is an unedited recording of today's Kindle Chronicles meetup in Cambridge, Mass. Darlene took the photo at right of, from left, me, Rick Askenase, Stephen Windwalker, Michael Bilotta and Karen Haaglund. Our conversation roamed far and wide, from the just-released Kindle for PC application (which Steve is showing off …
TKC 68 Karen Oland Nov. 6, 2009
News - More information, via FierceWireless, on Amazon's parting from Sprint for Kindle wireless coverage (except for the DX), and Andrei Pushkin's reasoning on why we probably won't be seeing new wirelessly transmitted Kindle firmware updates any time soon. Tech Tip - Via listener Mike Detlefsen, a handy way to …
TKC 67 Michael Koenig Oct. 31, 2009
News - Second looks at the Nook: Staci D. Kramer at PaidContent asks "what else do we need to know about the Nook?" Will publishers cripple the LendMe feature? Joe Wilcox cancels his Nook preorder after comparing eBook prices between Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Bill Keller, executive editor of …
This recording is from a panel discussion titled “The Future of Reading” at the Boston Book Festival 2009 on October 25, 2009. David Pogue, tech columnist for The New York Times, moderated the session and gave his engaging overview of eBooks at the beginning. He was followed by Jon Orwant, …
TKC 66 Jim Jones Oct. 23, 2009
News - Barnes & Noble announces the Nook. Brent Evans of GeekTonic details its features. Abhi predicts a Kindle 3 within the next week or two and argues that B&N have played into the wily hands of Bezos and company. Stephen Windwalker notes that the stock market seemed unimpressed with …
News - Google Editions is coming to a cloud near you, by June 2010. Click here for Abhi's analysis. A Kindle DX - International is also coming, sometime next year. Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney revises his Kindle sales estimates upward. Brett Arends of the Wall Street Journal, bucking the conventional …
TKC 64 Becca Smith Oct. 9, 2009
News - A brief interview with Ian Freed, Amazon's Kindle VP, on G-Day, October 7, when news broke of the Kindle's global availability--in more than 100 countries, and an immediate $40 price cut on the Kindle 2, to $259. I heard about it first from Andrys Basten. The new Kindle …
TKC 63 Darlene – III Oct. 3, 2009
News - TechFlash brings word that Amazon has settled the "1984" lawsuit. Thoughts on settlement by Andrys Basten and Abhi. Kindle sales appear to be coming soon to the UK. The Daily Princetonian claims "many" of the 50 students using free Kindle DXs "were dissatisfied and uncomfortable with the devices." …
TKC 62 Brad Stone Sept. 25, 2009
News - iRex Technologies teams up with Best Buy and Verizon to form the newest challenge to the Kindle's dominance of eBooks. Engadget gets its hands on an iRex DR800SG and is not impressed. Other smart commentary here and here. Meanwhile, Amazon announces the winner of its Your Amazon Ad …
Mobile version of September 16, 2009 tour of the Belmont Public Library's Kindle downloading process.
Here's what the process is like for checking out one of the 10 Kindles available at the Belmont, Mass., Public Library. Filmed on September 16, 2009.
News - Stephen Windwalker's prediction that the new Dan Brown blockbuster would sell more Kindle copies than print on the Amazon Store looked like an eerie foretelling this week. Motoko Rich of the New York Times asks if this is the second coming of eBooks. Also, Google's cool new Fast …