The Kindle Chronicles

by lenedgerly@gmail.com (Len Edgerly) · · · · 4 subscribers

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.

After my interview with Dr. James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., I learned about details of the school's new high-tech library. Bruce Lemieux, Director of Technology, and Susie Carlisle, Dean of Faculty and Admissions, described a mockup of the library. After that, we walked down a level …
News – 1) Amazon releases a preview version of Kindle software 3.1 with significant new capabilities. 2) The New York Times adds e-books to its Bestsellers List, as reported by the Beyond Black Friday blog. 3) Amazon updates the Kindle for PC application — click here for info on it …
News – 1) The Kindle 3.1 software update is probably on your latest-generation Kindle by now, thanks to wireless transfer of the software to your device. If you want to jailbreak your Kindle so you can customize the screensavers and make other modifications, click here at your own risk. 2) …
News – 1) Amazon releases a new and improved version of its free Kindle app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. 2) The book lending site formerly known as Kindle Lending Club has a new moniker, BookLending.com but the same well-designed tools to loan and borrow Kindle titles. 3) Seth …
News – 1) A retailer offers free Kindles in the U.K. when you sign a two-year phone contract. 2) Maybe Apple should just sell Kindles in its stores iPad accessories? 3) Hiring at Lab 126 fuels the Amazon Android Tablet rumor. Tech Tip – In which we lay to rest …
News – 1) NPR Commentator and Poet Andrei Codrescu takes issue with Public Highlights on the Kindle. I wish he’d leave some of his own in his latest book, The Poetry Lesson. 2) Forrester Research’s CEO blogs cold water on the Kindle. Forrester’s James McQuivey weighs in with a caveat. …
News – U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin rejects the amended Google Books Settlement. A stunned Google plans its next move. Click here to download or read a PDF of the Judge’s decision. The Association of American University Presses has an excellent overview of the issues. Click here for Amazon’s objection …
News – 1) Random House belatedly joins the “Apple 5″ publishers in adopting the Agency Model of e-book pricing, just in time to gain a brief but prominent mention by Steve Jobs at the iPad 2 press conference on March 2, 2011. Click here for video of the press conference. …