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TKC 515 Bradley Metrock Reinvents Digital Book World in Nashville

6/15/2018
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New Owner of Digital Book World Interview starts at 12:01 and ends at 43:50 “Everything with books orbits discoverability. That’s the billion-dollar problem. That’s the problem that Apple has never figured out yet. That’s the problem that Amazon has sort of figured out.” News Target dazzles me with service Rebranding Prime Mayday! Mayday! The end of a great customer help service. Tech Tip Alexa on your Apple Watch How to read PDF’s on your Kindle Try “Alexa, play the podcast The...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 514 Jade Chang

6/8/2018
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Author of “The List” in Amazon’s The Real Thing Collection Interview starts at 13:23 and ends at 39:21 “I think we look at the Big Five publishers as being kind of set in their ways and really traditional, but I actually think that everyone is looking to try new things. I think everyone is realizing that just putting out a hardcover in the exact same way isn’t going to always work in a way that they would hope. It’s more that I’m just excited about different ways of approaching...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 513 Nick Wingfield

6/1/2018
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Senior Editor, The Information Interview starts at 11:36 and ends at 43:50 “[Amazon’s HQ2 decision] will be before the end of the year, unless something radical changes. I don’t think it’s imminent. It’s probably--I’m guessing here--but it’s probably months away. I would guess like towards the end of the summer, early fall. That’s really not based on hard facts but kind of reading between the lines.” News Data Guy’s presentation to the 2018 Science Fiction Writers of America...

Duration:00:44:51

TKC 512 Andrew Updegrove

5/26/2018
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Author of the Frank Adversego Thriller Series Interview starts at 11:14 and ends at 35:51 “Alexa’s pretty primitive. I think it’s very concerning from a cybersecurity point of view, because people have already learned how to spoof Alexa. Just a few days ago they came up with the equivalent of a dog whistle-type command that you couldn't hear, but Alexa could. Someone could turn it on and off.” News “An Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation, then sent it to a random person in...

Duration:02:15:52

TKC 511 Michael Kozlowski

5/18/2018
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Editor-in-Chief of Good E-Reader Interview starts at 3:45 and ends at 33:51 News “Amazon Go cashier-free store could be headed to SF’s Union Square” by Matier & Ross at The San Francisco Chronicle - May 13, 2018 “The Information hires NY Times’s Wingfield” by Chris Roush at Talking Biz News - May 15, 2018 The Information “Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms” by Damian Paletta and Josh Dawsey at The Washington Post - May 18, 2018 “You’ll...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 510 James and Deborah Fallows

5/9/2018
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Authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey Into the Heart of America Interview starts at 9:43 and ends at 39:14 “James Fallows: ‘Through my reportorial lifetime I’ve seen a number crises for the American system, which the U.S. has so far managed to muddle its way through. That does not guarantee continued muddling, but I personally am more heartened than I thought I would be by all this resilience around the country. So Deb, will we make it?’ Deborah Fallows: ‘I’m going to say we’ll...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 509 Séamus Bellamy

5/3/2018
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Traveler, teller of tales, reviewer of eReaders Interview starts at 15:25 and ends at 41:53 “To be honest, I haven’t met one person outside tech nerds like myself that use it [Kindle’s X-Ray feature.] I very rarely use it. I kind of go ‘Let’s see what this is about.” I think it takes away from the immersion of reading. If I’m interested in something I’ll take a look at it later on, but during the reading process I don’t really want to leave.” News Jeff Bezos interviewed in Berlin by...

Duration:00:44:50

TKC 508 Brett McNeill

4/27/2018
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Longtime Kindle Chronicles listener Interview starts at 18:14 and ends at 43:00 “It was very clear what was missing [in Seattle’s Amazon Go store]. There was no Kindle, no Fires, no place to scan and order one. Maybe that’s because you can just walk out, and they figure if they’re going to lose inventory they want it to be five dollars or under. What was distinctly absent was any Amazon products that you identify with the Amazon brand.” News “Inside Jeff Bezos’s DC Life” by Ben Wofford...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 507 Hannah Howard

4/21/2018
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Author of Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen Interview starts at 15:50 and ends at 41:48 “It’s not that I sought out to be published by Amazon. It was that Amazon happened to be the people who believed in me and my book, and they’ve been so wonderful to work with. I do feel also that Little A is a tiny imprint within a huge company, so I kind of get the best of both worlds--that personal TLC and the brawn of the marketing and other kinds of reach of Amazon.” News Jeff Bezos’s...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 506 Mark Isero

4/13/2018
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Creator of the Kindle Classroom Project Interview starts at 15:29 and ends at 43:19 “I don’t think that the Kindle makes reading any more fun, but a lot of students--especially 9th Grade boys who have been turned off of reading, they get a Kindle, and the Number One thing that they do is they bump up that text size, because they don’t like it to be so small, so they can really feel like they’re achieving as a reader. Even though the book takes the same amount of time to read, they feel...

Duration:00:45:00

TKC 505 Elizabeth George

4/6/2018
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Author of The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel Interview starts at 12:25 and ends at 36:50 “The late Sue Grafton said something to me that was really helpful on time. I was talking about difficulty I was having in the book with a character. She said to me, ‘If you know the question, you do know the answer.’ That was really helpful, because what that told me is that if I could articulate what difficulty I was having with a book then buried somewhere in my head was going to be the...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 504 Otis Chandler

3/29/2018
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Co-founder and CEO of Goodreads Interview starts at 14:30 and ends at 36:54 “People read along, and then--for as long as there’ve been books--after you’re done reading, you you go talk about the ideas, the stories, the concepts that you read about. That’s actually a good metaphor for Goodreads and Kindle. Kindle is where you read alone. Goodreads is where you go talk about what you read.” News “Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook” by Jonathan Swan at Axios - March 28, 2018 “The World’s...

Duration:00:44:59

TKC 503 Blake Pollard

3/23/2018
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Readly U.S. Contact Interview starts at 12:48 and ends at 40:51 “Everyone for a long time has been trying to reinvent the magazine experience on digital, or even the newspaper experience on digital. I was one of those who came out and said, ‘Why?’ What you need to be doing is expanding your brand. People know your brand. Don’t think about shoe-horning the magazine or newspaper into this new--whether it was a device, a screen type, a platform, you’ve got to sit there and think of what do...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 502 South By Southwest Interactive

3/17/2018
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Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder, Bueno Capital and CryptoHQ Interview starts at 16:20 and ends at 22:29 South By Southwest Links “Wyoming Passes 5 Pro-Blockchain Laws” at Consensys - March 15, 2018 “Despite some glitches, VR cinema takes a leap forward at SXSW 2018” by Omar L. Gallaga at the Austin American-Statesman - March 15, 2018 “Wyoming’s Blockchain Bills: A Very Personal Labor of Love” by Caitlin Long - March 9, 2018 Pressing On: The e-magazine for growing Christians “U.S. State...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 501 Brad Parks

3/6/2018
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Author of Closer Than You Know Interview starts at 9:29 and ends at 43:09 “I look at certain authors that are greatly esteemed in the moment as literature. But I think, frankly, a lot of what passes as literature today will not stand the test of time, because there’s no story in the story. You have 350 pages of a character examining his navel and having interior monologue, and that’s just not the stuff that’s going to endure....Though he has not won a National Book Award and probably...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 500 Kevin Keith

3/3/2018
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General Manager Fire Tablets & Kindle and Amazon Echo & Alexa Product Marketing Interview starts at 15:16 and ends at 39:43 “I loved what I had heard about the leadership principles, particularly the customer obsession and innovation which I was seeing externally. As I came through the hiring process and since my first day that has been the reality. And so I just really love how the company obsesses about customers and looks to invent every day. That’s what really attracted me...

Duration:00:44:49

TKC 499 John Aga

2/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 498 American Library Association

2/16/2018
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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 (21:44 to 30:53) Harvard (MA) Public Library David Burleigh, director of brand marketing and and communication at OverDrive (30:57 to 40:23) Overdrive’s Libby app Pete Schreiner, Libraries Fellow at North Caroline State University in...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 497 My Father William and Grandson James

2/10/2018
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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 a thousand times. I try to make my phrases be like those phrases, because I’ve gotten to know what are the powerful phrases that people are going to highlight.” News Amazon press release announcing Prime Now delivery from Whole Foods -...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 496 Meg Gardiner

2/3/2018
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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 something that drags a club around or sea monsters--humanity always wants to defeat the monster. To do that we have to try to identify and understand it. The idea that the monster walks among us disguised as one of the community I think sets us...

Duration:00:44:57