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TKC 536 Indie Author Michael C. Grumley

11/9/2018
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Author of the Breakthrough series Interview starts at 9:36 and ends at 40:28 News Amazon to split HQ2 between two cities (Wall Street Journal) Amazon announces free shipping with no minimum purchase for the holidays My video of a dunk test for the all-new Kindle Paperwhite plus Darlene’s comments Interview with Michael C. Grumley Breakthrough series by Michael C. Grumley: Breakthrough, Leap, Catalyst, and Ripple Words with Friends “Could we speak the language of dolphins?” TED2013...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 535 Macmillan Podcast VP Kathy Doyle

11/2/2018
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Vice President, Macmillan Podcasts & QDT Interview starts at 9:43 and ends at 40:01 “We can think of podcasting as an entry point to audiobooks. They are less of a commitment, they are free, they can actually give you great insights into book discovery. Podcasts can move at a more rapid pace.” News Jeff Bezos in Cambridge! Black Friday deals Harlequin makes an eReader platform change 4-Star Amazon store coming to Denver Tech Tip Live Ballot on Alexa Interview with Kathy...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 534 Power Reader Simon Eskildsen

10/26/2018
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Site Reliability Engineering Lead at Shopify Interview starts at 10:07 and ends at 43:36 “If someone were to come around with some hardware that was even 50 percent worse than the Kindle but was opened up for easy highlight consumption, making it easier to see what highlights my friends have done, and all these sorts of things--I would switch in a heartbeat. ” News “Amazon Kindle versus iPhone XS Max: choosing the best e-book reader” at AppleInsider - October 24, 2018 “Jeff Bezos wants...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 533 New Kindle Paperwhite!

10/19/2018
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Joerg Tewes, Head of Kindle Product Management, and Kevin Keith, VP Amazon Devices New Paperwhite at Amazon.com Kevin Keith, VP-Amazon Devices Joerg Tewes, Head of Product Management for Kindle Press Release on new Paperwhite - October 16, 2018 Click here to check for software updates for your Kindle or Fire device Next Week’s Guest Simon Hørup Eskildsen, author of “How I Read” Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 532 DIY Book Scanner Dave Slusher

10/12/2018
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Host of Evil Genius Chronicles Interview starts at 10:55 and ends at 40:51 “Really and truly [with a DIY book scanning device] I’m moving my hoarding from physical hoarding to digital hoarding. But I’m in favor of that maneuver. The bits and bytes are cheaper to store, and they take up a lot less room, and I’m okay with that.” News Data Guy’s presentation slides at Digital Book World “Alexa, launch Fortnite” at Amazon’s Dayone blog - October 11, 2018 “Xbox One bundles at Amazon will...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 531 Live from Digital Book World in Nashville

10/4/2018
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David Peach, TKC Reporter-at-Large Links Mentioned in this Episode Digital Book World 2018 Alexa Developer website The Dog Feeder Skill for Alexa Digital Book World Hall of Fame inducts Marie Dutton Brown and Len Edgerly Novel Effect skill for Alex Audioburst Libsyn Macmillan podcasts Readercoin Veronica and the Volcano by Geoffrey Cook OverDrive Next Week’s Guest Dave Slusher of The Evil Genius Chronicles podcast Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk...

Duration:00:44:59

TKC 530 Paul Slavin

9/28/2018
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CEO of Open Road Integrated Media Interview starts at 3:32 and ends at 27:40 “Industry-wide, if you took all eBooks, it looks like it’s going down maybe 7 to 10 percent. If you look at the very top booksellers it looks like it’s down 30 percent.” New Alexa Products The Verge’s Dan Seifert’s first impression (video) of Alexa-powered AmazonBasics Microwave “In Defense of Amazon’s Alexa Microwave” by Jeffrey Van Camp at Wired - September 23, 2018 Dan Seifert’s first impressions of new...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 529 Bestselling Author Scott Pratt

9/21/2018
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Author of the Joe Dillard and Darren Street series Scott Pratt author page at Amazon.com Jeff Bezos on the David Rubenstein Show - taped September 13, 2018 Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to...

Duration:00:49:29

TKC 528 DBW Correspondent David Peach

9/14/2018
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Director of Deaf Ministries for Baptist International Outreach Interview starts at 12:12 and ends at 40:04 “If I’m getting a book that I’m independently loading on [to a Fire tablet] I tend to do it in the Google Play books and not the Kindle app, mainly because it’s easier to put it on there. ” News “U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary Reading: 2002-2017” (PDF) - report by the National Endowment for the Arts “NEA Study Finds Small Dip in Adult Reading” by Jim Milliot at...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 527 Books Expert Brian O'Leary

9/7/2018
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Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group Interview starts at 5:19 and ends at 36:00 “With respect to blockchain, there’s an opportunity to--I wouldn’t necessarily say disrupt--but to create an alternative to the closed ecosystems that Amazon has with Kindle and that other online platforms have and to provide peer-to-peer trading as well as easier e-commerce networks for publishers. It might be a pipe dream, and it might be that Amazon beats us to the punch and creates something...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 526 Blockchain Bookseller Josef Marc

9/1/2018
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CEO of Publica Interview starts at 7:05 and ends at 42:10 “So a book token in our eReader app is going to be used as part of the cryptographic protection of the book to authorize you to read it by proving that you bought it. There’s another token that we made called the Pebble (PBL). It’s a ticker on exchanges, and if you want to go looking for what the Pebble is doing in the world you would look for the PBL ticker. It’s a token, but it only works as money. It’s not specific to a...

Duration:00:44:57

TKC 525 Amazon Publishing's Grace Doyle

8/24/2018
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Editorial Director at Thomas & Mercer Interview starts at 16:49 and ends at 43:56 “It’s interesting to think about readers around the world being able to find these books about a chemistry teacher turned homicide detective in Seattle, Washington. And I think that’s the global power of stories. Great stories are something that appeals to everyone. Figuring out the best ways that we can make it that anyone who wants to can pick up these books is really something we’re working...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 524 Bestselling T&M Author Robert Dugoni

8/17/2018
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Author of the Tracy Crosswhite and David Sloane mysteries Interview starts at 1:30 and ends at 35:00 “I’d say the primary difference between Thomas & Mercer and my experience with Big 5 publishing is that Thomas & Mercer never stops selling my books. When I’m with a Big 5 publisher, my book would come out and there would be publicity leading up to the book’s release and then there would be publicity for about three weeks after the book’s release.” Robert Dugoni website Robert Dugoni’s...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 523 Devin Nadar on KidsMD for Alexa

8/10/2018
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Partnerships Manager for the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator at Boston Children’s Hospital Interview starts at 7:44 and ends at 28:24 “One of the barriers with voice in general is you don’t know what’s out there. You don’t really know like you do with a phone what app options you have, so it’s a little bit harder for people to find new things. Amazon in general is pretty concerned about that, because they don’t just want people to use it for their three basic cases, being an...

Duration:00:44:58

TKC 522 Jim Jones on Technology in the Classroom

8/3/2018
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Jim Jones, right, Associate Professor of Management at University of Nebraska at Omaha Interview starts at 9:03 and ends at 40:50 “In the classroom, I really do strongly feel that attention is so critical to actual understanding that the more that you can remove the electronic connection and the focus on inputting electronically or--even worse sometimes I think, is passively taking pictures of the screen--the better.” News Is Amazon working on another phone? ...

Duration:00:44:48

TKC 521 The First Decade

7/27/2018
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Links to items mentioned in this 10th Anniversary episode First episode of The Kindle Chronicles (TKC 1) with Baratunde Thurston on July 26, 2008 My interviews with Jeff Bezos in 2012 and 2016 Transcript of my 2012 Bezos interview (via Kindle Nation Daily) Kindle Oasis Interview with Russ Grandinetti, VP Kindle Content, in 2010 TKC 338 with Andy Weir, author of The Martian - January 23, 2015 The Martian (movie) at Prime Video Artemis by Andy Weir TKC 287 with Hugh Howey - January...

Duration:00:44:59

TKC 520 The Inspiring Success of Author A. G. Riddle

7/20/2018
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Author of Departure, The Extinction Files and The Origin Mystery Interview starts at 13:07 and ends at 43:36 “I feel very lucky about the timing. The Kindle had just come out. I would go home from work and read my Kindle every night, and I thought, ‘There’s got to be a bunch of people like me that are doing this that I could write a story for.’ And that’s kinda what I got to.” News “Amazon reportedly had a 300-person conference call to deal with Prime Day glitches” by Rachel Sandler at...

Duration:00:44:48

TKC 519 Master of Suspense David Bell

7/13/2018
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Author of Somebody’s Daughter Interview starts at 17:04 and ends at 43:26 “I think there’s nothing more terrifying than the realization that someone you thought you knew--whether it’s your spouse, your parent, your sibling, someone you thought you knew really well, someone in your family--has been keeping some kind of secret from you.” Photo by Glen Rose Photography News Kindle Paperwhite will be on sale for $80 ($40 off) on Prime Day. “Amazon is giving Prime members up to $30 in free...

Duration:00:44:49

TKC 518 Donna Kastner: What's Next?

7/6/2018
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Founder & Chief Trailblazer of Retirepreneur Interview starts at 16:01 and ends at 40:10 “I went deep into Kindle and the electronic piece, and then I began pulling back some. I would tell you right now I am right down the middle. I’m a hybrid.” News Amazon’s Prime Day starts July 16th at 3 pm ET “How to Get Primed for Amazon Prime Day” at Wired - July 3, 2018 Delta Trinsic faucet with Alexa control (new product launch on Prime Day) Prime Day “Home Smart Home” sweepstakes “Why...

Duration:00:44:48

TKC 517 A Prolific Author from Maine: Kathy Lynn Emerson

6/29/2018
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Author of the Deadly Edits and Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries Interview starts at 16:16 and ends at 44:12 “What I try to do is after I get up and have my coffee and my toast, is to come into my office and sit down and write at least one scene, the next scene in the story. I do that usually seven days a week.” Tech Tip My comparison of Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant News Prime Wardrobe Alexa on iPhone and iPad (TechCrunch) Show Mode Dock for Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 Interview with...

Duration:02:16:17