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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

TKC 516 Seattleite Ricardo Frazer's Take on Amazon

6/22/2018
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Seattle Music and Arts Pioneer Interview starts at 9:38 and ends at 44:45 “There it was, the [Seattle] head tax. ‘We’re going to do it, this is what we’re going to do. It’s going to address homelessness. We’ll collect the money--we don’t know how we’re going to spend it yet, but we’re going to hit these businesses with this tax.’ That’s just not the way to govern, in my opinion.” News Atul Gawande to head Amazon-Berkshire-JP Morgan health organization, as covered in The New York Times...

Duration:00:44:58

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 their...

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 make...

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