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TKC 488 Esmeralda and Richard deTrafford

12/8/2017
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Esmeralda and Richard deTrafford of Geraldton, Australia Interview starts at 16:35 and ends at 40:26 “I don’t see any Amazon drones being launched here [in Australia], and I’m sure CASA [Civil Aviation Safety Authority] would have something to say about that. They're coming up with rules for drones and some of that stuff. So I don’t see that happening here any time soon.” News “Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception” by Byron Kaye at Reuters - December 4,...

Duration: 00:44:59


TKC 487 Bradley Metrock

12/1/2017
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CEO of Score Publishing, producer of Digital Book World 2018 Interview starts at 15:44 and ends at 43:43 “The Echo Show is an incredible glimpse into the future, because the future is going to be words come out of your mouth, and that’s how you engage the computer rather than typing on a QWERTY keyboard or moving a mouse.” News “Amid Takeover Talk, Barnes & Noble Posts $30 million Q2 Loss, Stock Sheds 10%” by Jonathan Ponciano at Forbes - November 30, 2017 “B&N Has Disappointing...

Duration: 00:44:58


TKC 486 Gabriella Page-Fort

11/24/2017
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Editorial Director, AmazonCrossing Interview starts at 18:00 and ends at 43:42 “One of the magical things about publishing is that when you get together with other people who work in this industry and immediately we share a common bond, this passion for bringing books to readers. It’s not unique. It is really wonderful to stand in a room full of people who are putting everything on the line toward that effort every day and who are excited to hear about the work that we’re doing to bring...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 485 Steve Kessel

11/17/2017
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Amazon Senior Vice President Interview starts at 20:45 and ends at 43.37 “It was the first time we were building a device, so we had a lot to learn. After that the team and as a company we got better each time. So our second Kindle was developed more quickly, and now as you know that team is launching Kindles and Fire TVs and Fire tablets and Echos and more every year.” News Amazon Key “Amazon will start delivering packages into the homes of Prime members” by Jason Del Rey at Recode -...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 484 Carlina Duan

11/10/2017
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Author of I Wore My Blackest Hair Interview starts at 12:34 and ends at 39:39 “I’m not sure about the future of Amazon [Publishing] in the literary world at large. I do think that for my book it’s been really interesting working with them and being able to answer those questions [about audience] and also to challenge myself more about how do I see this book existing in the world and what kind of spaces do I want it to enter and what kind of people do I want it to encounter. I think that...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 483 David Ignatius

11/4/2017
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Author of The Quantum Spy Interview starts at 12:12 and ends at 34:00 “Jeff Bezos has been a great owner for The Post. He invested in our business. He has generally stayed away and let the editors and our publisher, Fred Ryan, run the business. He intervenes only occasionally. The first meeting he had when he came to The Post, he said, ‘I don’t know what’s going to work, but I want to lengthen the runway, so you have more time to experiment and take off.’ And we have begun to take off....

Duration: 00:44:58


TKC 482 All-New Kindle App for iOS and Android

10/27/2017
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Kindle Creative Director Seth Micarelli, left, and Mike Torres, Kindle director of product management and design Amazon announces all-new Kindle app (press release) - October 24, 2017 All-New Kindle Oasis Kindle Select, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Next Week’s Guest David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and author of The Quantum Spy: A Thriller, available for pre-order with delivery...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 481 Mirna Valerio

10/20/2017
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Author of A Beautiful Work in Progress Interview starts at 18:20 and ends at 43:17 “Whatever kind of mindset they’re stuck in about whether it’s weight loss or about whether or not you should be out there running in your big body, because maybe you’re going to hurt your knees or your back. You don’t know. You don’t know me. I don’t know you. You do your run, I do my run. And then we’ll all be happy.” News “As Amazon’s deadline for HQ2 bids closes, speculation on winner heats up” by...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 480 All-New Kindle Oasis

10/11/2017
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Arthur van Rest, left, GM Kindle Device & Accessories at Amazon, and Hany Ghali, Senior Product Manager, Kindle at Amazon Lab126 Interviews Arthur van Rest and Hany Ghali at product demo October 5, 2017 in New York City: Starts at 7:22 and ends at 9:48 Hany Ghali phone/skype interview from Sunnyvale, California, on October 10, 2017: Starts at 20:26 and ends at 41:06 To purchase an all-new Kindle Oasis, please consider starting at The Kindle Chronicles home page and clicking on the...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 479 Stephen Ingraham

10/6/2017
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Author of Point and Shoot Nature Photography Interview starts at 10:55 and ends at 40:30 “Each of us sees the beauty around us and the meaning and the pathos and the feeling that happens around us. And the more we share it one person to another, the more we realize we’re really all the same. We really share an experience of life on the earth that is not just mine or yours but that belongs to us all.” News “Europe has ordered Amazon to pay nearly $300 million in back taxes” by Jason Del...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 478 Sara Nelson

9/29/2017
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VP & Executive Editor at the Harper Division of HarperCollins Interview starts at 21:54 and ends at 44:14 “I think publishers have some ideas about how Amazon feels about books, and I think Amazon has ideas about how little publishers about the business of books. And I think that they’re both wrong.” News “Introducing the Next Generation of Echo” - Amazon press release September 27, 2017 All-new Echo - $100 Echo Plus - $150 Echo Spot - $130 Echo Connect - $35 All-new Fire TV -...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 477 Jillian Vorce

9/22/2017
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CEO of The Jillian Group Interview starts at 12:16 and ends at 35:00 “When you build relationships for the sake of relationships, amazing things can happen. Your soil becomes so rich that what can grow and harvest is well beyond what you ever could have planted if you had known.” News Amazon press release announcing all-new Fire HD 10 - September 19, 2017 “Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT” by Natasha Lomas at TechCrunch - September 20, 2017 “Why Alexa is...

Duration: 00:44:58


TKC 467 Jennifer Cast

9/14/2017
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Vice President, Amazon Books stores Interview starts at 10:48 and ends at 42:54 “We would like people who want physical books to walk out with a book, but if you walk out of our store, and you found three things to put on your wish list and two books that you want to buy for your Kindle, then we’re very, very happy.” Intro Agents of Change conference in Portland, Maine September 15, 2017 hosted by Rich Brooks, founder of Flyte New Media News “Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 475 John Morgan

9/8/2017
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Executive Editor at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Interview starts at13:18 and ends at 42:00 “Books these days as they are produced are pretty nice little objects. And then there are so many different ways that can work. You can read a book on your phone--a ton of people read books on their phones. They read them on the web, they read them on an eReader of choice--they can read E Ink, they can read on something like a tablet with the iPad. None of that process seems messed up to...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 474 Nancy Pearl

9/1/2017
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Author of George & Lizzie Interview starts at 14:30 and ends at 44:06 “Because of their childhoods I think they approach the world in such different ways--George the pathological optimist and Lizzie the person who knows the glass is totally empty and that you’re just imagining any water. I don’t know what keeps any two people together in a marriage, and I’ve been married 51 years!” News “‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.” by Nick Wingfield at The New York Times...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 473 Total Eclipse in Casper, Wyoming

8/25/2017
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Links Wyoming Eclipse Festival Vertical Horizons, co-founded by Howard Wishnow Celestron EclipSmart binoculars NASA’s Eclipse web site My 360 video of the eclipse - Part 1 and Part 2 Next Week’s Guest Nancy Pearl, author of George & Lizzie, her debut novel scheduled for release on September 5, 2017 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"...

Duration: 00:44:58


TKC 472 David Steinberger

8/18/2017
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Co-founder and CEO of ComiXology Interview starts at 9:40 and ends at 38:47 “When we made the business plan 10 years ago--it’s hard to remember this, but iPhones didn’t exist. None of us had any idea we were going to be heading into this world of carrying big pieces of glass around in our pockets or in our bags that would be so amazing for image-based reading.” News “L.L. Bean Beats Amazon.com, Once Again, For Best Customer Service” by Pam Goodfellow at Forbes - August 3, 2017 “Amazon...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 471 Jon P. Fine

8/11/2017
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Amazon’s former Director of Author and Publishing Relations Interview starts at 0:22 and ends at 44:20 “I do think that there is an incredible level of smart, energetic, ambitious people at Amazon working in books. That’s an incredible asset. I’m optimistic that Amazon will continue to be able to hold its own. I also see great opportunity for others. I have a very optimistic view of the future of storytelling. I think it’s a great time to be a storyteller. You just have to be smart about...

Duration: 00:45:04


TKC 470 Scott Parazynski

8/4/2017
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Author of The Sky Below Interview starts at 14:15 and ends at 41:36 “My goal with this book is to show people that it’s important to have high, lofty dreams, but it’s even more important to then have the vision and the resolve to make them come true.” News “Is Amazon getting too big?” by Steven Pearlstein at The Washington Post - July 28, 2017 “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox” by Lina M. Khan at the Yale Law Journal - January, 2017 “Amazon’s Jobs Fair Sends Clear Message: Now Hiring...

Duration: 00:44:57


TKC 469 Harry Bingham

7/28/2017
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Author of The Deepest Grave (Fiona Griffiths Crime Thriller Series Book 6) Interview starts at 12:26 and ends at 42:13 “The Big 5 publishers do have a model of ‘We will buy your book for life plus 70 years. In other words, I will get my books back about the time Bernie Madoff gets out of jail.” News Amazon earnings release - July 27, 2017 Earnings coverage by Recode and Publishers Weekly Inside Edge Amazon Video original series in India “This is Amazon’s Next Big Target” by CNBC...

Duration: 00:44:58

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