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TKC Test Episode

2013-05-14
Length: 34s

I am tweaking my podcast feed, using Libsyn as my central control point for meta data, graphics, and audio. It's supposed to post automatically to WordPress. Test 1, 2, 3...

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TKC 237 Darlene

2013-02-15
Length: 44s

My Wife, Darlene, and the Yorkie Claire at Ocean Park, Maine It depends on how you read. I think the basic Kindle is perfect if you don't need that light. I'm not sure that I would make the change if it wasn't for the light. Show Notes and Links: News Amazon takes top spot in [...]…

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10 Vacation Tips for Your Kindle

2013-02-12

Darlene and I returned last night to Boston after a storm-extended stay on St. John, USVI. Thank you, Blizzard of 2013! We have been going to Maho Bay Camps together for 20 years, and her first visit there was 30 years ago, so we are both sad that this is the eco-resort's last season. Maho's [...]…

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TKC 236 Jaimal Yogis

2013-02-08
Length: 47s

Author of The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing…and Love Interview Starts at 4:55 Fear is going to be part of all of our lives. But there is a way to relate to it differently and more skillfully, and I know I will be learning about it the rest [...]…

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A Well-Done Kindle Paperwhite Manual is Free Today

2013-02-02

I just spotted this promotion of  today's one-day free price for a well-done guide to the Kindle Paperwhite by author Shelby Johnson. The title is Kindle Paperwhite User Manual: Guide to Enjoying Your E-Reader, and it will return to the regular price of $2.99 at the end of today. I'm guessing that means midnight Pacific time, so if [...]…

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TKC 235 Peter Meyers

2013-02-01
Length: 44s

  Vice President for Editorial and Content Innovation Semi-Linear, creator of the Citia app Interview Starts at 22:16 What we're doing at Semi-Linear with our Citia app is partnering with big publishers like HarperCollins, Hachette, and Penguin and saying, "Let us take a crack at some of your interesting and best-selling science and technology titles, [...]…

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Kindles Aweigh! Prepping a shipment headed for USS Germantown

2013-01-30

This morning I am doing final preparation on 32 donated Kindle Keyboards for shipment to Marines aboard the USS Germantown. If I've done my Googling correctly, that's a photo of the ship above. It gives me a personal thrill to be sending our first E-Books for Troops Kindles to a ship, because my father served [...]…

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NEWS FLASH: The Yorkie Claire Selects a Winner in the TKC Kindle Fire Sweepstakes!

2013-01-30

In this video, you will find out which of the 23 entrants in the Kindle Fire Sweepstakes is our winner. With encouragement from Darlene, our Yorkie Claire actually selected the winning entry from my Harvard cap. The decision of the canine judge is final! If you can't watch the video and want to know right [...]…

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Next Week’s Interview Takes Us on a Deep Dive Into Fear, with Amazing Benefits

2013-01-29

I have interviewed scores of authors about their books for the Kindle Chronicles podcast, but I can't remember a book that has excited me as much as the one that you will hear about on next week's show, TKC 236. The author is Jaimal Yogis, and his new book is The Fear Project: What Our Most [...]…

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TKC 234 James McQuivey

2013-01-25
Length: 44s

  Vice President / Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and author of the forthcoming Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation  Interview Starts at 11:46 Trying to sue your way through into the future has not worked so far, and I think that's what the book publishers learned. They could very easily have dug in their [...]…

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Stephen King’s New Kindle Single on Guns: More of an Original Mind Trip Than a Rant

2013-01-25

I finished Stephen King's Kindle Single, Guns, over lunch. It's a highly original take on the debate over gun control, so I don't think it was fair of me to dismiss it in the previous post as a "rant." Some of the writing is excessively voiced, in my opinion, but the case he makes rests on [...]…

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Stephen King’s Essay/Rant about Guns Gets Speedy Publication at Kindle Singles

2013-01-25

The press release announcing Stephen King's new 99-cent Kindle Singles essay, "Guns," emphasizes how fast a major author can get his or her ideas into wide distribution because of eBook technology and platforms. "King finished this essay last Friday morning, and by that night we had accepted it and scheduled for publication today," Kindle Singles [...]…

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Amazon Puts Its Money Where Its Text-to-Speech Is

2013-01-24

I remember that one of the first things I noticed about the Kindle Fire HD was how much better the text-to-speech voice was on it, compared with text to speech on the Kindle Touch. The voice was more fluid, the phrasing easier to listen to. Today Amazon announced that it is purchasing the company that [...]…

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Good Kindle News for Canada!

2013-01-23

Amazon today announced that the Kindle Paperwhite WiFi and 3G models and the basic Kindle are available to customers in Canada at the Amazon.ca site. In addition, Canadian customers can now access the Canada Kindle Store directly from their Kindles. Click here for the full press release. The E Ink Kindles will also be available [...]…

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The Kobo Story at DBW – live blog

2013-01-17

Michael Tomblyn, chief content officer at Kobo is next at Digital Book World. Click on headline of this post to see updates.  …

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Book Consumer Trends as viewed by Bowker and BISG – Live Blog at DBW

2013-01-17

Next up, Sharon Lubraro , general manager and VP at Bowker, and Len Vlahos, executive director at Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Click on headline of this post to see my updates.…

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Barnes & Noble’s eBook VP at DBW Conference – Live Blog

2013-01-17

Good to hear from Barnes & Noble today at Digital Book World. Here is what Jim Hilt, VP of eBooks at B&N has to say about discovery.  Click on headline of this post to see my live blog updates.  …

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Peter Hildick-Smith on eBook Discovery – Live Blog from DBW conference

2013-01-17

Peter Hildick-Smith is founder and CEO of the Codex Group. He is talking about how people find books. "We talk to book buyers all day long." Click on the headline of this post to see the live updates.…

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Hugh Howey, author of WOOL, and his agent talk about self-publishing – live blog from DBW

2013-01-17

Hugh Howey, author of WOOL, and Kristin Nelson, agent at Nelson Literary Agency, interviewed by Mike Shatzkin at Digital Book World in New York City.  Click on the headline of this post to see live updates.  …

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Authors’ View of Publishing – Live Blog at Digital Book World conference

2013-01-17

Day 2 of the DBW conference begins with a survey by Writer's Digest of thousands of authors. The presenter is Phil Sexton, publisher and community leader at Writer's Digest. To see the live-blog entries as I write them, be sure to click on the headline of this post.  …

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TKC 233 Digital Book World Conference

2013-01-17
Length: 44s

Start times for interviews: Jeremy Greenfield - 6:27 Mike Shatzkin - 8:46 Michael Tamblyn (Kobo) - 7:14 Heather Severson - 8:22 Paul Biba - 17:30 Michael David Burleigh (OverDrive) - 24:05 Show Notes and Links: Digital Book World Digital Book World conference agenda My live blog coverage of sessions on the following topics: Obama campaign digital director [...]…

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Libraries Panel at Digital Book World – Live Blog

2013-01-17

Last panel at Digital Book World is named "Libraries: More Important than Ever for Discovery." The moderator is Barabara A. Genco, manager, special projects, Library Journal. Panelists are Stephanie Anderson, head of readers advisory, Darien Public Library; Skip Dye, VP and director, Library and Academic Sales and Marketing, Random House; George Coe, president of Library [...]…

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Making Content Searchable Panel – DBW Live Blog

2013-01-17

This panel is titled "Making Content Searchable, Findable, and Shareable: Tools and Best Practices to Improve Discoverability." Panelists are Matt MacInnis, CEO of Inkling; Linda Holliday, CEO of Semi-Linear; Patricia Payton, senior director, publisher relations and content development, RR Bowker; Gary Price, co-founder and editor, Library Journals. Moderator is Neal Goff, president of Egremeont Associates. [...]…

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Panel on Author-Publisher Relationships – Live Blog at DBW

2013-01-17

This panel at Digital Book World's conference is titled "The Evolving Author-Publisher Relationship: how Publishers Are Powering-and Empowering-Authors Today." The moderator is Peter McCarthy of McCarthy Digital. Panelists are Carolyn Pittis of HarperCollins, Nina Von Moltke of Random House, and Jennifer Weltz of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. Click on the title of this post [...]…

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Looking back and looking forward – DBW panel live blog

2013-01-17

Mike Shatzkin moderates the final plenary session at Digital Book World. The panelists are Chantal Restivo Alessi, chief digital officer at HarperCollins; Simon Lipskar, president of Writers House; Rebecca Smart, CEO of Osprey Group, and Michael Cader of Publishers Lunch. Click on headline of this post to see my live blog updates.…

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Digital Book World Live Blog from NYC

2013-01-16

Hello from the New York Hilton, where the Digital Book World conference is under way. I will live blog the sessions this morning, featuring presentations by Mike Shatzkin, James McQuivey and Teddy Goff, digital director for the Obama campaign. To see the live blog posts, you will need to click on the headline of this [...]…

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Obama Campaign Wizard Teddy Goff’s Tips for Publishers – Live Blog

2013-01-16

I'm gearing up for the final session of Day One at the Digital Book World conference in New York City. Teddy Goff, digital director for Obama for America, this morning gave an overview of how the campaign used social media to find voters and get them to the pools. His father, it turns out, has [...]…

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Live Blog for Digital Book World Conference

2013-01-15

I plan to live blog here for the upcoming sessions at the Digital Book World conference here in New York. To see the live updates, you will have to click on the headline for this post - the updates do not appear if you have navigated to the Kindle Chronicles home page. This morning's sessions [...]…

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Kindle Screens in Sunlight – A Comparison

2013-01-14

YouTube viewer BobbyKempBigBand has asked how the Kindle Fire HD looks in sunlight as a reading device, so I did a comparison of it with the Paperwhite yesterday morning in bright Denver morning light. As you can see, the Fire reflects images much more than the Paperwhite. However, I was surprised to see that, depending [...]…

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Tea for Two Pots – Guest Post by Kindle Chronicles Listener Jean Remple

2013-01-13

Note from Len: I am pleased to pass along this email from my friend Jean Remple on the topic of how to brew a perfect pot of tea. When I told Darlene that I wanted to buy two porcelain pots she informed me that she already has two, and she agreed to let me use [...]…

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Update on Reading Kindles in a Salt Room: Don’t Do It!

2013-01-12

I want to highlight the following comment that I received this morning from MitchM regarding my deep Kindle reading in a salt room this week: Wow, what a cool room, made entirely of salt. Probably very therapeutic for the human respiratory system. But kind to the inner workings of our beloved electronic devices? Not so [...]…

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If You Are Enjoying a New Kindle, Please Consider Donating Your Previous One to a U.S. Soldier Deployed Overseas!

2013-01-11

(Cross Post from E-Books for Troops)     Incoming Kindles in Denver awaiting preparation for shipment to Troops overseas   During 2012, we distributed 282 Kindles to U.S. military units deployed overseas, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our goal for 2013 is to increase the number of Kindles distributed during the year to 300. Last [...]…

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TKC 232 Seth Godin

2013-01-11
Length: 44s

Author of The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? Interview Starts at 21:15 Walking through Union Square Market in New York or in an airport, no one comes up to me and says, "I read Free Prize Inside-it increased sales of Clorox by two percent" and then gives me a hug…not even in my dreams. I'm [...]…

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Kindle Tips: Welcome to the One-Page Kindle Home Club!

2013-01-11

The home screen of my Kindle Paperwhite comprises a single page (see above.) Hidden in my collections are three novels, two inspirational books, eight nonfiction books or articles, and one volume of poetry. That's it. Everything else, all 856 items, resides in my Amazon archive in the cloud. I used to have lots of pages on my [...]…

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From Tolstoy, With Love

2013-01-10

Is it really going to take a year for me to read a single book? Apparently so, when the book is War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I purchased my 99-cent Kindle copy on February 16, 2012, and I am 79 percent through the novel. I read it at night, when I am trying to fall [...]…

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More on Tea: Our Ambivalent Visit to Celestial Seasonings in Boulder

2013-01-09

First, I want to thank Kindle Chronicles listener Guven Witteveen for his email recommending that Darlene and I take a tour of the Celestial Seasonings plant just up the road in Boulder. We drove there today in time for the 11 a.m. tour. I am still a tea drinker, and I bought a box of Tension [...]…

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Love Your Kindle? Try Taking it for a Deep Read in a Room Made of Salt

2013-01-08

If you are a book lover who prefers an E Ink device to a tablet, I bet it's because there are fewer distractions on a Kindle Paperwhite 3G  or other dedicated eReader. I feel the same way. I love my Kindle Fire HD and iPad for zipping around the Internets like a waterbug on a [...]…

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How to Publish Your Book for Kindle – Guy Kawasaki to the Rescue!

2013-01-07

I have started reading a new book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch titled APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book and it looks terrific. I have been a big fan of Kawasaki's ever since I saw him on stage at South by Southwest in 2009 when he interviewed Chris Anderson, former editor [...]…

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Ode to Tea: Keep Calm and Carry On

2013-01-06

A month ago I switched from coffee to tea. Darlene and I were at a cooking class taught by Warren Kramer in Brighton, Mass. As an aside, Warren made a statement that nudged me to action. All it took were four simple words. Here they are, perhaps arriving on a day that will nudge you, [...]…

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TKC 231 Shantanu Bala

2013-01-04
Length: 44s

Shantanu Bala, creator of Ebook Glue, a new tool for creating eBooks Interview Starts at 18:15 A lot of writers are already formatting their content and arranging their content for their blogs and for their websites. To me, it doesn't really make sense why they should have to re-do that entire process for another device. It [...]…

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TKC 230 Garrett Riley

2012-12-28
Length: 44s

Garrett Riley, creator of A Tech Grab Bag Interview Starts at 16:21 The great thing (about Kindle FreeTime Unlimited) is that you can set time limits. I know a lot of parents listening to this  agree with this: Once you hand them the device, it's like it goes into a time warp. You can tell [...]…

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TKC 229 David Lynn

2012-12-21
Length: 44s

David Lynn, editor of The Kenyon Review Interview Starts at 18:16 What I realized a couple of years ago about my mission with The Kenyon Review is not to make money but to have the great work we publish read by as many people around the world as possible. And so I use a variety of [...]…

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TKC 228 Jeremy Greenfield

2012-12-14
Length: 43s

Jeremy Greenfield, editorial director, Digital Book World  Interview Starts at 17:19 I think publishers right now are focused more on their authors and more on authors in general than they have been in a little while, because they realize that they're not the only game in town any more. Aside from competing with each other [...]…

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is $50 Off – Today Only

2012-12-10

Today only, Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ for $50 off. Click here for details. You simply enter promotional code FIREHD89 at checkout. There is a limit of one per customer, U.S. customers only. The discount is valid on all versions of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. So that includes the 16GB model which normally [...]…

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Notes for the Microsoft Surface Review Video that I Uploaded Earlier Today

2012-12-09

Click Here to see the video.  1. How to get the Kindle for Microsoft 8 App on your Microsoft Surface Store -> Search for Kindle -> Install -> Register to your Amazon account 2. What you can do on Surface, iPad and Fire HD 8.9” Access books in cloud – Whispersync to last place read [...]…

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Microsoft Surface Review: How Well Does It Handle Kindle Content Compared with iPad and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″?

2012-12-09

I've had a ball playing with the Microsoft Surface, which I like quite a lot. Any time a gadget forces me to learn a new interface, I get excited. I'm not tempted to replace my 11-inch MacBook Air with this contender, but I am impressed. For this video, I focused on reading with the Surface [...]…

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An Idea Amazon Thought Would Enhance Kindle Device Ownership Has Turned Out Rather Well for Authors and Readers Alike

2012-12-09

Cross-Post of my Kindle Nation Daily Contributing Editor's Column November 30, 2012 A blind alley is closed at one end. It leads nowhere. Why on earth would you ever want to go down one? Russ Grandinetti (photo at right), Amazon’s Vice President of Kindle Content, puts it this way: “We like going down blind alleys, [...]…

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TKC 227 Evan Ratliff

2012-12-07
Length: 44s

Evan Ratliff, cofounder, CEO and editor of Atavist Interview starts at 18:53 We publish through the Kindle Singles program, usually. Our stories are all nonfiction. They are between 5,000 and 30,000 words, and they generally cost about $1.99….By nonfiction narrative we usually mean stories that are either some sort of adventure or mystery-some set of [...]…

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TKC 226 Russ Grandinetti

2012-11-30
Length: 44s

News - 1) Amazon announces record Kindle sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 2) Just in time for the holidays, a $1.5 million bonus is added for Kindle Direct Publishing authors enrolled in KDP Select. 3) Click here to vote for Worldreader.org in the Chase American Giving Awards. The deadline is Tuesday, December 4. Worldreader is [...]…

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Amazon Adds $1.5 Million Seasonal Bonus for KDP Select Authors

2012-11-28

Amazon today served up a jolly seasonal bonus for Kindle Direct Publishing authors who are taking advantage of the Kindle Select program. At midnight Seattle time, the company announced that it will pay an additional $1.5 million to participating authors in the three-month period from December through February. The bonus payment, available to authors who [...]…

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Will Kobo Save Indie Bookstores? My Thoughts on the ABA’s Latest Digital Initiative…

2012-11-27

(Cross Post of my Kindle Nation Daily Contributing Editor's Column) November 23, 2012 The general manager of Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, remembers two women who came into the store and said, “We’d like to talk to your children’s specialist about what books we should buy for our granddaughter for her Kindle.” “I took [...]…

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TKC 225 Neil Strandberg

2012-11-23
Length: 44s

News - This week marked the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the first Kindle. Five years later, The Los Angeles Times reports on a prediction that the Kindle Fire HD will outsell Apple's iPad mini by a margin of two to one. Tech Tip - You won't find a Kobo app at Amazon's Apps for Android [...]…

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New Options for Serious Journalists: How Brian Mockenhaupt’s Powerful Tale of 3 Marines Found an Audience via Byliner

2012-11-20

(Cross Post of my Kindle Nation Daily Contributing Editor's Column) But for eBooks, war fatigue might have kept Brian Mockenhaupt from publishing a story that should never be forgotten. A former Army infantryman who served two tours with the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq, Mockenhaupt is a contributing editor at Reader’s Digest and Esquire and [...]…

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TKC 97 J. A. Konrath

2010-05-28
Length: 50s

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25 Leslie Nicoll

2009-01-09
Length: 42s

News - Is the Kindle adding $9 billion to Amazon's market valuation?  I hope so!

Tech Tip - How to offer your blog to the Kindle Store for subscriptions. Thanks to Charles Hugh Smith , author of Weblogs & New Media: Marketing in Crisis, for the question.

Interview - Leslie Nicoll, an author of The Amazon Kindle FAQ and a leading light at the Kindle Boards forum, answers questions everyone has about the Kindle. She also owns an editorial services business, Maine Desk.

Quote - From Cash Magazine, a 2009 economic forecast from one of the rare analysts who foretold the crash.

Comments - Will DeLamater, Steven Schwindt, Mary, Karen, Rebecca, Bob Cope, Paul Higginbotham, Linda Hopkins, Joe D. Clark and a really great Tweet from Coleenis.

At the end of the show, I drew the name of a member of the Kindle Chronicles Email Alert List to win a $10 Amazon gift certificate. If you'd like to join the list, simply send me an email at PodChronicles@gmail.com .

To make an audio comment, please call 206-666-2713. 

Next week's guest will be podcasting pioneer Michael Geoghegan, who is a Kindle enthusiast and now a Kindle author, since the second edition of his excellent Podcast Solutions book is available in Kindle edition.

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EXTRA - Mike Elgan Interview - Part 2

2009-01-01
Length: 21s

The second half of my interview on Dec. 31, 2008 with tech blogger and columnist Mike Elgan.

Part 1 is contained in episode 24 of the Kindle Chronicles.

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24 Mike Elgan

2009-01-01
Length: 33s

News - My own exclusive scuttlebutt which leads me to believe Amazon will start shipping the new version this month, ahead of the official announcement in February.

Tech Tip - Ever wonder how much further you have to read before reaching the end of a chapter?  This tip will help you find out.

Interview - Mike Elgan, widely read tech blogger and columnist, who puts the Kindle's phenomenal success in perspective and looks ahead to huge profits for Amazon from the Kindle.  (Part 1 of the interview is in this podcast, and part 2 follows in a Kindle Chronicles EXTRA.)

Quote - from the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Downloaded from MobileRead

Comments - Rebecca, Nicholas Schutz,and Linda Hopkins (Amazon's Best of 2008 List)

If you'd like to be on the Kindle Chronicles Email Alert List, please send me an email at PodChronicles@Gmail.com .  I'll be doing a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate, to be awarded at random to someone on the list.

Next week's interview: Leslie Nicoll, author of The Amazon Kindle FAQ.

You can leave an audio comment at 206-666-2713 or a text comment at PodChronicles@gmail.com

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23 Starbuck in Iraq

2008-12-26
Length: 28s

News - New subscriptions available for the Kindle: USA Today and Narrative Magazine.  Also, new Kindle market intelligence from The New York Times.  A million Kindles sold?  Not according to Mark Mahaney in August.

Tech Tip - How to put content on your Kindle in the middle of Wyoming. Click here to see a map of Whispernet coverage.

Interview - Starbuck, the online name for an Army Captain, Blackhawk helicopter pilot, blogger and Kindle enthusiast serving in Irag.  Check out his Wings Over Iraq blog. What's on his Kindle: Moby Dick by Herman Melville, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max, Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence

Kindle Quote - From Barack, Inc. by Barry Libert and Rick Faulk.

Comments - from Dorian Nisinson, Dan Meyers, Linda Hopkins, and John B.…

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22 Joshua Tallent

2008-12-19
Length: 32s

News - Rand McNally introduces a Road Atlas specifically designed for the Kindle. Featuring a brief telephone interview with Joel Minster, Rand McNally's senior vice president and chief cartographer.

Tech Tip - Will DeLamater of EduKindle creates a sort of Kindle App - Notepad.

Interview - Joshua Tallent of Kindle Formatting talks about how to format books for the Kindle, Digital Rights Management, and other e-topics. Josh will be teaching a session in February at the O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference.  An example of his formatting work is Lost Sonnets of Cyrano de Bergerac.  The Medialoper's encounter with Jeff Bezos is described here.

Quote - from Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson.

Comments - Dan Meyer, John B, and Linda Hopkins.  

If you'd like to be on the Kindle Chronicles Email Alert List, please drop me an email at PodChronicles@gmail.com . You'll be the first to know when new episodes of the podcast are posted.

Next week's interview, via Skype: Starbuck, the online name of an Army Captain on active duty in Iraq who always has his Kindle with him, the better to have something to read when unexpected wait times occur. 

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21 Steve Shaw

2008-12-12
Length: 34s

News - Publisher's Weekly puts Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on its cover as "Person of the Year."

Tech Tip - No worries, yet, about ever being charged 10 cents when you convert a .pdf or other document to Kindle format for your Kindle via email.

Interview - Steve Shaw, creator of the Kindlelicious blog . What's on his Kindle: Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengetsu, Spin Control by Chris Moriarty, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, The Prince by Machiavelli.

Quote - words of love from The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy. From the MobileReference Classic Books Collection.

Comments - Donna Smith via Linda Hopkins, Tali from Israel, Dan Meyers, Greg Keck, a Twitterer named Jason Packham, and a blogger named Munsey.

Music by "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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20 Will DeLamater

2008-12-05
Length: 34s

News - Via Mike Elgan and HotelChatter.com , we learn that the famed Algonquin Hotel in New York City is loaning Kindles to guests.  Jan Zlendich of The Kindle Reader blog notes that 46 of the 50 titles on Bookmarks Magazine's list of the 50 best books of 2008 are available for the Kindle.

Tech Tip - Amazon Mobile on the iPhone/iPod Touch is pretty neat, but you can't use it yet to order a Kindle book.  For the adventurous - how to update your customized photo screensavers on the Kindle. (Thanks to MobileRead forum member Phuocle for the steps.)

Interview - Will DeLamater, creater of the EduKindle blog, has evidence that the Kindle is making inroads in schools.  Plus interesting educational developments for the Kindle in Utah and at the Harvard Medical School.

Quote - The beginning of The Dip by Seth Godin.  How to be a successful quitter.

Comments - Karen, Linda Hopkins, and Dan.

Upcoming interviews: Steve Shaw, creator of the Kindlelicious blog; Joshua Tallent of Kindle Formatting, and Capt. Crispin J. Burke, who is Kindling while on assignment in Iraq. 

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19 Linda Hopkins

2008-11-28
Length: 35s

News: The Kindle is sold out just in time for Christmas.  Will the one I ordered today turn out to be a Kindle 2.0? Should Amazon say so? Also, a secret New York Times memo reports more than 10,000 Kindle NYT subscriptions (thanks to Abhi for the tip), and Kindle NowNow is GoneGone. 

Tech Tip: Try pdfdownload.org for a one-click way to move web content to your Kindle.  The results won't always look as good as this, though.

Interview: Linda Hopkins, an engaged and engaging listener of the podcast from southern California. Her first Kindle read was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She subscribes to the following blogs: Amazon Daily (free), Reuters Health (99 cents a month) and Reuters Top Stories ($1.99).

Quote: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Comments: Karen Hagglund and Dan.…

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18 Sriram K. Peruvemba

2008-11-21
Length: 29s

News - In a TechFlash Q&A, Ian Freed says no to video on the Kindle.

Tech Tip -Igor Skochinsky's motherload of Kindle tech stuff.

Interview - Sriram K. Peruvemba, Vice President of Marketing at E Ink Corporation, interviewed at the company's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.  The audio podcast contains excerpts of our conversation, and this video has the full interview.

Quote - "Senior Moment" by Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.

Comments - Audio from Peggy, text from Julie Booth.

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17 Jason Pontin

2008-11-14
Length: 42s

News: Thanks to listener Linda Hopkins, we learn from Amazon that Kindle samples are NOT designed to timeout.

Tech Tip: How to put [20,000] 2,000 classics on your Kindle using MobileReference (thanks to Nick for suggesting this one) -
1.    Connect your Kindle to your computer with USB cable.
2.    In your computer’s web browser, go to MobileReference
3.    In the main area of the web site, not the column on the left, scroll down to the section titled “Fiction Books.”
4.    In the last subcategory of that section, titled “Collection:”, click on “Classic Books Collection. Over 2,000 complete works. Only $19.99.”
5.    For use on the Kindle, it doesn’t seem to matter which platform you choose; I’ve just tested the “Desktop/Notebook/Tablet PC” platform, and that worked fine.  So in the row for “Desktop/Notebook/Tablet PC” platform, go over one column to the “Trial Version” column and click “Download Now.”
6.    You will be asked to enter your email address, so do that and then click on the green “Download Application” button.
7.    On the next screen, click on the live link which says “Click here to download: Best-Selling Classic Books Collection. Over 2000 complete works. FREE biographies and works in trial”
8.    From here, what you see will depend on whether you are using a PC or Mac, but the essentials are the same as with any other download from the Internet that you do on your computer.  For the Mac, I see a dialog box saying, “You have chosen to open classicstrial103.zip” which is a zipped file containing numerous separate items.  I click on “OK” to open it with Stuffit Expander.  However your computer works, your goal is to be able to find a folder on your hard drive titled “ClassicsTrial”.  Mine shows up in a Downloads folder.
9.    Open a window that shows you the “ClassicsTrial” folder you just downloaded, and then open that folder so you can see all the items in it, beginning with “AlexandreDumasDEMO.prc” and ending with “WilliamShakespeareDEMO.prc.”
10.    Open another window that shows the Kindle icon, which you should see because your Kindle is attached to the computer by the USB cable.
11.    Doubleclick the Kindle icon, so you can see five folders, including the one labeled “Documents.”
12.    Drag the “ClassicsTrial” folder into the “Documents” folder of your Kindle.   I just tried this on my MacBook Air, and it worked fine – I assume the same process will work on a PC, but if you run into trouble you might try selecting all the individual books in the “ClassicsTrial” folder and dragging them in one big bunch into the “Documents” folder.
13.    Once you have the “ClassicsTrial” contents in the Documents folder of your Kindle, safely eject the Kindle icon and then unplug the USB cable.
14.    Checking on your Home screen, you’ll now see about three added pages of demo versions of classic books. 
15.    I’m pretty sure that once you sample some of the demo books, you’ll want to spend the $19.99 to purchase the actual collection.  I’m going to do that now but make sure they go to my SD card, to keep my main Kindle.
16.    The purchase process via Handango is routine, and you don’t have to wait for a registration code.  The folder is called “ClassicsFull” . It’s about 115 megabytes in size, so even with my speedy Comcast connection (31 megabits per second when I was doing the download last weekend) – it took a while for it all to load to my computer, and then another few minutes for it to load from the computer to the Kindle.
17.    I’ve got a 1 GigaByte SD card in my Kindle. After adding 2,000 classics I’ve got  838 MB left, or room for another 16,000 classics on a storage device that cost me less than $20.
18.    One thing I don’t like is that all these new titles appear in my Home pages on the Kindle, even though I put them on the SD card.  At least they are gathered by author, so you click on an author to see all the titles he or she wrote.
19.    All in all this is a great resource, and I want to thank Nick for suggesting that I follow the process for this week’s Tech Tip.

Interview: Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief and publisher of MIT's Technology Review, a rising star in the Kindle Store.

Quote: "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov.

Comments: Bob Boyken, Jim Brooks, Gail Scott, Julie Booth and Will D.


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16 Darlene - II

2008-11-07
Length: 27s

News: Case of the disappearing Kindle Store sample, from Joe Wikert's Kindleville blog.

Tech Tip: From David Emberson's Kindle Cookbook, a clever keyboard shortcut that zooms you through books 1/20th at a time.

Interview: My wife's opinion of her Kindle improves during her first month of use, despite her biggest fear coming true.  NOTE: If you know some great sources for contemporary mystery writers for the Kindle, please let me know, so I can pass them along to Darlene.

Quote: from a book about Afghanistan being read this week by the President-Elect, Ghost Wars by Steve Coll.

Comments: Do you read YOUR Kindle during takeoff and landing?  And, good news on book sales from David Emberson.

Please feel free to leave me a voice comment by calling 206-666-2713 or a text comment at PodChronicles@gmail.com or as a comment here on the show notes page.

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15 Dave Emberson

2008-10-31
Length: 36s

News: The Motley Fool asserts that Oprah has saved Amazon.

Tech Tip: What are those white boxes to the right of some items on the home screen?

Interview: Dave Emberson, author of The Kindle Cookbook: How to Do Everything the Manual Doesn't Tell You.

Quote: Technology Review's editor Jason Pontin has some advice for the next president.

Comments: Stephen Windwalker, Kesler Woodward, and Linda Hopkins.

You can leave a voice comment by calling 206-666-2713 or by emailing me an .mp3 audio file at PodChronicles@gmail.com .  You can leave text comments at that email address or here on the show notes page. I'd love to hear from you!

Music for my podcast is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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14 Evan Schnittman

2008-10-24
Length: 36s

Kindle News: Oprah gets behind the Kindle in a big way, including a $50-off coupon good till November 1st. Also, Amazon reports that 10 percent of its total book titles sold are in Kindle format.

Tech Tip: From The Kindle Cookbook by David Emberson, how to put the MobileRead guide on your Kindle for free book downloads.  (Other good Kindle guides mentioned: Decoding the Kindle by Jim Cheshire and Complete User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle by Stephen Windwalker.

Interview: Evan Schnittman, vice president of business development at Oxford University Press, speculates on why November 19, 2008 may be another big day in the history of the Kindle.

Kindle Quote: Don Juan by Lord Byron, in French.

Comment: Linda Hopkins finds the most expensive book available at the Kindle Store.  Be careful before you click on "purchase".....

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13 Abhishek Singh

2008-10-17
Length: 23s

Interview: Abhi, creator of the Amazon Kindle, Books and Amazon News Blog and the Kindle Social Network for Book Lovers, talks to me from London and details how you can win a free Kindle if you join and participate in his social network before the end of October.

Kindle Quote: The Nigger of Narcissus by Joseph Conrad.

Kindle Comment: A promising overture from someone at Amazon...



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12 Laurel Hicks

2008-10-10
Length: 33s

Kindle News: Faked Photos or a real look at the Kindle 2?

Tech Tip: A recent newbie (me) walks you around the Kindle Korner Yahoo group.

Interview: Laurel Hicks, a moderator of Kindle Korner. On her Kindle: War and Peace by Tolstoy, Works of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov from MobileReference and the blogs Opinionated and An Unamplified Voice, an opera blog.

Kindle Quote: Mmm-good: Campbell Soup fares pretty well in the financial debacle.  An article in Investor's Business Daily.

Comments: Linda Hopkins, Jimmy Buffet video, and a good correction from Greg. 

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11 Darlene

2008-10-03
Length: 32s

Kindle News: Forbes gets it wrong on the iPhone v. the Kindle.

Tech Tip: How to find out there's no Whispernet in Missoula, Montana. Click here for Sprint coverage map.

Interview: My wife, Darlene, opens her Kindle and starts using it.

Quote: The Faith of Barack Obama by Stephen Mansfield.

Comments: Bob Boyken, Sang-Won Kim, Heather Hollick, and Linda.…

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10 Jim Cheshire

2008-09-26
Length: 32s

Kindle News: Amazon passes a milestone with 180,000 titles available in the Kindle Store.

Tech Tip: A light for reading your Kindle in bed when your spouse is trying to sleep.

Interview: Jim Cheshire, author of Decoding the Kindle.

Kindle Quote: from Spirit House, a Vincent Calvino Novel by Christopher G. Moore.

Kindle Comments: audio from Bryan Person, comments on the show notes page from Greg Pyles and Paul. 

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9 Andy Ihnatko

2008-09-19
Length: 33s

Kindle News: Forbes reports on two more would-be Kindle Killers from Plastic Logic and iRex Technologies.

Tech Tip: My 79-year-old mother's clever idea for printing a Kindle page didn't pan out, but I did learn about the expanded location tool from Jim Cheshire's new book, Decoding the Kindle.
 
Interview: Andy Ihnatko, technology columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Kindle Quote: from McCain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking about Hope by the late David Foster Wallace and Jacob Weisberg.

Kindle Comments: Rusty from the show notes page and an audio comment from Paul Higginbotham. 

Music for my podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

To leave an audio comment, please call 206-666-2713.  Email: PodChronicles@gmail.com .

Photo of Andy Ihnatko at MacWorld 2008 by Nonie from Melburne, Australia.  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0.  via Wikipedia

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8 Heather Hollick

2008-09-12
Length: 32s

Kindle News: Kindle snags exclusive for new biographies of Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain.  Jim Cheshire's Decoding the Kindle is released.

Tech Tip: How to highlight a section of text which begins on one screen and ends on the next. Also, Jan Zlendich's tip for helping your Kindle make it home if you leave it somewhere.

The "What's on Your Kindle Interview?": Heather Hollick of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with a clever way to move lots of reading material from the web to the Kindle as .pdf files.  UPDATE: Here are some items on Heather's Kindle:
   Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
   Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
   The Huffington Post blog.

Kindle Quote: Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker.

Kindle Comments: Al, and Bryce Craig of Santa Barbara, California.

Music for my podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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7 Jan Zlendich

2008-09-05
Length: 34s

Kindle News: Andy Ihnatko's possibly prophetic piece in Macworld titled, "How Apple Could Make e-books work and why Steve Jobs could do what Jeff Bezos hasn't."

Tech Tip: How to put your Kindle on cruise control.  (Hat tip to chelsea etitameh on the Kindle  Korner Yahoo Group. )

The "What's On Your Kindle?" Interview: Jan Zlendich of Tucson, Arizona, created The Kindle Reader blog while she waited for her Kindle to arrive last year.  In our phone interview on September 3, 2008, she gives a librarian's literate view of the Kindle.  Among the items on her 55 pages of Home screen are the following:  Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Daniel Klein, "Shade" a short story by Stephen Gould available for free download in Kindle format (Mobipocket) from Tor, Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 2,730 Pages by Ammon Shea, and subscriptions to Time, Asimov's Science Fiction, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and the blog TVNewser .

Kindle Quote: from The Nigger of Narcissus by Joseph Conrad, a free download from Feedbooks.  Beginning at Locations 409-14.

Kindle Comments by Bruce Kessel (who linked to NYT story putting end to rumor of new Kindle this year), dorianN and Patricia Hawn.

Music for my podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

To leave an audio comment, please call 206-666-2713.  Email: PodChronicles@gmail.com .

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6 Randal Schwartz

2008-08-28
Length: 32s

Kindle News: We have fresh rumors of new student-oriented Kindle models coming as soon as September from Andrea James of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Peter Burrows of Business Week's The Tech Beat.  This led John C. Dvorak to increase the warmth of his Kindle assessment compared with his initial scoffing on This Week in Tech just after the Kindle was introduced.  (Note to social-network savvy Amazon exec if you're listening to this podcast: feel free to call me at 303-919-7187 if you'd like to arrange for The Kindle Chronicles to evaluate a review unit of the any new Kindle...)

LATE-BREAKING REPORT WHICH DIDN'T MAKE THE PODCAST: Via Jim Cheshire, I see the New York Times today is quoting Craig Berman, Amazon’s chief spokesman, as saying, "One thing I can tell you for sure is that there will be NO new version of the Kindle this year. A new version is possible sometime next year at the earliest.” I hope that's just smoke.

Tech Tip: Adrienne Cousins on the Yahoo Kindle Korner group has posted several bookmark files which make it much easier to reach web sites on the Kindle. Also, Jim Cheshire of DecodingTheKindle recommends Skweezer to format blogs for quicker and cleaner viewing on the Kindle. Hat tip to Stephen Windwalker for suggesting Adrienne's bookmarks.

The "What's on Your Kindle?" Interview: My guest this week is Randal L. Schwartz of Stonehenge. We met at a photography workshop last week conducted by Chris Marquardt of the Tips from the Top Floor podcast.   Randal recommends Baen Books as a great source of inexpensive quality books for the Kindle, especially in the science fiction category.  A favorite of his is James P. Hogan.

Kindle Quote: "Fear Oratory Will Be Obama's Undoing" by Edward Luce.

Kindle Comments by Bob Boyken, RobinTX and Steven Schwindt.

Music for my podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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5 Joe Wikert - mp3

2008-08-21
Length: 32s

This is the .mp3 version of episode 5 featuring an interview with Joe Wikert.

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5 Joe Wikert

2008-08-21
Length: 32s

The "What's on Your Kindle?" interview this week is with Joe Wikert, creator of the Kindleville blog and vice president & executive publisher within the Professional Trade Division of John Wiley & Sons.  Here is some of what's on Joe's Kindle:
Subscriptions to The New York Times and Time Magazine
Samples of Predictably Irrational, Obsessive Branding Disorder, and Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office

Kindle News - The Financial Times arrives! The EFF asks tough questions of the publishing industry.  Seth Godin gets skeptical.

Kindle Tech Tip - QuickFics points us to EchoDitto's fix for partial RSS feeds.  And the difference between Previous Page and Back.

Kindle Quote - I can't believe I'm quoting this book...

Kindle Comments - dorianN tells how her Kindle saved her from what could have been a very sad fate.  Heather Hollick wins a prize for saving a podcaster from laziness.

Music for my podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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4 Bill Bulger .mp3

2008-08-15
Length: 48s

This is the .mp3 version of Episode 4, which features a "What's on Your Kindle?" interview with Bill Bulger, 74, in active retirement after serving for 17 years as president of the Massachusetts State Senate and seven years as president of the University of Massachusetts.


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4 Bill Bulger

2008-08-14
Length: 48s

This week's "What's on Your Kindle?" Interview is with Bill Bulger, 74, a legendary Massachusetts politician from South Boston who served 17 years as president of the state Senate and 7 years as president of the University of Massachusetts.  We visited at his home, and afterward his wife, Mary, revealed exactly why she bought her husband a Kindle.  His book is not in Kindle version yet - click on the link to let his publisher know you'd like that changed!  

UPDATE: Two items on Bill Bulger's Kindle are Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel G. Amen and Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories by Elmore Leonard.

Kindle News: The financial analyst heard round the Kindlesphere-reverberations from a Citi analyst's doubling of his earlier estimate of Kindle sales this year and NYT perspective here; Amazon adds a way to ping publishers who are not yet on the Kindle train (an item from Cush), and how 17 syllables might win you a Kindle.

Tech Tip: Do's and Don'ts with an SD card, including screenshot tip from Stephen Windwalker.  More on using FeedBooks for free RSS feeds.

Kindle Quote: from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beacher Stowe

Kindle Comment: Cory in Fla

New contest: the first person whose audio comment I use on the next episode will receive a $10 gift certificate at the Amazon Store.  Phone in your coment to 206-666-2713 or attach an .mp3 file to email to PodChronicles@gmail.com. I also welcome text comments here or at the email address.   Thanks for listening!

Special audio extra: Bill Bulger singing a solo with the Boston Symphony.

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3 Stephen Windwalker mp3

2008-08-08
Length: 46s

This is the .mp3 version of this week's episode featuring a "What's on Your Kindle?" interview with author Stephen Windwalker.

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3 Stephen Windwalker

2008-08-08
Length: 46s

Kindle News:
Electronic newspaper readers in Germany and France, as well Dave Lester's Treeless Systems project in Denver that I profiled in a podcast two years ago.
A rosy view of the Kindle's future sales and one not so rosy.
One thing NOT to do with your Kindle.
A Free Webinar, "Leveraging the Kindle - How to maximize the Kindle's benefits to your readers and your business," by Joe Wikert set for August 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. ET.   Joe is author of the Kindleville blog.

Kindle Tech Tip:
How to use FeedBooks to load RSS news feeds onto your Kindle for free.

The "What's on Your Kindle Interview?" - Stephen Windwalker, author of the current Number 10 Kindle seller, How to Use the Amazon Kindle for Email & Over 100 Pages of Other Cool Tips (The Complete User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle. I taped the interview after lunch on August 6, 2008, at Casablanca in Harvard Square, Cambridge.  Steve describes his experience writing for the Kindle and tells what changes he hopes to see in the next version.

Here is some of what's on his 14 pages of Kindle titles:
The TechCrunch blog
The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
Free Amazon Daily Blog
The New York Times

Kindle Quote: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.

Kindle Comment: Bob Boyken of Bloomington, Indiana

Phone comment line: 206-666-2713.  Please call and leave a comment, suggest someone for a "What's on Your Kindle Interview?" or offer ideas to improve this podcast.  I look forward to hearing from you!

UPDATE: Click Here for .mp3 file. (Thanks to FeedBooks co-founder Hadrien Gardeur for the tip, which should enable us to read the full show notes on the Kindle and listen to podcast at the same time.  I'm going to try it now....)

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2 C.C. Chapman mp3

2008-08-01
Length: 36s

mp3 version of Episode 2 featuring "What's On Your Kindle" interview with C.C. Chapman.

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2 C.C. Chapman

2008-08-01
Length: 36s

The "What's on Your Kindle?" Interview: A telephone conversation with C.C. Chapman, who runs a digital marketing company called The Advance Guard and is host of the Accident Hash, Managing the Gray and U-Turn Cafe podcasts.  His informative comments include how he uses the Kindle to inspire him onward in writing a current manuscript.  What's on C.C's Kindle: subscriptions to The Boston Globe and Newsweek and Time magazines, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, personal .pdf documents, two books he can't talk about, and a manuscript he's working on.

Kindle News: Spirit House, a Christopher G. Moore novel being offered for free on the Kindle through Aug. 28th, Josh Quittner's glowing Kindle review in Time, the Kindle Social Network, and my fruitless hunt for independent confirmation of the CrunchGear rumor of a new Kindle coming in October.

Tech Tips: a hardware fix at 30K feet, keyboard shortcuts, and how to change the text justification. 

Kindle Quote: inspiring words from The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie.

Kindle Comments: SCG, Baratunde Thurston, and Kesler Woodward.
 
Music for the podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

I'd REALLY like to include your feedback in this podcast, so please don't be shy: leave a comment at 206-666-2713 or email an audio file or text message to me at PodChronicles@gmail.com, or leave a comment here.

The Kindle Chronicles is now listed for free subscription at the iTunes Store.  Please leave a comment!

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1 Baratunde Thurston - mp3 version

2008-07-27
Length: 27s

On this debut episode of The Kindle Chronicles, the "What's on Your Kindle?" interview is with The Onion's web-and-election wizard Baratunde Thurston, a comedian and blogger who offers great suggestions for a wished-for social network capability for the Kindle, and how the device has changed the way he reads.  Here is some of what's on Baratunde's Kindle:

The Scar by China Mieville
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky
The Daily Kos
treehugger
The Huffington Post
ReadWriteWeb
The New York Times

Also in this episode, News of rumors of a new Kindle in October, a Tech Tip for changing the images on your screen in sleep mode, and a Kindle Quote from Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
 
Music for the podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

I'd REALLY like to include listener feedback in this podcast, so please don't be shy: leave a comment at 206-666-2713 or email an audio file or text message to me at PodChronicles@gmail.com, or leave a message here in the comments.

Photo of Baratunde Thurston reading his Kindle on the subway is courtesy of Silicon Alley Insider.…

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1 Baratunde Thurston

2008-07-26
Length: 27s

On this debut episode of The Kindle Chronicles, the "What's on Your Kindle?" interview is with The Onion's web-and-election wizard Baratunde Thurston, a comedian and blogger who offers great suggestions for a wished-for social network capability for the Kindle, and how the device has changed the way he reads.  Here is some of what's on Baratunde's Kindle:

The Scar by China Mieville
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky
The Daily Kos
treehugger
The Huffington Post
ReadWriteWeb
The New York Times

Also in this episode, News of rumors of a new Kindle in October, a Tech Tip for changing the images on your screen in sleep mode, and a Kindle Quote from Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
 
Music for the podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

I'd REALLY like to include listener feedback in this podcast, so please don't be shy: leave a comment at 206-666-2713 or email an audio file or text message to me at PodChronicles@gmail.com, or leave a message here in the comments.

Photo of Baratunde Thurston reading his Kindle on the subway is courtesy of Silicon Alley Insider.…

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About Len Edgerly

2008-07-25

Len Edgerly, a graduate of Harvard College (1972) and the Harvard Business School (1977) has worked as a business journalist at The Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin, editor of an energy magazine in Casper, Wyoming, and an executive at a natural gas company based in Denver.  After early retirement, he earned a Masters in Fine Arts in poetry from Bennington College and has served on arts policy boards, including the Western States Arts Federation, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.

He and his wife divide their time between Denver and Cambridge, Mass.  He has been podcasting since December, 2006 at the Audio Pod Chronicles and Video Pod Chronicles. He has no affiliation with Amazon beyond that of an enthusiastic early purchaser of the Kindle.…

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