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The Kindle Chronicles Interview:

200 Million Free Downloads and Counting, Exclusively Yours – How Amazon Has Attracted A Quarter of A Million “Kindle Exclusive” Titles with KDP Select

Len Edgerly Interviews Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s Vice President of Kindle Content

(Ed. Note: In this week’s column, Len focuses primarily on how the KDP Select and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library programs benefit authors. But they’re also a huge benefit to readers, both because of the free borrowing highlighted in the next article and because KDP Select allows the authors and publishers to offer the thousands of […]

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Fingers in the Dike: How Some Indie Booksellers Are Fiddling, Fussing and Fibbing in the Face of Innovation and History

Len Edgerly Interviews Neil Strandberg, Director of Member Technology, American Booksellers Association By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor 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 […]

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The KND Kindle Chronicles Interview: Reading for, and About, Pleasure … or “Henry James on Viagra”

Len Edgerly Interviews Richard Mason, author of History of a Pleasure Seeker By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor When a brilliant author creates a version of his novel for tablet computers, a whole new world of possibilities opens up. That’s what I find so intriguing about Richard Mason’s recently released app, History of a Pleasure Seeker, […]

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The Kindle Chronicles Interview: If you could only read three books during next 12 months, which ones would you choose?

Len Edgerly Interviews Chris Brogan, co-author of The Impact Equation By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor Three books? 12 months? For most Kindle Nation readers, it’s hard to imagine such a choice. But which ones would you choose? In my case, it may take another year for me to finish Tolstoy’s War and Peace at the […]

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The KND-Kindle Chronicles Interview: Reading Books and Feeding Minds, One Kindle at a Time – WorldReader’s Million eBooks Movement Comes to Sub-Saharan Africa

Len Edgerly Interviews David Risher, CEO and Co-founder of Worldreader.org By LEN EDGERLY Contributing Editor It is difficult to imagine how much an eReader like the Kindle can change the life of a student in sub-Saharan Africa. I know that the Kindle has improved the way I read in deep and satisfying ways, adding convenience […]

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The Kindle Chronicles Interview:

In Amazon’s World of Gadgets, It’s Really All About the 4 C’s of the Kindle “Service:”
Catalog, Customer Base, Connectivity, and Convenience

Len Edgerly Interviews Stephen Windwalker, Creator of Kindle Nation Daily By LEN EDGERLY Contributing Editor When Stephen Windwalker and I get together, at least one of us usually brings a new gadget. As creator of Kindle Nation Daily, Steve is on top of all things Kindle, but when he stopped by the Kindle Chronicles studio […]

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The Kindle Chronicles Interview: How a Tiny Boston Start-Up, Amazon (and Authors) Are Plotting to Change the World of Serialized Fiction on Kindle

Welcome to the Third Layer of Publishing: How a Tiny Boston Start-Up, Amazon (and Authors) Are Plotting to Change the World of Serialized Fiction on Kindle Len Edgerly Interviews Yael Goldstein Love, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Plympton By LEN EDGERLY Contributing Editor Welcome to the Third Layer of Publishing. That his how Jennifer 8. […]

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The Kindle Chronicles Interview: Fire Fight: Could New Kindle Fire HD Models Ignite Real Attack on iPad’s Share of Tablet Market?

Len Edgerly Interviews James McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research By LEN EDGERLY Contributing Editor Let’s try a multiple-choice quiz as we wait for the Kindle Paperwhite to begin shipping this week, followed by the Kindle Fire HD 8.9” in November. Which of the following will have their business disrupted the most by […]

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The KND Kindle Chronicles Interview: Not Just Another Jeff B – Amazon Publishing VP Jeff Belle on Kindle Serials and the “Virtual Water Cooler”

(Ed. Note: Longtime Kindle Nation readers may remember Jeff Belle as one of the first sponsors of Kindle Nation Daily way back in September 2010 with his debut novella, ‘Carlos The Impossible’ — “a ‘Ferdinand’ for grown-ups … a sort of love story: part tall tale, part sad, sly amusement, and part subtle, comic fable […]

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The KND Kindle Chronicles Interview: Going Back to the Roots and Forward to the Future of the eBook Revolution – Len Edgerly Interviews Sri Peruvemba, chief marketing officer, E Ink Holdings

By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor Most of the big news in eBooks these days comes out Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, but the eBook Revolution actually started right here in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prof. Joseph M. Jacobson of the M.I.T. Media Lab and one of his students, Barrett Comiskey, filed the original patent on October 25, 1996 […]

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