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Aug 30, 2014

Open Road Media’s executive director of consumer engagement Interview starts at 15:13 Who put the “social” in social media? That’s one human being making a connection with another human being—so Bill Gates read someone else’s copy of the book [Business Adventures by John Brooks] a million years ago, and...


Aug 22, 2014

Amazon’s Director of Student Programs Interview starts at 15:59 Everything that’s available on Amazon is available at the Purdue Student Store. The way to think about it is, once you’ve activated the co-branding or entered Purdue mode, you are really experiencing a personalized version of the Amazon site. But the...


Aug 16, 2014

Author of Born Reading (with daughter Olive) Interview starts at 11:27 I knew then that I had come up with a pretty good mix. I knew she had a print book that she liked, and I knew she had an audiobook that she liked, and I knew she had something on the iPad that she could do […]


Aug 9, 2014

Editor of TeleRead Interview starts at 18:34 I think Amazon has done a better PR job. I think that they’re going to end up getting what they want, because I think Hachette needs them more than Amazon needs Hachette. Show Notes and Links: News “Safari Begins Next Chapter as an O’Reilly Media Company” by Andrew...


Aug 2, 2014

CEO of Safari Books Online Interview starts at 20:55 I don’t have any firsthand knowledge about how things have looked on the Kindle Unlimited side, though it’s certainly notable that for now, at least, I don’t think any of the Big Five trade publishers are participating. Show Notes and Links: News “ComiXology...