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Sep 25, 2015

General Manager of Amazon’s Kindle Scout
 
Interview starts at 16:58 and ends at 44:45
 
It’s really the best part of the job. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not either extremely proud as a publisher or really inspired as a human.
 
Intro
Agents of Change conference on September 25, 2015, in Portland, Maine hosted by Rich Brooks of Flyte Media
   Click here if you are interested in purchasing a digital pass to AOC for $199.
 
News
Note: You can sign up as a new member for Amazon Prime membership for just $67 on Friday, September 25, 2015. The offer celebrates Amazon’s win of five Emmys for “Transparent” at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. The deal begins at 12 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT. Press Release.
“The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print is Far from Dead” by Alexandra Alter at The New York Times - September 22, 2015
Author Earnings
“Will the Supreme Court Take Apple’s E-Book Appeal?” by Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly - September 18, 2015
Mike Shatzkin’s post about the demise of Oyster and Alexandra Alter’s piece - September 23, 2015
 
Interview with Dina Hilal
Kindle Scout
“Kindle Scout Success: An Aspiring Author’s Journey” by Christina Taylor at Publishers Weekly - September 17, 2015
Kindle Press titles mentioned: Rising Tide (SIRENS, Book 1) by T. L. Zalecki, Eddie & Sunny: A Love Story by Stacey Cochran, Royal Date by Sariah Wilson, Grave of Hummingbirds by Jennifer Skutelsky, Wrangling Echoes by B. Breckenridge, Housebroken by The Behrg, The Dead of Summer by Heather Balog, Her Billionaire Bodyguard Bridegroom by Lisa Weaver
“Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Expands Globally, Remains English-Only” by Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch
Oyster blog post on sunsetting its book subscription service 
 
Next Week’s Guest
James McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research
 
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 Persepctive" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. 
 
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