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May 13, 2016

Accessibility Architect at Amazon’s Lab126
 
Interview starts at 9:45 and ends at 39:50
 
We continually evaluate ways we can make reading on the Kindle more enjoyable, more comfortable, more accessible. This led us to create the Bookerly font. This led us to include the open-source OpenDyslexic font. So we continue to evaluate and bring innovations to our customers. 
 
 
News
“Amazon borrows from YouTube script, opens marketplace to video creators” by Angel Gonzalez at The Seattle Times - May 10, 2016
“Google’s Answer to Amazon’s Echo is code-named ‘Chirp’ and is landing soon” by Marg Bergen at The Verge - May 11, 2016
“Forget Amazon’s Echo: Lexi lets you speak to Alexa through your phone” by MIX at TheNextWeb - May 6, 2016
“Move Over Lexi - Roger Puts Amazon Alexa in Your iPhone for Free” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader - May 12, 2016
Free Roger app for iOS
“Goodreads launches free e-book giveaway promotions for $119 fee” by Chris Meadows at TeleRead - May 6, 2016
 
Tech Tip
Audible’s new Send This Book feature
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Audible) - email me at PodChronicles AT gmail DOT com if you’d like me to send you a free copy of this audiobook, using Audible’s new Send This Book Book Feature
 
Interview with Peter Korn
Amazon’s guide to VoiceView
Kindle Paperwhite blind and visually impaired readers bundle
My Coverage of VoiceView at TeleRead and The Kindle Chronicles - May 10, 2016
 
Content
 
Next Week’s Show
Interviews and observations from Book Expo America in Chicago
My BEA Liveblog posts on Goodreads author tips and Rethinking the Standard Author Contract
 
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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