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Jul 11, 2015

My wife the amazing art quilter and Kindle enthusiast
 
Interview starts at 14:08 and ends at 39:48
 
A friend of mine said, “How many times have you dropped a Paperwhite in the tub?” And she’s right. I never have. And so at that point I decided that I was just going to hold the Kindle, and if it fell into the tub I would deal with it.
 
News
“Half of Net Proceeds Is the Fair Royalty Rate for E-Books” at the Authors Guild - July 9, 2015
“Bread and Roses” by Hugh Howey at The Wayfinder - January 24, 2014
Opinion: Apple Watch sales plunge 90%” by Brett Arends at MarketWatch - July 8, 2015
“Apple Watch Sales Aren’t Looking So Hot” by Aaron Tilley at Forbes - July 1, 2015
“After crushing rival smartwatch sales, Apple Watch portrayed as doomed by CNBC” by Daniel Eran Dilger at Apple Insider - June 28, 2015
Apple WatchCast episode 18
My 2014 interview with the cofounders of Spritz in TKC 323
Bigger than Black Friday? Amazon Prime Day - July 15, 2015 
Prime Music $100,000 Sweepstakes
 
Tech Tip
How to disable Kindle Word Wise on your Paperwhite:
1. Start at the home screen
2. Tap on the menu icon at upper right.
3. Tap on Settings.
4. Tap on Reading Options.
5. Tap on Language Learning.
6. Turn Word Wise off. You can also turn off Vocabulary Builder.
 
Interview with my wife Darlene
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Authors discussed in the interview: 
Harry Bingham’s Fiona Griffiths books -
1. Talking to the Dead: A Novel 
2. Love Story, With Murders: A Novel 
3. The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths - $2.51 on Kindle
4. This Thing of Darkness (available for pre-order for $3.99 with delivery July 30, 2015)
Julie Hyzy's  White House Chef Mysteries
Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs Mystery series
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
J. A. Jance’s Ali Reynolds series and J.P. Beaumont series
     Dance of the Bones: A J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel by J. A. Jance  - available for Kindle preorder for $15.99 (!) with delivery on September 8, 2015, price set by the publisher, HarperCollins
The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel by Tom Rachman
Stephen White’s Alan Gregory series
Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire Mysteries
Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and the Bosch Amazon Original Series
C J Box's Joe Picket series
Lee Child’s Amazon page
 
Content
“Reading War and Peace on my iPhone” by Clive Thompson at BookRiot
 
Comments
 
Next Week’s Guest
Amy Edelman, founder and president of IndieReader
 

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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