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Feb 6, 2016

Creator of the I Love My Kindle Blog
 
Interview starts at 10:46 and ends at 44:02
If people were evolving away from reading long-form reading, we would not have series. But right now people will say, “Oh yes, that’s great. It’s a 200-page book, but I want a thousand pages about this character. So I think you can make an argument that people are more into long-form reading that they were in the past.
 
News
“Mall CEO claims Amazon Books will open up to 400 physical storefronts” by Sam Machkovech at ars technica - February 2, 2016
“Amazon Plans Hundreds of Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores, Mall CEO Says” by Greg Bensinger at The Wall Street Journal - February 2, 2016
Business Insider photos of Amazon’s Seattle Book Store - February 3, 2016
“Unsubstantiated Rumor: Amazon to Open as Many as 400 Bookstores” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader - February 2, 2016
Woody Allen interview in May, 2015 in which he whines about Amazon deal
 
Tech Tip
“Amazon’s Echo speaker can finally order you an Uber” at The Verge - February 5, 2016
“Amazon’s Kindle e-readers are getting a big software update soon” by Sam Byford at The Verge - February 3, 2016
5.7.2 Software update pages at Amazon.com for Kindle Voyage, Paperwhite (6th Generation), and Kindle
“CBS Sports app for the Fire TV expected to be released this week in time for Super Bowl 50"
 
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I Love My Kindle blog
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The Collected I Love My Kindle Blog Volume 1
The Measured Circle blog by Bufo Calvin
“How an e-book is like a treadmill at the gym” by Bufo Calvin
 
Content
Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold, an AmazonCrossing translation into English. Available as a free advance download for Prime members through Kindle First if you have not already downloaded a Kindle First book for February.
 
Next Week’s Guest
Len Vlahos, new owner of The Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver
 
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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