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May 13, 2017

Digital and Archival Publishing Manager for The Associated Press

Interview starts at 12:51 and ends at 40:01

“I really try to get people to understand that every little basic functionality within e-books that Amazon keeps introducing--whether it’s their X-ray feature or Kindle Lending Library or whatever it might be within the e-book world or within the connection with the social-media platform Goodreads--these are all enhancements to your reading experience.”

News

Introducing Echo Show

“Amazon’s ‘Echo Show’ gives Alexa the Touchscreen it Needed” by David Pierce at Wired - May 9, 2017

Alexa Calling and Message (Amazon help page)

April Hamilton on Alexa’s new calling and messaging

Jeff Bezos at the Internet Association gala (video)

Tech Tips

Apple AirPods

Interview with Peter Costanzo

The Associated Press

Content

Dwight D. Eisenhower: An Associated Press Biography by Relman Morin

Saigon Has Fallen by Peter Arnett

My Time with the Kings: A Reporter’s Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement by Kathryn Johnson

Divided America: An AP Guide to the Fracturing of a Nation edited by Jerry Schwartz

Click here for a full list of books published by The Associated Press

Under the Scarlet Sky: A Novel by Mark Sullivan

Next Week’s Guest

Jennifer Gunnels, a co-creator of Tor Labs, a new, experimental imprint of Tor Books. Tor Labs’s first project will be Steal the Stars, directed by Mac Rogers, whose podcast serial LifeAfter is an amazingly powerful audio drama.

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 Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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