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Jan 27, 2018

Senior Vice President & Publisher at Open Road Integrated Media

Interview starts at 11:28 and ends at 34:48

“No company in publishing right now is better aligned with Amazon in terms of our focus on the customer experience, in terms of our focus on eBooks and driving growth in eBooks.”

News

Amazon Go video

“Amazon Go: convenience and concern at new checkout-free corner shop” by Mark Harris at The Guardian - January 22, 2018

Amazon’s listing of 42 Amazon Go jobs open

“Amazon Go draws crowds” by Matt Day at The Seattle Times - January 22, 2018

“Here’s what it’s like to shop at Seattle’s Amazon Go cashierless convenience store” by Christine Clarridge at The Seattle Times - January 22, 2018

“The Amazon Go store - techy-cool or creepy-weird?” by Elizabeth Weise at USA Today - January 26, 2018

“Amazon’s Checkout-Free Store Makes Shopping Feel Like Shoplifting” by Jake Bullinger at The Atlantic - January 24, 2018

“New Walmart Partnership Brings Retailer into the E-Book Game” by John Maher at Publishers Weekly - January 26, 2018

“Apple’s Getting Back Into the E-Book Fight Against Amazon” by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg - January 25, 2018

“Apple’s iBooks Director at Digital Book World: Liveblog” at The Kindle Chronicles - June, 2015

“Thoughts on Apple Books” by Bradley Metrock at Digital Book World - January 25, 2018

Tech Tips

“Has Blocking text-to-speech access ended?” by Bufo Calvin at I Love My Kindle - November 28, 2017

Suzanne Skyvara’s Notes & Highlights for Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio - Goodreads

Interview with Jon Fine

Open Road Integrated Media

“Jon Fine Joins Open Road Integrated Media as SVP and Publisher” - press release October 27, 2017

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Open Road’s Early Bird Books email newsletter

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) by Philip Pullman

Agatha Christie mysteries published by Open Road

Content

Summer Doorways: A Memoir by W. S. Merwin

“The Durrells in Corfu” PBS series

Comments

Greg Montague’s “A Good App Gone Bad” thread at Goodreads Audiobooks Group

Recommended by Eolake Stobblehouse: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series

“Where do you get your story ideas? - Life Expectancy” by Dean Koontz

Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

The Blacklist, an original Netflix series

The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Margaret Jull Costa (recommended by Jean Remple)

Next Week’s Guest

Meg Gardiner, a novelist whose next thriller, Into the Black Nowhere, will be released on January 30th by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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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