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Aug 6, 2016

Senior Editor, AmazonCrossing


Interview starts at 17:02 and ends at 38:04

[Ayse Kulin] is one of many distinguished voices from diverse cultures that we’ve had the pleasure of publishing, and I think she’s actually a really great example of what it is that we’re trying to do here at AmazonCrossing



“Amazon Resumes Selling Amazon’s Gadgets Four Years After Rift” by Shannon Pettypiece at Bloomberg - August 4, 2016

“Amazon to test drone delivery in partnership with UK government” by Nicky Woolf and Samuel Gibbs at The Guardian - July 25, 2016

Dromida Kodo drone

Amazon Prime Air (YouTube video) - December 1, 2013

“Amazon’s ‘Prime Air’ Cargo Plane is Ready to Deliver Your Packages” at NBC - August 5, 2016

“See Amazon’s Massive New ‘Prime Air’ Cargo Jet Plane” at Time - August 5, 2016

“Amazon’s latest weapon in the e-commerce wars: Its own air force” by Sarah Halzack at The Washington Post - August 5, 2016

Holy Stone RC dump truck  at


Tech Tips

Kindle Unlimited audiobooks

“7 Ways to Take Full Advantage of Your Kindle” by Joel Lee at - August 4, 2016


Interview with Gabriella Page-Fort

“How Amazon came to dominate fiction in translation” by Alison Flood at The Guardian - December 9, 2015

Love in Exile by Ayse Kulin, translated into English by Kenneth Dakan     

Other books translated from Turkish into English by Kenneth Dakan

Last Train to Istanbul: A Novel by Ayse Kulin, translated into English by John W. Baker

Books by Louise Erdrich

Escape by Perihan Magden, translated by Kenneth Dakan

Ali and Ramazan by Perihan Magden, translated by Ruth Whitehouse

Farewell: A Mansion in Occupied Istanbul by Ayse Kulin, translated into English by Kenneth Dakan



Rage by Zygmunt Miloszewski, translated into English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and available for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription

Vellum - a Mac app for formatting eBooks

“Vellum Review: App offers a sleeker way to build ebooks” by Serenity Caldwell at Macworld - January 8, 2014

“Last Call for Summer Reading: 9 Books You’ll Kick Yourself for Not Picking Up” by Adrian Liang at Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog - July 28, 2016


Next Week’s Guest

Sara Nelson, Amazon’s editorial director who last month moved to HarperCollins as vice president, executive editor and special advisor to the publisher.


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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