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Dec 16, 2016

Author of the Making Book blog 

Interview ‪starts at 14:03 and ends at 44:31

"The idea that Barnes & Noble can make it by sort of becoming a small specialist, cozy bookstore is kind of delusional. It’s a big organization!"


Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos’s tweet announcing first Prime Air delivery - December 14, 2016

Jeremy Clarkson Prime Air video - November, 2015

Amazon White Papers on recommended drone access policy and revised air space model

WSJ Tech News Briefing podcast on Prime Air 

More coverage of Prime Air at Wired, BBC, PC Magazine, and ABC


Tech Tip

To have Alexa play this podcast, say “Alexa, on Tune-in Radio, play The Kindle Chronicles podcast.”

You might also try this: “Alexa, sing O Christmas Tree”

“Amazon Fire TV Interface gets a makeover with new firmware” by Alejandro at htpc Beginner - December 2, 2016

Software update 5.8.7 for Kindle Oasis

Good deals on Kindle covers via TKC listener Marc:

  Inateck Kindle Cases Starting from $6.59 + Free Shipping via Slickdeals Hot Deals Forum

  Inateck Online via Amazon is discounting the following cases:

  Kindle Paperwhite Microfibril PU Leather Case [] code: KPCOFF40

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Interview with Richard Hollick

Making Book blog

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin

Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei (with More Ways) by Eliot Weinberger

“Dylan’s Nobel” at Making Book - December 13, 2016

“Bob Dylan: The Music Travels, the Poetry Stays Home” by Tim Parks at The New York Review of Books - October 16, 2016

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone - available on Kindle at $15.99 for pre-order with delivery ‪January 31, 2017

“B&N’s Misunderstanding” at Making Book - November 16, 2016

“Google Deletes Artist’s Blog: He Has No Backup, and Only Himself to Blame” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader - July 14, 2016

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Note on Last Week’s Bluehost outage

Next Week’s Guest

Matthew Rubery, author of The Untold Story of the Talking Book, published last month by Harvard University Press. Click here for the Audible version.

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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