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Jun 8, 2017

Co-founder and chief publishing officer of Unbound

Interview starts at 8:56 and ends at 42:25

“It’s not so much the elephant in the room. We are the room inside the elephant, if you look at the size that Amazon is growing as an online retailer. That kind of troubles me, because I feel a little bit like when publishing does get round to direct-to-consumer it will already be too late. ”


“Amazon Will Be the Fifth Largest Bookstore Chain” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly - June 1, 2017

Amazon Fresh

“Amazon is going after Walmart with a 45 percent discount on Prime for lower-income shoppers” by Jason Del Rey at Recode - June 6, 2017

Tech Tips

“Amazon Unveils New Kindle Highlight and Note System” by Michael Kozlowski at Good E Reader - June 6, 2017

Interview with John Mitchinson

John Mitchinson on TKC 213 in 2012


Unbound co-founders Justin Pollard and Dan Kiernan

QI (Quite Interesting), the BBC quiz show

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Unbound books by Jonathan Meades and Jonathan Coe

Morgan Entrekin, president and publisher of Grove/Atlantic Books, cofounder of the Literary Hub website (Click here for Morgan’s appearance on The Kindle Chronicles in May of 2016 at BookExpo America.)

Unbound’s Backlisted podcast hosted by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller (author of The Year of Reading Dangerously) at SoundCloud and iTunes

Unbound Digital books at

A Murder of Crows by Ian Skewis

The Elegant Art of Falling Apart by Jessica Jones - $10.99 on Kindle, or $7.00 at Unbound (.mobi file download)

A Box of Birds by Charles Fernyhough - $7.00 at Unbound

Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience compiled by Shaun Usher - $15.39 on Kindle or $22.97 in hardcover at; $15 eBook or $35 special hardback edition at Unbound

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (Unbound)

Tatterdemalion by Sylvia Linsteadt, illustrated by Rima Staines (Unbound)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon


“5 Good Summer Reads” by Bill Gates at Gates Notes - May 22, 2017

Book Riot podcast with mention of Gates’s 5 Summer reads

Next Week’s Guest

Jeff O’Neal, executive editor and co-founder of Book Riot

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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