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COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine
"An expectant mother who lost her baby after falling ill with coded nineteen is urging other women to get vaccinated against the deadly virus kindle Nipper lives in Georgia and had just a short bout with the corona virus but it was enough to cause a miscarriage in July just weeks from her baby boy's due date I did everything I could have possibly done the only thing I could do that I will have to carry with me see her doctor says the placenta was infected with the virus which likely hindered the baby's ability to get oxygen and nutrients nippers teamed up with Amanda Harrison who contracted cove it it had to be intubated but she and her baby survived and then it's almost like a survivor's guilt the two women are sharing stories in an attempt to persuade pregnant women to get covert nineteen vaccinations to protect themselves and their babies I'm Jackie Quinn
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Everything You Need to Know
"Itself seemed to leak updated kindle paper white devices with larger six point eight inch displays in two variants eight gigabytes for one hundred and forty nine dollars canadian and thirty two gigabytes for two hundred and nine dollars ninety nine cents canadian both with seventeen. Led's quoting good e reader. Amazon is going to be releasing a new kindle paper white in the next few days the reader will have a six point eight inch screen and we'll come. In two variants the kindle paper white five will have eight gigabytes of storage and the kindle paper white signature edition we'll have thirty two gigabytes of storage the product listings are not live but you can learn a little bit about the new devices on the product description page of the kindle basic and can oasis currently. You can view those on the canadian site. They have product pages but they linked to a four page right now. The new kindle paper white five and paperwork five signature edition will both employ a six point eight inch screen with three hundred p. p. i. And the screen will be flush with the basil they will have seventeen white and amber led lights. So you'll be able to use the typical display and it also has the same color temperature system the kennel oasis three employees. This lighting system is a huge upgrade. The paperweight for only has five. Led lights these signature edition will also have auto adjusting light sensors so they will automatically change the brightness of the screen based on the environmental lighting. It will also have wireless charging capabilities and amazon. We'll be selling a new kit. You will be able to connect to wi fi to purchase audio books and e books on the amazon bookstore. The product listing page does not mention a cellular version for an extra fee the kindle paper white five will retail for one hundred forty nine dollars canadian and the eight gigabyte model for two hundred nine dollars. Ninety nine cents. Canadian for the kindle signature edition the prices will likely be lower in the united states when the listing goes live in a couple of days. You can bookmark the product description pages right now and they will likely be going live sometime in the next twenty four hours and quote.
Amazon Leaks New Kindle Paperwhite With Larger 6.8-Inch Display
"This one is not an official release but an official leak. Maybe amazon itself seemed to leak updated kindle paper white devices with larger six point eight inch displays in two variants eight gigabytes for one hundred and forty nine dollars canadian and thirty two gigabytes for two hundred and nine dollars ninety nine cents canadian both with seventeen. Led's quoting good e reader. Amazon is going to be releasing a new kindle paper white in the next few days the reader will have a six point eight inch screen and we'll come. In two variants the kindle paper white five will have eight gigabytes of storage and the kindle paper white signature edition we'll have thirty two gigabytes of storage the product listings are not live but you can learn a little bit about the new devices on the product description page of the kindle basic and can oasis currently. You can view those on the canadian site. They have product pages but they linked to a four page right now. The new kindle paper white five and paperwork five signature edition will both employ a six point eight inch screen with three hundred p. p. i. And the screen will be flush with the basil they will have seventeen white and amber led lights. So you'll be able to use the typical display and it also has the same color temperature system the kennel oasis three employees. This lighting system is a huge upgrade. The paperweight for only has five. Led lights these signature edition will also have auto adjusting light sensors so they will automatically change the brightness of the screen based on the environmental lighting. It will also have wireless charging capabilities and amazon. We'll be selling a new kit. You will be able to connect to wi fi to purchase audio books and e books on the amazon bookstore. The product listing page does not mention a cellular version for an extra fee the kindle paper white five will retail for one hundred forty nine dollars canadian and the eight gigabyte model for two hundred nine dollars. Ninety nine cents. Canadian for the kindle signature
"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"So i invite darling. Backup to the lab to see if i can help her. Use the new update. I wanna give you just some background about it. That i've learned also just from my own experience. This new update for the kindle software was released. I think in august and it applies to the past six years of kindle devices oasis basic kindle paper white And that goes back. It includes the kindle that charleena's reading on which is actually an oac's eighth generation a smaller version of it which she preferred to the current oasis and that one was released in july of two thousand sixteen so Her her always was almost old enough. That it might not have gotten this latest update but unfortunately for her it did receive it and also my oasis which is the tenth generation and it came out in twenty thousand. Nine hundred has the new update as well in general. What this redesign of the kindle interface is. It's very much like the design which was brought to iphones ipads. The applications can laps Back in october of two thousand seventeen and at that time. I had a chance to interview two of the kindle team executives seth macaroni and michael torres about exactly what they were doing with this major update of the iowa's interface and i remember it was pretty. I was impressed with the work that had gone into it. Made some fundamental to the way you navigate your books on an iphone or an ipad and it. Now you can see. Sort of echoes of that. Same kind of design in new kindle update probably the one which is most apparent as as i think about how how it's looking from darlene. Point of view when you open up the ios app you see two views. One is called home and one is called library. And now on the kindle app you have a similar choice along the bottom of the page And whichever view is current. One that you're looking at it will be underline. So if you're if you see the word home underlined. You're looking at the home view. And if you see library underlined means you're looking at the library. View home includes a link to your kindle library so if you start out at home you can pretty quickly get to a view of all of your books But the other thing that the home page is designed.
Apple to Let Reader Apps Link to Sign up Websites
"Part of an agreement with japan fair trade commission apple announced it will let developers of reader apps like netflix spotify and kindle directly linked customers to a sign up website. The commission has been investigating apple since two thousand sixteen for suspected violations of the anti-monopoly act and this agreement will close that investigation in the press. Release apple appeared to clarify what constitutes reader app saying developers. Rear apps do not offer in-app digital goods and services for purchase
The Best Investment I Ever Made for My IT Education Career
"Etc. The best investment i ever made was listening to In reading business based podcasts. Books audiobooks all that kind of Anything related to business and so it's always a difficult conversation when you start talking about education in business in the same context because You know people don't necessarily want to think about education as a business but for me it was really learning how to run in my career like it was a business and really learning how to promote and market myself. How to package up my skills. In a way that was necessary for employers as i've done some consulting work with With educational institutions and companies. That may be the run at training program. Really just showcasing my skills in my abilities in a way that really makes sense for them. And so when i listened to all these different books audio i had. I had a pretty long commute for a little while and listen to a lot of different audiobooks. Podcasts in purchase went to the library. Had i have an amazon kindle kindle unlimited subscription really just sort of shifting that mindset from one of i m looking for opportunities to teach into become an educator released shifting to one one of i'm going to create those opportunities increases opportunities for myself increase them for other people as well and that was a huge shift for me and i really think it helped Helped my career and helped me build up myself as technology educator. I remember one time. I was at a networking event at you know and it was for cyber security professionals and i was talking to a group of people and somebody had asked me what you know. What kind of degrees do you have to get to be able to teach an into work in administration. That kind of thing. And i said well i have a. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science. I have a master's degree in education. I have a phd in information technology and i was able to merge all those three things together to create. You know some of the opportunities that i've been Ben afforded the wonderful opportunity to do some of these things
Amazon’s Older Kindles Will Start to Lose Their Internet Access in December
"Amazon's kindle readers come with built in data connection meaning. You can buy and download books wherever you are. But that only last as long as the system providing the connectivity does to g connections went away years ago and the bell is now being wrong for three g. Starting in december amazon kindles won't be able to connect by three g meaning. That older kindles without wi fi are left without a connection and three g only kindles will only have their wifi connections devices with wi files. Still be able to access the kindle store of course over wifi and kindles with four g. won't be affected at all amazon's offering some trade ins though if you're going to be in this boat you've got till december to figure it out the first and second gen kindles didn't even have wifi so they get the most generous options. I john owners can get a free kindle oasis first second. Dx and second gen kindle keyboard third gen owners so the first and second dax second gen and kindle keyboard third gen owners can get seventy five dollars off a paper white or oasis and twenty five dollars an e book credits and the rest of the affected batch have wi fi but amazon is still offering fifty dollars off a paper white or no acis in fifteen dollars an e book credits to those
Old Amazon Kindle Devices Will Soon Lose 3G Access
"Amazon's kindle readers come with built in data connection meaning. You can buy and download books wherever you are. But that only last as long as the system providing the connectivity does to g connections went away years ago and the bell is now being wrong for three g. Starting in december amazon kindles won't be able to connect by three g meaning. That older kindles without wi fi are left without a connection and three g only kindles will only have their wifi connections devices with wi files. Still be able to access the kindle store of course over wifi and kindles with four g. won't be affected at all amazon's offering some trade ins though if you're going to be in this boat you've got till december to figure it out the first and second gen kindles didn't even have wifi so they get the most generous options. I john owners can get a free kindle oasis first second. Dx and second gen kindle keyboard third
Interview With Maxwell VanHook, Creative Director at Amazon
"All right so tell us who you are and what you do. I am maxwell van hook. I am from baltimore maryland. Currently my professional life. I am in associate creative director on the amazon devices team. So that basically intel's anything that has alexa in it but it also involves the devices that amazon makes so you can think about your echo. Dots echo shows kindles emerging platforms. Like amazon luna was cloud gaming outside of my professional life. I made music lover. I'm also the co host of designing while black along with becca markham. So that sorta comprises. I am first and foremost. I would say with all of those things i i like to show up as a friend. So i'm disa- friend support system end a champion of other people's dreams. I like to see people succeed like to see people win house the going so far the years been good. I'm not gonna lie to you when kobe hit. I think that i had some psychological in emotional barriers. No just in terms of shifting. My schedule i had a routine i would get up every day. Probably around six thirty seven o'clock Do whatever i need to do for the morning. Get dressed go to work. Probably get coffee. When i went to work. And so it gets kinda monotonous in all of that broke down once kobe hidden so now i'm at home now with my wife and i'm with my cat and nobody's really going outside and so added create new routines for myself. I had to learn how to work out with my home. I learned how to learn how to run with my own idol. Learn how to make sure that was keeping my mind active. No outside of my day to day work and i also need to figure out how to keep myself emotionally and mentally stable. So it's been good. 'cause i learned a lot about myself I really had to scrutinize what i want from life and allow me to be still
Interview With Rick McFarland, Chief Data Officer at LexisNexis
"So. I'm excited to have with us here. Today rick mcfarland. Who is the chief data officer at lexus. Nexus hi rick and thanks for joining us today. Thanks for having me. We'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners and tell them a little bit about your background and your current role at lexus. Nexus and maybe for folks. that aren't familiar with lexis. Nexis let them know what it is here. Serve as you mentioned. I am the chief chief data officer for lexus. Nexus and so this usually leads to the question of what you do and most parties i man and so basically i oversee the data governments governance data management data science data strategy. For all of lexis nexis manage. I manage the teams responsible for machine learning and ai development in most of our products and For those of you who those listeners. Don't know of lexis-nexis we actually Provide legal and analytical data all all around the world hundred and sixty two countries. So what else. Can i tell you why i'm also a phd statistician before joining lexus. In two thousand. And seventeen i was the chief data scientist at the hearst corporation. And before that. I was actually i worked for amazon. I manage the retail data warehouse teams and after that the kindle team so i've had kind of a diverse background before i found my way over here to the legal data space.
Was Voice Control a Goal for the Kindle3? Brad Stone Author of Amazon Unbound - Voicebot Podcast Ep 214 - burst 09
"The only thing that i learned that i hadn't heard about before. Was that it could be that the original idea for alexa came. As part of the kindle is a feature so. I think that was new from your book. I hadn't heard that the past that someone w- the jeff wanted to integrate voice commands into the kindle at one point. They finally talked about it because it wouldn't be able to ship it time. I don't know that that was the inspiration for alexa but it to me was a symbol of his apparent faith in voice as an interface. And there was this question that some reviewers headed the time. And i remember wondering about why was there a microphone in the third version of the kindle and it was never it was never used at i went to some engineers who worked at it and they were like yet. Jeff insisted that we keep it even when we were trying to reduce the bill of materials and he says and the word came back to them. Jeff believes that in the future will communicate by voice so it was just as a signal that back in whenever that kindle came out i think like two thousand and two thousand nine that basis was thinking about voice But it wasn't until and again this was. It was really hard to kind of piece together. What the original inspiration was and fokin heart. And sorry ian freed and greg hardy who worked very closely together. They actually tell different stories about this. About what the and you know. And and essentially i mean ultimately in the book go with greg heart story predominantly because he is the the technical advisor to basis in two thousand ten. He's in every meeting. They're having lunch together. And you know. He believes that The real the real spark the thing that led to that email. We should build a twenty dollar computer whose brands are in. The cloud was hard over lunch in seattle with basis. Showing him google voice on his android phone and basil's realizing okay. This is getting good enough but the smartphone application is just a little awkward. Are people really going to take out their phone talk to it. Wouldn't it be much more natural if you could just you know. Talk to the folks in star trek to the ship computer right right and he talks about star trek many times in space. I always you always wonder like origin. Stories change over time right so you never know when that entered into the picture but he i think that makes sense in a And google voice recognition around that time period was getting pretty
Amazon Prime Day 2021 Best Deals
"Biggest online sales days of the year. Amazon Prime Day happens once a year. It's a two day event. It's this Monday, June 21st consumer reports deals editor Anna Kocharyan. No. Amazon is promising more than two million deals this theater and that will be covering almost every category. You'll find that some of these offers are already available and more will come in the days leading up to the sale that's bound to be something very exciting. There's going to be a lot to shop and consumer reports will be tracking all the deals from now. Through the big event to help you find the best offers on the best product. Okay? And what about certain categories? Anna? Are there some areas where the deals are the greatest. I think electronic is a great place to start. You know, TV headphones, so there's some deals that we're already seeing coming into play. Of course, Amazon products like Echo Smart speakers, fire tablets and kindles. Those will be discounted as well. And you know who knows what else what the sale will bring. And what
Amazon Prime Day 2021 Deals Include Halo Band, Echo Buds
"There's a good number of places on line are following prime day and giving tips the one i like. The best is the verge. And i've linked to it. They update what's happening and as of today they have best early. Prime deals that was actually published. June sixteenth by brandon. Witter at the verge. And i'm going to tell you about some of the items that they highlighted that i think are of particular interest and they are available now and will last through prime day and there'll be some other surprises. They come once prime. Day actually starts the amazon echo. Buds i've talked about this before. This is the second generation of the buds. And it's much improved. They're still for my taste. But when i use them i'm i'm very happily surprised. At how great they sound and how they connect with my devices. they're a lot cheaper than airpods. And now they're going to be even more affordable they're going to be forty dollars off that's thirty four percent discount and they will be costing eighty dollars now. That's with the wired charging case of a case the plug in the usb charger. If you want the wireless charging case that price is going to be one hundred dollars normally a hundred and forty so good deal on those echo buds. Which i think are pretty great. You've heard me talk a lot about the halo band that i've been using Darlene has one and she has her sleep be monitored by halo And because alexa can recognize both of our names in the morning. We have a little routine where each of us ask alexa question. All it has to have his word sleep in it. I think you can save. How did i sleep last night. Or what's my sleep score and joe recognize darlene. And she'll say you had great sleep which she always does and then for me it will say lend your sleep was poor you scored of you know forty five and this and that And i think it's pretty accurate. I'm gonna find out how accurate this thing is. Because i'm going to have a sleep study. I think coming up in july through mass general. And i'll see how some of this data that i've been collecting the shows that i'm really lousy sleeper and i'd like to fix
Do You Reconnect With Old Friends When Stressed?
"So today katina. You've got an article for us. And i'm very curious to hear a little teeny bit about it. Yes so my article. Today is about remote work mostly about working from home And also some about job insecurity so what happened during covid. But i think it's broadly applicable to some of what many of us experience in a regular basis and it's about the impact of activating what they're calling dormant ties which are basically people that you haven't talked to in long time but you reach out to to sort of reignite a friendship. Ooh that's actually a very relevant topic. I think for me right now because it's been about almost i think it's just three months now that i've started this job which is bonkers i. I can't believe that. So ed so i've feel like there was a moment last week where i was like. Oh my gosh. i haven't talked to some of my friends from that job in a while. And so i just like randomly ping them so anyways that just feels aligned to what i'm doing now. Yeah yeah totally it is. I thought a really cool topic because a lot of people are prone to kindle these dormant ties across the board. I was thinking about it that there were several people during the pandemic. I hadn't talked to in a long time that i talked to more During that period of time than i had previously. And why is that the case so i also thought it was really interesting and i'm excited to tell you more about when you might be likely to kindle those dormant ties faina. Well i'm very curious. And i'm sure it will be super relevant to both of our experiences.
What Bamboo Learning Does - Ian Freed CEO of Bamboo Learning and Head of Amazon Devices When Alexa Launched - Voicebot Podcast Ep 212 - burst 04
"I'm an freed co founder and ceo of bamboo learning and family learning is a company completely dedicated to educating kids Really in the age range of five through eleven to learn using their voice and we've dedicated the entire company to do that We were founded about three years ago. And we've developed a number of alexa skills. I think we're up to seven now Covering different subjects that kids learn in school and even some that maybe they don't learn in school
How Indigenous People Are Promoting and Learning Their Languages
"For many people trying to learn a language is all about immersing yourself in one family and ontario has challenged themselves to make their home and free zone and are trying to stick to finish. Nabi mohan exclusively. They're sharing their experience. A new podcast called n weighing our sound much. Go go up and this is. My husband was all over new here. We will be talking about stories challenges triumphant as we share our experiences. Our the five. That's the intro to new podcast. By and wife were trying to raise their three year old daughter and one year old son entirely without english. But mom most could grab could quit. Didn't grow up. Speaking in snobby mohan. She actually studied german university and was living in austria when she felt a deep longing to learn about her own culture. The best way. I could describe it was it felt like someone was holding silly putty from here and i was all the way over in austria and i could just feel like that tiny tiny little strand was was still there and i i needed to go back and and kindle let fire so most could could quay came back to turtle island and began studying an nabi mohan. She spoke with cbc's k. To dak about how falling in love with her language transformed her family and created a home. Her kids speak sounds that she says were always meant to be. There's when i began learning the language and the breakdowns and the roots of who we are and what that meant. I felt that piece. I felt like that but missing piece was was filled in and i could kind of move forward in life and move in a direction. Finally i wasn't wandering around trying to find that anymore when i began learning initiative win It's a language that is alive. it's a spirit and itself. And i don't really know how else to describe that other than you can have a relationship with it and in a relationship. That has a two way street. And i'm trying not to get emotional because it's just so beautiful to me because like i fell in love with it. It gives me a chance to connect with those at our. I've gone like long before but still walk with me. And these are there ways and they held it and carried it and protected it for so long for me and for my children to have. I just feel like it's the most beautiful gift you ever give. Somebody
His Daily Podcast Got 5 Million Downloads
"Hey jamie thanks for joining us my pleasure so you have a pretty eclectic background you for your first entrepeneurship venture was a gossip website right. Yeah like a like about the full lifetimes ago. A lot of people say you know different times but they really were different times. It was lead to thousands and gossip was a real currency. It was a real it was it was it was a. It was a genre off journalism. Vats really road the first wave of of the internet and mainly because the internet offered speed anonymity and both both things like kindling to To gossips i. It was it was really interesting to watch that. What's that grows quickly as it did and it was it was quite futsi cheetahs to be part of the part of its uprising as well. That was a lot of downsides to it. What was the name of the website. It was called holy moly again most a lot of websites back. Then it's weirdest thing that a business could be built on just a website but that's how it was then and a lot of websites lived and breathed on that demand names as well and only molly was one that i got quite early on. It was originally going to be just like design web site for a bunch of my design friends and may But i kept hold of it. And then it kinda suited the the whole the gut the gossip side of things and and really took off in the uk. This kind of like pre pre tmz pre peres. Really it was. It was an exciting time.
Amazon Releases Fire HD 10 Tablets: What to Know Before Buying
"Fire tablets. I love new hardware. And i got a release earlier this week there. The next generation of fire hd ten tablets. Now this is the the really big tablet the fire. Hd aid is the one that i use more frequently. I elected read on it during the day. See my kindle books and color and But that's a big tablet. I have had the current. Hd used it much. Especially since i went for an ipad at the beginning of the pandemic back in march of really just loved this ipad. I use it all the time. I've got my notes on it. Right now but here comes amazon. With an update for the hd. Ten and one of them was intriguing enough for me to even though we spent the last week. Darlene tonight cleaning out the house because all the stuff showed up from denver from the move. And i had a yard sale and had a whole table full of kindles tablets. And all of this gear and i called the ten dollar table and i just put it on there and everything went. We had a great time so reluctant to just start. Acquiring tablets after doing that but the fire hd ten plus productivity bundle. Looked intriguing to me and you know. I do these things. So i can talk about him. I have a real purpose. Here is not just a play with new toys. He said earnestly And this goes it's two hundred twenty dollars and That's thirty dollars. More than the fire. Hd ten on plus. not plus. so i spent the extra money. I get the plus coming and it comes with a bluetooth. Detachable keyboard case and it's designed by fifty which is a company that makes my favorite oasis cover. It's just a really elegant cover. The oac's that folds into a stand. And all of that. So i think that's promising that they designed this keyboard. I doubt it's going to be as Sexy and wonderful as the magic keyboard. I have for my ipad pro And the new plus has a premium finished soft touch I think i picked color turquoise one of darlene scullers more than
Verse-Mapping the Bible with Kristy Cambron
"Welcome to the living room kristy cameron. I'm so glad that you have joined us today. How thanks for having me. I've been excited to come and visit. Yeah yeah you know your your name came across my desk. And and i thought i know that name and then i realized oh. She's all over the place in my kindle. You are just prolific fiction author. And i love. I love your rioting but it was so exciting to see that you're not only a fiction girl. You have a deep deep love for the word. And i am so excited to talk to you. About burst mapping and the new bible study bible. That's come out from zondervan and we tell us. How did you even get started in. Bursts mapping how did a fiction author tie. She's she's not only does jesus girl but she's a word girl. I love that question. It has a very long answer. Does fortunate we are that we are on a podcast conversation and we can talk through some of that. I would say I'm asked often. I would say it has more to do with the space of ministry that god calls you to as a storyteller burst is being a fiction author or nonfiction author or any number of things that you can do that. The lord has called me to the space of ministry from where art and history and faith intersex so that can look like a lot of things right. It can look like historical fiction and it has. I'm working on my eighth ninth and tenth novel so he looks like that but also just this great love of stories and storytelling and that for me has bridged across to nonfiction. Into verse mapping and somewhat. I didn't college I went to art school. So i'm art girl Not really good into drawing painting not that kind of art art research and research writing. So that's my background. And it's just this love of like. I said art and history and faith coming together in the ward saying once you start telling the stories that i want you to tell and just stepping stepping out if you will into that.
"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"One of my in that in that particular piece of dialogue if you're talking about the same one I was talking I'm thinking about right now the physics professor sits the cop down and asked him, Hey, do you know what the X in? X Ray stance for that was great and the COP says, no, and this is where the business says. Yeah. Well, neither did the science who scientists who invented it right? Like they had no idea. What is this thing? Why is it when we pass a certain light in through people's are we can see their bows how it works I mean, imagine for. The first time seeing that effect and you're the is going what the heck is going on I. Don't know what this was just call it x Ray, and then we'll figure out what it is, and here we are one hundred fifty years later still calling him x rays right and there's you know there's all sorts of stuff like that throughout the. History of science where we discover things and and we're just trying to make sense out of them and I. think that's what I what I love about scientific discovery is on some level. It is always human beings telling stories trying to explain their world and I'm I'm always in for that I'm always fascinated by that. Yeah. It makes it approachable. You know. Their their fellow. Explorers of reality you know doing some very precise areas but Yeah. That makes sense. Yesterday, I think it was yesterday the day before when I checked interference was number five among alternatives on the kindle store. This was the day before it was published right? Right. It had an average rating of four and a half stars based on eight hundred eighteen reviews. A lot of reviews. How did it become a bestseller before publication day? Well, you must be aware of the Amazon I reads program. Then I if if you're doing the kindle chronicles, you know this game. So yes, for those who don't know Amazon every month offers to Amazon prime households the chance to download one book for Free Right and That is what they've really done is create this. A huge community of readers because there's there's tens of millions of Amazon prime households and yet not everybody obviously takes advantage of that or or or or even aware of it. Probably a number of people I've talked to go on Amazon Prime I don't get those emails because Amazon has rules about how many emails they'll send you. So they might not send you the Amazon prime, the Amazon I res, email. But among the people who have become fans and followers of this really cool thing of what's more fun than not only just reading a book but then being able to talk about the same book with somebody else who's read it. and. I I. Think we can look for out publishing and see certain and you get it a month early that you're reading before everybody else. Yeah and getting them up early and that's cool. But I think like just having a huge so you know I it always varies month a month but each each Amazon I reach title gets downloaded hundreds of thousands of times right and it's it's remarkable and I think there are there are groups of readers out there who know that? All Right? Yeah. A lot of other people have read this book. Let's. Talk about an people people enjoy talking about books. So Amazon has really created this awesome gathering of readers who will then talk about Oh. Did you read this? I read that I read, and then if you missed a book that people are buzzing about, you'll probably go back and check it out and whatnot. So it's a it's a neat thing they've created it's like the world's largest book club Yeah and good vs a big part of that I..
"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"Thought you know this is kind of a more sleek design, but it wasn't had courts instead of stick it on, but it wasn't something that was wireless, and I remember being worried about that in. It's funny now. Today I still have that kindle. Heather real good, but the scroll. Wheel. Totally Bizarre but man when you knew what it could do, it's like you forgave all that stuff. It look like been. You know some kind of a soviet-designed team that had come up with it, but man exactly could download what the book wirelessly. That's that trump everything but everything else was just revolutionary. Think that was our only. We didn't WANNA. Tell the designers that we don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. We're worried about it. I'm fascinated to imagine what history is going to say about. Two, thousand seven, the interests of the kindle kind of in light of. The Evolution of the book, Gutenberg, the whole sweep of literature and books, and since you have been in on it from the beginning and you're. You know you really part of the Book Industry have been for twenty years or so, what would be your guess as to? How people are going to be telling this story fifty one hundred years hence yeah. I think it's still sort of blows my mind at this little piece of machinery that you have in your hands. Has this vast? Library and I also think it's sometimes hard for us to grasp. In this country, certain way we sort of take books and reading and being educated for granted, but I think this device has really brought books in reading out whole. All the world's that that that can bring to you to people in places. That didn't have before. and to me, you know that that just gets me every time you know. What I think. The whole kindle direct publishing, which started the same day that kindle was was released when you think of the. Hundreds of thousands maybe millions of authors that have found audiences because of that that..
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"And then I'm just going to can lend limited so okay so I just click that button and so so now it's part of and I do subscribe to some of the other newsletters from Amazon. And now that's activated as one that I receive but now does it turn orange if I've selected or if I haven't selected own Orange if you have I don't right now okay okay so I think I was actually subscribed so that's not weekly. It doesn't seem like shows. Does it show up just occasionally about once a week does okay. There's different versions of it. That go out depending on different customer groups right and so if I subscribed to it I'm going to see things in the newsletter glitter that take into account how actually using my kindle unlimited subscription but the other thing I'll say is we want to show you that right because we want it to be customized for you pull we also hear from customers is. She'll be something different. That's why apart it kindle limited not to just read one kind of book but to have a little bit of the freedom Without necessarily to spend more money but I can browse different categories. I personally have used the service that we hear that from customers as well. Yeah one thing. I like about the magazines that show up. You've got two different views. One is sort of the kindle view. It's just the text and and you can Read it like you would a kindle book and then the I don't know what you call the other view it looks more just like a pdf of the actual magazine page. What do you call those two views? Let's the global view. Yeah refillable is more like a reading kindle book it did doesn't have all the art in it and then the other one is like a page view that looks more like you're just looking at the print magazine replica. Yeah yeah and I find it. Nice to be able to switch between those two views because sometimes it's it's pleasing to see how magazine it's taking the time to lay out an article. But then other times I just want to read the words and I. It's my choice. I can just switch between the two. You said that the magazines start showing up at twenty sixteen so three years. Here's what kind of customer reaction have you had Two adding magazines too can limited because your reaction has been positive. We know with magazine editions and all of the other additions editions that we've made people like variety they they. I remember one customer anecdote that I got was. It's it's just nice to see different things coming in. That's what keeps the program fresh exciting and we you know that's what we're working on as well. Yeah exactly now another thing I don't. I don't think I noticed when it happened when Kennel Unlimited started I think it was just available in the US. But at this point I take it. It's available overseas as well. Yeah it's available thirteen marketplaces so UK. Germany France Italy Spain India China Japan Brazil Mexico Canada in Australia and so in each of those markets the kindle unlimited selection would be in that language and tailored to the readers in those markets as soon correct and then when customers sign up. They're paying in their local currency. Reut interesting I think one challenge I felt in in Kimberlin unlimited is just knowing how many things I could take advantage of in read but how to find them. You know. There's some general all categories. But I think sometimes I'm thinking well who are the Jodi Pico or or Andy we're level. Authors versus there's many authors that would be less well-known because they're coming in through kindle direct publishing. I assume so. What are some of the ways? The team has come up with just to help a busy reader find what they might really enjoy reading and kindle unlimited. Yeah so a couple of things. I talked about the newsletter. That's one one is just the storefront storefront right. That we're constantly curing so Amazon dot com slash kindle limited that will be that storefront another thing that we know we hear from customers and we readers as they like you said they really WanNa find their favorite authors. So we've worked it. Integrate kindle limited with different features in the kindle store in Amazon John so I'll give an example of one that centers around authors. Today if you go on to say a book Page on Amazon Let's let's say you go wolf by Hugh Howey name is a hyperlink when you click on his name you go to his page and when you go to his page page you have the option of following him as an author so there's a button called follow the new follow author. You're basically saying I'm interested in this author author and if you're a kindle unlimited member when that author adds a new book to Kindle Limited you'll hear from us they're in-app notification or in email now and so it's pretty cool when you you know give us you follow all these authors that were able to tell you. This new book is in the service because like I told Oh you were working really hard to add new books of the service all the time. Oh that's smart and you would alert me to the fact that not because you might have book that isn't available through kindle unlimited and you only use that notification for me if it was one that was well I would tell you. He has a new book available. But I wouldn't say that it's in Kendall unlimited unless it is oh I see right yeah cool. That's good any other tools that that we can use to get the newsletter you get the the storefront and the notifications anything else that helps people find. Ku books that look. Yeah you know for e reader customers and in-app customers we have one curated view called based on your reading and Kendall Unlimited and so you'll see again books that are in the program that we recommend to you based on books that you read in the past I I personally get a lot of recommendations out of that particular. We call placement. So that's another one to watch out for out so in the APP or on e reader we have lots of customize recommendations for customers. So that's another place that they can go to to refine on my iphone kindle APP. Where would I find find that now? Did you discover K. Discovery. Yeah Yup Oh then there's can limited so tap on that uh-huh and that's showing me new notable but also there's that's telling you the storefront okay. Oh that's just just that's my That's another way to get a storefront when I'm actually on my device and if I was reading My fire tablet a AH Kendall. BUHL combined fire tablet. There'd be a similar way to navigate to the kindle unlimited storefront correct. Yeah all right this is good. This is good glad. Go Ask all these questions can be power user for New Customer right so new when a new customer signs is up we also have a selection of three to five titles right right in there sign up flow that we think that they'll be interested in so they can immediately at least start picking a few books for and to start their membership. Okay and you're going to be able to suggest those based on what what they bought for other books or we can suggest based on what they've done in the past weekend suggests some things that are popular from other readers. Lots of different ways is that we can do that now. It's still nine dollars. Ninety nine cents a month as it was at the beginning and and in terms of break even I guess that kind of depends on the average cost of books that If you if you bought got them instead of US them through kindle unlimited you'd be buying them and you might have some sense of how many books you'd have to read in a month in order to make k you break even but would kind of guidance. Do you give customers on that question. I think it's you know. Obviously it's a very personal decision. There are books and Kindle Limited that are nine ninety nine so if you just read that that book like you're good the editing I'll say is we have a thirty day free trial we have other introductory offers so for folks who are just trying to figure out whether this is the right service for then you know you can do that at a lower price point right. I am matched by this time. You know the most common reason somebody tries is a thirty day. Subscription to kill limited sticks with it I think in my own case I like it as a way to kind of. It's like a long sample audits. It gives me a chance to try books without buying them book by book. So it's not really turning out to be away. That did I read a lot of books but I'm using it more for discovery. Is that a common reason that people are attracted to the program and stay with it. Yeah that's one reason Another one is while the books that I I love these series. Kendall Limited has lots of series and that's valuable to me. I love it for trips. That's when I do a lot of reading at I don't want to think about the price tag on every single purchase that I make I just want to be focusing on trying different books. I feel less guilty. I don't like something because you know I can. I can quickly go to something else. There's so many types of readers. There's so many reasons and so we're just trying to do is make a service. That's really valuable compelling to delight readers. My wife is a veracious reader of mysteries and I assume that you've got a robust library in that Joe Ruble at what can you say in general terms about how How much good stuff a mystery lover is going to find a Kennel unlimited? It's definitely one of a popular genre within the service. So I'd love to get her feedback. Doc Tell her she can tell me how we're doing. Okay Good I. She's she's a little shy when I say hey I want to see what's on your kindle so I can talk about on the show. I don't always get a positive reaction from that so I'd have to couch carefully Well now one thing that I think is probably still the true as it was was it with the beginning of kindle unlimited this that None of the big publishers were making their titles available. Is that still the case. Now we actually have had participation dissipation from big five publisher. One example is harpercollins and we have other publishers. Well that have been Involved in the program like Houghton Mifflin Norton and open road are other good examples and some of the Well maybe the big four there are some that just aren't participating at this point. That's right okay. I suppose you'd say ask them. But what's what's your sense of why they aren't participating. We might all authors and publishers to participate in Kendall Limited. So I guess you're right lead we probably would have stuff okay and Amazon. Publishing books are available. I assume yeah. All of those are incandescent limited. Well another Thing that your general manager of his prime reading launched in October two thousand sixteen. What what does that program so prime reading is a benefit for prime members? So if you have a free membership you have access to over a thousand fee books six audible.
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"Did remember kindle amazon dot com the one they have now. I don't think he's as easy to remember but it's worth trying to remember it. It's read dot amazon dot com slash notebook and if you go to kindle dot dot com you will be directed to the new one re dot on dot com slash notebook but it's the preferred way to get to it and if you want to get to pass then that's the place to go the next thing i want to mentioned in tech tips. I got a very useful email from tom. Simple awhile back. I had been talking about changes that are coming in the i._r._s. Operating system for iphones and ipads and we had there was something in there about how you connect to the iphone with with the new iowa which is going to be released sometime this fall and they were going to be some advantages for a kindle material. I think i didn't quite catch the the drift that so tom pointed out to me <hes> highland the point of being able to use an iowa device to be able to put books on your kindle is not necessarily surly because kindle lacks an internet connection you could of course set up a hot spot on your phone and share that with the kindle to get books from kindle store but because because some operations could not previously done with an i._o._s. device and which you'd be doing by wired connection to a p._c. Or mac for example kindles have had problems downloading books directly from gutenberg dot o._r._g. And cannot directly connect to most cloud services with it's very limited web browser the limited web browser on on a kindle but with iowa's thirteen and iphone or ipad can be used instead or someone might carry around thumb drive with books on it now they can copy them to who i._s. Internal storage then connect the kindle and copy them to the kindle kindle owners who are impatient and want to get the latest software update for their kindle will also be able to download the update file transfer to the kindle with an i._r._a. West device. There are a few other aspects of i._o._s. Thirteen the one that's coming in the fall. The tom mentions custom fonts can be installed management purchased from the app store and.
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"Had Gone Go. What does the kindle chronicles about learning around new contract candles yup that was my two youngest grandsons and Suns Jake Five and Ryan three who are here at Ocean Park with us and they were helping note that today July Twenty six is actually the eleventh anniversary of the first episode of the kindle chronicles which I recorded at this very desk looking out at this very ocean Russian in this cottage so eleven not that huge around number so <hes> rocking to dress it all up as a major anniversary but it was fun having kids out there on the beach helping me to celebrate it it did prompt me to go back back to the first episode on July Twenty Six two thousand eight <hes> and I'm going to play a little bit of the start of that one at the start of this and the way I concluded that one in between you're going to hear an interview with A._G.? Riddle WHO's new book. The A solar war is quite powerful book. I enjoyed reading it and enjoyed having him on the show again to talk about <hes> the the book highlights human struggles in the near future sometime in the future but but they sound very much like what we're going through <HES> and we can watch on the T._v.. Any particular day including this week even if you have a united enemy you still have these differences. You know you still got to Kinda. Come together and work together to overcome your problems albums. Also this episode I will give you my take on the new all new kindle oasis as oasis threes the third iteration of oasis. They're calling it. The Generation Ten oasis. I have a review copy and I also bought a cover for because it turns out there. One of the significant changes in this oasis is how it works with the cover but first let's return now to yesteryear July twenty six two thousand eight and the birth of a new podcast <music> welcome to the kindle chronicles a podcast about the kindle. This is episode one. I'm Julie and this is a new podcast and I'm creating in addition to to other podcasts. I have the Audio Oh pod chronicles.
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"Hands with her partner. We're seeing tents. <hes> I guess you'd call sort of wind breaks had like clam shells kit anchor down into the beach. We've got one of those too good for a windy day. Today is kind of a windy day. I tested this so I hope that the sound of the wind is not going to be too distracting for listening to those interviews I will admit to some anxiety as I ventured out on this project to just go walking up to somebody on the beach or sitting there in their bathing suit and say I I do a podcast about the kindle. Can I talk to you and I <hes> I chose. It was my equipment in a way that would signify that I really am doing something of a technological nature. I've got my eye rig microphone that attached to the iphone and then I also brought my kindle paper white with me to sort of <hes> show my credibility as a as a kindle person I did have I think three people maybe four declined to be interviewed. The first two people I talked to were from Quebec and ah they said that they were not so comfortable talking English although the woman when she was turning me down her English is very good. I made a gentle cle- that having an accent on the podcast would add to the appeal but she declined and then <hes> there was one guy and one woman <hes> pleasant kind but just did not have any interest in talking to a stranger who had brought a microphone to talk to them while they're sitting there on the beach enjoying the day enjoying the reading. I am pleased that as many people spoke.
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"Hands with her partner. We're seeing tense. <hes> I guess you'd call nerd sort of wind breaks had like clam shells kit anchor down into the beach. We've got one of those two good for a windy day. Today is kind of a windy day. I tested this so I hope that the sound of the wind is not going to be too distracting for listening to those interviews I will admit to some anxiety as I ventured out on this project to just go walking up to somebody on the beach sitting there in their bathing suit and and say I I do a podcast about the kindle. Can I talk to you and I <hes> I chose. It was my equipment in a way that would signify that I really am doing something of a technological nature. I've got my I rig microphone that attached to the iphone that I also brought my kindle paper white with me to sort of <hes> show my credibility as a as a kindle person I did have I think three people maybe four declined to be interviewed. The I do people I talked to her from Quebec and AH. They said that they were not so comfortable talking English although the woman when she was turning me down her English with very good I made a gentle cle- that having an accent on the podcast would add to the appeal but she declined and then <hes> there was one guy and one woman <hes> pleasant kind but just did not have any interest in talking to a stranger who had brought a microphone to talk to him while they're sitting there in the beach enjoying the day and enjoying the reading. I am pleased that as many people spoke.
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"About mom and a daughter and their relationship and just the ups and downs novel or Yeah Yeah Yeah sounds like a good beat it is it is and I'm almost wants done it then. I'm going to have to find something else and my wife is close to being done with the book. No I'm just not supposed to talk to her till she finishes it but you're what seventy eight percent are you reading <hes> on this at home and other places Lord sometimes paper have my kindle APP on my ipad <hes> but the IPAD I can't see in the sun so that's why I love the kindle. On where do you find the difference reading the kindle APP on the IPAD versus reading on this <hes>. I'm just this is in backlit so I can read it easily down on the beach and just at home I happen to have the <hes> the kindle APP on the IPAD and their children some color and it's a little easier to follow a link to the Internet and stuff exactly right. I can go to the Amazon store if I need to Yup and are you ever reading paper books. He says I just told her when I finished this one. My niece gave me one in. It's a paperback so I might bring that down to the beach. When somebody gets my father.
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"A paper book he says thank you very much and then go he goes by reading on the kindle store? I'm going to try to read it seeing she gave it to me Yep. Is there anything about it that you wish they would improve or change. No I love it yeah yeah. I really like it and I like that. If I don't have the right glasses I can change the font yep and do you generally read novels or Romances or family. Novels were the mystery history Emily <hes> some murder mysteries. I like James Patterson. I read a wide range. I Guess Yep great well. Thank you very much yeah. You're sister-in-law. Of course you can be super. Oh that's more interesting any anybody can be an avid reader so well. The got my interest up here. We're going to be talking with a casual eatery yeah all right <hes>.
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"It's tempting I always liked to have the latest kindle, this, this one is testing that proclivity, I have I might go just because of the, the champagne gold, and I would be curious to see if I can tell any difference in the new technology on the on the e ink screen. I, I liked that they are updating the this is now the oasis had been updated last about two years ago little shy of two years. And I thought that this might be the next one that we get an update. And sure enough did, so that kindle team is, is pretty active. I received a another item from Amazon public affairs public relations department. They have an off to college store that they've created and a Senate of really long release about all the things that you can do if your college student, it's a one stop shop for college students, and it has they mentioned someone Eva Felipe, and there was an area where you could buy the things for your dorm room that Eva Felipe has in her dorm room. I didn't know who Felipe was. I thought maybe she was one of these U2. influencers while turns out, she is the nineteen year old daughter Reese, Witherspoon, and looks quite a lot like Reese Witherspoon, and so her, she has dorm room somewhere, I couldn't find out where she's going to college. That's full of things at Amazon is purchased, and then in return, she's touting these items quite tasteful looks like she has good taste. Wouldn't she? And so that's part of the fun aspect of this, this, this college site. So if you want to check this out if you've got somebody going off to college, you might wanna go to Amazon dot com slash off to college. And I'll have a link to it in the show notes..
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"And I got him a new paperweight the recently, I guess within the last month and he had a kindle voyage before that he turned into a great kindle lover. He doesn't have a smartphone. He's kind of prize himself on being a not an early adopter in any sense. But he does love his kindle. Well, it's fun. When somebody like that can teach me something about the technology of the kindle because Jack just mentioning casually Skype conversation. We had the other day said, you know, the type was too small in the paper white. So I just spread my fingers on the screen, and the type get bigger, you know, I might have known you could do that at some point. But I had forgotten it. This was like new information that he was passing along to me. And I assume it works the same on the other, Ian kindles, but if. If you're in the book, and you want the font to be a little bigger, you can tap on the top and pull up the menu and tap, the the AA, and you do the usual steps or you can simply put his fingers close to each other spread them, and that will make the type get bigger, and it will bring up the bar that lets you set the font size precisely you know, you hit plus and it goes over little bigger little smaller. I was curious if this would also work on my fire, tablet, or my kindle, Abba, my iphone and didn't so in spreading on the screen reading a book on those two devices. You don't get that same handy benefit of being able to do at the doing the kindle, I brought to Amazon's attention from time to time that I wish there was a little bit more uniformity among the various kindle reading devices because when reading kindle book, it just seems like it ought to act the same as much as possible on any of the devices. This would be one of those cases. Where something if you're used to spreading your fingers to get the font larger and your kindle and you switch to an iphone or a fire. It's not gonna work that I think is a bit of a flaw not a huge flop but a bit of a flaw. There was a problem. I heard about from John Dewey listener, John Dewey wrote. Hi there land, I checked out one of your kindle reviews from some time ago that was probably on YouTube by done some reviews of the new devices when they come out John said that he's having a terrible problem. Retaining his highlights. And exporting them, he says the system doesn't seem to work well or consistently, and I think from reading his account here that when he exports from his kindle, you go to notebook and you export your notes. He's getting a different list of notes and annotations than the ones that automatically appear at redone, Amazon dot com slash notebook. And that would be a problem. I tried to replicate it on a book that I'm reading and I had it on the paper white. And I just exported the notes that resulted in a list of the annotations for that book that showed up as an Email, and I compared that list with what I saw for that book. At redone on dot com slash notebook. And they were identical. There was you know, same number of notes and highlights. So I couldn't duplicate the problem that John says that he had I may not be understanding xactly what he said. But if you've had any experience like that where you're getting a different set of annotations sent out by exporting versus what automats shows up at that webpage. What you give me an Email at pod chronicles gmaiLcom? Maybe we can help John solve his problem. My guests for the interview this week AG riddle came down with a bad flu bug, just as his latest novel winter world was released last week that may we had to postpone our conversation a week, and he sounded much better during our Skype conversation on Wednesday March six that was eight days after he published winter world, it's the first of new series involving global ice age in the near future and an attack from space. We last spoke with Jerry riddle in August of last year about his two previous series origin mystery and the extinction files, which he self published in Seoul, two million copies worldwide as you will hear winter world is the first of new series, titled the long winter..
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"Best kindle, direct publishing. I'll have. Lincoln the show notes to page Amazon that describes the book called dashboard, I've always wondered if authors ever used the information that we can send to them via kindle or tablet as a reading a book. If you find an area, you can do a note that ends up flagging Typos or other problems. It might be that this new interface will make more likely that the information will actually help improve the quality of e books on the Amazon site. I've asked a couple of authors. I think in the past if they're even aware that readers can do this, and none of them had ever received any information that went into improving their books sometimes when I receive question from you pass along to my contacts at Amazon, this doesn't always result in definitive answers. But it's always worth a try. I received another message from John Sullivan a couple of months ago, he wrote the following my daughter's gave me an echo dot for Christmas. And I started using it right away for the news weather. And playing background music while working I investigated musical apps and found pitch pipe to be useful. I play sex is there an app out there. That will duplicate what my phone app. The amazing slowdown or a ST will do AST allows import of songs I own and can change the tempo and the pitch. The key. The song is in I play with a number of rock and roll folks and need to transpose to learn the solos. So I can play them in the Qatar key on my Alto. Sax. I Email the developer Rana music dot com and learned they have no plans to link to Alexa, and we're not sure it was possible..
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"Him. The pleasure. I feel like I'm probably chime sheen fifty years ago. I think there was an English class right about here that I loved when I was at he'll Mr. Sawyer and used to bring her to class. Cozy dogs around here. Good good. Well, what I doing you'll see microphone air, and so we're recording. And I have a weekly podcast called kindle chronicles. And it comes up refried eight. So on March eighth my plan is that. We'll we'll have some excerpts from this class as part of my forty five minutes show, March eighth. And so I just try to talk for about half the billable time. And then we'll have a conversation just throw questions at about things I've mentioned or anything else. And I think it will be interest to my listeners the pike cast is about the kindle authors. Do author interviews and Amazon. Those are the kind of might treat main areas and probably about five hundred thousand people listen to each show, it's gonna manipulates in terms of pike Casco, they tend to be pretext Atty illiterate. And so I think they're going to be interested to hear from you guys about what you're doing creative writing with kinds of thoughts. You have the future is you enter into the world letters or whatever else you doing. The creative arts that's your path. If you think if you're gonna ask a question, you might kinda lead toward the microphones kind of clearly don't have to yell, and I thinking that the first time that you're on air just say your name, what form you're in where you're just a little bit of intro the first time, and then we'll just let it go. The other thing we're not broadcasting. Now, it's not live. It's reported in edit. So if there's any mistakes or things. You know, if you make some kind of romantic mistake or something edited out for you want to keep anybody out of college here. And. Yeah. So that's that's what we're doing with podcast. And I'm gonna talk about podcasting so publishing, and I'm gonna talk a little bit of the low residents NFA program that I did poetry anytime and then going questions, so how many of you have podcast yourself that you're doing. How many of you? Listen to podcasts. Okay. Good. My pitch for podcasting. Is you know, if you're a writer and doing things doing jeans class here. One of the most important things is to find your voice that a writer who has a clear unique voice that's consistent and has really found the sweet spot of their own identity own voice. I've always found that's the strongest writers are so if you do a podcast, you're by definition using voice. You're speaking is an oral form. And if you do it regularly on a topic that you care about you have a chance to kind of learn the rhythms of your own voice. You you hear how you're saying things that sound natural. And you hear that part seem to be like playing a role wasn't really myself in that part. I've been doing it every week for ten years. So over that period of time. I when I go back and listen to older shows, I can really here where I was struggling to claim my voice. So I think that podcasting is a unique opportunity for anybody. That's doing something creative because any creative endeavor. You're trying to find. What do you have to offer the world? Nobody else has and podcast and can be helpful. The other great thing about high casting is because you're putting stuff out on the internet. You know, you start with something you're passionate about and it can be very specific. And you're gonna find your tribe of people who are also interested in that subject, and that's rewarding because you don't feel so alone. You feel like well, I'm not the only crazy person who's interested in, you know, the kindle authors. Amazon there's you know, civil hundred people, maybe maybe. Thousands. And when you hear back from your tried. You're hearing their perspectives on things that you really care about. So each week when I put up show, I generally get back from people saying, hey that was great. It didn't quite agree with this. You should really interview this person because you know, their natural for your show. So does this kind of a dialogue with like minded people who you can find via your podcast on the internet. And I think that's that's. Plus. Earth thing is if you pick something, and then you stick with it. Like I have for every week for ten years you become an expert. I mean when I started out, and I I like the kindle I like writing I wanna talk about it. When I got a chance to interview some of the people at Amazon, for example. A little nervous. Like, what's this retired guy? Who's gonna podcast? Why are they gonna wanna talk to me? And now tenures in when Amazon interested in kindle or fire. They include me in the the media sessions where they save this is earning device on Bargo till next week. So I get to talk to these on executives, and I know worries because a lot of times these guys come in like the last three years I've been covering the kindle for ten years. So as I know more about the need it. And it's it's not because so smart it's just been doing have been paying attention to the subject regularly for so long that expertise just kind of naturally develops. And that's that's really fun. If you've got questions about things the tools the way that I do the podcast. Glad to talk about it. Just. Mentioned three when I record this. And I've worked on it. In logic pro which is the editing program at us like create an MP three file gotta get it up on the internet. So it's got to be somewhere on the internet. So that when somebody hits the podcast app on your life on search for the kindle chronicles. Then they tap on the episode. It comes down from the internet to device, and you have to pay somebody to store those files I use Lipson. And I think that's limit has the market share. I think I pay fifteen or twenty dollars a month for them to store all of my episodes. And if for some reason an episode gets crazy numbers of listeners, you know, if there's one hundred thousand people download it. I still pay twenty dollars a month. They don't charge me each time someone downloads. They just charge me for the. Space on her shelf where I keep that up. Blue Getty, microphone Iceland, secular. Half of the people doing podcasts are using this microphone cousin hundred three dollars on Amazon. It's it's very high-quality. You you could pay more than that for a microphone. He goes. Okay lesson. Get maybe eight percent quality. But that went is really works. Well candidate. Do probably have to. Into snowballs to now when I record I usually have a pop filter that because there's the close of if if I if I was just talking to that you'd hear the sounds, and so it's better to have a around mesh thing front of it. Okay. Recommendation about of ready shorts raise and and maybe write poetry. It's not adding more sense to do as podcast for you. Here. The author reading shorts to rate of you like the idea of publishing rights written for people who are. But I think both, you know, I don't know too many podcasts actually throughout hymns thousands of podcasts. But I could imagine a podcast like sue work. You're doing in the class year short story home, and if you could kind of identify your interest in your approach, you could be saying student of dollar hill, and this is going to be a show about my work on this collection of short stories. And because a lot of people are very interested in the creative process. So particularly, you know, guys your age if you. A little context and say, well, what did I decide to write a short story about this topic? We'll I'll tell you. This is my experience my background, my family would ever. And then read the story. So you give it some context. And then you've put it out there. I think that would be an example of powerful podcast if you were just putting up your stories of poems without that kind of context introduction. I think could be a little dry heart grab he. And then in the self publishing of the the next thing. I'll talk about the chance to compare those two options. When Amazon introduced the kindle, November two thousand seven the same day that the first kindle was available. They launch something called kindled. Rick publishing K G P. And what that meant was right from the start if you had a a novel or collection short stories, and it was a word format on your computer. You could without paying ends on anything uploaded and have it be available for sale at dot com. With the other billions of books that are there and since then last year's hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of people have done. They've they submitted things in EBA format in their available for purchase on Amazon. And what's happened is that some people have had great success doing that they found readers. They're quitting their day jobs. They're they're becoming raiders by annual sub self. Publish on this platform that Amazon low conflict pm on traditional publishers so Amazon created its own. Poaching company called him publishing, and they kinda changed the rules. They're paying raiders higher royalties. They are placing e books more like three dollars book as opposed to fourteen dollars rent house in the other charging. So it's kind of a road publishing entity that Amazon created. If you combine the publishing books with the cell phone books that that counts forty two percent of US adult fiction that was post last year. So it's become this huge. It's gone from basically zero and ten years ago. So publishing was the credits. If you were loser forget, you publish you pay somebody, you're publish your book. And it was just Baresi. Those days are over when people think self publishing they might think of Andy Lear guy the Martian who self published his book first. And then it went on come. Visually believable think there are any number of self published authors. Who started that way to the point where this is now just of you'll option if you're you know, being opposed books. So I would just say if in your future you see yourself writing book. Yes. The traditional sectors still exists wonderful. There's fabulous people work at the big publishing companies can find an agent sell your book and all that. But there's this whole other path now that did this ten years ago in its if it's worth being aware of as you think about the author.
"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"Connected to the internet somehow, and it's it's possible to change. What's on those tags were easily? Yes. Yes. Just like like don't have numbers and like just from. A computer you can just type in the changes update almost instantaneously probably depending on your wife connection test. If that's a they'll have a huge impact on retail stores. I would think in the kind of kind of wonder why most places don't already use it as we're talking were the night before your lunch, and that's going to be at. Let's see little be Wednesday. January sixteenth at that Kamara is. And that's going to be ten AM Pacific time can a eastern standard time so seven a. Con crack that's one will kind of I launch the page and direct our Facebook falling or group I because they're kind of the more interested people drop today will slowly drips through like Email list. So as to kind of control traffic, tell me about the early bird deal that people to we'll be able to take advantage of hopefully, if they if they get there soon enough after the opening, oh, there's there's no reason to panic regarding the early bird deal because because although like right now, we have like one hundred and fifty packages that's like the limit we chose arbitrary limit. That's just so that we can kind of control the processing like particularly day one or as like in the first week just because we don't want to be over. But if there will be like other interested parties who want to deal there simply have to contact me directly. Via Email or like Facebook and send them like a direct link. Double still have the same on the same deal. So there's no rush early there early. The deal. However is pretty nice it is one hundred ninety nine for the device in extra stylus. The cover is included and also free shipping free worldwide shipping 'cause we actually have a lot of people who are interested in foreign countries. Yeah. So that's early deal. That's quite how much dance interest. Have you seen in Facebook? And other other ways are you expecting thousands of people to to come your way tomorrow, or what's the what's the scale the demand if you had to guess our Facebook group has actually just hit. I'm kind of shocked to say like one thousand people on desert like the most interested that people are Email list is almost like several thousand several several thousand. So it's. I wish I could tell you. How many people? Yeah, we'll be getting. But I'm pretty sure that we should have enough to meet them at. Uh-huh. And we also have direct ties, of course to our manufacturer. And like if you have to order more, you'll your setup to increase the supply if the demand surprises you. Yeah. How do you think people will find books to read for your device? I mean with a kindle so easy. You you just go up to Amazon and wirelessly shows up on your device. It's gonna be a little more work to get a book onto the Mobis drive. But do you think the needle be manageable and people who actually be reading books on it? Yeah. It's it should be perfectly fine. I if you have access to the file the file like just simply dragging drop and ready to go. Although honestly, there is also a Cape of -bility to us actually the kindle. App on the mobile scribe. It's just that. There are some caveats to that that it is possible to install the kindle app on the device. There's like the kindle web reader app, you could do that. Because it has a web browser not through the Browns directly what you would need to go to third party are watch site that hosts the API case, those are the install out for these program. Okay. Well, my favorite is AP K pure dot com. And you can search basically the kindle happened. Sickly? Download the AP K dragging drop to AB k into the device connected to your computer. And then you take your computer off of the USB mode. You turn it off the USB mode and go to the foul explorer. And then you go to that eighty k and you're simply run it. And then on still I've actually installed the I've actually installed the kindle. The kindle app actually to my device, and it seems like fully functional it's actually very convenient. And that's because you're it's an Android device. Basically. Is that right? Yeah. It is. Because it's on an Android base. All a lot of the apps out. There weren't specifically designed for our device. So our engineers actually indefectible I mean because there's like a case by case basis in which some of these apps worked the engineers in our factory there too worried about the liability issues concerning this so they've decided to remove the file explorer on the default operating system. So, unfortunately, it's going to be a couple of hoops for the people who are interested or really need the kindle device just to get it set up in the beginning. But what they would need to do is just simply like send me an Email with the waiver. It'll be included on the website like type out their name at the bottom. And then I'll send them like an update that they can install and they should have access to Stolac sport. And they should be able to download the. Looking. How 'bout caliber that the book library management program? Would it be possible to connect the movie scribe to my computer and very simply move books from my caliber library onto the device. Oh, yeah. That that should be. That should already be possible. The the foul explorer is simply to access a as only really needed for installation of house. For moving like book fouls like that's simply just drag and drop put it in there. And it's acceptable through the software. That's exciting. When did you start working on this? We've been out a not too long. I believe we've had the prototype for since I believe last August, July. Yeah. It's just kind of been a workup to a significant release like proper marketing since then try and get interested parties excited about our lunch known indigo. Will there be like a target that you'll hope to raise through the crowdfunding on indigo? Oh, yeah. And you use that money just to help promote the the device, and and get it going with the help of some crowdfunding. Yeah. Almost all the profits going into the vice will be back into further promotion, the mice. It's our goal to honestly have this device into hands of ideally, like all like put Uctivities focused individuals, and what where I personally can really see this device making a difference is actually in schools or for college students because like having to lug around a bunch of textbooks. Not that great, you know, and like being able to like make annotations like on the go like directly into your notes is a huge benefit without having to be distracted by like videos, and like all the other problems that come with, you know, the super expensive pads that are out there. No on the website. It shows six point eight inch reader and thirteen point three is tomorrow's launch just of the six. Point eight. That's correct. That's correct. The tomatoes launch will only be for the notepad-sized size version along the larger notepads believe actually, we have a ten point three end thirteen point three model bind up, but those I believe haven't hit mass production yet still in the prototype. Face. Those will be coming out later this year, you know, it reminds me of tablets called the remarkable tablet, which is which got a lot of push over the holiday season. But that one is like five hundred dollars or something. What's the different excitement six hundred? Yeah. What what's the difference between that one in and yours, quite frankly, the price in and of itself is a huge factor. Like if a factor of three times is very much. So a deciding factor for many people who just want to have a more convenient way to be productive and not, you know, break the Bank, it's hard to justify a device. Possibly cost like half a month salary just or a third of your month's salary. Is there stylus technology the same as yours do? No. I believe there are some differences, and Steiner's technology, but not in the responsiveness. The responsiveness is should be on par. Well, that's exciting. I expecting to get more than three hours of sleep tonight. Yeah. That'll be fun. That's good it at the else that we haven't talked about that is important to know about it before tomorrow. No, no. That should be on. Thanks for having me Linh. Yeah. Well, it's very exciting. And I will send alarm so I can be on their Elwyn. I if I if I'm able to order tomorrow, how roughly how soon do you think receive it when when's the shipping on those first hundred fifty gonna be oh, well, we'll start shipping at the very start of this coming month February like there will there won't be any development time at or. Yeah, at we'll start shipping almost immediately. We'll be ready feel good, and oh, I didn't ask do you have a title team UC? Roger, what's I'm I'm currently the product manager for the prescribed project probably manager for the multi. Okay. I have been talking with Roger Wang product manager for the multi scribe project of team UC. Thanks very much. Roger good luck with the launch. All right. Thanks a lot.
"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"Out? I've got to call an audible here, and we're going to go straight to the interview. So make sure that we have time to get it all in. We'll see much time. We have left for some news and the rest before telling you about Roger Wang. I don't with pleasure that type set in the future. That is the Dave Atty book that we talked about last week. You got a shout out from Kevin Kelly who was a founder of wired magazine, and he has his Email list recommend. Oh. And he wrote I'm spending hours studying this coffee table book, celebrating the typography and design used in science fiction movies. What do we see on screens in the future? More broadly, this dense picture book types, it in the future is a roundabout way to examine where the interface design of technology is headed so that odd book that we had a great conversation about last week is getting some notice of and Kevin Kelly somebody I really admire rehab. See that in recommend. Oh this week. We're talking with Roger Wang. I've been trying to connect with him to talk about Mobis cry because it was coming up with its debut. Indigo that's like a kick starter of place where they're raising money to help get the product launched. It's an intriguing looking product. It's e ink you can write on it with a stylus. And I when I was sending out emails and messages, I finally found a phone number, and I called Roger I got him in at the company headquarters in San Jose. And I think he was I said I just wanted to interview with you before we get to the indigo launch tomorrow. And he said, well, let me kind of get ready, and I sent him some questions, and we talked the night before young man whose product manager for mobile scribe as part of team you see really enjoyed talking to him about this project. I wished I had asked him what? Could background. He has has landed him in this. Maybe he's fresh out of Stanford or something and he's got quite a quite a product checking. Now, I see that. There are still some of those hundred fifty left they've sold hundred Twenty-three out of a hundred fifty for that one ninety nine early bird package of case extra stylus and the reader and they have passed their goal of raising three thousand dollars. They've raised fifty eight thousand two hundred fifty dollars in the fifty eight days left. So this has generated quite a bit of interest. You'll hear Roger couple times suggests that if you want the early bird price after the hundred and fifty do sell to send him an Email. And if you want information about how to get the kindle app onto this reader what I would suggest is send me an Email and say that you'd like to things that he's offering to take care of. And I will Ford it to him. I I want to do that set of putting his Email out publicly. But I'm sure he'll be able to help you out if. I wanna follow up on those offers that he makes the interview when I connected with Roger on Wednesday night. I began by asking what exactly Bobi scribe will be able to do basically going to be like a kindle that. You can write on like if you've ever had your kindle, perhaps you've have a work documents on the kindle must be frustrating. Because if you're like, you can't right on your work documents. Even though you have it in a meeting. So now we have like tedious annotation integrated into the device as well. As a separate not taking software ended device. Oh, you can take your notes or draw graphs or all sorts of things based on our template. We have like background templates for the mother sky. And yeah, so you can basically use it as multifunctional notebook, and hopefully people won't ever need to kill a bunch of trees to take their notes anymore. Well, let's talk about the pen in sort of prototype. Video that I watched. You can vary. The width of the pen and at but it doesn't take a battery. What can you tell me about the technology that Nabil's you to take notes with this pen, basically just pick with setting out of the the lunch provided? I believe at the time of that there were three with sightings might be more now. And then yet that is your FOX setting and you use that to right? It's it's basically like as if you're like picking pens out of like a pencil bag or something right on the side. There is no better. There's no battery onto stylus. It's which is nice 'cause you wouldn't want to like change that all the time and in order to race just simply flip that over. And I believe there's like a magnet or some sort of interaction allows that detect where you're racing, and it's very intuitive. It's like using a a pencil, and then you can also. So you think though in the final version will be some undo options along the top. Oh, yeah. No. No. That's that's that's definitely there you can undo and redo stroke by stroke, you're writing which is something that you can't do actually in pencil. Now, if I have a an e book reading say, it doesn't have digital rights management on it. I bought it from kindle or somewhere else. I do I have to convert it to an e pub file or how can I read an e book on this device? I believe the vast majority of e book formats are supported on like don't require any converting there should be reader that is able to read those vows as well as I believe the other popular one used by kindle lose Moby fine. Yes. If I'm reading a book and either those formats, can I make annotations on it. With the pen the way you described you can do with a PDF unfortunate. Really end discourage ration- of the software that it's not possible. Actually, I there's a lot of the nagging that actually happens with e pub and mobiles and make them kind of innately difficult to annotate in that, you know, how you can change the size and like remove the Texans such the problem with that is when there's an annotation written like that kind of texts can't be resized along with the existing. So, unfortunately, pob and Moby files cannot be annotated. But of course, those fouls can be converted to PDF, which can be anted. Yeah. That makes sense because you would have that problem. If you increase the size of the font might mess up whatever annotations you had made. Well, looking at a smaller font. Yeah. How come you can rest your palm on the screen while you're writing and not have your palm a Mark? I believe. Is because of the how the way com stylus and the way com screen works. That's that that interaction in Waco. What does way come way come there? I they are the foremost producer of these kinds of screens and stylus like basically industries industry leaders in terms of producing these kinds of screens that are precision and pressure sensitive and more smoke importantly, actually for our purposes
"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"Out? I've got to call an audible here, and we're going to go straight to the interview. So make sure that we have time to get it all in. We'll see how much time we have left for some news and the rest before telling you about Roger Wang. I don't with pleasure that type set in the future. That is the Dave Atty book that we talked about last week. You got a shout out from Kevin Kelly who was a founder of wired magazine, and he has his Email list recommend. Oh. And he wrote I'm spending hours studying this coffee table book, celebrating the typography and design used in science fiction movies. What do we see on screens in the future? More broadly, this dense picture book types, at in the future is a roundabout way to examine where the interface design of technology is headed so that odd book that we had a great conversation about last week is getting some notice of and Kevin Kelly somebody I really admire rehab. See that in recommend. Oh this week. We're talking with Roger Wang. I've been trying to connect with him to talk about Mobis cry because it was coming up with its debut. Indigo that's like a kick starter place where they're raising money to help get the product launched. It's an intriguing looking product. It's e ink you can write on it with a stylus. And I when I was sending out emails and messages, I Finally I found a phone number, and I called Roger I got him in at the company headquarters in San Jose. And I think he was I said I just wanted to an interview with you before we get to the indigo launch tomorrow. And he said, well, let me kind of get ready, and I sent him some questions that we talked the night before young man whose product manager for Moby scribe as part of team you see really enjoyed talking to him about this project. I I wished I had asked him what? Could a background. He has has landed him in this. Maybe he's fresh out of Stanford or something and he's got quite a quite a product checking. Now, I see that there are still some of those hundred fifty left they've sold one hundred twenty three out of a hundred fifty four that one ninety nine early bird package of case and extra stylus and the reader and they have passed their goal of raising three thousand dollars. They've raised fifty eight thousand two hundred and fifty one dollars in the fifty eight days left. So this has generated quite a bit of interest. You'll hear Roger couple times suggests that if you want the early bird price after the hundred and fifty do sell to send him an Email. And if you want information about how to get the kindle app onto this reader what I would suggest is send me an Email and say that you'd like to things that he's offering to take care of. And I will Ford it to him. I I want to do that set of putting his Email out publicly. But I'm sure he'll be able to help you out if. I wanna follow up on those offers that he makes the interview when I connected with Roger on Wednesday night. I began by asking what exactly bogies -cribe will be able to do basically going to be like a kindle that. You can write on like if you've ever had your kindle, perhaps you've had a work documents on the kindle must be frustrating. Because if you're like, you can't right on your work documents. Even though you have it in a meeting. So now we have like tedious annotation integrated into the device as well. As a separate not taking software ended device. Oh, you can take notes or draw graphs or all sorts of things based on our template. We have like background templates for the mother sky. And yeah, so you can basically use it as multifunctional notebook, and hopefully people won't ever need to kill a bunch of trees to take their notes anymore. Well, let's talk about the pen in sort of prototype. Video that I watched. You can vary. The width of the pen and a, but it doesn't take a battery. What can you tell me about the technology that enables you to take notes with this pen, basically just pick wits setting out of the the lunch provided? I believe at the time of that there were three with sightings might be more now and on yet that is your default setting. And you use that to right. It's it's basically like as if you're like picking pens out of like a pencil bag or something right on the side. There is no better. There's no battery onto stylus it's which is nice because you wouldn't want to like change that all the time and in order to erase you just simply flip it over. And I believe there's like a magnet or some sort of interaction that allows it that detect where you're racing, and it's very intuitive. It's like using a a pencil, and then you can also. So you think though in the final version will be some undo options along the top. Oh, yeah. No. No. That's that's that's definitely there you can undo and redo stroke buysc Roque, you're writing which is something that you can't do actually in pencil now if I have a an e book than I reading say, it doesn't have digital rights management on it. I bought it from kindle or somewhere else. I do I have to convert it to an e pub file or how can I read an e book on this device? I believe the vast majority of e book formats are supported unlike don't require any converting there should be a reader that is able to read both EPA vows as well as I believe the other popular one used by kindle, loosed, Moby fine. Yes. If I'm reading a book and either of those formats, can I make annotations on it. With the pen the way you described you can do with a PDF unfortunate. N discourage ration- of the software that is not possible. Actually, I there's a lot of the nagging that actually happens with e pub and mobiles and make them kind of innately difficult to annotate in that, you know, how you can change the size and like re move the Texans such the problem with that is when there's an annotation written like that kind of texts can't be resized along with the existing. So, unfortunately, pob and Moby fouls cannot be annotated. But of course, those fouls can be converted to PDF, which can be anted. Yeah. That makes sense because you would have that problem. If you increase the size of the font might mess up whatever annotations you had made well looking at a smaller funt. Yeah. How come you can rest your palm on the screen while you're writing and not have your palm mak-, Mark? I believe that is because of the holiday way com stylish on the way com screen works. That's how that that interaction on way com. What does way come way com there? I they are the foremost producer of these kinds of screens and stylus like basically industries industry leaders in terms of producing these kinds of screens that are precision and pressure, sensitive and more most importantly, actually for our purposes