Earlier last week, I got the chance to speak with Len Edgerly via Skype for his Kindle Chronicles podcast. The podcast is now up at thekindlechronicles.com, so go check it out: http://www.thekindlechronicles.com/2012/06/22/tkc-203-kevin-eagan/. If you use podcast apps, you can subscribe to The Kindle Chronicles via iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or through the podcast app of your choice.
For those readers not familiar with Len’s podcast, please check it out! Not only is Len one of the best curators for Kindle news and content, he is very interested in how these technologies change and shape the way we read. I’ve been listening to his podcast for a while now and am continually impressed with the topics discussed. Len has interviewed writers like scholar and autism awareness advocate Temple Grandin, novelist Margaret Atwood, and Amazon’s VP of Kindle Content Russ Grandinetti. One of his most recent podcasts includes a series of interviews from his time at Book Expo America.
Our discussion centered on two main ideas: whether books are social or solitary, and what improvements are need for Kindles and other e-readers to be even more social.
Len mentioned two upcoming events in his podcast: 1.) He is hosting a webinar about selling your article on the Kindle Desktop Publishing platform. (To sign up, click here.) 2.) He is hosting a book reading group via kindle.amazon.com, the social media site connected to the Kindle reading app. The first book is A Gay And Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller. This book is part of the Kindle “Book Lust Rediscoveries” series. For more information on how to join the group, read the podcast notes.
I’ve had Critical Margins up and active for a while now, but I plan on having even more content as the months move on. I don’t see this as just a blog; there’s a lot of potential to do new things now that platforms like Amazon’s KDP and Barnes & Noble’s Pubit are available for publishing original content. Also, I am always seeking out guest contributors. I hope to set up an ongoing series of posts this Fall. Do you want to write for Critical Margins? Send me an e-mail (criticalmargins [AT] gmail.com) or leave a comment and I’ll get in touch with you.