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A weekly podcast about the Kindle and eBooks with in-depth conversations with guests--authors, technology experts, book industry analysts, Amazon execs, educators, agents, readers, and more.

The Kindle Chronicles Len Edgerly

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

A weekly podcast about the Kindle and eBooks with in-depth conversations with guests--authors, technology experts, book industry analysts, Amazon execs, educators, agents, readers, and more.

    2TKC1 Cynthia Bourgeault

    2TKC1 Cynthia Bourgeault

    Mystic, Episcopal Priest, and Author
    Links
    Cynthia Bourgeault’s website
    Books by Cynthia
    Wisdom Waypoints
    Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC)
    Spiritual Gifts from the Imaginal Realm, an on-demand e-course available through Spirituality & Practice
    Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journal into the Imaginal Realm by Cynthia Bourgeault
    If you’d like brief updates on technology, books, marriage, and puppies, you can follow along with my Morning Journal flash briefing. From your Echo device, just say, “Alexa, enable Morning Journal.” Then each morning say, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I post a five-minute audio journal each weekday except usually by 8 a.m. Eastern Time. 
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    • 48 min
    TKC 677 Virginia Milner

    TKC 677 Virginia Milner

    Principal Product Manager, Kindle Vella
    Interview starts at 13:45 and ends at 49:18
    Note: I will be discussing my Virginia Milner interview Tuesday July 27th, 2021, at 1 pm EDT on Clubhouse. (Please note: audio in the podcast incorrectly states the Clubhouse meeting will be on Monday) Whether you are a current member of Clubhouse or want to join in order to participate in the discussion, click here. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Virginia Milner, principal product manager for Kindle Vella. 
    Amazon Launches Kindle Vella - press release July 13, 2021
    Kindle Direct Publishing including Kindle Vella
    Death and Life: A Biography by Hugh Howey - on Kindle Vella
    Other Vellas to check out:
    WOLF (Stope Packs #1) by Rebecca Zanetti
    Bug by Callie Chase
    The Marriage Auction by Audrey Carlan
    Readwise
    read.Amazon.com
    Gabriel Allon (21-book series) by Daniel Silva
    Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right by Jamie Glowack
    Note: This episode concludes Season 1 of The Kindle Chronicles, which lasted 13 years. Season 2 will start on Friday, September 10, 2021. Thanks for listening!
    If you’d like brief daily updates on technology, books, marriage, and puppies, you can follow along with my Morning Journal flash briefing. From your Echo device, just say, “Alexa, enable Morning Journal.” Then each morning say, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I post a five-minute audio journal each weekday except usually by 8 a.m. Eastern Time. 
    The Kindle Chronicles is now available at Audible Podcasts. The only thing missing are ratings! If you have time, please consider leaving one in order to help others learn about the show. 
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    • 53 min
    TKC 676 Rob Drake

    TKC 676 Rob Drake

    President of the Ocean Park Association
    Interview starts at 2:41 and ends at 47:17
    Note: I will be discussing my Rob Drake interview Tuesday July 20th, 2021, at 1 pm EDT on Clubhouse. (Please note change from usual scheduling on Mondays) Whether you are a current member of Clubhouse or want to join in order to participate in the discussion, click here. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Amazon Launches Kindle Vella - press release July 13, 2021
    Ocean Park Association - Ocean Park, Maine
    Ocean Park Vision Survey
    Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben Macintyre
    Mrs. Osmond: A Novel by John Banville
    Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    Commisario Brunettti (30-book series) by Donna Leon
    The Maisie Dobbs series (16 books) by Jacqueline Winspear
    Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordon S. Wood
    Next Week’s Guest
    Virginia Milner, principal product manager for Kindle Vella. 
    If you’d like brief daily updates on technology, books, marriage, and puppies, you can follow along with my Morning Journal flash briefing. From your Echo device, just say, “Alexa, enable Morning Journal.” Then each morning say, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I post a five-minute audio journal each weekday except usually by 8 a.m. Eastern Time. 
    The Kindle Chronicles is now available at Audible Podcasts. The only thing missing are ratings! If you have time, please consider leaving one in order to help others learn about the show. 
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    • 50 min
    TKC 675 Jessica Chiarella

    TKC 675 Jessica Chiarella

    Author of The Lost Girls
    Interview starts at 2:27 and ends at 33:08
    Photo by Joanne Chiarella
    Note: I will be discussing my Jessica Chiarella interview Monday July 12th, 2021, at 1 pm EDT on Clubhouse. Whether you are a current member of Clubhouse or want to join in order to participate in the discussion, click here. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Jeff Tweedy interviewed by Ezra Klein - July 2, 2021
    How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy
    And Again: A Novel by Jessica Chiarella
    DePaul University interview with Jessicva Chiarelli (YouTube) 
    Serial podcast Season One
    The Jinx - HBO
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    Next Week’s Guest
    Rob Drake, incoming President of the Ocean Park Association
    If you’d like brief daily updates on technology, books, marriage, and puppies, you can follow along with my Morning Journal flash briefing. From your Echo device, just say, “Alexa, enable Morning Journal.” Then each morning say, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I post a five-minute audio journal each weekday except usually by 8 a.m. Eastern Time. 
    The Kindle Chronicles is now available at Audible Podcasts. The only thing missing are ratings! If you have time, please consider leaving one in order to help others learn about the show. 
    Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

    • 35 min
    TKC 674 Paul Doiron

    TKC 674 Paul Doiron

    Author of Dead by Dawn, (Mike Bowditch Mysteries Book 12)
    Interview starts at 6:30 and ends at 53:13
    Photo by Mark Fleming
    Note: I will be discussing my Paul Doiron interview Monday July 5th, 2021, at 1 pm EDT on Clubhouse. Whether you are a current member of Clubhouse or want to join in order to participate in the discussion, click here. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Laufey website
    Paul Doiron
    Mike Bowditch Mysteries (12-Book Series) by Paul Doiron
    Kristen Lindquist 
    C J Box
    Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency
    Luanne Rice
    Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales
    Down East Magazine
    Jeff Bezos invites Wally Funk to join him on the first crewed Blue Origin flight on July 20th. (Instagram video) - July 1, 2021
    Next Week’s Guest
    Jessica Chiarella, author of The Lost Girls, available for pre-order with release on July 6, 2021
    If you’d like brief daily updates on technology, books, marriage, and puppies, you can follow along with my Morning Journal flash briefing. From your Echo device, just say, “Alexa, enable Morning Journal.” Then each morning say, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I post a five-minute audio journal each weekday except usually by 8 a.m. Eastern Time. 
    The Kindle Chronicles is now available at Audible Podcasts. The only thing missing are ratings! If you have time, please consider leaving one in order to help others learn about the show. 
    Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

    • 57 min
    TKC 673 Ben Springwater

    TKC 673 Ben Springwater

    Co-founder of Matter
    Interview starts at 16:06 and ends at 56:21
    Note: I will be discussing my Ben Springwater interview Monday June 28, 2021, at 1 pm EDT on Clubhouse. Whether you are a current member of Clubhouse or want to join in order to participate in the discussion, click here. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Amazon Prime Day press release - June 23, 2021
    Kobo Elipsa
    reMarkable 2 tablet
    Helix Jump at the App Store
    Click here for my personal invite to join Matter
    “On B******t” by Harry G. Frankfurt (PDF), first published in 1986, followed by an 81-page book with the same title  in 2005. 
    “How I Became the Honest Broker” by Ted Gioia at his Culture Notes of an Honest Broker newsletter - May 26, 2021
    Readwise
    Andy Matuschak
    Substack
    Letters from an American - Substack newsletter by Heather Cox Richardson
    Noahpinion - Substack newsletter by Noah Smith
    Ted Lasso on Apple TV+
    Next Week’s Guest
    Paul Doiron, author of Dead by Dawn: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries, Book 12), available for pre-order with release on June 29, 2021
    If you’d like brief daily updates on technology, books, marriage, and puppies, you can follow along with my Morning Journal flash briefing. From your Echo device, just say, “Alexa, enable Morning Journal.” Then each morning say, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I post a five-minute audio journal each day except Sunday, usually by 8:00 am Eastern Time. 
    The Kindle Chronicles is now available at Audible Podcasts. The only thing missing are ratings! If you have time, please consider leaving one in order to help others learn about the show. 
    Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

NisseNisse77 ,

My favorite podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast. Len is so insightful. I definitely recommend listening in on his podcast as well as his YouTube channel. Thanks to his expertise on all things kindle, I upgraded to a kindle paperwhite last year. I had my kindle keyboard since 2007 when I was 12 years old. It’s been a journey to go from my beloved paperbacks to my favorite ebooks.

fairbrooks ,

Always Interesting

I’ve been listening to Len’s podcast for years now. It’s always an interesting show, and his interviewing skills have only gotten better. In particular, his most recent interview with James McQuivey is just excellent. Mr. McQuivey has always been one of my favorite guests on Len’s podcast, but this last interview may be my favorite. Well worth your time.

DebbieJRT ,

Great podcast!

I've been listening for a few years. Len has an avid curiousity about Amazon, the Kindle, ebooks and personal electronics, in general. This isn't a very 'techie' podcast. Len makes the subject very approachable. Good interviews. I also find Len's voice very pleasant to listen to. It may be a personal peeve, but if I can't abide the speaker's voice, I find it very hard to listen to the podcast, even if I'm very interested in the subject! Keep up the good work.

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