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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.

    TKC 662 Kevin Kelly

    TKC 662 Kevin Kelly

    Zooming with the author of Vanishing Asia
    Note: I will be discussing my Kevin Kelly interview Saturday April 10, 2021, at 4 pm ET on Clubhouse. If you are a member of Clubhouse, please click here to join me. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Kevin Kelly’s Kickstarter page for Vanishing Asia
    Kevin Kelly’s web page
    “Making a Fairie Door” video at Kevin’s TRY YouTube Channel
    Next Week’s Guest
    Andrew Barrer, author of the Young Blood Trilogy, published by Amazon Original Stories
    Morning Journal flash briefing for Alexa
    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. 
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    • 49 min
    TKC 661 On the Road

    TKC 661 On the Road

    Len, Darlene, Sophie and Deb at our second rental
    on Sanibel Island
    Note: There will be no Clubhouse gathering tomorrow, because we are still on our drive from Sanibel to Cambridge, Mass. The weekly post-podcast Clubhouse salon will resume on April 9, 2021.
    Links
    Island Inn web cam on Sanibel
    Len’s Newsletter Posts on Substack:
    Travels with Sophie - April 2, 2021
    Leaving Sanibel - March 30, 2021
    Whelk versus iPhone - March 13
    The preferred hotel chain of The Kindle Chronicles is Marriott Courtyard!
    Next Week’s Guest
    Kevin Kelly, author of Vanishing Asia, a set of 3 books comprising 1,000 pages that captures Asia’s disappearing traditions and vanishing designs, in 35 countries. Click here for Kickstarter page.
    Morning Journal flash briefing for Alexa
    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.

    • 37 min
    TKC 660 Judith Zimomra

    TKC 660 Judith Zimomra

    City Manager of Sanibel, Florida
    Interview starts at 19:29 and ends at 58:23
    Note: I will be discussing my Judith Zimomra interview Saturday March 27, 2021 at 4 pm ET on Clubhouse. If you are a member of Clubhouse, please click here to join me. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Amazon Halo Band
    “Bose announces Sleepbuds II” by Chris Welch at The Verge - September 22, 2020
    Amazon hiring spree during pandemic by Nick Wingfield at The Information - March 18, 2021
    “Amazon picks Twitter fight with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren amid union campaign” by Irina Ivanova at CBS News - March 26, 2021
    Judith A. Zimomra, Sanibel City Manager
    City of Sanibel website
    Southern Living’s selections for “The South’s Best Beach Towns 2021” - March 9, 2021
    Judie’s camera equipment includes a Nikon D3400 body and Tamron zoom lens
    Judie’s Facebook photos including this one of an Ibis in flight
    Email from Tom on Kindle software updates:
    Recent Kindles and Kindle for iOS have had the re-designed ‘Aa settings’ (with Themes and reading settings) for some time now, but Fire’s Kindle app and Kindle for Android have lagged behind. The latest update gives these the same look and feel. 
    Also it seems the ‘Simplified Home Screen’ feature on Fire tablets is available for 4th generation and later Fire tablets (Running FireOS 5). It’s pretty impressive that 7 year old tablets are still getting updates (including Kindle app updates, Series grouping, etc.). 
    The Fire and Android Kindle apps are very close cousins. The current versions are 14.40.100 and 8.40.100, respectively (note the identical ‘40.100’ version suffix). They are feature-identical, except that the Fire app has text-to-speech.
    But there are still a few feature differences between Kindle for Fire/Android and Kindle for iOS: 
    On Fire/Android you can sort collection items by Recent, Title, or Author, as you can on Kindles. Collection item sorting options are not available in the iOS app. (However, on both you can rearrange the order by dragging items to where you want them). Operating on items in Library is different: on Fire/Android it defaults to multiple selection, and you have to bring the action menu, while on iOS, it brings up action menu directly when you select (long press) an item and to select more items you choose Select Multiple Items from the menu. Also, on iOS, if you have items in List view, drag left reveals Archive option (delete download. This is not available on Fire/Android. Here iOS has the edge: it takes fewer gestures to remove a download, for example. No Word Runner (I would actually use this some) No Word Wise   It’s mostly 1 & 2 that are a little annoying if you are switching platforms at all. People probably are not clamoring for 3 & 4, and most probably don’t know 3 and 4 exist.
    Morning Journal flash briefing for Alexa
    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.

    • 59 min
    TKC 659 Ann Rittenberg

    TKC 659 Ann Rittenberg

    Founder and President of Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency
    Interview starts at 15:12 and ends at 53:38
    Note: I will be discussing my Ann Rittenberg interview Saturday March 20, 2021 at 4 pm ET on Clubhouse. If you are a member of Clubhouse, please click here to join me. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    Amazon Care 
    Long Live the Nook!
    Mobi, we hardly knew ye
    “Michael Dorman to Headline ‘Joe Pickett’ Drama Series Ordered by Spectrum Originals” by Nellie Andreeva and Denise Petski at Deadline - March 18, 2021
    Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency
    Ann’s 2002 talk at Bennington, “The Successful Writer’s Personality”
    C.J. Box
    Your First Novel: An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream by Ann Rittenberg and Laura Whitcomb
    Dennis Lehane
    Dead by Dawn: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries, 12) by Paul Doiron - available for pre-order with release on June 29, 2021
    Amazon Crossing
    Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series
    Brad Parks
    The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
    Next Week’s Guest:
    Judith A. Zimomra, Sanibel City Manager
    Morning Journal flash briefing for Alexa
    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.

    • 55 min
    TKC 658 Chris Bailey

    TKC 658 Chris Bailey

    Author of How to Train Your Mind: Exploring the Productivity Benefits of Meditation, an Audible Original
    Interview starts at 15:54 and ends at 55:13
    Note: I will be discussing my Chris Bailey interview Saturday March 13, 2021 at 4 pm ET on Clubhouse. If you are a member of Clubhouse, please click here to join me. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    “What Big Tech Antitrust Foe Lina Khan Could Do at the FTC” by Josh Sisco at The Information - March 10, 2021
    “Why Tech Breakups Could be  Good for Shareholders” by Martin Peers at The Information - March 11, 2021
    “Amazon staffers reportedly fear secret ‘Vesta’ robot will be a pricey flop” by Noah Manskar at the New York Post - March 10, 2021
    “Amazon’s Halo fitness tracker is getting Alexa integration” by Dan Seifert at The Verge - March 4, 2021
    Amazon Halo
    Chris Bailey’s website, A Life of Productivity
    Books by Chris Bailey: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy (2016) and 
    Clear Sky Retreat Center in Cranbrook, Alberta
    The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
    The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Sean Achor
    Hyperfocus: How to Manage Your Attention in a World of Distraction (2018)
    Freedom distractions blocker app
    Becoming Better podcast by Chris Bailey and Ardyn Nordstrom
    Next Week’s Guest:
    Ann Rittenberg, literary agent for C. J. Box and other best-selling authors
    Morning Journal flash briefing for Alexa
    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
    TKC 657 C. J. Box

    TKC 657 C. J. Box

    Author of Dark Sky, Book 21 in the Joe Pickett series
    Photo by Dave Neligh
    Interview starts at 19:40 and ends at 43:22
    Note: I will be discussing my C. J. Box interview Saturday March 6, 2021 at 4 pm ET on Clubhouse. If you are a member of Clubhouse, please click here to join me. I’ve also created a club named The Reading Edge. Use this link to join!
    Links
    President Biden’s video on union election in Alabama
    Amazon EU blog on Working at Amazon
    “When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit” by Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley at The New York Times - March 5, 2021
    All-new Echo Show 10 (3rd Generation)
    Eink.link
    “Eink.link is a website directory for e-readers” by Mark Frauenfelder at boingboing - March 2, 2021
    “How New E Ink Tablets Combine the Best of Kindles and iPads” by Alex Cranz at The Wall Street Journal - March 3, 2021
    C.J. Box’s website
    C.J. Box livestream recording at The Tattered Cover bookstore - March 4, 20212
    Obituary of Doug Crowe in the Casper Star-Tribune - December 4, 2020
    “Big Sky” TV series on ABC, based on The Highway by C. J. Box
    Bob Budd, executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resource Trust
    Next Week’s Guest:
    Friday, March 12: Chris Bailey, author and narrator of How to Train Your Mind, an Audible Original
    Morning Journal flash briefing for Alexa
    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.

    • 47 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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