The Kindle Chronicles

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 483 David Ignatius

Author of The Quantum Spy

Interview starts at 12:12 and ends at 34:00

“Jeff Bezos has been a great owner for The Post. He invested in our business. He has generally stayed away and let the editors and our publisher, Fred Ryan, run the business. He intervenes only occasionally. The first meeting he had when he came to The Post, he said, ‘I don’t know what’s going to work, but I want to lengthen the runway, so you have more time to experiment and take off.’ And we have begun to take off. We’re not rolling in money, but The Post is profitable again. I wondered if I’d ever see that. Our web traffic keeps exploding.”


All-New Kindle Oasis ships on Halloween

“All-New Kindle Oasis survives ocean dunking” by David Rothman at TeleRead - October 31, 2017

“Is the Kindle Oasis Really Worth It?” - my video review of the original Oasis in 2016

Interview with David Ignatius

The Quantum Spy by David Ignatius

Other novels by David Ignatius at

Body of Lies, the 2008 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, based on the novel by David Ignatius

“Our Villains, Ourselves: A Thriller Roundup” by Marisha Pessel at The New York Times - October 25, 2017


PBS NewsHour profile of author Jesmyn Ward - October 27, 2017

Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward



My video review of the new Kindle Oasis - October 31, 2017


Bufo Calvin’s “Because of the Kindle” project

Next Week’s Guest

Carlina Duan, author of I Wore My Blackest Hair, a debut poetry collection that will be published on November 14th by Little a, the literary imprint of Amazon Publishing.

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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