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 591 Sarah Gelman - Happy Thanksgiving!

Director, Books PR & Editorial at

Interview starts at 11:47 and ends at 48:10

“We really want to choose books that we feel like customers will love or--in a non-pushy way--should love.”


“Alexa’s voice can now express disappointment and excitement” by Jay Peters at The Verge - November 26, 2019

Alexa Skills Kit Blog post on new Emotions and Speaking styles - November 26, 2019

Sarah Gelman’s posts at The Amazon Book Review

Amazon’s Best Books of 2019 (

South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations by Sean Brock

The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Will the Cat Eat My Eyeballs: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard

A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

“What I’m reading on my summer vacation” by Sarah Gelman at The Amazon Book Review - July 3, 2019

TV Shows mentioned: This is Us, A Million Little Things, Younger,  

Next Week’s Guest

Robin Cook, author of Genesis: A Novel, available for pre-order from G. P. Putnam’s Sons, with release on December 3, 2019 

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