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Transcript #1: January 7, 2011

(Note the time of the chat is actually Fridays at 12pm-1pm PST.)

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Transcript from January 7, 2011 to January 7, 2011

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January 7, 2011
1:10 am Brainmaker: @GnosisArts Okay, I think I’ve correctly added #kindlechat to the wiki. Thanks for this service!
6:30 am Brainmaker: @ellenfweber I would love your help in announcing the first #kindlechat Fri 12pm-1pm PST. (Learning by leading!) πŸ˜‰
2:01 pm ellenfweber: RT @Brainmaker: @ellenfweber I would love your help in announcing the first #kindlechat Fri 12pm-1pm PST. (Learning by leading!) πŸ˜‰
5:22 pm shelfmagazine: RT @Brainmaker: First chat on everything Kindle on January 7 at 12 pm PST! See you there. #kindlechat
6:57 pm Brainmaker: Inviting my #writechat buddies to come over to #kindlechat today! An hour away -12pmPST. Q&A for content creators publishing on #Kindle.
7:00 pm Brainmaker: Gearing up for #litchat today? Content creators & publishers welcome to join our first #kindlechat in an hour – Fri 12-1pm PST.
7:02 pm Brainmaker: #Indie #publishers are invited to share their wisdom at #kindlechat today, Fri 12-1pm PST. Q&A on what Kindle offers modern publishers.
7:06 pm Brainmaker: @kimnelsonwrites If you’re around today, I’d love your presence on my first #kindlechat. 12-1pm PST. Excited! πŸ˜‰
7:09 pm Brainmaker: @amysept 3rd, if you’re able, please pop in to my first #kindlechat at 12pmPST. I don’t know if anyone is coming! πŸ˜‰
7:10 pm Brainmaker: @Donna_Carrick and @Alex_Carrick, if you’re able, please pop in to my first #kindlechat, 12-1pm PST. I want company! πŸ˜‰
7:24 pm amysept: @brainmaker Ha! What’s #kindlechat about? I need to step out for a moment, but happy to join when I get back.
7:34 pm Donna_Carrick: Fantastic chat topic! Very current.< RT @Brainmaker if you’re able, please pop in to my first #kindlechat, 12-1pm PST. I want company! πŸ˜‰
7:45 pm Brainmaker: Good question! @amysept – What’s #kindlechat about? Radical new world of publishing+ role played by Amazon @ the Kindle. Fri 12-1pm PST.
7:50 pm Brainmaker: @BePromotable Thank you for the link to publishing your blog on #Kindle. Join us at #kindlechat the next hour if you’re able! (Fri12-1pmPST)
7:57 pm Brainmaker: @AmyVernon Would love any thoughts you have about Kindle’s role in modern content distribution. #kindlechat (About now- Fri12-1pmPST)
8:00 pm Brainmaker: #Kindlechat time! Welcome writers, publishers, content creators and the curious public. Let’s talk radical publishing. #kindlechat
8:02 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker Shelf Unbound indie literary magazine here. #kindlechat
8:02 pm Brainmaker: All questions are good questions. What would you like to know about Kindle’s role in a writer’s publishing success? #kindlechat #kindlechat
8:03 pm Brainmaker: @shelfmagazine Welcome indies to #Kindlechat. Hello to Shelf Unbound. #kindlechat
8:03 pm Brainmaker: Found a new YouTube vid on how to publish your blog to Kindle. Take a look. http://www.youtube.com/user/DecisiveMinds #kindlechat
8:05 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker Do you know the profile of a typical Kindle reader/owner? #kindlechat
8:05 pm amysept: Writers/publishers – check out #kindlechat > new chat hosted by @brainmaker re the new world of publishing+role played by Amazon…on now!
8:06 pm Brainmaker: Interesting: Kindle fans are responding by supporting well-written, lower-cost books (by unknown writers) (via jakonrath) #kindlechat
8:07 pm Brainmaker: Good Q from @shelfmagazine: Profile of typical Kindle reader? One A: Important to grasp they are readers more than ‘net users. #kindlechat
8:07 pm JulieTyios: RT @amysept: Writers/publishers – check out #kindlechat > new chat hosted by @brainmaker re the new world of publishing+role played by Amazon…on now!
8:07 pm Brainmaker: Q: Why do Kindle users pay for access to material which is free on the web? #kindlechat
8:08 pm Brainmaker: @JulieTyios @amysept Warm thanks for promoting #Kindlechat! Welcome. #kindlechat
8:08 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker And is price a factor in what Kindle readers are buying? #kindlechat
8:08 pm JulieTyios: Watching the #kindlechat stream while I work – keenly interested in seeing how paper & tech play together. Thanks @amysept! #kindle
8:08 pm Brainmaker: Q: Profile of typical Kindle user? A: Note that you do not need a Kindle to be a Kindle user/reader. Great for writers! #kindlechat
8:09 pm Brainmaker: Q: Is price a factor in what Kindle users buy? @shelfmagazine (Yay for your good Qs!) A: Always. But not the only factor. #kindlechat
8:10 pm Brainmaker: Q: What are Kindle users buying besides books? #kindlechat
8:11 pm Brainmaker: The pricing factor on Kindle. Some Kindle publishers offer a range of pricing on their products. Imp: It’s all an EXPERIMENT. #kindlechat
8:11 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker is there a “standard” price yet? Still seems all over the map to me. #kindlechat
8:12 pm lioncaller: RT @Brainmaker: Profile of typical Kindle reader? One A: Important to grasp they are readers more than ‘net users. #kindlechat
8:12 pm Brainmaker: Q: “Standard” price on Kindle? A: Publishers (writers) must choose between royalty tiers. Affects the pricing choices. #kindlechat
8:12 pm JulieTyios: As a Kindle owner, I like the convenience of buying books anywhere. But I’m willing to pay more for a physical copy. #kindlechat
8:13 pm Brainmaker: Hi @lioncaller – thx for RT on #kindlechat Q. Welcome! #kindlechat
8:13 pm amysept: Interested in Kindle owner demographics – I don’t have one, but my parents are eyeing them up (weird role reversal here!) #kindlechat
8:13 pm Brainmaker: RT @JulieTyios As Kindle owner, I like the convenience of buying books anywhere. But willing to pay more for a physical copy. #kindlechat
8:14 pm JulieTyios: Different levels of pricing allow broader accessibility. Not everyone will pay $20+ for a book. The Kindle pays for itself. #kindlechat
8:14 pm LenEdgerly: @shelfmagazine @Brainmaker Sweet spot for Kindle pricing seems to be $2.99 to $9.99. I resist buying anything above that. #kindlechat
8:14 pm Brainmaker: @JulieTyios Your interest in paper copies plays into what publishers should charge for Kindle versions. People do like both. #kindlechat
8:14 pm shelfmagazine: @LenEdgerly @brainmaker good info. #kindlechat
8:14 pm gnosisarts: Wait. You don’t have to have a kindle to use a kindle? #kindlechat
8:15 pm Brainmaker: @LenEdgerly Hello Len. I think the 9.99 ceiling is appropriate for Kindle. #kindlechat
8:15 pm Brainmaker: @gnosisarts Right, you don’t need a Kindle to access Kindle books. I have the free Kindle app on my Mac & iPhone. #kindlechat
8:16 pm shelfmagazine: @gnosisarts You can read Kindle books on an iPad via the free Kindle app. #kindlechat
8:16 pm LenEdgerly: @Brainmaker @JulieTyios I think people over time shift to clear preference for Kindle over print, or abandon Kindle. #Kindlechat
8:16 pm Brainmaker: @JulieTyios Also different levels of content, such as a newsletter (try .99 a month) or even whitepaper (maybe 1.99) #kindlechat
8:17 pm Brainmaker: @LenEdgerly @JulieTyios Agree there is a personality involved re the choice to use the Kindle device. #kindlechat
8:17 pm gnosisarts: Ah but no kindle app for non iPad users? #kindlechat
8:17 pm JulieTyios: @Brainmaker – I’m an avid book collector, but I don’t have space for any more. The Kindle’s good for the not-so-important works. #kindlechat
8:18 pm Brainmaker: @amysept Ha, fun role reversal. One thing people like is the ability to enlarge font & light. Good for older eyes. #kindlechat
8:18 pm gnosisarts: I would like to know what people are buying on the kindle besides books, also #kindlechat
8:18 pm LenEdgerly: @amysept Kindle demographics may skew older. Main factor is how much does person love to read. #Kindlechat
8:18 pm Brainmaker: Waiting for #litchat? We’re talking publishing and reading via Kindle over here. #kindlechat
8:19 pm Brainmaker: @gnosisarts People are paying to read blogs on Kindle. I kid you not. Very interesting new value-added for writers. #kindlechat
8:19 pm amysept: The Net + Kindle are changing the rules of publishing: If you haven’t read re #SethGodin‘s #DominoProject ? http://ow.ly/3AblZ #kindlechat
8:19 pm Brainmaker: @gnosisarts I am about to start the America’s Cup Digest, monthly, on Kindle only. #kindlechat
8:19 pm JulieTyios: @Brainmaker – True. My 90-year-old grandmother can’t read paperbacks anymore, but she loves my #Kindle! #kindlechat
8:20 pm amysept: @LenEdgerly @Brainmaker Interesting! #kindlechat
8:20 pm LenEdgerly: @Brainmaker I find the quality of my reading is more focused, slower & pleasurable on limited text field of the Kindle. #kindlechat
8:20 pm Brainmaker: RT @amysept: Net+Kindle are changing rules of publishing: Read #SethGodins #DominoProject ? http://ow.ly/3AblZ #kindlechat
8:20 pm amysept: Think this is really neat > RT @Brainmaker: People are paying to read blogs on Kindle…interesting new value-added for writers. #kindlechat
8:21 pm Brainmaker: @LenEdgerly Very cool observation. Kindle makes reading more pleasurable for some BC of limited text field. #kindlechat
8:21 pm LenEdgerly: @Brainmaker I subscribe to 2 or 3 blogs on Kindle & rotate them. A way of highlighting them, savoring them & convenient. #kindlechat
8:21 pm Brainmaker: RT @JulieTyios: @Brainmaker – True. My 90-year-old grandmother cant read paperbacks anymore, but she loves my #Kindle! #kindlechat
8:22 pm gnosisarts: @Brainmaker What’s the America’s Cup? #kindlechat
8:22 pm amysept: @Brainmaker @gnosisarts Phew, I’m waiting to get an iPad (re Kindle app available) #kindlechat
8:22 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker And fascinating that ebooks outsold print in week after Christmas. 2011 is the sea change year. #kindlechat
8:22 pm Brainmaker: #Blogchat folks may find valuable info over here at #kindlechat. Running another 40 minutes or so. #kindlechat
8:22 pm gnosisarts: @Brainmaker Paying to read blogs on Kindle? You’ve got to be kidding me? #kindlechat
8:23 pm Brainmaker: RIGHT ON. @shelfmagazine And fascinating that ebooks outsold print in week after Christmas. 2011 is the sea change year. #kindlechat
8:23 pm raindroponarose: My Kindle is in the mail! @julietyios @brainmaker I can’t wait! Know very little about it though, $9.99 books, forreal?! πŸ™‚ #kindlechat
8:23 pm LenEdgerly: Another aspect of zen-like Kindle reading – not knowing, physically, how far into the book you are. Keeps you present on page. #kindlechat
8:23 pm Brainmaker: @gnosisarts This is where it’s critical to understand “Kindlers” are readers. They value delivery to the Kindle. Don’t want web. #kindlechat
8:24 pm Brainmaker: @raindroponarose You’ll find many free books, many well under 9.99. Enjoy! #kindlechat
8:24 pm shelfmagazine: @LenEdgerly Good point. #kindlechat
8:25 pm Brainmaker: Love it @LenEdgerly: Zen-like aspect of Kindle – not knowing, physically, how far into book you are. Keeps you present on page. #kindlechat
8:25 pm amysept: Reading: Kindle owner demographics ? http://ow.ly/3AbAf #kindlechat
8:26 pm Brainmaker: For content creators, note the 2011 sea-change: Pubbing on Kindle offers huge creativity. What do you want to offer? #kindlechat
8:26 pm LenEdgerly: Following McLuhan, I’ve wondered if iPad is hot medium, Kindle & other E Ink cool – less definition, more involvement. #Kindlechat
8:26 pm Brainmaker: Thank you! @amysept: Reading: Kindle owner demographics ? http://ow.ly/3AbAf #kindlechat
8:28 pm Brainmaker: Keep in mind, Kindle books can be read on iPad, Mac, many others. Its proprietary format creates a pub niche. @LenEdgerly #kindlechat
8:28 pm LenEdgerly: @amysept Thanks for link to Kindle demographics. #kindlechat http://ow.ly/3AbAf
8:29 pm amysept: RT @julietyios: Diff levels of pricing = broader accessibility. Not everyone will pay $20+ for a book. Kindle pays for itself. #kindlechat
8:30 pm Brainmaker: @gnosisarts America’s Cup is the big sailing race 150 yrs old. In 2013, it is in SF Bay. Prob 1st time really big on the web. #kindlechat
8:30 pm gnosisarts: RT @Brainmaker it’s critical to understand “Kindlers” are readers. They value delivery to the Kindle. Don’t want web. #kindlechat
8:30 pm elandes: @Brainmaker Wow – America’s cup in SF in 2013? May have to head south for that… #kindlechat
8:31 pm amysept: @LenEdgerly @Brainmaker You’re welcome for the demographics! #kindlechat
8:31 pm gnosisarts: @Brainmaker That’s good. I want to talk to you more about this #kindlechat but now I gotta eat lunch b4 I pass out
8:31 pm Brainmaker: High value aspects of Kindle & other ereaders: annotation & search. E.g., #4HrBody (400+pages) much better on “e.” #kindlechat
8:32 pm Brainmaker: @gnosisarts Thanks for coming and for your excellent web service! #kindlechat
8:32 pm gnosisarts: @Brainmaker oh that’s right I couldn’t remember. I knew Davis Cup, Rider Cup, but I was like “america’s cup ‘ … hmmm #kindlechat
8:33 pm LenEdgerly: @Brainmaker – I love the web but use Kindle to take a break from its clutter and intensity. Don’t like to mix them 1 device. #kindlechat
8:33 pm Brainmaker: @elandes Indeed you may want to come on down. It’s going to be amazing. #kindlechat
8:33 pm Shondra_W: Hello #kindlechat ! …do you need a beautiful planner (worth $89) to get organized for 2011? Check this out: http://ow.ly/3AbV2
8:33 pm gnosisarts: RT @Brainmaker @gnosisarts Thanks for coming and for your excellent web service! #kindlechat <– My pleasure!
8:33 pm katmagendie: RT @Brainmaker: Waiting for #litchat? Were talking publishing and reading via Kindle over here. #kindlechat #litchat
8:34 pm gnosisarts: @Brainmaker I guess kindle is opening a whole new world of communications. Didn’t realize it. #kindlechat
8:34 pm Brainmaker: @LenEdgerly I would use the device that way too, to take a break from the “show” online. #kindlechat
8:34 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker where do Kindle readers look for new titles other than amazon.com? #kindlechat
8:34 pm Brainmaker: @katmagendie Thanks for your RT! #kindlechat
8:34 pm elandes: @shelfmagazine I haven’t really changed where I look for titles. (recs, reviews, awards) but look to buy on Kindle first. #kindlechat
8:35 pm Brainmaker: Good Q from @shelfmagazine – Where to find Kindle titles other than Amazon. #kindlechat
8:35 pm Brainmaker: One of the top Kindle sellers is an ebook that gives 100s of places to find more books. I think it’s 99 cents. @shelfmagazine #kindlechat
8:36 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker Cool. #kindlechat
8:36 pm elandes: @Brainmaker Ah – misread. Thought @shelfmagazine was asking about “discovering” new titles. #kindlechat
8:37 pm Brainmaker: @Shondra_W Hi Shondra, welcome to the chat. Prefer you participate on topics rather than advertise. Thank you! #kindlechat
8:37 pm raindroponarose: @brainmaker That’s so fantastic! I got an IOU under the christmas tree because it was on a 7 week backorder. Popular! #kindlechat
8:37 pm CheesyOne: @shelfmagazine I’m always pouring through best book lists on npr.org and LibraryThing. #kindlechat
8:38 pm shelfmagazine: @elandes @brainmaker yes, that is what I meant. Where to discover new titles. #kindlechat
8:38 pm raindroponarose: @julietyios i expect it will be great for commuting b/c you can one-hand it. It drove me bananas when I would read on the TTC! #kindlechat
8:38 pm Brainmaker: @elandes Ah, got it. #kindlechat
8:38 pm elandes: @shelfmagazine Goodreads is a big site for me. And recs from twitter, review blogs, awards. #kindlechat
8:40 pm Brainmaker: As you put it, @gnosisarts – Kindle is opening a whole new world of communication. — And potential for indie pubbing. #kindlechat
8:40 pm Brainmaker: @elandes Good to know you use Goodreads. Pubbers pay attention to where things are being found. #kindlechat
8:41 pm elandes: @Brainmaker Many times, there’s more/better reviews on Goodreads than Amazon. With many fewer bogus ratings. #kindlechat
8:41 pm Brainmaker: Also, re pricing on Kindle. Spanning .99 to 9.99, expect it to start to settle over next 1-2 yrs dep. on content & other access. #kindlechat
8:42 pm LenEdgerly: @shelfmagazine Kindle Nation Daily a good blog source for bargain & free titles. Otherwise, NYT, reviews, word of mouth. #Kindlechat
8:43 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker Yes — it is an exciting time to be in publishing. #kindlechat
8:46 pm LenEdgerly: @Brainmaker I’m glad I found #kindlechat , Suzanna. Good convo. Now back to work on today’s podcast, running late. Cheers.
8:47 pm gnosisarts: @K_McKerrington want u 2 meet @brainmaker #intro She can help u w/ #kindle publishing @hashable #kindlechat http://hb.ly/hSojCK
8:47 pm Brainmaker: @LenEdgerly Great to have you! Hope to see you next time. #kindlechat
8:47 pm amysept: Must run, but thanks for the chat – learned some interesting things! #kindlechat
8:48 pm Brainmaker: Kindle Nation Daily: blog source for bargains & free titles. Thanks @LenEdgerly! #kindlechat
8:48 pm Brainmaker: @amysept Thanks so much for stopping in. Let us know if your parents decide on a Kindle! πŸ˜‰ #kindlechat
8:48 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker Everybody,remember to post what you are reading today on Kindle or otherwise with hashtag #fridayreads. #kindlechat
8:49 pm Brainmaker: @shelfmagazine Interested in what you’re doing over at Shelf Media. What’s on your list for 2011? #kindlechat
8:50 pm Brainmaker: RT @shelfmagazine Everybody,remember to post what you are reading today on Kindle or otherwise with hashtag #fridayreads. #kindlechat
8:52 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker We launched digital-only Shelf Unbound indie literary mag in 2010 and in 2011 we’re publishing several e-only books. #kindlechat
8:53 pm Brainmaker: @shelfmagazine Is Shelf Unbound available on Kindle? #kindlechat
8:55 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker No, not on Kindle. We are available through http://www.zinio.com or Zinio app for iPad/iPhone. #kindlechat
8:56 pm Brainmaker: #kindlechat Before we close, thots for next week’s topic: Creative publishing on Kindle. How are Indies & others planning ahead?
8:56 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker If any #kindlechat folks want a sample copy of Shelf Unbound, email me at Margaret (at) shelfmediagroup.com.
8:56 pm LenEdgerly: @Brainmaker Likewise. I’ll mention this on the podcast today. Should be up by tonight at http://TheKindlechronicles.com . #Kindlechat
8:56 pm shelfmagazine: @Brainmaker Sounds great. See you all next week. Great chat, Brainmaker. #kindlechat
8:57 pm Brainmaker: #kindlechat Thank @LenEdgerly for contributions, and I see we have a resource here as well! Kindle Chronicles podcast. Cool!
8:58 pm shelfmagazine: The first #kindlechat was interesting. Check back with @brainmaker next Friday at 3 pm eastern.
8:58 pm Brainmaker: Twitter got a bit bogged down here at the end, but thank everyone for contributing. Very fun! #kindlechat
8:58 pm LenEdgerly: @jmcquivey LOL. My guilty secret: I sometimes heft a book at store after I’ve read it on Kindle, to admire my accomplishment #kindlechat
9:00 pm Brainmaker: Looking forward to tonight’s podcast http://TheKindleChronicles.com with @LenEdgerly. #kindlechat

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