Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Amazon Speaks Out on Agency Model, E-Book Prices and Market Share

    CNET recently interviewed Ian Freed, Amazon vice president in charge of the Kindle. Among the interesting things he said was that Amazon sells 70-80 percent of all e-books sold. When asked about claims by Apple and Barnes & Noble that they have something like 20 percent of the market each, Freed said Amazon’s pretty sure […]

  • Interview: Joan Esherick (Author, Freelance Writer, Professional Speaker)

    I had the good fortune to meet and get to know Joan Esherick at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference (MCWC). Joan is a full-time freelance writer, a professional speaker and published author whose freelance work has appeared in a number of Christian periodicals including: Discipleship Journal, Pray!, Living with Teenagers, Today’s Christian Woman (now Kyria) […]

  • Interview: Elaine W. Miller (author)

    I caught up with Elaine Miller at the recent Montrose Christian Writers Conference (MCWC) and asked her about the courses she was teaching, her book and about the MCWC. She’s a great interviewee! In fairness to Elaine, this was an “on the spot” interview and she, like many of us, were getting little sleep. Even […]

  • E-Books Now Outselling Hardcover Books at Amazon.com

    It seems a trend at some coffee and sandwich shops in New York City is to ban computer use, at least for a few hours each day. In a New York Times article on August 2, author Nick Bilton relates his experience with “please put down the Kindle sir.” The interesting bit of news from […]

  • Interview: Frank Westcott (pastor)

    Frank Westcott has been attending the Montrose Christian Writers Conference for years with his wife Beth. Frank is a pastor from Moravia, NY. He’s a great guy! And a talented ventriloquist too.

  • Jason Epstein Writes on the Future of E-Books

    The following quote from Jason Epstein is from an article he published in the The New York Review of Books, March 11, 2010: “The transition within the book publishing industry from physical inventory stored in a warehouse and trucked to retailers to digital files stored in cyberspace and delivered almost anywhere on earth as quickly […]

  • Interview: Fran Fernandez (author)

    I first heard Fran Fernandez speak at last year’s MCWC. Fran was attending this year’s conference and I had the chance to record this interview. She credits the Montrose Christian Writers Conference for the knowledge and inspiration to write and get her first book published: The Best Is Yet to Come: 60 Devotions. She gave me […]

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