Upfront and Unscripted with Jeff Bezos

Jeff BezosIn this Upfront and Unscripted session, visionaries Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, and Chris Anderson, Executive Editor of Wired and author of The Long Tail, participate in a one-on-one informal but incisive discussion focused on the evolving impact of Amazons Kindle on publishing models and reader habits.

Kindleistas in the digital media continue to fuel the tipping-point chatter while others in the trade point to implications for publishers in a iPod-like digital mono-channel. Meanwhile, newer Kindle models are sure to bring stylistic and user changes that will encourage greater adaptation from consumers farther down the Long Tail. This is a conversation any stakeholder in the book industry should not miss.

This podcast episode begins with a special announcement from Bezos and Simon and Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Kroll Reidy. Reidy announced that Simon and Schuster will be make 5,000 additional titles available to Kindle users by the end of 2008, more than doubling their current offering.