How Authors Can Use Kindle’s Public Notes

Chris Walters at Booksprung recently wrote about how Amazon’s public notes feature in e-books could offer all sorts of expanded value to e-books, giving the Kindle a decided advantage over competitors.

If authors and celebrities take to it the way they’ve taken to Twitter, they could create entirely new marketing angles (bleh), as well as entirely new virtual editions of ebooks (whaa?). And the benefit for Amazon could be the creation of added value that no other ebook store can currently match.

Take for example a book on American politics, not because that kind of book is fun to read, but because such a book always has two characteristics: a strong point of view that practically begs for counter arguments, and debatable errors either in actual facts or in the interpretation of them.

Check out some Chris’s other suggestions here.

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