'Ask an author' feature added to Kindle

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:08 Amazon.com is offering a new feature enabling readers to ask authors questions directly via their Kindle devices. @author is currently on limited beta release, with a handful of participating authors including thriller writer Brad Meltzer, novelist Susan Orlean, and personal development writers Timothy Ferriss and Robert Kiyosaki. Readers can ask the authors questions, limited to 100 characters, via their Kindle, as well as being able to post queries to Amazon's various author pages via an "Ask a question" button. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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