Article on the MSNBC Technoblog by Wilson Rothman leads with the news that the next Kindle OS is going to support “real” page numbers.
That’s a good thing — but what really caught my interest is another upcoming new feature, “Before You Go . . . ” which Rothman says will let readers more easily rate books — and buy new ones:
Just as you’re finishing a book, you’ll now get a “seamless” invitation to rate the book, share it on Twitter or Facebook, and of course, buy more books like it, or by the same author.
It will be interesting to see how this is handled.
On the one hand, this might help writers build audiences. After all, what better time to sell another book than when your scintillating prose is fresh in a reader’s mind?
But I also wonder whether I might personalyl find it a bit annoying to have my e-reader suggest I take an action of some kind.
Will there be a forced interim step between the last page of a book and the home screen?
Will it seem intrusive?
UPDATE 10/1/2011: New post on how to rate a Kindle book.