Great author idea--include book club questions in the back. Make it easy for your book to be a Book Club Selection. Offer to Skype/Hangout with a book club to be part of the discussion. It's a way to create some fans and get feedback. They may also want you to come speak or do a book signing in their area.
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Video has not become the predominate medium. Enhanced books have video and collectively we all watch over 80 million hours of YouTube per day. Most people like a video that is 3 minutes or less. It seems many would rather see a video than read. It is also estimated that 10% of internet bandwidth is used on cat videos. Not sure that is accurate, but it could be possible.
Amazon is planning to entertain its online customers with comedy videos. Amazon has been encouraging videos for awhile now. I'm wondering if they will look at my music purchases and play my genre of music while I am shopping online in hopes I will also purchase more music. We have music in brick and mortar stores. Would you want to take time out from your online shopping to watch a comedy clip?
The New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has been released in time for holiday shopping. What do you think of the features?
8.9" HDX display (2560x1600) with unsurpassed pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD
Breakthrough ultra-light design—weighing just 13.2oz, it's 34% lighter than the previous generation
Ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor—3x more powerful than previous generation—with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming and video
Introducing the "Mayday" button—revolutionary, on-device tech support. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24x7, 365 days a year
8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for Skype video calls and more
Stay productive on the go with ultra-fast web browsing, built-in OfficeSuite, plus e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more
Large media providers are vying for dominance in the market as they scramble for content. Netflix surprised many with Emmy Winning original content. Many consumers are opting for Hulu and Netflix over the more expensive cable and dish offerings. Google and Apple are heating up the competition with their versions of TV. Viewers are becoming more interested in custom viewing. What would you like to see? More for the smaller screens like tablets and phones or more for the big screen?
Do you personally watch videos on your phone? It's suggested this is the next big wave of marketing. Do you find the data usage is too high? Does it stream easily for you?
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