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Amazon Offering Wiki Functionality

Amazon now offers the ability of customers to add content about the purchased product. A new ProductWiki link appears on each product page allowing customers to collaborate on product-related information. And yes, there’s even one for the $220 frying pan.

As sf author Tobias Buckell points out, this is pretty cool, even in its early stages. For books, this could be the “bonus material” culled by hordes of ravaging fans, espousing the behind-the-scenes look at the making of the book. Even better if authors contributed. Of course, to do so, the authors would have to purchase their own book. Heh.

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3 Comments on Amazon Offering Wiki Functionality

  1. It’d be worth buying my own copy just to put up some pointers to fans about new reviews and other such items about the novel, heck yeah ;-)

  2. Seems like Amazon could easily create some system whereby authors can freely contribute to the wikis of their own books. Maybe the publishers can lobby for this?

  3. Dang good point. I need to forward this on and see if I can do something about this.

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