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July 18, 2011

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Bill R.

I like the idea a lot but only if I can turn it off at times. I'd probably leave it on most of the time though.

tom

Interesting idea. If amazon jumps on it first all the other online bookstores will appear to be followers tho. But is there even any room on the typical amazon page to fit something like this???

Joe Wikert

@Tom, I agree that first-mover status will be valuable here but I don't feel it should prevent others from implementing similar functionality. And you raise a good point about the surface area on the screen. But, it seems like every time I go to amazon.com yet another new screen element has been added.

Book Calendar

There is The Copia which is still not there, there is Book Glutton which is working on it. I think the social aspect is not the purchasing of the book, but making the book, editing the book, learning to write, getting a discussion going about books is more social than the finished product. It would be easier to build a social community around publishing and writing which included a bookstore as part of the process , but also included editing software, ebook hardware, and various services...

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