Mon 18 Aug 2008
I’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle for a long time. I’ve had an Amazon wishlist of titles even longer; I pretty much keep any and all books I’m interested in but don’t have time to order/read immediately on that list. Out of curiosity, I added a Kindle device to my shopping cart, only to find that it was no easier to add any of the books on my current wishlist to my cart. Clearly, every book title that is “Kindle-enabled” sits in a database. Wouldn’t it be great if, when ordering a Kindle, you immediately got a secondary checklist of all the titles from your Wishlist that are Kindle-enabled? It’s technically possible, and provides immediate incremental revenue. Or, even less complex, for your wishlist, have a “Kindle-tally” of all the books in your wishlist that are Kindle-enabled? I’d love to go through the 6 pages of titles I have, but I don’t have the time. If technology can be a great enabler, then it damn well should.