Book blog on AmazonJuly 4, 2006
When I said that I currently have one other blog than this one, that wasn't entirely true. About a month ago, I started a third blog on the advice of someone I trust. Jim Minatel is an editor at Wiley and the man who helped make Naked Conversations a reality. He's also the person who started the conversation that led to The Blogging Church.
He's posted a few times on his blog about the power of Amazon's new blog tool, AmazonConnect, that allows authors to share their thoughts directly on the product page itself. In Jim's words, "It's a chance to talk to your customers in your own words at the point they're making their purchase decision."
I've started to see this more and more as I'm researching books and it has allowed me to get a better feel for the author. When Jim mentioned that these blogs now have real RSS feeds, I knew I had to give it a try. After all, how can a book on blogging not have a book blog on Amazon?
I don't know how many author blogs exist for books that are currently not available and won't be published for six months, but it can't hurt to get a head start, right?