Amazon’s new Kindle social media feature @author (currently in the beta stage)will allow readers to contact authors of their favorite Kindle books via social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
While there may be speculation that this app could make things a bit harder for authors, the app allows readers to ask questions directly from their Kindles while they are reading a book, which will be forwarded to the author’s Twitter account as well as their public author pages on Amazon.
With this in mind, questions should only be relevant to whatever is being read (or the authors’ other works).
At present Amazon’s Kindle is the only eReader to offer this function, but it won’t be a surprise should other eReader manufacturers follow suit should the @author app be a success among Kindle users.
Read more about the author tweeting app on the Huffington Post.