I thought I would peck out a few things about my request for feedback on the formatting of the free book offers on the blog. Based upon quite a few email and blog entry responses, I heard:
- Keep it the way it has been (i.e., no changes).
- Go to a summarized format where I just put the title, author, customer rating, genre, and a link.
- Keep it the way it has been, but put something on the post indicating what the genre is.
I’m probably going to go with option #3 – if you read the blog on the web page, you’ll probably be saying “you’ve always done that.” That’s true – if you read the blog on the web vs. your Kindle, for example, you will see the various genre categories you can click on to see more.
However, 90% of the folks who read this blog do so on their Kindles and they can’t see those categories. So, in an effort to make it easier to review each day, I will have the name of the book, the author’s name, the customer rating (if there is one), a link to the book, and the book’s description. However, in between the link to the book and the book’s description I will also tell you the genre of the book according to how it is listed at Amazon. Sometimes there isn’t one listed on the Kindle page: if that happens, I will do my best to get it right (in other words, I am going to make a guess).
Please bear with me as we go forward, as I’ve basically been typing the same introduction for a few years now and I might forget here and there!
For all of you who replied back with your comments, I appreciate your feedback!