I wrote a few weeks ago on the ease of revising/updating your Kindle book. After uploading a set of minor corrections and changes recently, I was surprised to learn that updates are not automatically pushed out to owners of the ebooks. Every other app or program on devices get auto updates, but Amazon doesn’t send updates unless the author requests them, and if the updates are significant in nature. They say they are working on this – even though it appears it already can be done – and in the process are missing out on an opportunity.
While I still prefer paper books myself, ebooks do allow more of an interactive experience between readers and authors. It’s not just about making fixes, but updating author info, new book releases, etc., not only get to the readers who want to know, but create more sales for Amazon (and, obviously, the author).
This is all an ultimately a minor point for writers, but it came up during what is planned to be the last update to my book. Why the last? Because I have to get going on book 2:
I’ll go through th manage my content on my devices tab, and sometimes it will say update available…I immediately update the book. So I’m glad that there’s that option, though I didn’t know Amazon didn’t automatically send them out to the book owners: I think they should!