Monday, August 8, 2011

Popular Highlights, by June Sproat

So, I was checking out my book on Amazon, (oh come on, you would look too if you had a book on Amazon! You know you would.) and saw a very interesting thing. There is a place for Popular Highlights. What are popular highlights you ask, (because I know I would ask so I thought you might too) Well, Popular Highlights are when someone highlights a line from your book on their Kindle.

Now aside from this being super techy and kind of weird that Amazon can tell what you are highlighting, it’s really nice for the author, in this case, me. I get to know what lines the reader thought were important. Maybe they thought they were funny, or maybe they struck a cord. I don’t know why, but it tells me that somehow I touched the reader with my words. (Okay, done being sappy now!!)

Here are two lines from Ordinary Me that were highlighted the most:

"I wish someone had told me life isn’t easy, because it’s totally not. It’s not fair either, in case you wanted to know!”
Highlighted by 12 Kindle users

“I wish someone would have told me my friends wouldn’t be my friends forever. I wouldn’t have told them all that stuff about myself.” — Todd Feldman
Highlighted by 12 Kindle users

If you want to see more, just check out here and scroll down to almost the bottom of the page.

And if you read books on Kindle, let the author know what lines spoke to you by highlighting them.

Have a great week!



Sutton Fox said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this. Off to check it out. :)

Morgan Mandel said...

Great idea. I'll have to remember to try highlighting. The ones you mentioned are great quotes from your book!

Morgan Mandel

Debra St. John said...

That's pretty cool.

I'm going to pop over and take a peek!

SBJones said...

That's a cool feature I didn't even know about. This last weekend I finally got my first review on Amazon despite the fact that it sells 3 to 1 there over Barnes and Noble but I have four reviews on B&

June said...

Thanks for the comments. I love stumbling upon these cool things and when I find others I will be sure to share them.