My fellow ASJAer, Damon Brown, wrote a blog piece on a disturbing new practice. Apparently, if you choose to highlight a passage in a Kindle version of a book, it is transmitted to Amazon which then may post it as a “popular selection” from the book. Do we really want this much invasion of privacy?
As an author, I would find it helpful if my publishers had my books in eReader versions that would allow readers to respond to passages, email me directly, click on links, etc., as I noted in an earlier piece. But such revelations should always be voluntary.