Should we get more product info on the eBooks we buy? The biggest complaints tend to be about swearing, violence, and length.
Here's what we get now:
- File Size: ??? KB
- Print Length: ??? pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: ???
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: ???
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
It's an odd set. Most readers don't care about file size (beyond 'will it fit on my kindle?' which is a non-issue for most). Equally, publisher won't matter to many. Sold by - who cares? ASIN - like I need to know that?
But what about the important things? How's it told - 1st or 3rd person, past or present tense? Is there objectionable material - sex, drugs, violence, swearing? Has the page count been padded with some other content?
I'd like to see these included as standard - I'm thinking about adding this to my own product pages manually... would readers find it useful?
Language & localization: British English
Style: New Hart's Rules
Point of view: 3rd person past tense
Length: x Kindle Locations
Back-matter length: x pages
Drug references: Yes
Hall of fame bestseller rank: (a historical highest rank): #1 in X, #50 in Store
We could go further... Protag info, story structure, elements included, etc. What would you find useful when making a purchasing decision?