Amazon has unveiled a beta version of a new way to browse for books, movies, and music. The site is both scrollable and zoomable. It’s easiest to use with your keyboard (right and left arrows and space bar for zooming). I would like longer excerpts for books. Right now I think the new site is amazing but I wonder if it would be annoying over time. I would love to see this sort of thing incorporated in more shopping sites though.
It’s often said that the best advertising for a book is in the bookstore itself. If more and more books are bought online (either in paper or digital form), space on Amazon’s windowshop would be premium.