How eBook Authors & Publishers Can Use Quora

Over the last few weeks, the social networking site Quora has earned thousands of new fans–and many of them are eBook aficionados.

The site is “a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.” It links to your Twitter or Facebook accounts, letting you interact with your friends while asking and answering questions.

Here are some good Quora topic pages to get you started: eBooks, eBook Readers, Libraries & eBooks, and Kindle. Below, we’ve listed five of our favorite eBook-related Quora questions.

1. Does Kindle have the chance to be successful given the fact that iPad is competing with it?
2. Can an amateur author make their book available online for download to the Kindle and the Nook?
3. Will eBooks follow the history of DRM-encumbered music, and eventually be sold in open formats?
4. I would like get an ebook designed, what are the best resources available?
5. What social elements should be fully integrated into e-books?