Smashwords Founder Pokes Fun at Amazon For April Fool’s

By Dianna Dilworth 

Mark Coker, the CEO of self-publishing site Smashwords, has invented a pretty funny scenario for April Fool’s Day: Kindle Author, “Amazon’s new service that  generates high-quality fiction using complex software algorithms.”

In a blog post on the site, he calls the service a “Build-A-Bear for ebooks” that lets readers write their own fiction with an Amazon algorithm. Check it out:

It won’t be long before we hear talk of Kindle Author millionaires – those readers who configure and create the new bestsellers of tomorrow.  Or today.  It’s already happening.  At this very moment, ninety-eight of the top 100 bestselling books at Amazon are Kindle Author books, and the books are earning five star reviews on average.