If you already have a thousand books on there as some do, yah, it’d be a bit of a pain, but it’s mainly a flick on a highlighted highlighted book on the home page, to add it in to a Collection or into a few collections.
It’d be better to be able to select a few and then, in one, click get all those into one Collection. So far, no other ereader makes this possible to do within the reader device itself so I suppose it’s not too easy to program (especially when the server is is often scanning for last page read and annotations to be backed up (if you don’t disable the latter feature).
I had tagged my books, in the past, with keywords prefaced by ‘x’ when I wanted to find things (via the old Add-Note feature) so this will be a lot better 🙂
I didn’t expect them to do something that would give this much flexibility.
Re the shared highlighting of books info, I’ve always liked a feature they don’t advertise – and that’s the private password-protected webpage you get, listing all your books and showing all your highlights and annotations for each book, with all annotations on any individual book shown on a scrolling page, which is very useful. The new update now includes info on what others thought to highlight in the book.
Me? I think I’d turn that off. Not interested in knowing! The marketers thought that one up.
But here’s what the private Amazon webpage of annotations looks like. I made a gif of a shorter list. That’s at http://bit.ly/kwebnotesample
Hope we get our update sooner than later.