Publishers and retailers collecting stats on ebook readers
Quote: It takes the average reader just seven hours to read the final book in Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" trilogy on the Kobo e-reader—about 57 pages an hour. Nearly 18,000 Kindle readers have highlighted the same line from the second book in the series: "Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them." And on Barnes & Noble's Nook, the first thing that most readers do upon finishing the first "Hunger Games" book is to download the next one.
It seems some are using them to pass on to authors to help 'inform' on their writing, some publishers are presumably using it to determine which books they buy/commission (or will) and some are using it to introduce new formats to better suit readers' habits.
Where do you stand on people knowing what you do with the books you buy, a good thing or a bad thing?