NY Times has an article about a new program called Amazon Connect. The purpose is to enhance connections between authors and fans (and sell more books) by providing author blogs and extended personal profile pages at Amazon's web site. So far Amazon has about 12 authors on various subjects.Sounds really cool and it's a great way to have communication with your favorite authors. Some blogs even have e-mail addresses to contact them directly.

As always, many authors have extended profiles and some have web sites at their publishers web sites, too.