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Yes. The Ads will hurt the UX of GPS navigation system. These systems use audio to guide the users as they drive, and their subconscious mind is always waiting for the system to guide them (particularly when they are driving on unknown roads). However, you can use some special tune for navigation advice that will alert the users to pay attention. I will ...


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I know you said books can be removed at anytime, but maybe you could provide download stats as a portion of your email content. It would let your audience know what's popular (or not popular). Maybe make a top 10. If a book has gone to paid and removed from your site, you could set up a redirect to a live stats page on your site, allowing users to see other ...


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Peldi of Balsamiq Mockups used to share their actual profit numbers with his blog readers/ mailing list, which was extremely popular and one of the reasons why Balsamiq won over many other mockup software. You can see an example here. The point I am making is, that in blogs, utter honesty and expertise is what counts. Your website is a success, so that's ...


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Adding ads to a SW which core functionality is focused on voice and visual navigation will result in poor UX. There is couple of reasons for that. Navigations in general struggle a little bit with screen estate. If you are designing a mobile app, you need the app to be comfortably controllable with huge buttons, so it can be operated while driving. So ...


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I respectfully disagree with Paul on terminology and think that newsletter is the right term for this. Basically, automatic update e-mail, which he prefers, is just a more technical synonym of a more user-friendly term newsletter. Having said that, here is my advice on the newsletter's strategy and contents: 1) weekly digest is a good idea (don't include ...


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This is a really interesting question although not directly related to UX. But then heres my two cents: ~ As mentioned by Paul in his answer, one of the things could be related items. Even if you dont want to steer away from books, you could still mention books related to specific topics (Ex: mention nutrition books to health related books), ~ New ...


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I wouldn't call it a newsletter, I'd call it an automatic update. The idea is to notify them when a new book is released that you think they might be interested in. I'd group the users into categories, in this case genres. This will draw users back to your site, increase page views and hopefully improve ad revenue. You can take it a step further by ...


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