Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook will let you buy cheap digital editions of print books you already own
Amazon’s new service, Kindle MatchBook, will let users buy discounted digital versions of print books that they’ve already bought from Amazon. But the service isn’t available for every book.
Laura Hazard Owen
Notes that Amazon's new program called Kindle Matchbook makes it so that members can purchase cheap Kindle versions of print books purchased from Amazon since 1995. The Kindle editions will generally range from $0 to $2.99.
The only drawback is that this does not include every book, but only those a publisher lists with Kindle Matchbook. However, by the October launch, more than 10,000 titles will be immediately available, Amazon said. In the future all of Amazon Publishing will be in Matchbook, including independent authors who buy in.
Apparently, this pairing of digital and print books is always high on Amazon's requests lists. The idea appears to be embraced by mainstream publishers with old titles, but they may be reluctant to publish new titles with Kindle Matchbook because of the expense.
Amazon may just forge ahead without consent of the publishers because the post-Apple-ebook-pricing-case has given them great liberty to discount ebooks. The winners, at this point, seem to be the readers.
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