Have you ever bought a book off Amazon and wished you had it on your Kindle, too? Launching in October, Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook will let you buy a Kindle version of physical books you’ve bought on Amazon, going all the way back to 1995. Not every title is included, but over 10,000 books are currently enrolled in the program with more on the way. Once the program launches, Amazon will give you the option to buy – for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or free – any books enrolled in MatchBook by the publisher. Amazon said the program was “one of the most requested features from customers,” and is very similar to another program Amazon launched this year: AutoRip, which gives customers a free mp3 version of many CDs or vinyl records purchased through Amazon. As we move into an almost entirely digital culture, Amazon is doing its part to bring your book collection into the 21st Century. If you want in, check out Amazon MatchBook when it launches in October.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 10, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).