Amazon's Kindle MatchBook turns past print purchases into low-cost ebooks

It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Amazon's Kindle MatchBook will let consumers buy print and ebook versions together

The new program, which is scheduled to launch in October, would let Amazon users buy a discounted ebook for qualifying titles if they bought the print version as well. But many publishers have yet to come aboard. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Convert turns paper books into ebooks, if you're patient

Got books to digitize and plenty of patience? Amazon's Kindle Convert software will let you scan them at home. As spotted by The Ebook Reader, Kindle Convert is a $50 PC application that turns printed pages into Kindle ebooks. It should work with most scanners, provided they support at least... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Unveils Its MatchBook Print-and-Kindle Combo Deal

Amazon today launched the MatchBook program it announced last month, which lets owners of select print books bought on Amazon get the Kindle ebook versions for $2.99 or cheaper. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-10-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook: discounted ebooks for those who own the hard copy

When Amazon launched AutoRip, we looked at our bookshelves and wished that us readers would get something similar. Fortunately, the company had the same idea, and is now announcing Kindle Matchbook. In short, if you've bought one of 10,000 selected titles from Amazon, you'll be entitled to snag... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle MatchBook: Re–Purchase your Library from Amazon for $2.99 or less

In October Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook, an arrangement that lets you purchase the Kindle edition of books you've already bought from them in print for $2.99 or less. The agreement currently covers about 10,000 books from a variety of publishers, and the prices are valid for any book... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Unlimited: We try Amazon's subscription service for ebooks

If you’re a Kindle user, you’ve undoubtedly come across titles with that Kindle Unlimited logo and an enticing “$0.00” price tag attached. You’re curious, yes? With titles in genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and self-help, Kindle Unlimited is an easy and affordable way to sate your... Continue reading at PC World

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Kindle Kids Edition -- Amazon launches ebook reader for younger bookworms

Amazon has launched a child-friendly version of its Kindle ereader -- the Kindle Kids Edition. At $110, this special edition device is slightly more expensive than the cheapest Kindle, but it has one massive advantage that will appeal to parents, kids and others: it is free from ads. But there... Continue reading at Betanews

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Oliver and Hogan top Amazon print and ebook charts for 2017

Jamie Oliver has topped Amazon UK’s print chart this year in a list dominated by celebrity-authored healthy eating titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With Amazon Kindle Now Turning 10, David Naggar Says Content Is Prime

On the 10th anniversary of Kindle, VP of Kindle content David Naggar looks back on the development and impact of Amazon's ebook ecosystem on book publishing. The post With Amazon Kindle Now Turning 10, David Naggar Says Content Is Prime appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's new Kindle app makes it easier to turn your phone or tablet into a book

I’m a big fan of e-ink Kindles -- preferring them over real books. If you do a lot of reading, they’re great. However, some people prefer the versatility of an iPad, Android tablet or smartphone, and there's a clear benefit to those. You only need to carry around the one device. Today, Amazon... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Top 10 Print Book and Amazon Kindle Bestsellers of 2016

The new Harry Potter book was by far the bestselling print title of 2016, and 'The Girl On the Train' was a major print and ebook bestseller for the second year in a row. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kindle turns five: independent women thrive in ebook bestseller charts

EL James and Rachel Abbott take the ebook top spots as self-published success spreads on Amazon’s e-reader Related: Rachel Abbott: 'Self-publishing means the success of my books is entirely down to me' Five years ago, Rachel Abbott was retired. Today, she has been named the most popular... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon, HarperCollins reach print and ebook deal

Amazon.com Inc. and HarperCollins Publishers have agreed to a multiyear deal covering the sale of print and ebooks, the latest agreement between the Web retailer and a major publishing house... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2015-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon tool converts print into ebooks

Amazon customers in the US can now convert their print titles into Kindle books with a software package called Kindle Convert. Currently available in the US for computers running Windows 7 and 8, the software helps users to scan in pages of their print books, converting the image into usable... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator turns authors into teachers (and vice versa)

While ebooks are everywhere, electronic textbooks never really caught on, despite their potential to bring immersive learning at a lower cost. Amazon is trying to change that with the Kindle Textbook Creator, a free app from its newly formed Kindle ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon brings Kindle Unlimited ebook subscriptions to the UK

Whether we like it or not, Amazon nearly always launches its new products and services in the US first. It happened with its Fire-branded tablets, set-top box and smartphone. The same can be said for its all-you-can-read ebook service, Kindle... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited ebook service

Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read ebook subscription service available for $9.99 a month. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Amazon unveils Kindle Unlimited, an ebook subscription service

Amazon entered the ebook subscription market Friday by launching Kindle Unlimited, a Netflix-like subscription service for ebooks available for $9.99 a month.  Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2014-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers all-you-can-eat ebooks for $10 a month

After teasing us with a possible launch, Amazon has confirmed Kindle Unlimited, its all-you-can-read ebook subscription service. For $9.99 per month, Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 books and "thousands" of audiobooks across a range of devices. As... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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