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12-02-2007, 03:39 PM
I'm in the middle of purchase a paperback book from Amazon and it asks me if I want to 'upgrade' for $3.99 and be able to read my book on line. It does not seem to be in any way connected with the kindle (which I don't own). This was the option:

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I have never noticed this before - is it new? I looked at this same book last week to see if it was available for kindle (it's not), and I never noticed this.
Does anyone know what's up??

12-02-2007, 03:49 PM
It has been mentioned before, see Amazon launches Amazon Online Reader ( It was what Amazon talked about at the Frankfurt Book Fair, see No sight of Amazon's Kindle reader at Frankfurt Book Fair (