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Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Kindle MatchBook: Get the Kindle version of a previously-bought paper book cheap/free

Amazon have announced Kindle MatchBook, which will launch in October. If you've bought a paper book from Amazon at any time, and the Kindle book is enrolled in the Matchbook program, you'll be able to get the Kindle version $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free (price is set by the publisher).

I believe this is something that has been frequently requested by MobileRead users.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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That sounds very nice, just need to find out if it's US only or not...
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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"Print purchases all the way back to 1995—when Amazon first opened its online bookstore—will qualify once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook."

Wow! Way to go Amazon.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #5
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The possible fly in the ointment is "once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook". The press release says over 10,000 books will be available at launch, but that's a pretty small fraction compared to the millions of books that Amazon sells. Still, if the ones I want are included, I'll be happy
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #6
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Looks awesome! 10,000 books is not that many, but it would be interesting to see a list of publishers involved at launch. Once a publisher is on board, I guess they would add more and more titles.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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Here's where I start thinking, out of the paper books I bought from Amazon, how many have I already since bought in eBook format... From my order history it does seem like a fair amount
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Together with a new Kindle Paperwhite.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #9
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oooh! Can anyone see the listing on the Amazon site? Did it get pulled?

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #10
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Hmmm not seeing it on Amazon.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #12
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #13
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This is a great idea... the flaw, for me is:

1. I have a lot of paper books I didn't buy from Amazon.

2. I have donated/trashed a huge amount of my paper book collection since I just didn't have the shelf space to keep it.

Oh well... I already read all the books I got rid of... if the e versions are free, I will pull the trigger, but doubt I would pay for any, except maybe for some tech books which I use to get the paper versions of.

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #14
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It is a step in the right direction. Amazon has a list of everything you bought so it is something they can do. I did not buy a ton of books through Amazon so I am not going to see a benefit but I think it is a great idea.
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I bought a shedload of paper books through Amazon. Unfortunately, I've already re-bought all my favourites as ebooks .
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