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Subject: Kindle Matchbook
Date Posted: 9/3/2013 5:01 PM ET
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It look like Amazon is going to start allowing you to buy an e-book version at a reduced price when you buy a new physical version similar to the reduced rate on some Whispersync audiobooks. (Not all books, just some!)

Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1001373341

News Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/09/03/with-kindle-matchbook-amazon-finally-bundles-print-and-e-books/


Program begins in October

Last Edited on: 9/3/13 5:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/3/2013 6:24 PM ET
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woo hoo!  i love that - i've definitely got some HB's i bought new i'd love to also have the ebook for.  i've wanted *that* since i first got a Kindle.  :)

Date Posted: 9/3/2013 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2006
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Hopefully, it will expand to ALL or Most Books at some point (and not only "eligible" Books).

(I assume "eligible" Books means that only certain publishers will approve/accept the lower/sale price).


Continuing, and as I do purchase for others multiple print books each month, it will be great for I to have the option of purchasing for myself a copy of the e-Book!

Sadly, the Amazon Link only indicates that there will be "thousands" of eligible titles,  and not "hundreds of thousands."   :-(


Lastly, and happily, I do see that Amazon will apply the sales price to eligible purchased Titles retroactively!   :-)

Last Edited on: 9/3/13 9:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 3