Nick Wingfield on Amazon’s new MatchBook program:

One benefit of MatchBook is that Amazon will let its customers buy Kindle editions of books that they purchased in print as far back as 1995, the year Amazon opened for business. The discounted Kindle edition prices apply to book purchases made in the future on Amazon too.

In an interview, Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle Content, said one of the most common requests Amazon receives from its Kindle customers is a way to build parallel print and digital book libraries, which hasn’t been practical at full retail prices. He said many print lovers will enjoy Kindle features like text searching of books, especially reference books. Kindle fans, meanwhile, still want print editions of books as souvenirs and art objects.

Books as souvenirs and pieces of art. Yep, it has come to this.

  1. pcltechlibrarystuff reblogged this from parislemon
  2. bforbethany reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Wow that’s a lot of free Kindle books for me!
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  4. ohantarctica reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Not thrilled about the books as pieces of art bit. But am thrilled that I can get discounted kindle editions of books...
  5. pooter reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    There is a long history of artists’ books. Having worked a lot around the artworld, I don’t have a nostalgia for books...
  6. heb reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Amazon hat es geschafft: Kindle-Nutzer können das reale Buch zum reduzierten Preis nachbestellen - als Souvenir…
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  8. starter-life reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Disagree completely with parislemon that physical books are now simply vanity pieces we display on our furniture. This...
  9. jmjordan reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Not going to lie. I am one of those people. I bought both the Hunger Games trilogy and Millenium series after reading...
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