Amazon MatchBook provides Kindle ebooks for your old print purchases

Summary:Amazon will be launching their new MatchBook service in October where you can purchase, for a small fee, your old print purchases dating back to 1995.

Amazon MatchBook provides Kindle ebooks for your old print purchases
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Many years ago I went to Amazon primarily to purchase print edition books since they had a great selection and competitive pricing. I now read almost exclusively on my Kindle Paperwhite or in the Kindle app on my devices and today we see Amazon making it easier to bring those old purchases to your device with Kindle MatchBook.

This is a service I have wanted for years and starting in October you will be able to get Kindle editions of your past, present, and future print purchases for a very low cost or free. Prices for getting Kindle edition copies of books you purchased range from free to $2.99, in increments of $1.

You will be able to get Kindle edition books for book purchases you mae all the way back to 1995 when Amazon first opened its online bookstore. Publishers need to enroll titles in Kindle MatchBook and Amazon states that there will be over 10,000 ready to go when the service launches in October.

Amazon already syncs Audible books with Kindle books so the next step is for Amazon to enable Whispersync between print and Kindle editions :)

Topics: Mobility, Amazon


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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