Kindle MatchBook Now Available – Over 70,000 Books Enrolled, and Counting
Kindle MatchBook offers customers the ability to buy the Kindle editions of print books purchased from for or less
Enrolled titles include Life of Pi, The Bonfire of the Vanities, , WOOL, The Alchemist, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and All-New X-MEN Vol. 1
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2013-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, launched Kindle MatchBook, a new benefit that gives customers the option to buy—for , , , or free—the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from . Over 70,000 books are enrolled in Kindle MatchBook, with more being added every day. Now customers can visit www.amazon.com/kindlematchbook to see all of their print books that are eligible for the Kindle MatchBook edition. Customers can also see when a book is eligible for Kindle MatchBook on the book’s detail page.
The program was announced on with over 10,000 titles. Since then, thousands of popular books like Heaven is for Real, The Things They Carried andThe Way of Kings have been added from major publishers such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, Houghton , , Wiley, Chronicle Books, and Marvel, as well as thousands of titles from authors like The Walk by and Falling Into You by .
“It’s been great to see the positive response to MatchBook from both readers and publishers,” said , Vice President, Kindle Content. “MatchBook enrollment has grown from 10,000 to 70,000 titles in just a few weeks and we expect it will keep expanding rapidly in the months ahead.”
Kindle MatchBook features include:
KDP authors who have a corresponding print book on can enroll their titles in the program now at http://kdp.amazon.com. Authors that would like to create a print version of their book for free can visit www.createspace.com
I'm withholding judgment on this program from an author's point of view until I see whether it makes any difference in my purchasing reports. So far, only Left by the Side of the Road shows up as a Matchbook offering, although I've enrolled the others. But I wonder what readers think. Note that if you buy the print version of a title, you get to buy the Kindle version for less than half the list price. But do you want both versions? Will this offer lure you to order the print version just so you can get the Kindle version for 99 cents? Will you go back and buy Kindle versions of books you purchased in the 1990s?