Kindle MatchBook: Pretty sure we all saw this coming

I already tweeted about this, but I feel Amazon’s newest program is worth blogging about:

Amazon has rolled out its Kindle MatchBook, a new program that allows customers the option to purchase discounted Kindle Editions of print books that they have purchased new from Amazon. The eBook editions are sold as an add-on purchase. Most cost somewhere between free and $2.99.

I knew they were going to do this eventually. It was inevitable. They already give you the digital versions of songs if you buy the CD. With the popularity of ebooks on the rise, it was only a matter of time before they did something like this. And I approve of it (c’mon, Amazon, I know you were looking for the approval of an obscure blogger whose existence you probably weren’t even aware of. Don’t be bashful).

The only part I don’t like is that you will have to pay for some ebook editions. $2.99 isn’t much, true, and most will probably cost less than that, but it still seems like a rip-off to me. At least you don’t have to pay the same price for the ebook as the print edition.

What do you think? Good, bad, or meh?

-Tim

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Hello and welcome to my new blog, Timothy L. Cerepaka’s Blog. It is a simple name, but I feel it will be easier for people to remember that way.

On this blog, I will discuss a variety of subjects, but most of my topics will probably center around writing fiction, especially in regard to science-fiction and fantasy, my two favorite genres. I may even occasionally post a story of mine, as my current dream is to make a living off writing.

If you are interested in reading some of my work, you can check out the science-fiction anthology Constellations, which you can buy from Amazon and CreateSpace.

I will try to update this blog a minimum of three times a week, although I may post more or less depending on what is going on in my life. If my schedule is disrupted, I will be sure to let you readers know.

I am also a member of the writer’s group The Ambage, which you can read about here.

That’s all for now. Until later, see ya.

-Tim