Kindle MatchBook offers customers the ability to buy the Kindle
editions of print books purchased from Amazon for $2.99 or less
Enrolled titles include Life of Pi, The Bonfire of the
Vanities, Johnny Carson, WOOL, The Alchemist,
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and All-New X-MEN Vol. 1
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2013--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook, a new benefit
that gives customers the option to buy—for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or
free—the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from
Amazon. 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 September 3 with over 10,000 titles. Since
then, thousands of popular books like Heaven is for Real, The
Things They Carried and The Way of Kings have been
added from major publishers such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt, Amazon Publishing, Wiley, Chronicle Books, and Marvel,
as well as thousands of titles from Kindle Direct Publishing authors like
The Walk by Lee Goldberg and Falling Into You by Jasinda
“It’s been great to see the positive response to MatchBook from both
readers and publishers,” said Russ Grandinetti, 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
Kindle MatchBook features include:
Kindle editions at a great price: Amazon customers who purchase
or have purchased qualifying print books can get the Kindle edition
for prices that are $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.
For book purchases dating back to 1995: Print purchases all the
way back to 1995—when Amazon first opened its online bookstore—will
qualify once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook.
Easy discovery: Readers can easily look up their entire print
book order history to discover which of their past purchases are
enrolled in Kindle MatchBook.
Popular Kindle-only features: As with regular purchases, Kindle
MatchBook titles have unique features such as Whispersync, Popular
Highlights and X-Ray.
Read anywhere capabilities: In addition to Amazon’s
best-selling Kindle devices, customers can download a free Kindle
reading app for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones, PC or Mac
and start building their Kindle library today.
KDP authors who have a corresponding print book on Amazon.com 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.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most
advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher
contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the
latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the
ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle,
features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX
features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2
GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as
exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second
Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday
button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display,
high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.
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competition, management of growth, new products, services and
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expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and
data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements,
acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system
interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments
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Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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