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The Kindle versions through MatchBook will only be $2.99, $1.99, $.99 or free

Amazon has a new Kindle offering that will let you buy digital versions of some of your print books on the cheap. 

Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook today, which allows Amazon customers who have bought print versions of books on the e-tailer's site to also buy the Kindle versions as they become available for low prices. Amazon said the Kindle versions through MatchBook would only be $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free. 

So lets say you bought a print book on Amazon 10 years ago, and you now want the Kindle version, but don't want to shell out full Kindle price to buy the same book again. You can go to the MatchBook section of Amazon and search for the book to see if it's in the library. If it is, pay under $5 (or nothing at all) and you're set. 


Amazon said there are now 70,000 titles available in MatchBook, and more are being added daily. MatchBook will let you grab the Kindle versions for cheap as long as you bought the print version from Amazon, and your purchase history can go back as far as 1995 (when the site first launched). 

The MatchBook titles also have Kindle features like X-Ray, Whispersync and Popular Highlights.

MatchBook is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android devices, PC and Mac, but Amazon is likely hoping you'll buy an actual Kindle device for your MatchBook reading.
 
Last month, Amazon dropped the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD price to $139, and showed off a couple new members of the Kindle Fire HDX family (7-inch model for $229 and 8.9-inch model for $379).

Source: Amazon



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By drothgery on 10/30/2013 11:53:48 AM , Rating: 2
Just keep hitting the 'show more books' button on the MatchBook page until you can't see any more. The list is numbered.


By DanNeely on 10/30/2013 6:26:09 PM , Rating: 2
That's not the number I'm interested in; I can see that I have 8 total match books available without clicking next even once. Boze also had a number for the total number of print books that he'd bought from Amazon; that's the number I was interested in seeing as well.


By drothgery on 11/1/2013 11:53:24 AM , Rating: 2
It was probably just an estimate. I mean, you can go through your order history and add things up, but that takes a while.


By DanNeely on 11/4/2013 6:28:30 PM , Rating: 2
1839 isn't a plausible number for an estimate, and as you pointed out adding everything up is a major time sink. It's possible that Boze did so, or has enough CDO to have maintained a DB of purchases; but the most plausible guess would be that he found a tally somewhere on the site: Which is why I asked the original question.


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