In an ideal world, buying a hard copy of a book would entitle you
to a free download of its e-book counterpart. Amazon's AutoRip
already extends that courtesy to folks who buy select music
CDs--the purchase immediately adds the MP3 version of the album to
your cloud library--but there's no such equivalent for book buyers.
There is now--sort of. Amazon's new Kindle MatchBook program offers discounted e-book
prices for physical books you've purchased, both past and
In other words, if you bought Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine"
(from Amazon) back before the Kindle even existed, MatchBook will
give you a price break on the Kindle edition.
What kind of break? MatchBook prices will run $2.99, $1.99,
$0.99, or even free, depending on the book.
By Rick.BroidaGuest Blogger
at 9:22AM, 7 months ago |
It's Fall, so it's time for some comfort food! Download a couple of
free ecookbooks. The Fall Favorites eCookbook has 42 pages of
recipes including: Beefy Barley, Au Gratin Potatoes, Pizza
Casserole, Cranberry Cobbler, Apple Dumplings, Beefy Onion Soup,
Apple Glazed Chicken and more. If you love soups and stews, there's
one for you too. 38 Soups and Stews Recipes includes: chicken
soup recipes, vegetable soup recipes, slow cooker soup recipes,
hearty stews and more. Enter your email to access the ecookbooks
(Tip: I save my ecookbooks to a folder on my
desktop for easy access).
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Every year, Duke University's Center for the Study of the Public Domain
celebrates "Public Domain Day." This is the day-- January 1st, to be
precise-- when works officially pass into the public domain. This means
that old movies, books, TV shows, cartoon characters, and other works of
art will officially become free to download, watch, share, alter,
distribute, and otherwise enjoy.
at 7:56AM, 2 years ago |
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After trying in vain to find a buyer, the struggling Borders Books has announced that it will be closing. The former bookstore chain will close the roughly 400 retail stores still in operation and some 11,000 people will lose their jobs.
Although competition from rival Barnes and Noble played a part, a larger hurdle that Borders was ultimately unable to overcome was competition from huge online retailers like Amazon, specifically in the world of e-readers.