Amazon has announced a new feature for its Kindle devices, called Kindle Matchbook, the feature will offer discounted Kindle edition of print books that they have purchased from Amazon, pricing for the books will be between $0.99 and $2.99, some books will also be free.
“If you logged onto your CompuServe account during the Clinton administration and bought a book like Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus from Amazon, Kindle MatchBook now makes it possible for that purchase—18 years later—to be added to your Kindle library at a very low cost,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “In addition to being a great new benefit for customers, this is an easy choice for publishers and authors who will now be able to earn more from each book they publish.”
Bundling print and digital has been one of the most requested features from customers. With Kindle MatchBook, they can keep their favorite book on their shelf, and have a copy in their digital library for reading, perhaps re-reading it with features like X-Ray and Popular Highlights.
You can find out more details about the new Kindle Matchbook feature over at Amazon.