Amazon has determined to retire a really helpful, if considerably underused function by e book patrons with information that Kindle Matchbook will stop to be on Oct. 31.
As The Digital Reader reports, Kindle Matchbook existed to permit authors to supply a Kindle ($89.99 at Amazon) model of their work at a significantly decreased value (and even totally free) for purchasers who buy a print version. The Kindle model could possibly be provided to these prospects for $2.99 or much less, giving them a digital copy that could not be misplaced or broken.
No cause has been given as to why Kindle Matchbook is being retired, however the suspicion is that prospects merely weren’t utilizing it. Clearly, in the event you resolve to buy a print version you are not actually that fascinated about a digital copy if it prices more cash. That is not to say Matchbook wasn’t getting used in any respect, and for many who do benefit from a budget book pricing, this information shall be disappointing.
The excellent news is, there’s nonetheless time to benefit from Matchbook if you’re shopping for print books on Amazon, you simply want to pick out books which have the supply connected and to take action this month. For authors, any books at present enrolled within the Matchbook program shall be mechanically unenrolled on the finish of October and funds will proceed as regular.
Kindle Matchbook launched again in 2013, however publishers did not prefer it and there hasn’t precisely been a variety of advertising round it. Amazon definitely did not spotlight the supply very properly at any time when I’ve bought a print e book. The main target now appears to be on merely pricing Kindle editions decrease than print editions, however making them a separate buy.