Monday, September 12, 2011

Amazon reportedly in talks to launch a Netflix for books - TNW Insider

Speculation about a new offering from Amazon; this and other articles I’ve run across in this context also note that Apple iBooks has yet to put a dent in the e-book business

The idea isn’t entirely new with services like ‘the library’, booksfree.com and bookswim existing for some time but both are currently primarily for offline paperbacks and hardbacks. There’s also 24symbols which recently launched a near identical offering, but currently only features titles that are public domain rather than premium bestsellers. With Amazon’s Kindle platform and intimate relationships with every premium publisher on the planet, this is a unique new space only the likes of Amazon and Apple are likely to be able to cater to.

Amazon reportedly in talks to launch a Netflix for books - TNW Insider

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