Now that’s what I’m talking about! For those of you who haven’t heard, Amazon’s all new Kindle Matchbook allows readers to buy physical copies of their favorite books, and then get its Kindle edition for an additional $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or FREE!
I know what you’re thinking – OH MY GOSH, MY SHELF AND KINDLE LIBRARIES ARE GOING TO MATCH! YES! OCTOBER 2013 CAN’T GET HERE ANY FASTER!
I almost fell out of my chair after hearing about this. Not only was I thinking – I won’t have to wait on shipping to read my books anymore, but also that I wouldn’t have to pay the ridiculous price for an eBook, which I can’t hold and pet and smell like a normal paperback! When this comes out, I’ll never buy another eBook at full price again if I can help it. COME ON, TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! That’s a steal (if you didn’t think the two should be a package deal already)!
I understand that a lot of book lovers go to their local libraries for their free, reading indulgences…
But there’s just something about those sliding ladders in our fantasy dream lounge that keep us buying physical copies of books, to fill the shelves we’ll one day have.
Recently, readers have been struck with the problematic possibility that book stores will no longer exist in the near future, after eBooks make a full take-over. The experience of flipping through the pages of a book will be no more. EBooks have become more popular in the last couple of years because of their convenience and their resourcefulness. In other words, physical book lovers are stocking up while they can.
And it’s true, I often debate on buying the physical copy of a new release, when I know the instant copy is right there, at a click of a button. On the other hand, some eBooks can be more expensive than their physical counterpart, which is unrealistic! EBooks are nothing but a bunch of pixels that’ll disappear the minute the internet shuts down and everyone drops their eReaders off a bridge on accident. I always end up buying the physical copy… except that one time. There is still a demand for physical copies, which is another big reason eBooks are still in the running for dominance over book profits.
But, I mean, in all honesty… Why can’t we buy the physical version AND the pixels as a package deal?! THEY ARE THE SAME STORY!!!
That’s exactly what Amazon’s fixing by using Kindle Matchbook, or it’s a start in the right direction. Amazon’s giving us the choice to buy both for a much better price if that is what we desire, because it’s clear there is still a high demand for physical books, plus the demand for the instantaneous read that is eBooks.
This makes me so proud. Amazon’s listening to their valued customers. I just hope all authors try to outperform each other with their prices – eventually just hand over the pixels for free – or it might be another long while before Amazon decides to step up their listening skills. Amazon did their part, and now it’s your turn authors! Give away your eBook copies for free through the Kindle Matchbook promotion!
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I was going to post a new vlog today, but the video was taking forever to upload. Still, this was something I thought everyone should look into. It’s a good addition to my writer’s blog in my opinion, a little treat while you’re waiting. Let’s say that.
Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/writingmime
Blog Update: It’s OUT! Go check out Kindle Matchbook and see if it’s worth your time and $$$! I personally love the feature, though it’s kind of hard to find on the Amazon site, and there’s still not a HUGE quantity to choose from. Hopefully books will continue to be added to their list.
I’ll see you guys soon! Keep writing!
Where you can find my books: http://www.amazon.com/Brista-Drake/e/B00YZGC792/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/writingmime