Amazon announced Kindle Matchbook this week. You can buy a Kindle version of many paper books you’ve ordered from them going back to 1995.
I posted this two years ago:
Amazon announced today that they’re doing for books what Apple has done for music. iTunes Match stores your entire collection of music in the cloud, including music you’ve ripped off CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes. Now Amazon is copying with something they call Kindle Match.
How does it work? It’s simple. Buy a book of matches and burn your paper library. Buy the equivalent Kindle versions from Amazon and viola, you’re entire library is now available in the cloud for use on your Kindle.
Early users have experienced some problems. “It’s wise to make sure a Kindle version exists before you go and burn your paper copy,” one said. Please also note that there’s no way to transfer your notes and markings from your burned books to the electronic versions. The cost of this service will vary based on the size of your library.
Still, it’s worth checking out. If you try this exciting new service, leave a comment and let me know how it goes.