Bought it in print? Get a digital copy.


Awhile back, I wrote about a technology that let Amazon provide customers a digital copy of CDs previously purchased through the service.  That service is now expanding to Kindle copies of books previously bought in print. The catch with the MatchBook service is that in many cases customers will need to pay a small fee to get the Kindle copy, but the fee (when required) will range between 99 cents and $2.99. Continue reading

Creating a used marketplace for digital?

One of the great things about the printed word, the vinyl record, or even the CD, was that the item always retained some sort of value. The fact that you owned that item meant you could also sell that item, and the proliferation of options to buy used books, CDs, or even hunting through a stack of vinyl at a flea market had its moments of joy. Continue reading