September 12th, 2011, 01:43 PM #1
Would you use a "Netflix" type of book service?
Amazon is talking to publishers to provide a "netflix type service" -Amazon in Talks With Publishers, to Offer "Netflix for Books" Service - Mobiledia
Amazon is reportedly talking with publishers about launching a new "Netflix-like" digital book membership service, as it strives to stay competitive in the emerging digital content market.
The Seattle-based retailer is exploring a service in which customers pay an annual fee in return for access to a library of content, but says the notion may not have wide support.
The Seattle-based Kindle maker is making a digital book library comprised of older titles available to Amazon Prime customers, who pay $80 a year for unlimited two-day shopping and access to a digital library of movies and television shows. Amazon may limit the number of monthly books under such a program.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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September 12th, 2011, 02:55 PM #2
I wonder about the future of these things. My aunt got all fired up and bought on and now has about $ 200 and 800 hours of reading on hers... She is feeling a little silly..."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
September 12th, 2011, 03:03 PM #3
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Why should I spend money for access to books when my tax dollars already support a city library that functions identically?
Also, the city has access to databases like LexisNexis and Jstor which are much more valuable to me than being able to download the latest trash from the NYT's best seller list.Good job, friend-of-friends!
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