Jason Del Rey

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Amazon’s New Offer: Discounted Kindle Versions of Print Books You’ve Already Bought

Amazon said on Tuesday that it will unveil a program that will let Amazon customers purchase the digital versions of print books they’ve already bought — or will buy — from Amazon, for $2.99 or less. The initiative, called Kindle MatchBook, will launch in October with at least 10,000 participating books, though it’s not clear yet how much publisher support Amazon will garner. The company unveiled a similar program for music, called AutoRip, earlier this year.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald