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Initial post: Oct 11, 2013 8:54:58 PM PDT
Lisa M. says:
Amazon announced that it would start the Match Book Program in October, and we're half way through the month. Is there any word on when the program will actually start? (If you missed it, they'll be offering the chance to buy in Kindle format for a significantly reduced price paper books you bought from Amazon since 1995.)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2013 9:23:03 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
No, they haven't announced anything, and it's not the end of the month yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2013 9:39:09 PM PDT
Seattleman says:
You are only half right Dietz. Yes they did. It is in their website and every news paper and news site in US and UK wrote about it, and true it is not end of the month, it is 25th today, so we see what happens in next 5 days.
That amazon page Kindle Matchbook, launching in october is still alive and been there for over a month now.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2013 10:32:42 PM PDT
King Al says:
A. Dietz meant that Amazon has not given any more details about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013 3:08:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2013 3:09:12 PM PDT
Frank says:
I called Amazon and there is no further info than what is posted on their website. I am not sure they are going to make it by the end of the month. Maybe Amazon is having trouble getting publishers to participate. I know some are.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013 4:28:31 PM PDT
King Al says:
I wouldn't worry. amazon has done this before (state that a new feature will start in xxx month and then not make an announcement until it officially launched at the end of the month.)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013 5:25:41 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Of course they don't have any more info if you call. If they did it would be on the page.

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 5:28:54 PM PDT
My theory is that they had to make the announcement before they started negotiating with the publishers to offer their 'long tail' titles at these low prices. Now it's out in the open they can talk about it and get as many as possible on board before it goes live. Others will surely be added later if it proves to be a success.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 8:00:56 PM PDT
Sophia Burns says:
I'm very excited about the Kindle Matchbook. However I lived in different countries, and I ordered hundreds of books from Amazon US, UK, Germany and Canada over the years. Will Amazon honor all those purchases?? I certainly hope so.......... I can't wait to match my most favorite reads!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2013 8:02:42 PM PDT
Loz says:
Depends on the publishers.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 12:29:44 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I haven't heard anything one way or the other, however, if those purchases don't show up under Your Orders on the site to which your kindle is registered, I doubt it (I'm in the same boat with lots of purchases on amazon.fr).

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 6:21:38 AM PDT
dcreader says:
Matchbook went live. There were only 4 books I had purchased that qualified. I'm sure like Kindle itself the # of qualified titles will grow every month if not week.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 7:29:57 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
well, I can now verify that if your country setting is not currently the US, you won't get any matches (I had 7, all for books I purchased on amazon.com when I changed my country to the US)

and none for any of the books that I purchased on amazon.fr even though some were on the list for participation

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 9:00:57 AM PDT
Sophia Burns says:
Oh what a shame!!! I am in Canada now, where I purchased the least amount of books :( Would it be worth switching my Kindle to other countries???

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 9:04:05 AM PDT
A. Ashar says:
I've bought approximately 437 books (thanks, order history reports!) from Amazon since 1999, and I only have 17 available for purchase through MatchBook.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:05:04 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
no, it's US residents only and only for books purchased on http://amazon.com. The other Kindle Stores don't have the program in cluding Canada and France.

I suppose you could switch to your amazon.com account using your US address and see what shows up there

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:06:11 AM PDT
King Al says:
Out of curiosity, does the order history report segregate books, or did you have to count them?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:08:19 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
when you click on the link to see what is eligible, it just reports the books that are - no need to go back through orders

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:10:00 AM PDT
King Al says:
The poster I was replying to said that the order history report indicated he had purchased 437 paper books. I was just wondering if the report gave that number or if he had to count them.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:13:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2013 9:14:16 AM PDT
A. Ashar says:
There's a field on the order reports that shows what kind of item it is (Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, etc.). I eliminated all the items that were returns or cancellations and then filtered by format. There's a whole lot of data on those reports!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:15:39 AM PDT
 Ann says:
You can go to the "Your Orders" page and enter "books -kindle" (no quotes) in the search orders box. That should give you a list of physical books, with a total.

I've purchased 55 books from Amazon, but only four are Matchbook-eligible.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:16:01 AM PDT
Mary McManus says:
A. Ashar: How did you separate out books from other things when you searched your order history? When I put Books into the search criteria, it showed me all the Kindle books as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 9:24:28 AM PDT
A. Ashar says:
Are you serching your orders like Ann said above, or are you running the order history reports? I ran an order history report to double check, and my kindle books weren't included. They are included when searching orders though.

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 10:04:19 AM PDT
Very disappointed. none of my books are eligible. What a rip!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 10:05:23 AM PDT
flipoid says:
I've purchased around 83 books from Amazon since 1999 (actually a few less than that; they're counting wall calendars as "books" with the search term that Ann posted), and even though several that I randomly clicked have Kindle versions, they aren't part of the MatchBook program.

I'm hoping that more of them will be added.
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