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Initial post: Nov 13, 2013 5:48:12 PM PST
Kate's mom says:
Could someone please explain this to me? Does Amazon really expect me to buy a book in print and then also buy the Kindle edition of the same book?? And do they expect me to think this is a deal? Why would I buy the same book twice?? I have got to be missing something here.....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 5:58:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2013 6:00:09 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
Amazon doesn't expect you to do anything.

Amazon's Matchbook feature allows you to purchase a price-discounted K version of a book if you bought/buy the DTB from Amazon AND if that DTB is part of the list of qualifying items.

Many of us have been wanting this for a long time. I hope that more publishers will join in to increase the list of qualifying titles.

DL

EtA: It is somewhat similar to the Kindle Whispervoice sync discount available for some audible.com books - buy the K version, get a discount on the audible version. I use this a LOT!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 5:59:18 PM PST
King Al says:
Many people want a copy of a favorite book on their Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 6:28:48 PM PST
The Artist says:
It's not all about you, Kate, and nothing is "expected" of anyone.

One can also buy the paper version to give as a gift, and then buy the Matchbook e-book for themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 6:33:50 PM PST
R. Wilde says:
It's an option some people have been vocally calling for in one form or another. Amazon was, apparently, able to get a publisher on board with the idea to try it out.

If you don't think the ebook is worth the cost, don't buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 6:35:54 PM PST
Let's say you have some favorite books in paperback format that you purchased from Amazon prior to getting your Kindle. You would love to have a Kindle version of some of those books but don't think you should have to pay full price for them. Along comes Kindle Matchbook that lets you do just that.

No one expects you to purchase both but the option is there if you want to. Of course not all books are available for Matchbook and you have to have purchased the DTB from Amazon originally.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 6:48:43 PM PST
You're missing the literally THOUSANDS of posts over the last five years by people who have purchased paper copies of books and wanted free or discounted Kindle copies.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 6:53:25 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Poor Kate.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 7:07:45 PM PST
Totally missing something.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 6:49:01 PM PST
Kate's mom says:
Man, oh man!! The majority of the people who replied are very rude!! I was asking a legitimate question. I am certainly not on these forums daily. I work full time plus and am a single mom. So yes, the idea of purchasing a book twice is out of the question for me. I am so sorry for not researching this topic before asking my question. Believe me, I certainly will think twice before asking something else!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 7:14:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2013 7:17:40 PM PST
Way to miss the point. You asked for an explanation. 1) Amazon doesn't EXPECT you to buy anything twice. But let's say you were reading Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander). That sumbich is 975 pages. Let's say you were 3/4 done, and leaving on a 10-day trip.

You'll finish DIA by Day 4. Voyager (Outlander) is bloody 1072 pages. Do you really want to hoik around 2047 pages? No.

So ALL AMAZON IS SAYING is, "Hey. If you bought the paper book from us, here's a little deal. You can get the Kindle copy cheap." ~*For your convenience.*~

Or, 2) Maybe I read them as TPB 15 years ago, but now the font is too small, or my arthritis prevents me holding a 1,000 page book, but I'd like to read them again. Hey, presto! I don't have to pay full Kindle price.

Does this help?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 9:53:06 PM PST
King Al says:
Your original post was borderline obnoxious -- you implied that Amazon was doing something wrong and that anybody who took advantage of this offer was crazy. You deserved what you got.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 10:06:16 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
There are 600,000 starving and homeless typhoon survivors in the Philippines. You work full time and are a single mom? #firstworldproblems

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 10:08:24 PM PST
Another reason to get the Kindle book is to free up some space in your home..
My son just got his first kindle a few weeks ago.. One of his reasons is space in his room...
Last week he took a bunch of books and a few DVD's to the local book/movie store and they bought
them to sell as used... He got over 80.00 that he can spend on other things..
I'm not saying that he will get rid of all of his books but, if the matchbook price is good
then at least for him it is a no brainer....

Love the idea of getting a DTB to give as a gift and then the kindle for me..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 4:28:57 AM PST
As long as you gift the DTB to people who still want them!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:13:14 PM PST
I was thinking of donating to the library that I help out at at my church...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:14:39 PM PST
That's a great idea! The only glitch would be whether any given paper book is in the Match Book program.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:25:16 PM PST
Of course I would check that out before buying..

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 1:33:22 PM PST
Kessa says:
What? Did the OP think she was obligated to buy both?

Amazon added a perk & she complains about it when it has no affect whatsoever on her being able to buy just a paper book or get just an eBook.

There is something so weird about that. Like she thinks the world revolves around her & since she doesn't want/need it, nobody else should be able to get it.

I only bought 2 or 3 paper books from Amazon, so it doesn't affect me, but I am very happy for people that can now get some of their paper books in eBook form, if they want it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:48:14 PM PST
I think she really couldn't imagine WHY someone would want "2 copies" of the same book. In her mind, I don't think she was considering people switching their paper libraries to Kindle libraries.

I think she was thinking purely in the mode of, "I'm shopping for a book."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:51:27 PM PST
King Al says:
That still doesn't excuse her snotty attitude.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:52:58 PM PST
No. No, it does not. That part is inexplicable.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:56:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2013 1:56:56 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Amazon sells douches as well. That doesn't mean they expect me to buy them. But the option certainly is there if I so choose....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 1:58:53 PM PST
Jeff's all: "WHAT? If I buy a douche, WHY would I want a discount on feminine deodorant spray?!? Are they CRAZY? Why would I do BOTH?!?"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2013 2:38:05 PM PST
Kessa says:
I agree, but it sounded like she thought it was some horrible idea. =)
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