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Amazon Should AutoRip All The Books You've Bought To Your Kindle

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#1 Paul Dillon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Amazon Should AutoRip All The Books You've Bought To Your Kindle


Come on 'Zon. Do it!

#2 Rick Spilman

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

I doubt that Amazon will include free Kindle Editions with each hard copy book published.  


As the underdog in music business way behind iTunes, it makes a degree of sense to do something dramatic to shake up the market. In e-books they are still the dominant player.  Also, the DOJ suit on Kindle price-fixing is still on-going.  I doubt the Big 5 or 4 (or whatever) are feeling terribly charitable towards Amazon.com right now.   

#3 Alys Cohen

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

Comparing the music on a CD to a physical book is apples to oranges.  You can't pop a book in a drive, click a button, and have it there a few minutes later.


I think a digital copy should be a discount-priced add-on.  

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:53 AM

Allowing the CD owners to copy the songs from their disk will not make a big difference since anyone can easily download from online for free and it’s the same for ebooks.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:24 AM

This would have a big impact on folks who self pub.


If you self pub a book with a print edition at Createspace for $6.99 and an epub edition at Amazon for $2.99 and Amazon sells the print edition, the sale earns you about 90¢ while the ebook sale earns about $2.04.


Unless Amazon ponys up the ebook royalty when they include the ebook with the print book, you earn only 90¢ on the print\ebook combo where you would otherwise earn $2.94.


Another complication is that it's possible for one person or entity to own print rights while another owns the ebook rights.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:59 PM

I agree with you


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