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Amazon’s Digital Books

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Amazon.com is planning on offering books in online form in addition to the physical objects. They will be selling online access to digital books, and it seems customers will be able to buy the entire book or a portion, such as a chapter. This is only part of the story.

Amazon also plans on offering an “upgrade” option, where customers who purchase the physical purchase will be offered to upgrade their purchase to include the online edition. This bundling will allow people to begin reading their new book while waiting for the delivery to arrive.

I imagine this new offering will be wildly popular, as long as the price point isn’t too high.

Published or updated November 4, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Madame X

This is making a lot of publishers really nervous, we’re all worried no one will ever buy a cookbook or any sort of reference book again!