I’ve said for years that publishers should sell paper versions of books, coupled with an offer to purchase the same book in e-book form at a steep discount. That would appease those of us who’d like to read a book first in paper form, then perhaps pass that book on to a family member or Goodwill while maintaining access to it as an e-book.
Per Digital Book World, via Kindle Matchbook, Amazon has promised to do just that.
Ebooks will cost between $0.00 and $2.99 for enrolled publishers and are available for books you’ve bought back to 1995. What’s more, you’ll be able to bundle print and digital going forward.
Any wonder why Amazon is so dominant?