Amazon Considering A 'Netflix For Books'

Would you pay a fee to access a library of written content? A Netflix for the book-reading world? Amazon is apparently banking you might, as it was reported tonight by the WSJ that the online retailer was considering that option.

As noted by The Next Web, such an idea isn't new (i.e. booksforfree.com and bookswim), but this is certainly the first time that a behemoth like Amazon would be driving things into the public conscience.

Couple the whole thing with the powerhouse known as Kindle and we could very well have a platform that is worthy of the "Netflix for books" hyperbole I just fanned with my headline. [WSJ via The Next Web]


Comments

    I'd probably stick with the "fee per book" model where I own a perpetual license to the book itself, rather than to the system that accesses it.

    Still, I'm not the most avid reader and such a model would be much more journal/subscription friendly.

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