Monday, September 12, 2011

Amazon Thinks There Is A Market For Book Rentals; Maybe

Amazon thinks that there is a market for ebook rentals.  And it is working with publishers to do just that.  You know Netflix and how we pay them a monthly free to stream videos?  Well, Amazon is going after the ebook rental market, essentially, creating a market that, as far as we know, doesn't exist yet.

One word:  brilliant.

Is this going to be a big market?  I don't know but I can see myself interested in just such a thing.  I'll get some more thoughts into this throughout the day but I like to own books.  But there are plenty of books out there that I'll read once and move on.

For me, the price will have to be decent.  I definitely cannot cost more than what I pay Netflix, which is $8 a month.  But for $5 a month, it's a no-brainer.

Source:  CNN.

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