This week, the Seattle retailer, Amazon.com launched its Kindle MatchBook program, which enables customers to download digital copies of the physical paper version of the books purchased from Amazon. The Kindle digital versions range from free to $2.99.
Kindle MatchBook is similar to the AutoRip program started early this year which provides customers a MP3 version of physical albums and CDs purchased from Amazon. The digital tracks are automatically added to a customer’s Amazon Cloud Player and can share across mobile devices.
By visiting this page, and signing into your account, Amazon will locate your qualifying Kindle titles for paper editions you’ve purchased in the last 15 years. The MatchBook prices will only be shown if you’re signed into the same account the physical book was purchased from.
MatchBook titles do not apply to used books, books sold by other sellers, and books not enrolled in the Kindle MatchBook program. Amazon says over 10,000 digital books have been added to MatchBook, and more will be added in the months to come. You can also search here for currently eligible Matchbook titles. Prices for the qualifying books are typically $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.
As with all Kindle books, Kindle MatchBook editions can be read on any Kindle device, or on your PC, Mac, and supporting iOS and Android devices using the the free Kindle mobile app. The MatchBook versions are useful for many purposes, such as if you prefer reading the paper version, but would like to read the digital version on your mobile device when traveling.