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Offline ShinyTop

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Just a Thought
« on: April 15, 2017, 03:03:25 PM »
Today I ordered a Kindle version of a hard cover book that I read several years ago.  Picked up the real book and realized I no longer had good reading light wherever I liked to read.  It then occurred to me that Amazon could offer the Kindle version at a cheaper price for books previously bought from Amazon.  Think like a feature of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited.  Say 20% off Kindle version of paperbacks bought and 50% off hard covers bought. 

Just a thought.
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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 04:56:36 PM »
Some books have discounts for ebooks if you've bought a paper copy. It's called kindle matchbook. Not all books are part of kindle matchbook.
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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 05:38:34 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/ep-landing-page/ref=k_mtchbk_eb_f

This link should take you there. But you must have bought the book from Amazon for this to work. Prices are right, though!

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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 05:48:30 PM »
I discovered something new about Kindle Matchbook last week. It doesn't last forever. I checked my Matchbook list and found that most of my qualified books have been reduced from 20+ to only 4.

So get them sooner rather than later.
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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 06:24:28 PM »
That sounds like a brilliant idea - but, once again, it's a Kindle feature that doesn't seem to be available in the UK. *sulks*
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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 06:40:01 PM »
Before I got a Kindle I used a Petzl headlamp. Great for spelunking, hiking at night, and reading in dim to no light. I was having dinner in a fancy restaurant with friends and the table was lit with a single small candle. My friends, young than I, were having trouble reading. I slipped on my headlamp and my friend's wife went berserk, demanding I take it off.

When I'd finished reading the menu, I took out a 3x5 index card and started writing. "What are you writing" Sue snapped.
I held the card up and read, "Reason #186 I prefer living with my dog."

Petzl headlamps are great.

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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 09:29:14 AM »
A most excellent answer!  But did you go home wearing dinner?

I never could use a headlamp, or any form of nightlight tucked in the book, back in the paper book days.   The jitter of the light caused by my heartbeat when I'm really still, reading in a dark room, bothered me.    When the Kindle became front-lit... ah, that was a great day.

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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 04:35:31 PM »
Hello I personal like the matchbook. I like having both my Kindle and a paperback version. I read my Kindle for hours a day and just need a break sometimes. so I continue with the paperback.
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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 01:18:29 AM »
@The Hooded Claw ..Thanks for sharing the link. I will definitely try this. It seems interesting!!
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Re: Just a Thought
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 11:16:37 AM »
Hard Cover and Kindle version offer different benefits.  Kindle tends to be cheaper but the advantage of Hard Cover is that I can share them with friends and family.  Hard cover seems to have better quality illustrations.