Rumor: Amazon to launch digital book library service

By all accounts Amazon has big plans for this holiday season. The Amazon tablet is set to be the first true competitor to the iPad, and Amazon may just be readying a Netflix-like book service to add to their already robust content offerings.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is in active talks with book publishers to introduce an all-you-can eat digital book service.There are no pricing details to go on for the moment, but inclusion into the overarching Amazon Prime service is not out of the question. The Amazon brand is already somewhat synonymous with books, this would only help solidify that.

This would be a substantial addition to Amazon’s Kindle, and the forthcoming, tablet business. Along with the free year of Amazon Prime rumored to be included with all Amazon tablet purchases, books and streaming video would be covered. Let’s just hope the book catalog for this kind of service would be better than Amazon’s video library.

Amazon seems to have a lot of balls in the air. It will be interesting to see how many those they can get to land in the right place over the next few month.

Source: WSJ

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