Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook is a service that lets authors offer cheap Kindle eBooks to customers that have already purchased a physical copy of their book from Amazon.
For customers, this means that you could buy a paperback or hardcover book from Amazon and pay an extra $1-3 to read it on your Kindle… assuming you purchased books that are enrolled in the program.
While the company isn’t saying why it’s ending Kindle MatchBook, Nate at the Digital Reader speculates it may have something to do with the fact that few customers actually took advantage of the promotional pricing — I guess if you buy a physical book, maybe you plan to read it in that format rather than on a Kindle.
Anyway, if the idea of picking up cheap eBook versions of books you already own does appeal to you, then you’ve got until October 31st to check for eligible titles you’ve already purchased.
Just login to Amazon and visit the Kindle Matchbook website and Amazon will let you know any of the books you own qualify for Kindle MatchBook pricing.
Anything you’ve already paid for before the program shuts down will still be available in your Kindle library even after Halloween. Spooky, eh?