In this modern age of tablets and e-readers, it's always a little bit tough to decide whether to buy the hardcopy of a book or just go for the e-book. Now, you don't have to choose with the newly launched Kindle MatchBook service that offers cheap e-book versions of hardcopy books you've purchased on Amazon.
When we say cheap, we're talking a little more than the price of a candy bar. E-book versions of hardcopy books available through the MatchBook service—about 75,000 in total—date back to 1995 and cost $3, $2, $1 or nothing. The e-book downloads also come with Kindle features like Wispersync, Popular Highlights, X-Ray and read anywhere capabilities. In more ways that one, the service works a lot like the AutoRip program that offers digital copies of physical CDs purchases on Amazon for a discounted price. But, you know, books are so educational.