SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— An Amazon leak appears to have shown the company is readying an unlimited subscription service for ebooks as well as audio books.
Apparently the Seattle-based company had a page up on their website that some people got to look at before it was taken down. It was cached, which means I was able to see a replica of it.
With the deal you get unlimited access to 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. It’s still not clear which publisher’s will be working with them on this. It doesn’t seem like everyone’s on board quite yet, which could be a problem.
The bottom line is they’re trying to do for books what Spotify did for music and what Netflix accomplished with movies. I should point out that there are already companies doing this, like Scribd and Oyster, but Amazon has deep pockets and a proven relationship with the publishing industry.