This new program offers readers who purchase a print book from Amazon.com the option to purchase the Kindle version of that title for $2.99 or less. Any KDP title that has a print version is eligible for this program launching in October.
Did you know that you could also go back and get the Kindle version at a discount from any previously purchased title?
Of course, you must enroll your title in order to make it available. Here’s how:
- Select your Kindle Direct Publishing Title on your KDP Bookshelf. Click on the Rights & Pricing section and select the “enroll” box for Kindle Matchbook.
- Set the discount for your Kindle book at $2.99 or less. You can even choose to give your Kindle version away free with the hardcopy purchase.
- Save your Kindle Matchbook preferences.
Within about twenty-four hours, you will be “live” with your new pricing option. The discounted version must be at least 50% of the original digital list price. Royalties are paid at the normal levels based on the promotional list price.
So, if you sell a few hardcopy books it might make sense to make the digital version available at a discount or free for the same title. There are no time commitments if you decide to try the Matchbook program.
What’s your opinion of this new program?
And before I go, Happy Birthday Indies Unlimited!