The program already has over 10,000 books from some of the world’s most famous authors and Amazon is now urging others to enrol in Kindle MatchBook, in a bid to increase their revenue stream while offering greater value to customers.
Kindle MatchBook gives customers the option to buy the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or even for free. If that isn’t enticing enough, Amazon says the deal applies for any book you’ve purchased on Amazon since it launched back in 1995.
Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook feature will launch next month.
Gansler says that affordable Android tablets could be used to help prisoners read eBooks, sign up for online learning programs and connect with friends and family via email, things which he believes could ease their transition back into reality.
"It has to work," Gansler said, reports The Baltimore Sun.
"We have the ability in the 21st century to educate children online. You can learn a language online. Why can't we educate our offenders?"
The report details that the proposal is based on the tablets being given to each inmate in a low or medium-security prison, in order to limit potential fights.
The tablets would be designed [...]
The firm’s “A Portrait of Today’s Tablet User” claims that tablet app spending will jump up from $1.4 billion in 2011 to a mega $2.6 billion this year, and states that paid-for apps have accounted for a considerable 23% of all downloaded tablet apps over the last year.
And while that is good news for developers looking to monetize their products, there was also some exciting news for tablet advertisers, with OPA indicating that 38% of tablet users have made a purchase on the back of seeing a tablet ad.
Indeed, the firm reports that 29% of tablet users felt compelled to research products after seeing a related tablet ad, with another 23% admitting [...]
The report confirms that 21% of Americans have now read an e-Book in the past 12 months, rising from 17% in December, and suggests that the ownership of tablets and eReaders have grown from 10% to 19% over this same time-frame.
Pew attributes the increasing consumption of digital content down to the increasing availability of books and magazines in digital format, and intriguingly says that device owners (both eReaders and tablets) are now reading more, regardless of format. Furthermore, it appears that the longer you own one of the aforementioned devices, the more likely it is that you will read more. 41% of eReader and tablet owners of more than a year agreed to this [...]