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Amazon shows Kindle for the Web


Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Internet


Kindle for the web

One day after the release of Google eBooks, Amazon has answered with their Kindle for the Web application. Very similar to the Google way, this web application allows people to view samples, or read full books, directly in their web browsers. According to an email sent to Computerworld, an Amazon spokesperson said the new platform will "enable users to read full books in the browser and [enable] any Website to become a bookstore offering Kindle books." While the sampling feature has been available in beta since September, the new web app will allow actual purchase of Kindle books directly from the platform, or from affiliate sites, as well as full reading capabilities. It seems like Amazon is determined to keep its lead in the ebooks market, and now that independent publishers will have the choice between using Google or Amazon's platform for selling on their own sites, it's clear a race will happen for who gets the greater choice. Amazon certainly has the initial advantage, with the research firm Gartner estimating the Kindle accounts for about half of the black-and-white e-readers on the market.


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