Gary Bacon

Amazon Roundup

Amazon seems to launch a new service quite often. Recently they have been rolling out some really good services. This article is a roundup of a few of my favorites.

Kindle Matchbook

For those looking to convert a few past purchases into their digital counterparts, Amazon now allows you to buy the matching ebook for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or even free. Kindle Matchbook Go minimal and sell those old paper versions as used on Amazon.

Autorip CD or Vinyl

When browsing CDs or Vinyl music, the “AutoRip” logo shown below may appear near the listing. If so, you will get the MP3 version free. Amazon Autorip I can see this being big for Vinyl collectors as it has become popular as of recent.

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

One more benefit of Amazon Prime, Kindle Owners’ Lending Library allows you to borrow Kindle books to read, absolutely free. One book may be checked out per time. Kindle Owners' Lending Library The great thing about this is that any highlights, notes, etc.. will be saved in your account. If you decide to purchase the book later then that data will stay intact.

Whispersync for Voice

Now you can read a book on your Kindle and pick it up on your audiobook where you left off. Back and forth.Whispersync for VoiceThey highlight a free book every month with audio included as well as a robust $0.99 Classics list most of which are free.

Amazon Indie Games

After all that reading, the Amazon Indie Game store provides a bit of relaxation.

Amazon Indie Games

For developers it is a dedicated storefront designed to help promote their PC, Mac, and browser-based games. For us? Allows us to find addicting fun at a great price.

Bonus Mentions

The Kindle library has a daily deals section. If you are out of ideas for something good to read it is a good place to start.

CamelCamelCamel is a great Chrome extension for setting price alerts on Amazon items. Always get the best deals.