Amazon is in talks with several major publishers to offer a ebook subscription system for phones and tablets that is comparable to Netflix.
Amazon is soon to be releasing their first entry level tablet running the Android OS! The company is revising its website to be more tablet friendly and integrating core features of its service into the software. You can expect to see Kindle Books, Amazon Music, the Cloud storage and audiobooks. The big new feature being developed right now for release is a subscription based service giving you access to a ton of ebooks for a annual fee.
Several unnamed publishing executives according to the Wall Street Journal said they are not enthusiastic about the idea because it could lower the value of books and could strain their relationships with other retailers that sell their books.
A service that gives you access to plenty of content for eBooks would resonate well with customers on a budget. This would allow you to bypass library waiting lists and get books delivered to your instantly. If it were initially applied to classics and other royalty free books, this idea may get some traction. Once Amazon were to garner a strong user base they might have more sales and figures to push more publishers into signing on.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.