Amazon.com's bookstore of the future: pay to preview content?

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Amazon.com's bookstore of the future: pay to preview content?

Sep 27 2010

What will Amazon's bookstore of the future look like? A newly granted Amazon patent hints that people may have to pay if they want to preview excerpts of a book before deciding whether to buy it. The patent, which lists Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos among its inventors, envisions a system in which consumers "pay different amounts to view portions of content from the electronic form of a work," including individual chapters, pages, even words.

Source: Tech Flash

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