Posted August 04, 2018 08:20:52Amazon has rolled out a new book-buying service called ebooks for a limited time, and the retailer is testing a limited number of books as part a wider push to find customers.
The new program, called eBooks for a Cause, lets people browse and purchase books through Amazon’s e-store and through its new e-book catalog, where they can purchase ebooks and other digital content for a small fee.
The service is in its early days, and Amazon isn’t ready to release details on the program just yet.
The company hasn’t announced a date or price yet, but the service is currently only available to those with a valid Amazon Prime account.
Amazon says the new service lets people “find books and more that are relevant to their interests, passions, interests and interests in the future.”
Those interested in purchasing ebooks can choose to either sign up for a trial period and get a “free” account or purchase a full membership with full access to the e-reader’s features.
Amazon will offer a limited selection of titles through the eBooks program, including titles from a select group of publishers.
These include titles from authors like Mark Suster and Elizabeth Bear, and a selection of books from authors including John Scalzi, Robert Crumb, and Neil Gaiman.
These titles, which are still not officially released, are listed in the Kindle Books section of Amazon’s website.
Amazon says it’s planning to expand its eBooks membership program to include a wide range of titles from publishers like Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Simon & Simon.
It’s unclear whether the publisher programs will be available in the United States.
The company has also partnered with authors to sell ebooks directly to users.
These ebooks will be sold through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, which Amazon says is a digital lending library that lets authors sell their books to people who can’t otherwise afford them.
Amazon has been testing this service in select markets.