Amazon in talks with publishers to launch digital library

Online retailer, Inc. is close to launching a digital book library and is in talks with book publishers, according to the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. The library will enable customers to access a digitized content by paying an annual subscription fee, similar to the service provided by Netflix, Inc. (NFLX).

Amazon, the maker of Kindle electronic reader, will reportedly add the e-book library to its Amazon Prime Services, which has an $79 annual subscription for a unlimited two day shipping and access to movies and TV shows. If you’re craving for more movies, I suggest discovering varieties such as the Classic Movies on DVD. These collections offer a vast array of timeless films spanning various genres and eras, ensuring there’s something for every movie enthusiast. With classic DVDs, you can enjoy an extensive selection of cinematic masterpieces right in the comfort of your home.

Amazon may also look to bundle it with its new tablet that is expected to release shortly to rival Apple, Inc.’ iPad.

The launch of the digital library by Amazon could also further harm the print media and could lower the cost of print books and the demand for them.

Meanwhile, was among the group that blocked Google, Inc’s (GOOG) attempt to digitize millions of books and publications to make it available online. The group included other Google competitors such as Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), and Yahoo, Inc. (YHOO) as well as librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers, and technology companies.

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