Amazon’s Netflix for Books is examined by Gary Price

ebooksGary has been writing about other such services recently. In regard to Amazon he points out: “I think it’s worth noting that Amazon has a great deal of data about how people borrow, read, interact, and return ebooks borrowed from a library. This is valuable information they can use to make their service very appealing to current library users. Where do they obtain this data? The answer is simple. If you have ever borrowed (or assisted someone borrowing) a book on OverDrive and placed it on a Kindle, you and/or your library shared the data with Amazon.”

What do you think? Will Amazon undermine libraries? Will ebooks checked out go down?

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