Is Amazon Launching a Netflix for Books?


For those who believe that Ikea’s planned redesign of its beloved BILLY shelves to hold things other than books signals the final wheezing gasps of print, here’s some news that could really put the nail in the coffin: The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon is planning to launch a service that would offer customers access to a select library of content (primarily older works) for a monthly subscription fee. While that seems to be about all anyone knows about the rumored project at the moment, certain publishers are reportedly unhappy with the general idea — which could ultimately roadblock the entire scheme (see: the Kindle lending program). We’re curious: What do you think of the concept? [via Mashable]