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Amazon offers big discounts, great digital content deals this Christmas

Two more days 'til it's Christmas and I'm pretty sure you're not done with shopping for gifts yet. Why brave the crowd in the mall when you can do your shopping online? Amazon is one popular destination this season and the e-commerce website has been offering a lot of great deals from apps to videos to music, gadgets, ebooks, and more. Amazon started the Christmas week right by offering the lowest prices on content you can find on the Amazon App Store, Amazon devices, Kindle Books, Amazon Music, and Amazon Instant Video.

Amazon accidentally leaks unlimited ebook subscription

Amazon might once again be preparing to upset the fragile balance in the ebook publishing and distribution realm. An Amazon Kindle Unlimited web page was mistakenly published and promptly taken down, but not before it was saved for posterity by Google's almighty cache, giving us a sneak peek at what could be the retailer's "read all you can" service, for only $9.99 a month.

Google Play Books to add 13 more countries to its roster

Mobile book readers in 13 countries will soon be able to access and buy ebooks through Google Play Books as Google continues to expand their market, this time in Central, North and South America, plus two more European countries. The new app update will bring a total of 58 countries where the ebooks are available, although its support page doesn't show it yet and will take some time to roll it out.

Amazon joined by Apple in support of reselling digital content

Back in early-February we learned of an Amazon patent that would allow for the re-sale of digital goods. Specifically, the Amazon patent filing was calling for an “electronic marketplace for used digital objects.” Of course, those objects could be anything from audio and video to ebooks and maybe even apps. The key here, it now looks like this idea has gotten some additional support. Not necessarily direct support for Amazon, however support for the idea as a whole.
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