2014.07.19【英译中】亚马逊推出电子书订阅服务‘Kindle Unlimited’

发表于:2014-07-19 11:53 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Amazon Just Launched ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ a Subscription Service for E-Books

亚马逊推出电子书订阅服务‘Kindle Unlimited’


The online retailer is entering the competitive e-book subscription game.

网络零售商正在进入竞争激烈的电子书订阅的比赛。


The online retail giant Amazon announced Friday it’s launching an e-book subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited.”

网络零售商巨头亚马逊在星期五宣布推出一项叫做“Kindle Unlimited”的电子书订阅服务。


Kindle Unlimited lets Amazon customers pay $9.99 every month for unlimited access to 600,000 titles plus more than 2,000 audiobooks accessible on any Kindle or Kindle app on any mobile device, according to the company.

据公司介绍,有了Kindle Unlimited,亚马逊的顾客每个月付9.99美元就可以在任何手机设备上的Kindle或Kindle app上不受限制地阅读60万本电子书和超过2000本的有声读物。


With the announcement, Amazon enters a field populated by other similar services, chiefly Scribd, Oyster and Entitle.

随着公告发布,亚马逊进入了一个已被提供相似服务的chiefly Scribd, Oyster and Entitle占据的市场。

 

Titles available through the service include books like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the the Harry Potter series. The more than 2,000 audiobooks available through the service are linked up with Amazon’s Whispersync program, allowing the reader to switch between reading and listening to the narrated text.

包括指环王、哈利波特系列在内的电子书可以通过这项服务读到。这项服务中的2000多本有声读物与亚马逊的Whispersync项目相连,让读者可以在阅读文本和听文本之间转换方式。

 

Depending on the details of how Kindle Unlimited was set up, the program may further complicated Amazon’s relationship with book publishers. Several of those publishers have been locked in a years-long tug-of-war with Amazon over the company’s pricing of e-books, which publishers argue has been too low. In a somewhat separate but related issue, Amazon is currently embroiled in a dispute with one publisher in particular, Hachette, most likely over the pricing of Hachette’s physical and digital books.

根据Kindle Unlimited建立的细节判断,这个项目也许会让亚马逊和图书出版商的关系更复杂。有些出版商因为亚马逊对电子书的定价长期被困在和亚马逊的激烈竞争中,因为他们觉得定价太低。

有个相关例子,亚马逊现在和一个特定出版社Hachette’s卷入争议,极有可能是因为Hachette纸质书和电子书的定价问题。

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