Today, I saw this article and it made me think about what an opportunity Amazon was missing.
So, now, we have Netflix.
And we have the Netflix of magazines.
Why isn’t Amazon fighting to become the Netflix of books?
Think about it. They have a device that can make delivery of the books quick and easy. They have the inventory of books available. Why not (as Seth suggests) make a subscription service for books? Basically, copy the Netflix business model for their books.
Not only does it tie people tighter to Amazon, but it would certainly boost sales of the Kindle.
It just seems that people/businesses are scrambling to be the “Netflix of [their industry]” and the one company that would seem like the best fit for the business model is completely ignoring the opportunity.