It’s not a new concept for Amazon, and the company has long had a reputation for offering up curated, unique experiences for readers.
But now, thanks to Prime Now, you can buy books from any book seller and read books online, all without leaving the home or office.
While this isn’t new, it’s one of the first times a book has been sold in such a way that it’s not on a platform that doesn’t allow it.
In the future, it may be possible to buy books through Amazon Prime Direct, the company announced in February, or through an online retailer.
Prime Now is an extension of Amazon’s existing service for buying books through the company’s Kindle app.
It allows users to buy and download books directly from Amazon’s catalogs, which are stored on Amazon’s servers, rather than directly from booksellers, who will pay the company for access.
Amazon is one of several publishers to partner with Prime Now on this platform, along with publishers such as Random House and Simon & Schuster, which offer the same service through their own online bookselling platforms.
For more, read our story on how Amazon is opening up book-selling to everyone.