Amazon.com has filed for a couple of patents that imply that there will be books supported by advertising available for download. The e-books that have advertising built in would be free or discounted.
The advertising patent that was filed earlier this month was entitled “Incorporating Advertising In On-Demand Generated Content.” The other advertising patent was called “On-Demand Generating E-Book Content With Advertising.”
Amazon.com subsidiary Amazon Technologies filed for a patent called “Method and system for access to electronic version of a physical work based on user ownership of the physical work” back in December 2006. The patent was approved last month. This allows buyers of a physical book to receive an e-book bundle.
One of the reasons why consumers may be resistant to purchasing a Kindle is the price-per-book cost on top of the already high price of the Kindle. Having books available for free may encourage more people to buy the Kindle.