September 6, 2009

Amazon Making Good on Pulled Orwell Ebooks

Remember? Back in July, Amazon faced public outrage over their decision to delete ebook copies of 1984 and Animal Farm, from the Kindle e-readers of customers who'd purchased them. Shortly thereafter, CEO Jeff Bezos offered an apology, acknowledging that Amazon handled the situation in a "stupid" and "thoughtless" manner.

If you are one of these Kindle owners, here is the good news: now, Amazon is offering something much more substantial to you:

1. Anyone who had an ebook deleted can now have it restored, apparently with annotations intact.

2. Any customer who isn't interested in a new copy can get either an Amazon gift certificate or a check for $30.

If you are not a Kindle owner, this may be just the incentive for you to become one....