Many potential downsides could come with such a service as well. The most obvious one to me as a writer is the potential for a publisher to earn an additional source of revenue without paying you--if you have signed a contract that signs away rights for e-books. It could be argued that if such a service were to be introduced post-contract, publishers would have to go back to the table with their offers and hammer out a new deal.
Such a streaming service is absolutely dependent on Amazon coming to proper terms with publishers, and that element could kill a deal before it gets off the ground. However, it is still exciting to contemplate what this service could mean to both business and education.
Angela West dreams of opening a Fallout-themed pub featuring wait staff with Pip-Boys. She's written for big insurance companies, small wildlife control businesses, gourmet food chains, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @angelawest.