Amazon programmers get to write software that works in the company’s cloud.
The company’s new program, called Pua, lets people use their programming skills to sell books, apps, and more.
“The Pua program lets you develop a book or app for Amazon’s cloud,” said Ryan McPherson, senior vice president at Salesforce.com.
“You can start with a book and make it into a business.”
The program has more than 3,000 books available for Amazon customers to download for free, and it has thousands more to choose from, according to a press release from Amazon.
People who sign up for the program can also receive discounts on books and apps that are already available for sale.
For example, if you buy a Kindle, you can get a 10% discount.
But if you also want to write an app for your favorite company, Amazon is offering a 10-20% discount on the software itself, the release said.
And Pua is free, which is good news for anyone who wants to learn more about how to become a Pua author.
“It’s an awesome tool to help you get a foot in the door, learn more, and get better at your craft,” McPhersonsaid.
You can sign up here: https://www.amazon.com/pua-program/programs/subscribe?s=amazon-influencer-programming-programmers-program Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce retailer, has long had a Puan program.
In fact, the company even offered a 10 percent discount for customers who signed up to use their program, which meant people who signedup for Pua could save up to 10 percent off their purchase price, according the release.
But Pua has its downsides.
According to McPhesonsaid, the program doesn’t give you much of a chance to learn new software because the Amazon program isn’t set up to allow you to try out different software versions.
You have to sign up to be a PUA author, but Amazon won’t tell you how to create an app.
There is also no way to create a “product” or a “package,” meaning the program isn`t designed for creating a book, which makes it less than ideal for getting your feet wet in the world of programming, McPheson said.
Still, if Pua works for you, it will give you a way to earn more than $5,000 a year in the process.
As for the future, Amazon promises to “continue to evolve and evolve our Pua Program to keep growing the program’s potential audience,” according to the press release.
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