02 May 2011

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books

While I still love the idea of turning pages in a book, my Kindle saves me money on physio therapy and anti-inflammatories from carrying a too-heavy book bag.

... and then I saw this on In the Life of a Busy Woman, one of my favourite thinking blogs.

Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps

SEATTLE, Apr 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.

"We're excited that millions of Kindle customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from their local libraries," said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle. "Customers tell us they love Kindle for its Pearl e-ink display that is easy to read even in bright sunlight, up to a month of battery life, and Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps."

Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. If a Kindle book is checked out again or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a customer's annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.
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Kindle Library Lending will be available later this year for Kindle and free Kindle app users.
To learn more about Kindle go to www.amazon.com/kindle.

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