For Kindle Owners or soon-to-be's

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Some good news for Kindle owners or prospective owners....

SEATTLE, Apr 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

(NASDAQ: AMZN)-- Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year 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."

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Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

11 comments:

Sandra said...

Neat! We can do that up here too!

Merikay said...

Fantastic news! We have one Kindle and one MacPro Laptop. I have been getting ebooks from the library and reading them on the laptop. The Kindle is for my husband, but I also have a Kindle ap on the laptop, and I can read the books we get from Amazon on it or the Kindle. Even sticks and bricks people appreciate the ease of ebookss!

Doyle and Terri Johnson said...

That explains why when I downloaded, John Muirs book yesterday, it said I could "Loan" it if I wanted too!
I love my Kindle 800+ free titles and counting!

kiwionabike said...

Hi Donna. I have been learnIng how to read a book on my iPad. Although it is super practical and all that stuff im not convinced. In saying that as I have been packing my home up the hundreds of books I have have not been fun to pack and try and find spaces for.

There's something about a "real" book with my old envelope for a book mark that I prefer.

Nick.

Jim and Bobbie said...

The "loan it" feature is something you can do with some books you purchase and lend to a friend. You can do that right now on certain books. I think the publisher decides which can be lend to a friend.

The Library Lending program isn't available yet but will be later this year. It will be done through your local library. I think the library will have to buy the ebook and then lend it out; but there will probably be a limit to the number of times the library can lend it out...guess we'll see.

I'm really excited about the prospects! I love my Kindle and use it every day.
Bobbie

Gloria said...

So glad to read this as I will hopefully buying one this summer.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Thanks for the news. I have trying to decide if I want to give up the paper versions. This may push me over the edge.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

How great is that!! Don't have a Kindle but maybe I'll get one -- sooner than later:)

Lynilu said...

Cool!

Carol K said...

Well, that is interesting! I purchased a Nook just so that I could access to the public library e-books. That should be a real boon to book lovers who like to read more books than they want to buy.

Donna K said...

That's good news, I think!! I haave a Kindle and Russ has a Nook. I tried to get library books for the Nook but there is always a 3-4 (or more) week waiting period. Hope Amazon makes the Kindle books easy for the libraries to acquire.

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