The Tech Herald

Amazon launches Kindle Owners' Lending Library

by Steven Mostyn - Nov 3 2011, 16:37

Image: Amazon.

Good news for those of you who use Amazon Prime and own a Kindle electronic reader: Amazon has this week whipped the covers off its Kindle book-lending service.

“The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is a great new benefit for Kindle owners and an entirely new growth opportunity for authors and publishers,” trumpeted Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle Content.

“With this launch, we expect three immediate results: Kindle owners will read even more, publisher revenues will grow, and authors will see larger royalty checks,” he added.

Beyond boasting an initial selection of 5,000 publications, the digital Kindle library will also enable customers to have loan-based access to more than 100 current and former titles from the New York Times Bestseller list.

Of course, plucking books from the library isn’t entirely ‘free’ and, in order to use it, Kindle owners must also be subscribers to Amazon’s Prime service, which costs $79 USD per year.

On the up side, that monetary outlay enables readers to loan books without a time limit—although only a single title can be lent out at any one time.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

Miami Formula E Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the first US race in the Formula E calendar — Miami — are on sale now.The ePrix&...

Our Most Popular Car Games Of 2014

It’s that time of year when we take stock of where we’re at and button down the hatches over...

Monster Truck World Speed Record Broken By The Raminator

The monster truck speed record has been broken by road-going goliath The Raminator.The truck...

Car Games Update – December 2014

Our car games section is constantly growing and becoming more popular by the day. Over the p...

The Mind-blowing 2015 BMW 6 Series (PICTURES)

Here’s a great selection of pictures of the new 2015 BMW 6 Series to salivate over. The new ...