Amazon brings book lending to Kindle

first_imgBack in October, Amazon promised their Kindle customers jealous of the Barnes & Noble Nook that book loans were on their way… and now they’re finally here, warts and all.Starting yesterday, a select number of eligible Kindle books can be loaned exactly once for fourteen days only to anyone using Kindle software on any device. It’s all pretty simple: all you need to do is press “Loan this book” and fill in the borrower’s name, email address and a personal message. They then have seven days to accept the loan, and then they have two weeks after that to actually read the dang thing.AdChoices广告The problem with the Kindle’s book lending scheme, as in the Nook’s scheme, is that the ability to lend books to a friend basically is all up to the publisher, and there’s no rhyme or reason to which books are “eligible” for loan and which aren’t. Also, while we think lending a book out one at a time makes sense, limiting a book lend to once for the lifetime of an e-book makes no sense… especially if the point here is to promote other people to buy the book based upon a friend’s recommendation.Anyway, it’s still a pretty cool feature, and at least Kindle book lending is finally here.Read more at Amazonlast_img read more

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