Kindle Opens Lending Library


L. McMaken
Cincinnati, OH


The Kindle Lending Library is now online and operational. Amazon is offering it’s Prime members the ability to rent “one digital book per month” without a due date. Prime membership with Amazon is $79 per year. The titles available for loan can only be read on Amazon’s Kindle devices. ¬†Currently, there are 5,000 titles available to readers through this program.

In a press release Amazon stated: “Titles in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library come form a range of publishers under a variety of terms. For the vast majority of titles, Amazon has reached agreement with publishers to include titles for a fixed fee. In some cases, Amazon is purchasing a title each time it is borrowed by a reader under standard wholesale terms as a no-risk trial to demonstrate to publishers the incremental growth and revenue opportunity that this new service presents.”