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Kindles getting 14-day e-book lending

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Oct 2010 19:34 User comments (4)

Kindles getting 14-day e-book lending Amazon has confirmed that they will be introducing a 14-day lending period for Kindle e-books starting later this year, matching a feature the rival Barnes & Noble Nook has had since launch.
Kindle e-book owners will be able to lend out books to friends and family for two weeks, and just like with the Nook, users will not be able to read their books while they're lent out.

Not all books will have the feature, however, as it is completely at the discretion of the publishers to enable it.

Amazon offers their new Wi-Fi-only Kindle for $139, slightly undercutting B&N's Wi-Fi-only Nook which retails for $149.

Says Amazon:
"Later this year, we will be introducing lending for Kindle, a new feature that lets you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users. Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period. Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable - this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending."

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4 user comments

125.10.2010 0:46

Nice that they're adding this feature.

225.10.2010 1:05

this is gonna be cracked real soon just watch

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325.10.2010 14:27

this is gonna be cracked real soon just watch
No shit.

And soon there will be digital library passes so you can just borrow through a local library rather than from a friend. *that would actually be nice*

425.10.2010 14:43

My library already lets you check out digital/audio books online

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