Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kindle Enables Library Lending


Amazon has finally announced that it will be enabling library lending.  Library lending was one of the beefs some Kindle customers have had.  As many local libraries close, the number one e-reader was lagging behind on this front.

Hoping to get a leg up on the competition, Amazon will also be allowing users to use the Whispersync highlighting technology to highlight and add margin notes to Kindle books checked out from the local library. Notes will NOT appear to the next person checking out the book, but because they are synced to the lender’s amazon account, they will be available if he or she checks the book out again, or purchases it in the future.

From Amazon’s press release:

"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."

Read the full article HERE.

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