Amazon add 'lending' feature to Kindle
One of the drawbacks about the new era of e-reading is that if you’re reading a book on a Kindle, you can’t lend it to a friend once you’ve finished it. That is, unless you lend them the whole Kindle, and WHY would you ever do that?
Well, that modern problem will soon be solved before it’s even had the chance to get a grip on society. Amazon have announced that Kindle users will soon be able to ‘lend’ books to other Kindle users for a maximum of 14 days.
As with the lending of a conventional book, while the book is being loaned, the owner won’t be able to access it on their device. The book will only be allowed to be loaned to any given Kindle owner on one occasion as well and Amazon have announced that authors and publishers have the chance to opt out of the feature.
Positively though, it won’t come back with a creased spine or piece of dried snot stuck to page 62.