Free Lending Library for Kindle users
Kindle users are now going to be able to borrow books from a new digital lending library thanks to the people at Amazon.
This new service will allow those of you who own Kindle and Kindle Fire access over 5,000 titles, which some customers will be able to borrow for free. If you've signed up for the Amazon's Prime service ($79 per year), will can read the titles on offer at no extra cost at the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
You'll only be able to take one book at a time, limited to one per month, so don't start getting carried away.
Of course, Kindle apps are big business as apps on smartphones and tablet devices like the iPad, but this new service is clearly an initiative to get people buying Kindle devices. Amazon chief executive officer Jeff Bezos said in a statement that the lending service means that 'owning a Kindle just got even better'.
"Prime members now have exclusive access to a huge library of books to read on any Kindle device at no additional cost and with no due dates."
There is no news relating to a UK rollout of this feature as yet, but it is fair to assume that, should the US trial be a success, it'll soon be hitting our shores, provided the UK publishers permit sign on.