1Hot deal if you own a Kindle. Kindle Library Lending will be available later
this year for Kindle and free Kindle app users.
Kindle Library Lending will be available later this year for Kindle and free
Kindle app users. To learn more about Kindle go to www.amazon.com/kindle:
Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching
later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from
over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be
available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.
"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."
Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library
and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad,
iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. If a Kindle book
is checked out again or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a
customer's annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.
"We're doing a little something extra here," Marine continued. "Normally,
making margin notes in library books is a big no-no. But we're extending our
Whispersync technology so that you can highlight and add margin notes to
Kindle books you check out from your local library. Your notes will not show
up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book
again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left
them, perfectly Whispersynced."