07 kindleloan

Way back in October, Amazon announced that they will be adding the loan a book feature to Kindle. Looks like it’s finally here, while it’s nothing groundbreaking (Nook already has it) for what it’s worth, it’s a pretty handy feature. If you wish to loan a book to a friend, all you have to do is select it from your library, input your friend’s details and send your friend the invitation. Once he/she accepts the loan, he/she has 14 days to finish reading it before the eBook disappears from their Kindle. The books can be loaned to any Kindle or device running the Kindle app. Take note that books can only be loaned once, so you can’t simply give the same book to all your friends. Publishers also determine which books can be loaned, so don’t expect to share every single book with your friends. While this is far from replicating how books are loaned in real life, it’s a good start and will probably be tweaked in the future. What do you think of the eBook loan service? Is it something you would use or find beneficial?

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