I love Kindle. As a matter of fact, I’ve bought a number of books already and read most of them during weekends. But it looks like I’ll be reading more if Amazon decides to make this new feature you are about to hear official. You see, Amazon seems to be testing a new rental service, for Kindle books that is.
A website called Zatz Not Funny! spotted the feature recently when it bumped into a Kindle version of the book “Theories of International Politics and Zombies.” As you can see in the screenshot above, there’s a “Rent now with 1-Click” option that will cost the borrower $3.22. That sounds like a good deal considering that the retail price of the Kindle book is almost twice as its renting price.
The Kindle book retails for $8.61. Even more interesting, hitting the “Details” link will bring out a “Rent & Save” option where borrowers can opt to borrow the book for 30 days or 60 days. There’s even a 90-day option and a 120-day option. Of course, the price increases as the rental duration lengthens. Engadget also spotted a listing for a book called “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.”