Earlier this past week, OverDrive announced that they have just launched their library lending services in Japan. The Ryugasaki Public Library is the first Japanese public library to offer OverDrive’s digial collection to patrons. The Itako Public Library is also getting set to launch their new OverDrive-powered website soon. The lending program provides access to […]
One of unique features available to Kindle owners that subscribe to Amazon Prime is the ability to borrow up to one ebook per month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. The Lending Library consists of over 500,000 Prime eligible Kindle ebooks, and includes some New York Times bestsellers. Once you select an ebook to borrow, […]
A few years ago being able to lend other people your purchased, DRM-protected ebooks was a pretty big deal. But now the idea has kind of been put to the side and you don’t hear about it much anymore. In fact I pretty much forgot about personal ebook lending until Apple announced that iBooks purchases […]
Amazon has quietly introduced ebook lending—no press release, no big announcement, just a brief blurb on the official Kindle Forum. Before you get too excited and uncork your favorite bottle of champagne, Amazon’s ebook lending uses the same system as Barnes and Noble uses for the Nook, so it’s not nearly as cool as it […]
It looks like Amazon is going to be adding a couple of new features to the Kindle and Kindle apps over the coming weeks.