Amazon Versus The Library

Bunch of Books from Amazon

Our library lends books in Kindle format, which is terrific. But…

I had to wait three or four months in order to borrow the ONE copy of Dance with Dragons. That just doesn’t add up.

In comes Amazon. With a Prime membership (which is a deal and a half for $80 a year), you can borrow one book per month and keep it for as long as you want.

Couple drawbacks:

  1. You need a physical Kindle. iPad and iPhone apps do not count.

  2. The selection is limited. None of the major publishers are on board with this. But these things start slow.


Amazon launches Netflix-style ebook loaning service for Kindle owners - via Macworld.com