|Posted on May 13, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
Here's one more reason why the wildly popular Kindle eReader will be one of your most treasured possessions (or most wanted on your wish list): The Kindle Lending Library which launched with over 5,000 titles near the end of 2011 (in time for the holiday gift-giving season) allows Kindle owners to borrow eBooks - and there are a couple of really good titles available: The Hunger Games, Secretariat, and soon Harry Potter! Since the launch, Amazon says there are now over 145,000 titles available. What a great way to make the Prime membership valuable, in addition to being able to stream their entire 17,000 digital movie & TV show titles, purchase digital content (movies, TV shows, books, music) and store them in your own cloud account, as well as get free 2-day shipping.
Prime members can check out one digital book title per month from any of the available titles *if* they have a $79 per year Prime membership and a Kindle eReader. There are no due dates like at your local library, and there are no limits as to the number of books you can have checked out, other than having to observe the 1 title per month new checkout.
Says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, "We're absolutely delighted to have reached this agreement with Pottermore. This is the kind of significant investment in the Kindle ecosystem that we'll continue to make on behalf of Kindle owners. Over a year, borrowing the Harry Potter books, plus a handful of additional titles, can alone be worth more than the $79 cost of Prime or a Kindle. The Kindle Owners' Lending Library also has an innovative feature that's of great benefit for popular titles like Harry Potteer - unlimited supply of each title - you never get put on a waiting list."
Learn more about Amazon Prime's annual membership, and Amazon Instant Video where you can rent or purchase digital content and stream it whenever you wish.