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Kindle App to Allow Library eBook Borrowing

April 21, 2011 No Comments

With library’s stepping into the digital age and allowing eBook borrowing, it’s an awesome thing to hear that people with the Kindle app on their phones will be able to take advantage of that. Later this year Kindle will implement the ability to borrow eBooks from your local library(US only).

The best part about this is not utilizing the library so that you don’t have to purchase your eBooks. It’s the fact that Amazon is extending their Whispersync technology that will allow users to highlight and make margin notes on those borrowed books. The users notes will only be seen by that user. If someone else borrows the same book those margin notes would not be visible, however if the book is borrowed by the same person or even bought from Amazon the notes will be preserved for the user.

Amazon is partnering with OverDrive, a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to help them work on the library eBook borrowing experience.

“We are excited to be working with Amazon to offer Kindle Library Lending to the millions of customers who read on Kindle and Kindle apps,” said Steve Potash, CEO, OverDrive. “We hear librarians and patrons rave about Kindle, so we are thrilled that we can be part of bringing library books to the unparalleled experience of reading on Kindle.”


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