I'll repeat some information from an earlier announcement borrowing via Amazon Prime Lending, on who's eligible and whats involved.
Here's the listing for the Prime Kindle Lending Library Harry Potter books (Link: http://amzn.to/primepotter )
The Potter eBooks had already been part of an exclusive worldwide e-book and digital audiobook distribution agreement with Overdrive for public and school libraries.
However, waiting lists at libraries are notoriously long, and books are due within 2 weeks in some. So, the PRIME Kindle Lending Library will be a boon for many.
There are no waiting lists and no due dates.
Remember that you can borrow only ONE Kindle book per calendar month though. For more info on the PRIME lending program, which now includes 145,000+ books, "including over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers," see:
Prime's Lending Library:
How to Browse List
Also remember that you can borrow a Prime-eligible Kindle-book ONLY on a Kindle Device and NOT via a web page on a computer.
Amazon purchased an exclusive license from Pottermore to make these titles available on the Kindle Owners Lending program. From the BusinessWire for June 19, 2012:
' Nowhere else can customers borrow any of the seven Harry Potter books for free, with an unlimited supply of each title and no waiting list," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "A $79 Prime membership was already the best deal in retail, and now it's become even more valuable. '
PRIME was originally created to offer Free Shipping of Amazon products in two days, for $79/yr, or essentially, $6.58/mo.
It now also includes unlimited free streaming of over 18,000 movies and TV episodes. Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO, pointed out that "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. "
As with Kindle books, your annotations and bookmarks will be saved for you (unless you don't want them backed up) in case you want to borrow the book again or buy it later.
To buy them, rather than borrow them, though, see the normal Pottermore page process.
State Department postpones Kindle press conference
paidContent's Laura Hazard Owen is being kept busy on this particular news topic. She reports that spokesman Philippe Reines says the event had to be postponed due to Clinton’s schedule at the G-20 Mexico Summit and Rio+20 conference this week.
Owen adds that "...on Monday, Marc Maurer, the president of the National Federation for the Blind, sent a letter to Hillary Clinton stating that because e-readers are not accessible to the blind, “any agreement by the United States to procure inaccessible Kindle, or other, e-readers is a violation of the law, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.” Infodocket has the full letter. It’s unclear whether the letter is the reason the event was postponed." (I thought this issue had been settled at some point.)
Now Android tablet adoption is even with iPad?
betanews' Joe Wilcox asks if we would believe this, then reports that Online Publishers Association, "a reasonably reliable source, puts US iPad adoption at 52 percent and Android at 51 percent." (He explains the addition results.)
OPA's study found, he said, that "Android gains largely come from Kindle Fire" with a share of 32 percent.
He's skeptical. You can read why and see the detail for the findings at the link.
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Check often: Temporarily-free recently published Kindle books
Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources. Top 100 free bestsellers. Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.
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