Monday, May 2, 2011

Good news for Kindle owners!

Amazon announced that they are in the process of developing Kindle Library Lending function that will allow Kindle customers to check out Kindle books from their local library later this year.   Kindle Library Lending will not only provide access to Kindle library books, but will also preserve annotations or markers that users add to the text.  Therefore, there is no need to fret if you don't finish a book before your checkout period expires.  Your Kindle will remember right where you left off.  Amazon has announced that they will be working with "OverDrive, a leading provider of digital content solutions for over 11,000 public and educational libraries in the United States, to bring a seamless library borrowing experience to Kindle customers." (see original press release for more information)  The good news for Kindle owning Pittsburghers...your local library works with OverDrive too!  Perhaps this is cause to start beefing up our juvenile ebook collections.