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Old 01-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Kindle Owners' Lending Library as a Subscription Service?

With over 81,000 titles available, is Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library on it's way to being spun off as a subscription service?

Currently, Prime members get to read one Prime Eligible Book per month for free as part of their overall Prime package (free 2-day shipping, unlimited Prime Eligible Videos, 1 Prime Eligible Book per month). The cost is $79 per year ($6.58 per month).

Question - would you pay a monthly fee of $7.99 if the Lending Library was spun off? Of course, the amount of books you're allowed to check out would have to increase substantially. Or do you feel that while the numbers are there, the selection of "good" books is lacking?

Once the book and video selection is beefed up, I envision Amazon Prime being morphed into three separate subscription services:
  • Prime Books w/ free 2-day Shipping: $7.99 / month
  • Prime Videos w/ free 2-day Shipping: $7.99 / month
  • Prime Package (Books + Videos + Shipping): $14.99 / month
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