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Old 01-19-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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Amazon Renting Ebooks

Just saw a tech article that Amazon is testing out the concept of renting ebooks. In the example shown, a 30 day rental was around $3.30 for a full price ebook. About one third.

What do you think of this?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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What do you think of this?
What I will think depends on the reliability of the media source. What is it?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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What I will think depends on the reliability of the media source. What is it?
I saw it on Engadget:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/18/a...indle-rentals/
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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Amazon has been renting ebooks for a long time now. Mostly expensive textbooks, but still...

This one's been available for around a year or so.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005H981KK/

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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What do you think of this?
They've been doing this for a couple of years at least. The author of the article is rather behind the times.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #7
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Might be interesting for those vastly overpriced best sellers. $10 is too much for anybook, however for a $4 rent maybe.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can borrow many Amazon eBooks FREE. None of the ebooks I like (biography and history) have free borrowing or a reduced fee rent price.
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They've been doing this for a couple of years at least. The author of the article is rather behind the times.
This most recent round of stories was inspired by someone noticing that Amazon was renting non-obvious textbooks:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...ademic-titles/

You have to look at the metadata before you can tell for sure that it is a textbook.
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