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Old 11-02-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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Here's a link that explains the new Kindle Owners' Lending Library for Amazon Prime members: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000739811.

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With Prime, Kindle owners can now choose from thousands of books to borrow for free including over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers – as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates....Books can only be borrowed and read on Kindle devices (works with all Kindle generations)....Choose from over 5,000 titles, including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers, to read on your Kindle.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:18 PM   #2
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Hmm that's 12 books a year. I can borrow 15 ebooks a week at my local library for free not that I'd read them all but the possibility is there but for those who use Prime it's a nice added additional benefit I guess.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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Hmm that's 12 books a year. I can borrow 15 ebooks a week at my local library for free not that I'd read them all but the possibility is there but for those who use Prime it's a nice added additional benefit I guess.
That may be true but if your library is like mine there are due dates and a very limited selection of ebooks. It's not worth buying a prime membership for on it's own but if you would use the movies, the ebooks and other stuff that comes with it can be a very good deal.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:39 PM   #4
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That may be true but if your library is like mine there are due dates and a very limited selection of ebooks. It's not worth buying a prime membership for on it's own but if you would use the movies, the ebooks and other stuff that comes with it can be a very good deal.
Agreed if you are already a Prime member.

You can get a Library card from Free Library of Philadelphia alot cheaper and they allow 10 titles checked out at a time. It's a really good deal. If you are a Vet or Active Duty it's free.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:28 AM   #5
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Hmm that's 12 books a year.
My thoughts too.

Oh well, it is free and it might provide a few books that aren't available at the library.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:30 AM   #6
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My thoughts too.

Oh well, it is free and it might provide a few books that aren't available at the library.
I agree. I wouldn't get prime just for it, but since I have prime anyway, it's a good perk for me.
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I agree. I wouldn't get prime just for it, but since I have prime anyway, it's a good perk for me.
I'm stoked! I wish I could borrow one good ebook a month from my library on demand. There's always a waiting list with at least 3-5 people ahead of me.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:43 AM   #8
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I can see Amazon expanding Prime to include a larger selection of videos and ebooks, and then adding MP3s to the mix. They could rebrand it as Prime Entertainment and take on Netflix and Hulu Plus. Free shipping would no longer be the primary benefit, but would still be included.
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Yeah, that seems to be the way they're going. Definitely on a well-defined mission.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:28 AM   #10
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Note that this is for U.S. Amazon Prime members who own Kindle devices—no apps. There's more information about borrowing and returning books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library here.

And here's a link to Amazon's Press Release: "Introducing The Kindle Owners' Lending Library".

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:08 AM   #11
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Do you perhaps mean "only Amazon Prime members in the USA"? I don't see this stated in the original post.
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Note that this is for U.S. Amazon Prime members who own Kindle devices—no apps. There's more information about borrowing and returning books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library here.

And here's a link to Amazon's Press Release: "Introducing The Kindle Owners' Lending Library".
The redesign to the Kindle book buy page is horrible! It looks like they are really pushing this feature. All you see $0.00 stand out more then the real price. How many accidental purchases is this going to cause people.
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Do you perhaps mean "only Amazon Prime members in the USA"? I don't see this stated in the original post.
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Eligible Prime members-- paid Amazon Prime, paid Amazon student, one-month free trial, and customers receiving a free month of Prime benefits with a Kindle Fire -- must own a Kindle device that is registered to the same Amazon.com account as the eligible Prime account in order to access this benefit.
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The redesign to the Kindle book buy page is horrible! It looks like they are really pushing this feature. All you see $0.00 stand out more then the real price. How many accidental purchases is this going to cause people.
I don't like the way they designed those product pages either, but at least it clearly shows the purchase price on the BUY button.
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Here's an example of what I mean. I bought this book tonight. If I hadn't looked closely I would of thought it was really free.
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