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Checking out Kindle ebooks from the public library: a quick demo

While I was wrapping up a conference on a totally unrelated matter yesterday, Amazon unveiled its long awaited public library lending feature for Kindle ebooks. You can find out the official details at www.amazon.com/kindle/publiclibraries. This morning I gave it a … Continue reading

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Kindle library lending coming to U.S. next month?

Last April, Amazon announced it would offer Kindle books at public libraries by the end of 2011. Amazon still won’t give a definite date, but Steve Potash, the CEO of OverDrive (which is providing the technology behind the library lending … Continue reading

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Amazon announces partnership with OverDrive to bring Kindle ebooks to public libraries

Amazon has announced it will release a Kindle compatible format for public libraries later this year — which means you’ll finally be able to check out library ebooks on your Kindle. Continue reading

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Figuring out sideloading on the updated Kindle for iOS app

Updated 12 Jan 2010 with corrections. It turns out that the best new feature of the updated Kindle app… After hearing back from others as well as from an Amazon developer, I re-tested all of my files on both an … Continue reading

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Kindle users already forming community lending libraries

There are days when I love the Internet. It’s been less than 24 hours since Amazon rolled out ebook lending, and already there are half a dozen places online where you can lend and borrow Kindle titles with complete strangers. … Continue reading

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Amazon's new lending feature is probably going to anger some publishers

When it comes to Kindle features, Amazon tends to follow the aphorism that it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission. This strategy doesn’t always work–see the text-to-speech controversy–but it helps give Amazon the element of surprise in the marketplace. With … Continue reading

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Kindle ebook lending is now available

With two days left before the end of the year, Amazon finally delivered on their promise to enable ebook lending on the Kindle Store this morning. You won’t find it on every title, but if it’s available then you’ll see … Continue reading

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Use free Bluefire app to read library ebooks on your iPad or iPhone

If you own an Apple device and want to access library ebooks on it, try the free Bluefire app now available on the App Store. It has the ability to authorize and open OverDrive files, so you can read your … Continue reading

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