Harry Potter Book Series Joining Amazon.com’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library


May 10, 2012

Posted by EdwardTLC

All seven Harry Potter books by author J. K. Rowling will soon be available on Amazon.com’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, where owners of the eBook device can borrow select titles right to their Kindle device without actually purchasing the book. Set to be available June 19th, Amazon.com will be releasing the books in multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The press release reads:

“We’re absolutely delighted to have reached this agreement with Pottermore. This is the kind of significant investment in the Kindle ecosystem that we’ll continue to make on behalf of Kindle owners,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Over a year, borrowing the Harry Potter books, plus a handful of additional titles, can alone be worth more than the $79 cost of Prime or a Kindle. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library also has an innovative feature that’s of great benefit for popular titles like Harry Potter ’ unlimited supply of each title ’ you never get put on a waiting list.”

The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library now features over 145,000 books to borrow for free, including over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers. With traditional library lending, the library buys a certain number of eBook copies of a particular title. If all of those are checked out, readers have to get on a waiting list. For popular titles like Harry Potter, the wait can sometimes be months. With the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, there are no due dates, books can be borrowed as frequently as once a month, and there are no limits on how many people can simultaneously borrow the same title”so readers never have to wait in line for the book they want.

Just as with any other Kindle book, your notes, highlights and bookmarks in borrowed books will be saved, so you’ll have them later if you purchase or re-borrow the book. Books are borrowed from a Kindle device, and customers can have one book out at a time. When customers want to borrow a new book, any borrowed book can easily be returned right from their device.

10 Responses to Harry Potter Book Series Joining Amazon.com’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Avatar ImageGrindylow_101 says: Th just makes me want a kinlde even more! Although I'll always love the old fashioned book. XDAvatar ImageGrindylow_101 says: Oops..I meant to write kindle. XDAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: This is a good thing that has been a long time coming... Glad to see it!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I still prefer an actually book. I was just at the library yesterday and came home with a whole stack of books. Kindles havent interested me, by I am starting to be wooed by nooks. Merlin help me! =PAvatar Imagehewy says: Still love my real books! Nook and Kindle are not on my must have list. Hope they never willl be.Avatar ImageDidir says: Regular authors can only get their ebooks in Kindle Lending Library if they agree to distribute EXCLUSIVELY on Kindle. No Nook or smashwords or any other ebook source. Since Jo Rowling has her own distribution network on Pottermore, the rigid Amazon rules obviously don't apply to her. Good for her, but it would be great if Amazon was nicer to the rest of us.Avatar Imagehorcruxhunter7 says: I definitely prefer books...Who doesn't? Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Is it only the USA Amazon kindle or UK Amazon kindle too?Avatar ImageEeyore says: I have a Nook and love it. I still have all my paper books and plan to keep them. But when I am travelling or going for a mocha, my Nook is much easier. I'm curious why this is only a deal with the Kindle and not the other eBooks out there. Seems a bit unfair. Especially since I purchased all the 7 Harry Potter eBooks and part of the deal is that after I download it onto 8 different devices, I will have to purchase the books again. I guess I don't understand how any money is made when someone just "borrows" the book from Amazon. Avatar Imageomega123 says: Hey guyz! I found a good site for downloading free kindle books: http://kindlebooksonline.org/kindle-book/955_Harry-Potter-and-the-Half-Blood-Prince-J-K-Rowling There are loads more ebooks there, you should also follow the blog: http://kindlebooksdownload.blogspot.com/2012/11/harry-potter-book-collection-by-jk.html

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