Kindle users can borrow ebooks

In the US, Amazon have announced that Kindle owners will be able to “Borrow” ebook titles from their local library, effectively this means that users will have access to around eleven thousand titles available free of charge.

This may sound good, but what this means is that if a user borrows an ebook and makes an annotation, such as an underline or highlight, then these will remain should the user borrow or purchase the book at a later date, which is cool!

Amazon Kindle Director Jay Marine says: “We’re doing a little something extra here. Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no.”

“But we’re extending our Whispersync technology so that you can highlight and add margin notes to Kindle books you check out from your local library.”

He finished by saying, “Your notes will not show up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left them, perfectly Whispersynced.”

There are no plans to make this service available in other parts of the world, yet!

Source [Tech Radar]