Public Library eBooks for Kindle Now Available

Public Library eBooks for Kindle Now Available, Check Your Library
Amazon and OverDrive have quietly started rolling out Kindle ebook lending from public libraries, albeit in Beta. Even though there hasn’t been any official announcement yet, some public libraries have already started lending ebooks for the Kindle. (e.g. Seattle)

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update: Amazon has requested removal of video

(This story has updated from an earlier version to include Amazon's request that the video be taken down from YouTube and comments from the Seattle PL's communications office) UPDATE: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/892109-264/amazon_lifts_edge_of_curtain.html.csp

Amazon has posted on its website the first glimpse at how the Kindle library lending program will work, and the King County Library System and the Seattle Public Library in Washington have begun beta testing of Kindle lending. After the initial posting of this story Amazon requested that the library take the video down from YouTube since the program is still only in the testing phase, according to David Burleigh, the director of marketing for OverDrive who declined to comment further. As of 3:30 EST the video was still available on YouTube. Andra Addison, the director of Seattle PL's communication office, said the library was not publicizing its testing because "It is embargoed until it is available to all partners."

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