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E=Book Lending Takes Off. Updated March 11, 2011 12:01 a.m.

E=Book Lending Takes Off

ET Electronic-book lending isn't just for friends anymore. In the past few months, online clubs with such names as and have proliferated. The sites, some of which have gathered thousands of users, allow strangers to borrow and lend e-books for Inc. 's Kindle and Barnes & Noble Inc. The sites are the latest twist in the industry of e-books, which has disrupted the traditional book-publishing industry and changed that business's economics. Previously, Kindle and Nook readers were largely limited to sharing e-books with friends because two users needed to know each other's email address to initiate a loan. The lending sites have drawbacks. Some publishers, which are monitoring the sites closely, say they fear that making books available for loan may deter people from buying physical and digital books. "People are saying I borrowed a book and I bought it because I didn't finish it," said Jeff Croft, who created Lendle.

Underbelly Amazon Kindle Hacks » Underbelly. Well it’s not really hacking but it is hacking in the sense of getting things to work just how I want them to. I’ve been really impressed with the Kindle 3 it’s a lovely light device and when you read some of the books that I do like this , this and especially this you really need something light. It also totally gets around the problem of book pages falling out when you’re reading a novel in hot sunshine and the book binding melts just enough that the pages drop out! Grrr! So what are my best hacks? It’s obvious but the Kindle store is a really easy place to buy books. I do quite a bit of reading of stuff from Microsoft Press, aka O’Reilly and the very very very good folks there often send me ebooks in .mobi format. Connect your device to your home wireless (or create an adhoc network on your Windows 7 PC) and you can email stuff to your Kindle for free.

When we just went away we put all our important documents, like insurance papers and hotel reservations on the device. Libraries work to meet digital demand — Darien news. TribLocal is taking a look at the challenges facing today’s local libraries in the digital age. This is the first in a four part series. Libraries throughout southeast DuPage County have been deluged with calls from the lucky recipients of this year’s hottest holiday gift—eReaders like the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader.

The upsurge in interest in eBooks has library officials re-examining their policies regarding downloadable books, and working to keep up with the demand for information about the newest publishing phenomenon. Both the Downers Grove Public Library and the Indian Prairie Public Library, which serves Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge, belong to a consortium of about two dozen libraries that provide eBooks through eMediaLibrary, which is powered by OverDrive. Wilhelms said she is also frustrated by the restrictions placed on eBooks by publishers, which prevent more than one person from downloading the same copy of a book at a time.

Find what's hot right now on Amazon in books, DVDs, CDs, electronics, and tools - all on one convenient page. Updated every few seconds. Maps, Directions and Panoramio USA Photos. UK Kindle Users Forum. E-Book Market Share: Amazon At 75% » DAVID DERRICO. The new, smaller K3 next to the K2.

E-Book Market Share: Amazon At 75% » DAVID DERRICO

This pic would be better for my previous post, but I really like it. Apple claims they could have up to 22% of the e-book market. Barnes & Noble claims a similar share. And what about Sony, or Kobo? And what does that leave Amazon, presumably still the largest e-book seller? Despite all the numbers being tossed around, I’ve known for a while that Amazon had the lion’s share of e-book sales. Advanced Kindle Book Search. Hands On With Amazon's Zippy, Alluring Kindle. It didn't take long to realize that this Kindle was unlike any other I'd handled before--including the new Kindle DX (Graphite).

Hands On With Amazon's Zippy, Alluring Kindle

Maybe 20 seconds, tops. Never mind the obvious giveaways--smaller size, less wasted real estate around the edges, new button design, new color. As soon as I took it in hand, I knew that this Kindle marked new territory. The third-generation Kindle comes in two versions: The Kindle Wi-Fi costs $139, while the Kindle (as Amazon calls it) has both Wi-Fi and 3G and costs $189, the same as what the 3G-only Kindle 2 cost previously.

For the first time, I could comfortably hold a Kindle e-reader in one hand. What's notable is that Amazon achieves its design improvements even while adding features (notably, Wi-Fi) and boosting the screen technology. Kindle Discussion Forum. Kindlepedia. Amazon Kindle.

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