Amazon brings Kindle e-books to 11,000 libraries

[From the article: That option got an extra push
Wednesday when Amazon went live with its library lending
, bringing Kindle e-books to 11,000 participating
libraries across the U.S. Customers with a library card will be able to browse
their local library’s website and borrow digital books, which will be sent
wirelessly to their Kindle devices and apps. You don’t have to have a Kindle
device to borrow Kindle books: The program works with Amazon’s Kindle apps,
which are available on a profusion of mobile devices, and with Kindle Cloud
Reader, the company’s new Web-based
. Books can be borrowed for a set duration, typically
around two weeks, after which they are deleted from the borrower’s digital
collection. Libraries purchase licenses for the books they lend, which limits
the number of digital copies that can be “checked out” at the same
time. ]

brings Kindle e-books to 11,000 libraries

By Deborah Brunswick @CNNMoneyTech September
21, 2011: 12:53 PM ET



Next up for Amazon, an e-book rental library for readers?

[From the article: Amazon’s digital service would allow customers to pay an
annual fee to have access to a library of e-books for rent, according to a
report by The Wall Street Journal
, quoting people familiar with the plan.
Amazon is reportedly in talks with book publishers. Amazon officials were not
available to comment on the report.]

up for Amazon, an e-book rental library
for readers?

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Bookstream–New Cloud-based Library Delivers eBooks to Students

[From the article: This school year, educators will have a new option to deliver their books. In addition to handing out textbooks in class, they will deliver eBooks through the cloud to students’ iPads, smartphones, and laptops with a new online service called Bookstream. Bookstream, developed by Don Johnston Incorporated, makes it easy for educators to hop on the Internet, upload eBooks and share them with students for anytime reading. It was designed to help educators comply with IDEA 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that require schools to deliver core curriculum in accessible formats to support students with disabilities. “We work with assistive technology specialists who drive hundreds of miles each week to deliver eBooks on flash drives,” said Ben Johnston, Director of Marketing. “It’s ironic that eBooks are delivered by car, but as one special educator explained, there aren’t many alternatives—book files are often too big and unwieldy to email or download. She was also concerned about violating copyright laws and wanted an easier way to manage digital content. She inspired us to do something about it, and now we have with Bookstream.”]

Bookstream–New Cloud-based Library Delivers eBooks to Students

‎PR Web (press release) – 1 day ago

“Educators can set up their accessible library and deliver e-Books in less than 30 minutes,” adds Ben Johnston. “Our technology is similar to Amazon’s Cloud .

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