Two recent pieces of news from Amazon coincide with our plans to roll out a Kindle pilot lending program. First, Amazon plans to release an ad-supported version of their popular Kindle e-reader that is priced at $114, that will display advertisements. The ads will appear on the home page and as screen savers. Amazon says that it was important that the ads don’t “interfere with the reading experience.”
In other news from Amazon, Kindle will roll out a library lending program. As part of this program, you’ll be able to make margin notes that won’t show up when the next reader checks out the book.
Students, your dreams of marking up your library books are about to come true. /JD