If sharing is caring, then the Amazon Kindle is about to show some real love to its many owners.
Before the end of this year, Amazon.com will introduce a new attribute called “lending for Kindle,” a nifty feature that, as you might imagine, allows consumers to share their ebook purchases with friends and family who similarly own a Kindle.
Today on the Kindle Forum, the folks at Amazon announced it’s two newest features.
“First, we are making Kindle newspapers and magazines readable on our free Kindle apps, so you can always read Kindle periodicals even if you don’t have your Kindle with you or don’t yet own a Kindle…More details when we launch this in the coming weeks.”
“Second, later this year, we will be introducing lending for Kindle… Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period. Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable – this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending.”
The addition of lending to the Kindle experience will likely be seen as a huge welcome addition among avid readers and the electronic age’s answer to good old-fashioned book sharing.