Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kindle Library Ebooks & the Law of Unintended Consequences - The Digital Reader

Kindle Library Ebooks & the Law of Unintended Consequences - The Digital Reader:
A library can only lend a Kindle ebook if Amazon already sell it.

Put yourself in the place of a librarian who is looking to buy more ebooks. If you had to choose between 2 titles, and only one was available for the Kindle, which would you choose? I would think for economic reasons alone that a librarian would chose the title that could be read on the Kindle over one that could not. It’s a better value for the library to support as many readers as possible.