Minnesota, USA April 20, 2011- Amazon's Kindle joins the Sony Reader and the Barnes & Noble Nook in the 'library loan' program. Although the date of availability is unknown, Amazon indicated that it should be expected later this year. The excitement sets in as the best-selling e-reader will finally team up with Overdrive, a digital content provider that services libraries across the U.S, who has been working with other e-readers to allow readers to electronically 'check-out' books.
Undeniably the millions of Kindle and Kindle app users will be thrilled to finally enjoy reading a large quantity of books minus the cost. Although it varies from library to library, Overdrive allows libraries to get access to over 400,000 electronic books. Jay Marine, Amazon Kindle Director, proclaimed, "Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no. But we're extending our Whispersync technology so that you can highlight and add margin notes to Kindle books you check out from your local library. Your notes will not show up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left them, perfectly Whispersynced."
It sounds interesting that even though we are in the 'digital age', we are able to maintain the experience of everyday living through companies like Overdrive. It may not seem like much but the ideas these companies form actually slow our lives down so that we can enjoy what's around us. Do you know anyone who cannot easily get around and low in cash Perhaps it is time to suggest a Free Kindle app download so that he or she can enjoy what the rest of us is about to have!
Basically, Overdrive will offer Kindle users a mix of the library experience minus the travel to or from the library; in addition it will take away the time of finding books on the shelf. There is no more rushing for Kindle users to get to the library and check-out that anticipated 'best book'; there is no 'closing time' to rush against. This way of reading definitely takes the bulk out of reading and the race out of getting books back prior to the due back date; Overdrive simply locks the book and it is open to the next person who wants to read the book.
Overdrive showed its eagerness in teaming up with Kindle, "We hear librarians and patrons rave about Kindle, so we are thrilled that we can be part of bringing library books to the unparalleled experience of reading on Kindle."