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  • Amazon Kindle library lending service announced
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    Amazon Kindle library lending service announced

    By 21 April 2011

    Amazon has announced that it will be following Sony’s lead and launching a library lending service for the Amazon Kindle in the US later this year. The new service will let Kindle readers borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries around...

  • OverDrive Media Console brings free ebooks to Android and iPhone
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    OverDrive Media Console brings free ebooks to Android and iPhone

    By 4 January 2011

    OverDrive has released an app for iOS and Android that offers access to DRM-protected EPUB ebooks from your local library, for free.  OverDrive is a digital content delivery platform sitting behind many public libraries and schools, and is the service...

  • How eBooks plan to save libraries, newspapers and make us read
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    How eBooks plan to save libraries, newspapers and make us read

    By 31 August 2009

    Sony's announcement both sides of the Atlantic of its new ebook Readers isn't just about the latest gadget to say you own, it's actually about saving a number of industries that could, without a little help, die a fast and lonely death within the next...

  • How to borrow an ebook
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    How to borrow an ebook

    By 27 August 2009

    The idea of borrowing a digital book from your local library sounds like a great way to get books for free for your new fangled digital reader ebook ereader thingmebob, but is it really that simple? Here's our FAQ on what to expect: What books are available?...