Textbook renting with Amazon Kindle announced

If you're hitting Uni in September then you're likely to be also hitting your bank account pretty hard thanks to uncle Dave and Nick's super-high tuition fees. And you're also likely to have a hefty text book bill to deal with as well.

Luckily, if you're a Kindle owner, Amazon has announced a nifty new service that could ease your financial burden - Kindle Textbook Rental - where you could save up to 80 per cent on textbook prices.

You can rent books from 30 to 360 days and the price is given in the format comparison box that shows up if there's a rental Kindle edition available. John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis are just a few of the textbook publishers on board.

Amazon has also announced that, even when your rental period is over, you'll still be able to access your notes using its Whispersync tech and its cloud functionality.

And don't forget that you won't have to do all your studying with your Kindle in hand - Kindle Textbooks are "Rent Once, Read Everywhere" so you can access them across the plethora of Kindle apps including those on your PC or Mac.

The textbook deal is detailed at www.amazon.com/kindletextbooks, it looks to be US-only at the moment - now could be the time to set up that US Amazon account you've always wanted. Go on, live the dream.



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