I recently that the public library in an nearby town is lending Kindles to its residents loaded with 100 books. Thoughts anyone?
Asher MacDonald said:I will also add that I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of those 100 books are public domain classics that the library can indeed make as many copies as they like.
I'm all for libraries lending ebooks. I'm a bit surprised about lending a Kindle too, but I don't see anything wrong with it. I've checked out books for a Nook Color before and beyond having to side load them, it's an easy process.
It does make me wonder what kind of impact libraries might have on book sales once people learn how easy it is to check out an ebook. If you could get on a waiting list for the latest Stephen King ebook and get notified by email that it's ready for you to check out, would you be patient and wait maybe two months for it or would you spend the $15 and buy it? Myself, I'd wait. There are so many other books to read I can busy myself with them.