All seven of the of the Harry Potter ebooks are coming to the Amazon Kindle Lending Library on June 19th, 2012. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can download and read one of the Potter books for free every month with no wait time. Instead of having to buy the books to read them, Amazon will let you read one for free!
The Harry Potter ebooks will be available in many different languages such as English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Just as with any other Kindle book, your notes, highlights, and bookmarks in borrowed books will be saved, so you’ll have them later if you purchase or re-borrow the book. Books are borrowed from a Kindle device, and customers can have one book out at a time.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have reached this agreement with Pottermore. This is the kind of significant investment in the Kindle ecosystem that we’ll continue to make on behalf of Kindle owners,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Over a year, borrowing the Harry Potter books, plus a handful of additional titles, can alone be worth more than the $79 cost of Prime or a Kindle. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library also has an innovative feature that’s of great benefit for popular titles like Harry Potter – unlimited supply of each title – you never get put on a waiting list.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.