If you have purchased an ebook, magazine, or newspaper you will soon be allowed to share these with other Kindle users for a duration of 14 days. Likely when you share a book with another person, you would need to know their email address that they use for Amazon and has their Kindle synced to it. As well, presumably the ebook will disappear from your Kindle during the duration of the lending function. This makes the most sense, as that is what the “Lendme” program does, and prevents people from sharing the same book with tons of different people at the same time.
Many people have been awaiting this feature for a long time and will sway people’s buying decisions on an e-reader device to the Kindle for this feature alone.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.