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Initial post: Oct 4, 2013 8:18:21 PM PDT
I'm about to buy the new paperwhite. Early this year I remember seeing that one could rent a book on a kindle for a fee instead of buying it. As this article mentions. Is this still the case?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2013 9:27:36 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
If you join Amazon Prime, you can access one free book each month. Selection is so-so.

I checked out that article and it appears to be, erm, uninformed and incorrect.

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 9:36:12 PM PDT
Good to know. Thanks for responding.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2013 9:47:46 PM PDT
The Artist says:
I've only heard of textbooks being for rent, both e-books and hard copies.

With a Kindle, you can also borrow e-books from the public library.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2013 10:36:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 4, 2013 10:36:37 PM PDT
Textbooks and technical books, yes. But I don't know what the article means by it being "unveiled this week", with a Jan 2013 date on the article. Textbook rental on kindles has been around for a couple of years, at least. See below for a few examples from a range of subjects (and my apologies if the links are wrong for the US):
Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 8e (Robbins Pathology)

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 12/E (LANGE Basic Science)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2013 11:00:43 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
There's nothing about this in the Amazon press release archives. I think the author of the article was confused.

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 7:50:58 AM PDT
Thanks a bunch everybody. I noticed I had never seen it on any book and was just wondering.
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