News! News! Big News!

Big news from Amazon today, folks! Amazon is now offering its very own Kindle lending library. For free! Free!

I’m breathless with excitement (and from using so many exclamation marks within a short period of time). However, please note that the lending is only free if you have Amazon Prime (but I do!), and “over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers” aren’t that many books. Still! Greed should not be the enemy of celebrating what we have now. Woo!

Follow up (11/6/2011): An article by the LA Times on the impact of Amazon’s lending program on publishers. Per business as usual, the publishers are not happy.

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