NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is starting a lending library for Kindle owners, letting them borrow one electronic book per month.
Borrowers have to subscribe to Amazon’s Prime service, which provides free two-day shipping and streaming movies for $79 per year.
The books can’t be read on phones, PCs or tablet computers, even though there are Kindle apps for these devices.
Amazon.com Inc. says it’s paying publishers for the right to lend the books, in some cases paying the wholesale price every time a book is checked out. Amazon says the library has thousands of books, including current bestsellers.
Kindle users recently got access to electronic books from public libraries as well. Those can be read in the Kindle apps.