Probably the biggest down fall of digital books is you can't just hand it off to your friends after your done with it. Well with the e-reader wars heating up, Amazon is looking to change that.
Amazon.com Inc. is launching a digital-book lending library that will be available only to owners of its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices who are also subscribers to its Amazon Prime program.
The program will be limited, as none of the six largest publishers in the U.S. is participating in the beginning. Amazon will initially offer slightly more than 5,000 titles in the library, including more than 100 current and former national bestsellers, such as Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."
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