Amazon rolls out textbook rentals for Kindle, promises discounts up to 80 percent and that discount varies depending on the rental period, which can be anywhere from 30 to 360 days and the option is already available on tens of thousands of textbooks from a number of publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. Once the rental period is up for a textbook, students can choose to purchase books or rent them again for a period of as little as one extra day and students will be able to take notes and highlight text……………..
Amazon.com announced the launch of Kindle Textbook Rental-now students can save up to 80% off textbook list prices by renting from the Kindle Store. Tens of thousands of textbooks are available for the 2011 school year from leading textbook publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. Students can find details about the program at www.amazon.com/kindletextbooks. “Students tell us that they enjoy the low prices we offer on new and used print textbooks. Now we’re excited to offer students an option to rent Kindle textbooks and only pay for the time they need-with savings up to 80% off the print list price on a 30-day rental,” said Dave Limp, vice president, Amazon Kindle. “We’ve done a little something extra we think students will enjoy,” continued Limp. “Normally, when you sell your print textbook at the end of the semester you lose all the margin notes and highlights you made as you were studying. We’re extending our Whispersync technology so that you get to keep and access all of your notes and highlighted content in the Amazon Cloud, available anytime, anywhere – even after a rental expires. If you choose to rent again or buy at a later time, your notes will be there just as you left them, perfectly Whispersynced.” Kindle Textbooks are Rent Once, Read Everywhere as they can be read across the most popular devices with free Kindle Reading Apps for PC, Mac, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android-based devices.