According to this announcement from Amazon, The Kindle App will soon be updated to allow users to lend books to friends and family. Lending for Kindle will allows you to loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users for a loan period of 14-days.
The lender will not be able read the book during the loan period. And not all e-books in the Kindle Store will be lendable; this will be decided by the publisher or the rights holder to the work. Interestingly, Barnes and Noble’s e-reader, the Nook, has been allowing lending for some time now.
Also included in today’s post is news that Amazon will be making Kindle newspapers and magazines readable on its Kindle apps. the feature will be rolled out first on iOSa apps, and then on Android and other apps soon. As the statement says, Amazon ‘s “vision is Buy Once, Read Everywhere,” and this will allow users to access their magazines and newspapers on all of their devices.