October 31, 2014

"Amazon's Kindle Lending Library Now Boasts 75,000 Books, Borrowed 295,000 Times Last Month"

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via The Next Web:

Kindle owners borrowed KDP Select books 295,000 times in December alone, Amazon announced today.

As you may know, Amazon Prime subscribers can freely borrow a book a month from the newly created Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Its catalogue currently boasts 75,000 titles thanks to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishers Select program.

From the Amazon.com News Release:

Rachel Yu is a 16-year-old author of children’s books, and she earned $6,200 from the KDP Select fund in the month of December. “It’s so cool to be part of the success of KDP Select,” said Yu. “It’s just like a library but with easier access. There’s truly no other opportunity like Amazon for self-publishing.”

Note: When the Kindle Lending Library program was announced in early November 2011, slightly more than 5000 titles were available for lending.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.