December 14, 2017

Kindle Owners' Lending Library Now Provides Access to More than 100,000 Titles

From Amazon.com:

The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library continues to grow rapidly, now offering more than 100,000 books that Amazon Prime members with Kindles can borrow for free—including over 100 New York Times Best Sellers like The Hunger Games trilogy—as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.

Recent milestones for the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library include:

  • Since launching the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library in November 2011, selection has grown by over 20 times.
  • More than a third of the Top 20 Kindle Best Sellers in February are enrolled in the library and available to borrow for free.
  • More Amazon customers are reading independently-published books, with over 1 million KDP Select books borrowed through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library since the program launched for indie authors in December.
  • KDP authors participating in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library have earned $1.8 million from the KDP Select fund so far, which is an incremental 24% on top of their royalties from paid sales.

Read the Complete Announcement

The Kindle Lending Library launched on November 13, 2011 with about 5100 books available.

Gary Price About Gary Price

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.

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