Potter fans will now be able to download all seven Harry Potter books from Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library, a service offered free for Amazon Prime users.
From the PR:
The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library now features over 145,000 books to borrow for free, including over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers. With traditional library lending, the library buys a certain number of eBook copies of a particular title. If all of those are checked out, readers have to get on a waiting list. For popular titles like Harry Potter, the wait can sometimes be months. With the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, there are no due dates, books can be borrowed as frequently as once a month, and there are no limits on how many people can simultaneously borrow the same title—so readers never have to wait in line for the book they want.
The books will arrive in the library on June 19 and you will be able to download and read one book per month.
The move obviously bolsters the Kindle’s value as a “kids ebook” solution and allows the Potter books to gain a bit of a second wind thanks to renewed interest. You can probably also expect to see lots and lots of paper Potter books at garage sales across the country this summer, a disheartening prospect.