Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Library Books on Kindle? First, No ... Now, Yes

When I got my new Kindle for Xmas, I was excited and tried its various features including trying to figure out how to use it to read library books.  It was doable, but difficult and turned out to be more trouble than it was worth (if I remember correctly, it was something about converting the available format to PDF but requiring formatting software that cost hundreds of dollars).  Today, it seems that has all changed. 

This article in ReadWriteWeb, written by Audrey Watters, claims that Amazon (Kindle's source), working with Overdrive, has a new deal with 11,000 libraries.  Check it out (pun intended).