Amazon, the largest online store that is famous for sales of both paper and e-books, offers customers a new service. With the help of the service Kindle Textbook Rental Books can now not only be bought, but also rented. While we are talking only about teaching aids, in addition, only students from the United States will be able to use the service. But it is quite possible that soon such “libraries of e-books” will become commonplace.
It is assumed that the rental of teaching aids will save on the purchase of about 80% of their cost. Use textbooks (now these are textbooks of publishers John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier и Taylor & Francis) can be from 30 to 360 days. The term of use can be extended, the book can also be purchased if the user needs it. After the lease expires, the reader can keep selected passages of the book, as well as their notes. If you purchase a book or extend its lease, all data will be restored to its previous volume.
For use Kindle Textbook Rental have Kindle (e-book reader from Amazon) optional, just use the application of the same name, which can be installed on a computer with any operating system, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, devices blackberry, Windows phone, as well as devices under Android.