Alugar livros escolares no Kindle

De uma notícia na Bookseller:

«Amazon.com is giving students the ability to rent textbooks on Kindle e-readers. The company said students can save up to 80% off textbook prices with the new initiative (…). Dave Limp, vice-president at Amazon Kindle, said: “We’ve done a little something extra we think students will enjoy. Normally, when you sell your print textbook at the end of the semester you lose all the margin notes and highlights you made as you were studying. We’re extending our Whispersync technology so that you get to keep and access all of your notes and highlighted content in the Amazon Cloud, available anytime, anywhere, even after a rental expires.”»

Por enquanto, este serviço está apenas disponível para estudantes americanos, mas o conceito parece-me promissor.



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