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4 Concerns with Amazon Kindle Rental

With Amazon’s announcement that textbooks will now be available for rental on the Kindle, the media has become inundated with articles praising the new service. Naturally, I was skeptical (see my original post), and so we did some digging at CampusBooks.  (more…)

Four things to consider amid the Amazon Kindle Rental hype

This week, all of the big news has been about Amazon’s announcement of Kindle Rental. Everyone from SmartMoney to MarketWatch are posting articles and press releases touting the new service, which claims to offer 80% list prices and flexible rental. BlackBook even sounds the toll, claiming the
new service “hastens the death of print.” (more…)

Amazon Rental: Are e-books and rental actually cheaper?

Today’s big news is Amazon’s announcement about their new rental service. It’s an interesting concept, and an addition to the ongoing story of cost. Many outlets, like VentureBeat, are framing the story in a larger concept: digital is where things are going, and digital and rental save students money. (more…)