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Amazon introduced a new benefit for Kindle owners with an Amazon Prime membership: the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Kindle owners (with an Amazon Prime membership) can now choose from thousands of books to borrow for FREE, including over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers — as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. No other e-reader or ebook store offers such a service.

What is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives you unlimited fast shipping, such as FREE Two-Day shipping and One-day shipping for $3.99 per item on all eligible purchases for a membership fee of $79 a year (comes out to $6.58/month if you want to be exact).  Amazon Prime members have access to instant videos: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows through Amazon Instant Video at no additional cost.  Curious to see what Amazon Prime is all about?  You can start a one month free trial here and if it’s not right for you, you can opt out at any time during the trial period.

Kindle Lending Club is a website that matches lenders and borrowers of Kindle ebooks.   To participate in lending and borrowing Kindle books, you must first register as a user on the site or connect with Facebook Connect.

Lenders need to have access to a valid email address to loan a book, but it can be ANY valid email address.  DO NOT use your Kindle’s @kindle.com email address to register.  There are many services that provide free email services and it’s always handy to have an email address that is not associated with anything important when it might be accessible to strangers.

Kindle lending is a feature launched by Amazon.  Any Kindle book that has lending enabled can be loaned by one Kindle user to another for 14 days. At the end of the loan period the title is automatically transferred back to the book owners Kindle.  Each Kindle book you own can only be loaned once.

For more information on this website just click this link Kindle Lending Club

Later this year, Amazon will be introducing Lending for Kindle, a new feature that lets you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users.  Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period.  Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable – this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending.

Will this be a feature you will be using?  What are your thoughts on sharing books?