Harry Potter Books Now Available Through the Amazon Lending LibraryBy: Sean Patterson - June 19, 2012
Amazon announced today that Amazon Prime members can borrow all seven Harry Potter books through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. The Lending Library is Amazon’s service that allows Prime members to “borrow” an ebook once per month from a selection of over 145,000 books. The Harry Potter books are available for borrowing in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
“Nowhere else can customers borrow any of the seven Harry Potter books for free, with an unlimited supply of each title and no waiting list,” said Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle content at Amazon. “A $79 Prime membership was already the best deal in retail, and now it’s become even more valuable.”
Amazon has purchased an exclusive license from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website to make the ebooks available through its service. If the Harry Potter series just isn’t your choice of literature, the Lending Library also has 100 current and former New York Times best sellers in its catalogue.
For an Amazon Prime subscriber and Kindle owner, borrowing a book from Amazon is easy. On a Kindle device, navigate to the Kindle storefront. From there, choose the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library from the categories menu. Browse the thousands of books tagged with the Amazon Prime logo, then select “Borrow for Free” on a book’s purchase page.