View Full Version : Amazon becoming a media content company

11-4-11, 8:12pm
Just got an email from Amazon about their new book lending feature for Amazon Prime members. If you have Prime, you can borrow up to one book a month free of charge -- the available books include NYT best sellers. Not enough to keep up with my reading habits, but might be worth it as an add on -- some of the books I want to get from the library have very long hold lists, and this would be a way to get around that for newer titles. Noticed that they also offer video streaming to Prime members.

This seems like a really interesting development -- like they are shifting toward being a content provider more than a retail company. Interesting to think of this and their move into publishing and the ways that might affect our lives in the future, so just thought I'd mention it.


11-4-11, 10:17pm
I recently discovered the joys of their free video streaming for Prime members, and have begun working my way through X-Files episodes from the pilot on, which should keep me entertained for some time to come.

iris lily
11-4-11, 11:51pm
Amazon has Overdrive, the company that provides e-content to public libraries, by the balls. It's just one step from your library card to Amazon, no need for the intermediary library. Almost.

11-5-11, 1:54pm
Oh yeah? My library may ban me, as I just lost one of their books.http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-confused005.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) I may have "housekeepered" it, as my mother would say.