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Amazon launches lending library for Kindle owners


Kindle owners can borrow more than 100 New York Times Bestsellers and thousands of other titles with an annual Amazon Prime Membership, according to a release.

The Kindle Owners' Lending Library allows those with the popular e-reader, which sells for $79, to borrow a book a month with no due dates with a Prime Membership, which costs $79 annually.

Check it out with a free trial membership or, college students and those with an .EDU email address can get a yearly Prime Membership for free with Amazon Student.)

Better yet, borrow a Kindle book from your library. In September, Amazon made Kindle books available for free at over 11,000 libraries.

The $79 annual Prime Membership also entitles Amazon shoppers to free two-day shipping and unlimited streaming of nearly 13,000 movies and TV shows, too.

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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