Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fearmongering: Kindle eBook Lending Will Lead To 'Lost' Book Sales?

A bit of absurdity reported with appropriate sarcasm by the good people at Techdirt: "From the and-burn-down-the-libraries department: We've already pointed out how Amazon's new 'lending' feature for Kindle ebooks is extremely limited, in such a way that it's barely useful, but already we're seeing fearmongering about how that feature is going to create 'lost' book sales. Glyn Moody points us to an article at The Next Web, which discusses how some folks have formed a 'lending club' on Facebook, so that they can find a larger pool of people to lend books to and from. And, the article's author warns, this inevitably means lost book sales ... "