US Authors Say, Amazon's Kindle lending library is contract breach
American authors are up in arms about Amazon's new Kindle lending library, accusing the online retailer of "boldly breaching its contracts" with publishers as it exercises its "brute economic power".
Amazon.com launched its Kindle owners' lending library earlier this month, giving customers with an Amazon Prime membership (which costs $79 a year) the option to borrow one book a month for free, with no due dates.
Now authors themselves have also moved to criticise it, with US writers' body the Authors Guild describing it as a "mess", asking if any of the books in the programme are there legitimately and accusing Amazon of launching it to push the Kindle Fire as it fights an "unexpected ebook device battle" with Apple and Barnes & Noble. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
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