Starting today, Amazon customers can now borrow all seven Harry Potter books in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
The books will be available for free starting on June 19. The Harry Potter series was previously only available in e-book format for purchase on the Pottermore Web site.
Now, with more than 100,000 titles in its lending library, the e-commerce giant says more independent books are being bought and read.
Playing catch-up with the Nook and the Sony Reader, Amazon says it will let customers borrow books from over 11,000 local libraries in the U.S. starting later this year.
Amazon's new e-book subscription service gives members unrestricted access to an extensive library for a monthly fee, but here are five things to consider before signing up.
The new service offers more than 600,000 Kindle e-books and thousands of Audible audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.
With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary ecosystem.
Amazon's promised Kindle library lending service, which allows you to check out e-books from your local library, is reportedly in beta testing and on track to launch soon.
While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available.