Will Amazon’s Lending Library Help or Hurt Novelists and Book Publishers? – Forbes

Designed exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers who own a Kindle (sorry, iPad users – the Kindle App alone will not suffice), the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library allows consumers to borrow one book per month without any due dates. Amazon can only offer this option because the books are digital; the company isn’t loaning consumers much more than a small e-book file, which will be deleted the moment you choose a…