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"Students Can Now Save Up To 80% with Kindle Textbook Rental"
SEATTLE, Jul 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
(NASDAQ: AMZN)--Today, Amazon.com announced the launch of Kindle
Textbook Rental--now students can save up to 80% off textbook list
prices by renting from the Kindle Store. Tens of thousands of
textbooks are available for the 2011 school year from leading textbook
publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis.
Students can find details about the program at
"Students tell us that they enjoy the low prices we offer on new and
used print textbooks. Now we're excited to offer students an option to
rent Kindle textbooks and only pay for the time they need--with
savings up to 80% off the print list price on a 30-day rental," said
Dave Limp, vice president, Amazon Kindle.
Kindle Textbook Rental offers the ability to customize rental periods
to any length between 30 and 360 days, so students only pay for the
specific amount of time they need a book. Students can also easily
extend any rental period in increments as small as one day or choose
to purchase the book they are renting at any time.
"We've done a little something extra we think students will enjoy,"
continued Limp. "Normally, when you sell your print textbook at the
end of the semester you lose all the margin notes and highlights you
made as you were studying. We're extending our Whispersync technology
so that you get to keep and access all of your notes and highlighted
content in the Amazon Cloud, available anytime, anywhere - even after
a rental expires. If you choose to rent again or buy at a later time,
your notes will be there just as you left them, perfectly
Kindle Textbooks are "Rent Once, Read Everywhere" as they can be read
across the most popular devices with free Kindle Reading Apps for PC,
Mac, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and
For more information about Kindle Textbook Rental, visit
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