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Do ebooks cost too much? The U. S. Department of Justice thinks so. It filed suit against Apple and five publishers charging them with price fixing: colluding to jack up the price of ebooks. Will the suit result in lower ebook prices?
Buried in the hoopla about Amazon’s new bargain-priced Kindles and its Kindle Fire tablet, is some very good news: You can now borrow ebooks in the Kindle format from public libraries. The good news: checking out a Kindle ebook from my library is as easy as purchasing an ebook from Amazon. The bad news: the ebook offerings are limited. Here’s what you need to know about borrowing Kindle ebooks.
Nine months and 21 eBooks later, do I still love my Kindle? Yes and no. On the “yes” side is the ease of traveling with it and the gratification of getting a new book instantly. On the “no” side: my Kindle died on my recent vacation.
But Amazon’s excellent customer service and promises of a coming-soon library lending program, earn my loyalty, if not love.