Amazon is always working on ways to grow their market share for their Kindle brand. Which now includes renting out textbooks in ebook format, often called e-textbooks. You will be able to highlight and make notes, much like you could an actual textbook. However, no prices have been given nor do we know when they will actually start the service.
You will be able to rent them for up to 30 days and continue to rent by paying per day. It seems costly in its own way and you will not be able to resell the books either. Also, some colleges may not allow this-so you will need to double check your school’s policy on books.
I am personally not crazy about it, I think it is about as high priced as the other. Plus if you lose the internet you will lose your notes and perhaps the books. So it is too much of a risk and as I stated above, I am not sure how colleges will feel about this. What do you think about this news? Are you planning to rent textbooks? If so, why and if not tell us why as well?