Amazon Kindle Textbook Rental Boosts Online Learning


In yet another boost to online learning, announced its Kindle Textbook Rental program for students.


Studying with Kindle e-Reader outdoors

Studying with Kindle e-Reader outdoors

This underscores the power of wireless technology to enhance online education. And one more reason to buy the Kindle e-reader.

According to Dave Limp, vice president for Amazon Kindle, “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 percent off the print list price on a 30-day rental.”

Amazon has “tens of thousands of textbooks” from numerous publishers around the world. Know which textbooks you want and run your search, and download to your kindle reader. It’s that convenient.

Digital textbook rental is a revolutionary breakthrough in online learning. Traditionally, students buy or rent physical textbooks from the bookstore, including numerous online bookstores. You ensure you keep the rented books in good condition, with little or no highlights so that you can return them at the end of the term without penalty.

With digital rental, however, you don’t have to worry about the book being destroyed, misplaced or stolen.  And you don’t have to worry about highlights, because with the Whispersync (wireless) technology of Kindle e-reader, you can highlight everything you like, and still “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 Whispersynced,” said Limp.

Another major advantage of digital textbook rental is what Amazon calls “rent once, read everywhere.” Kindle textbooks can be accessed via the Kindle reading app on PCs, Mac, Windows phones, iPads, iPhones, Android and Blackberry.

Furthermore, you pay only for the specific time you need a book, according to Amazon Kindle, and you can rent textbooks for up to one year. Rental times can also be extended on a day by day basis.

So, say goodbye to hauling those heavy textbooks around! Study anywhere in style – at the beach, doctor’s office, in the train or at the airport, while waiting for the kids at their sports practice, or even at your backyard pool!


Click here to learn more about the Kindle Textbook Rental