You'll be able to check out books on your Kindle - and write in them

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Amazon announced this morning that sometime later this year, Kindle owners and Kindle app users will be able to check out its e-books from local libraries. The service will enable users to highlight and add notes, just like they do in Kindle books they buy. Those notes won't be visible to others who check out the book, but if you check it out again or buy it, the notes will still appear. Staci Kramer describes the significance: "The company wants people to see the Kindle as a reading device and the apps as a reading platform, not an Amazon-purchase-delivery system." || Related: Plenty of unanswered questions about how much control libraries will have over e-books.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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