Book Rentals…

So Amazon is now renting textbooks:

Kindle Textbook Rental is a flexible and affordable way to read textbooks. You can rent for the minimum length, typically 30 days, and save up to 80% off the print list price. If you find you need your textbook longer, you can extend your rental by as little as 1 day as many times as you want and just pay for the added days.

I wonder if publishers could ever be persuaded to do the same with in other genres. In some ways, the low cost rented novel might do for ebooks what the 99 cent itunes download did for music…

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