I really didn’t know about this feature of Kindles. You can rent textbooks. I was browsing the site and saw that a book I was looking at had a “rent” option. Interesting. You basically choose how long you want to rent it and it quotes you different prices.
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.
• Download one of our free Kindle reading apps for your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android device, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, or Kindle – wherever you’d like to read your textbook.
• Search for your textbook in the Textbooks Store or from the search bar. If a Kindle edition is available for rent, you’ll see an option in the Formats section on the textbook page. Select this option.
I personally wouldn’t want to read a book on an actual Kindle, but on an iPad in color it would be really nice. More cool stuff from Amazon. Damn, I love those e-commerce giants!