I have several friends who are textbook authors. What I don’t understand about this program is how it affects those whose works are being lent. One of my best friends, who has a college level journalism text, was shocked to learn of this program. How will it affect his royalities?
As a parent, I can see where this program could be beneficial. Both my son and daughter-in-law are working on their masters. This could save them substantial textbook purchase funds. Therefore, I celebrate the idea for these young adults, but I am cautious for my “older” friends.
To learn more of the program, visit this Galley Cat article at http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/amazon-launches-textbook-rental-service_b55593
Amazon is now renting textbooks through a new platform called Amazon Textbook Rental.
Students can rent textbooks for their classes for a specific time period by clicking on the “Rent Now” button on the book’s listing. Amazon Student members (which requires a .edu email address) are eligible for free two-day shipping on qualifying rental titles.