-Books That Rock My World
Netflix?? so let me get this straight I can PAY a MONEY and watch a movie in my home?? you mean like from a VIDEO STORE? lol, fucking owned
Cept libraries already allow ebook lending so Amazon’s service is redundant and a worse deal for just about everybody, from readers to publishers.
Unless you take into account what a colossal PITA it is to try to borrow ebooks from libraries, plus the fact that publishers make libraries re-purchase ebooks after they’ve been “loaned out” a certain number of times. This is why I never, ever borrow ebooks from libraries.
Honestly, my county has a phenomenal library system (ever heard of the Carnegie Library? yeah…), but given that I have an Amazon Prime account, a kindle, an iPad, and a smartphone, I would most likely end up using this service instead.
Publishers have massively screwed libraries in the ebooks industry in an attempt to save a stable part of their market. And this has just made things worse for everyone overall and opened up space in the market for this BS.
(And yes, I’m very much aware of the utterly despicable warehouse practices which make Amazon Prime possible, however, I’m disabled, unable to drive, am only able to use the bus sporadically, and so far the paperwork for the doctors and myself to get me qualified for ADA ACCESS services have taken 3 months. Amazon is a great resource for me, even though I feel guilty for using it.)