Book borrowing enters the digital age as libraries and readers swap to e-books

Independent – “Consumers with an e-reader under their arm, a smartphone in their hand or an internet-connected PC are lining up to borrow digital books from their local libraries or friends.

For years people have been able to easily share their favorite novels with their friends, but with the advent of e-books, worried publishers and digital rights management issues, book lending took on a whole new level of complexity.

But it may not always be so difficult to share e-books with your friends. Companies like Amazon and websites like eBookLendingLibrary.com are pushing to bring book-lending back into the mainstream.”

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