Kindle To Allow E-Book Loans, Periodicals On Apps With Coming Update

Some quick Kindle news for your Friday afternoon. One, periodicals (magazines, newspapers, etc.) will soon be viewable on the various Kindle applications in addition to the Kindle device itself.

Two, you’ll soon be able to lend books to other Kindle users. This is something the Nook has been able to do since Day One, so it’s good to see each side (Kindle and Nook) try to catch up with the other side with each successive update. Book “loans” can last up to 14 days, and the loaner won’t be able to read the book while it’s “out,” so to speak.

A few more details here if you like.