Surely you have heard of Electronic Books? You may have also heard of those unscrupulous few who download books they haven’t paid for? But, have you heard of Book Sharing? As it turns out, the process of lending purchased books is starting to really take off thanks to sites like Book Lending and devices that make it easier to share books (like Amazon’s Kindle). When you lend a book to another person, that person generally has 14 days to read it before the book is removed from their device. Take a look are more about book lending from The Globe & Mail and the Toronto Public Library Overdrive service.
Update – Feb 27th: Book lending is covered in a great Wall Street Journal article.