Kudos to Amazon for starting the lending library. This is a major step in the right direction, and a quantum leap forward in the future of e books. Others talked about a library, Amazon did it. That's five stars in my e-book!

Making its ecosystem just that much sweeter, Amazon today announced that Kindle owners subscribed to its premium Amazon Prime service will be able to borrow one e-book a month for free.

Dubbed the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, it will give Prime members access to a library of thousands of titles, including over 100 former New York Times Bestsellers.

The service, first rumored back in September, is yet another perk for Amazon Prime members, who for $79-a-year also receive free two-day shipping and unlimited video streaming. It’s also another feature that Amazon offers with the Kindle that other e-reader competitors, like Barnes & Nobles’ Nook, don’t have.

via Got Amazon Prime and a Kindle? Now you can borrow one book a month for free | VentureBeat.