Amazon said there are now over 100,000 titles available through its Kindle Owners' Lending Library and that, during the month of March, each time a title was borrowed from the program, the author received $2.18. Citing the example of author Martin Crosbie, Amazon said that, for his novel My Temporary Life, "he earned over $45,000 in one month from paid sales and loans combined--a huge increase from the $100 he earned the prior two months when his book was not enrolled in the program."
Amazon is championing the fact that, in the month of March, 16 of the e-tailer's top 100 bestselling paid Kindle titles were exclusive's to the Kindle Store. The titles, which are also available through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, include, among others, Andy Borowitz's Kindle Single "An Unexpected Twist," Kurt Vonnegut's Kindle Single "Basic Training" and Karen McQuestion's novel Easily Amused (which is published by AmazonEncore).
Speaking to the Lending Library program, Russ Grandinetti, v-p of Kindle content, said: "Stories like Martin’s are becoming increasingly common and a great benefit of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”