London, Sept 13: US-based technology company, Amazon, is reportedly in talks with book publishers about launching a rental service for digital books.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the service, that would be available in the US at first, would require customers to pay an annual fee for access to a library of ebooks.
Amazon has reportedly offered book publishers a large fee for joining the service. The negotiations, however, are still in their early stages.
According to the Telegraph, the company has also said that the digital ebook library would feature older titles and be accessible to those who pay 79 dollars a year for Amazon Prime, the service which allows people unlimited two-day shipping and films and TV shows on demand.
Publishers are understood to be having mixed reactions to the concept, which has proved to be a successful model for digital movie rentals, as proven by the popular US film service, Netflix. (ANI)