Hotel loans out Kindles for free to guests

New York’s Algonquin Hotel loans out Kindles for free to their guests, pre-loaded with a book of their guest’s choice. The Kindles also come loaded with best sellers and modern classics, giving readers a great choice. Now that’s a hotel I’d want to stay at!

Various famous authors stayed at the Algonquin hotel, giving them a literary flavor.

I think that’s smart marketing on the part of Algonquin hotel–luring readers and techno lovers alike, and providing comforts for many. I think it’s also good marketing for Amazon’s Kindle, and ebooks and ebook readers in general.

What do you think? Would the hotel appeal to you?

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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4 Responses to Hotel loans out Kindles for free to guests

  1. Jen Robinson says:

    That is very cool, Cheryl. Not like I’d ever go on a trip without my own books, but I still love the idea. There’s an extended-stay hotel chain, the Country Inn & Suites, that lets you borrow books and return them at other hotels. The one I last stayed at had a nice little library of children’s and YA titles. But the loaner Kindle definitely has that tech appeal, too.

  2. Cheryl says:

    I always travel with my own books, too, Jen. But I also love the idea. And wow, the Country Inn & Suites sounds fantastic–borrowing books and returning them at other locations. Wow! Like a library system. That is neat!

  3. The Ms. S says:

    If this is the same hotel visited by Dorothy Parker, then count me in!

    (I love their marketing idea)

  4. Cheryl says:

    I love their marketing idea, too, Ms S. I think it would be lovely if more hotels and businesses did that kind of thing. Had books or ebooks around for customers to read. I know I like seeing children’s books in doctor’s offices and pharmacies and waiting rooms….

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