Amazon.com has announced that they are now offering textbook rentals for the Kindle eReader at up to 80% off the price of printed textbooks. These downloadable versions will are available for rental periods of between 30 and 360 days. You will also be able to create and save notes and even highlights after a rental has expired. A Kindle or a Kindle-enabled device is required to download and read these eBooks. The Kindle is currently $114-$139 at Amazon. There is no sales tax (except in KS, KY, ND, NY, and WA).