Lending eBooks

One of the complaints raised against eBooks is that ‘you can’t lend them to your sister’. Which was never totally true. One of the great things about the Kindle ecosystem was that if you trusted someone (like your partner) with your account details, you could access their entire library – it’s always a guilty pleasure for two of us to be reading the same book simultaneously đŸ™‚

Notwithstanding that, Amazon introduced a ‘proper’ lending system in December, which made it straightforward to lend books to friends. Now lendle has set up a scheme which allows you to borrow kindle titles from complete strangers. From the site:

Lendle can’t work if people aren’t willing to lend books. When you join the site and tell us what books you own, you are given two borrow requests. As you lend books, you’ll get more borrow requests. As long as you’re lending, you’ll always be able to borrow.

Not exactly sure how it works, but I assume they act as a kind of broker for available exchanges…

Via Daring Fireball


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