Friday, February 4, 2011

Kindle Lending Club - Borrow Books for Your Kindle

The December announcement from Amazon that they now allow lending of ebooks between Kindle users made it possible for more people to read more books without spending more money. Almost immediately after Amazon's announcement, services matching Kindle owners with each other popped-up on the web. One of those was Lend Ink which I reviewed last month. Today, I'd like to point out another service to help you find Kindle books to borrow.

The Kindle Lending Club matches book borrowers with book lenders for free. Once you've registered, to borrow a book just search by title or author to find the book you desire. If it's available for borrowing (not all ebooks are), click the borrow button and you'll be notified via email as to when you can read the book. Kindle books can be borrowed for up to 14 days. If you have a book to lend you can visit the lending page to see if anyone has requested that title. From there you can click the lend button to lend your book out for 14 days. Books are automatically returned to you after 14 days if not sooner.

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Unfortunately, Kindle books can only be lent out once. That said, if you're looking to help parents find books for their children to read, the Kindle Lending Club could be a helpful resource.