Showing posts with label book lending. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book lending. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lendle - Another Kindle Book Lending Service

Almost as soon as Amazon announced that they would start allowing Kindle users to lend books to each other, Kindle lending services popped-up on the web. I've previously reviewed Lend Ink and Book Lending (formerly Kindle Lending Club). Today, I share with you Lendle.

Lendle works much like other Kindle lending services. When you register on Lendle (it's free, but required) you're asked to list the titles you're willing to lend. Initially you're able to borrow two books. To borrow more books, you must be willing to lend your own books. To borrow a book, submit a request and if someone in the Lendle club has that book you will receive an email notifying you that it is available for download. To lend a book reply to borrower requests.

Applications for Education
Lendle and services similar to it could be useful for students in search of independent reading materials. Hopefully, in the future Amazon will allow users lend books multiple times. That would make ebooks a truly valuable asset for school libraries.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Kindle Lending Club Changes Name and URL

Ten days ago I wrote about the Kindle Lending Club. That post is one of the most popular so far this month. Today, through Read Write Web, I learned that Amazon forced the Kindle Lending Club to change its name and url. The Kindle Lending Club is now known as simply Book Lending and the url is The club functions just the same as before.