Reading just got easier after the December announcement from Amazon that they now allow lending of ebooks between Kindle users making 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 these are Lend Ink reviews on the page for Technology for teachers here. Richard Byrne also has fount this linke for us to 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.
I must admit I was a little dissapointed when I relized that not many of the books I have been reading and enjoying are lendable. Still lets hope this will change in time. If it does it will be a great way to use the web I think. And i will be a huge improvement and make me love my iPad for reading even more!