It’s easy pulling a book off a shelf and lending it to a friend, but until recently it was much harder to lend an ebook. Thanks to Amazon’s recent addition of Kindle lending, however, you can easily borrow or lend a book to family or friends for 14 days.
Kindle Lending Club is a great way to share books free with the largest community possible—the web. Users without Kindles should note it’s not necessary for them to own a device in order to borrow an ebook since Amazon has provided Kindle applications for Windows/Mac, and OS/Android/BlackBerry/Windows Phone 7 owners.
Currently publishers have to enable lending, so not all ebooks are available to be shared. Hopefully we’ll continue to see the quality and quantity of shared books rise, and the number of users willing to share them.