E-book lending (previously discussed here) is now in effet — at least if you are in the U.S. and the book you want to lend has been lending enabled. For details on how to lend Kindle books I’ll refer you to the Amazon.com web page, but a few details for those who just want to jump right in:
- As mentioned above, currently, e-books can only be lent by and to people in the United States. (Sorry, international readers: blame the lawyers and publishers, I suppose — just don’t shoot the messenger.)
- Look in the “Product Details” section of any Kindle book page on the Amazon site for the “Lending: Enabled” option to determine if a given book can be lent.
- Lending can be initiated from the Manage Your Kindle page by clicking on the “+” symbol to view the details of a book in the “Your Orders” section, or from within the product details page of any Kindle book that you have purchased.
- Once a book is so selected, the “lendee” will be notified by email and will have 2 weeks to read the book. During that time the lender will not have access to that book, automatically regaining access at the end of that period.