Yes. Use the search at the top to search by Title or Author.
Yes. To filter by the type of book click on an icon to the left of the search.
Yes, loaning of certain eBooks is legal and No, it is not the same as file sharing. The key difference between the two is that the loan status of an eBook is directly established by the publisher or author when they listed the ebook on Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com and file sharing is usually done without the publisher or authors knowledge or consent. Working with Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, the publisher's make their eBooks available for loan under very strict rules and Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com conducts the entire loan process. Lendink does not house, store, maintain or otherwise distribute your ebooks or artwork. Lendink simply matches User A to User B and both A and B are redirected back to Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com to conclude the loan..
First, let us explain up front, we do not have a copy of your book (Never had a copy and never will have a copy). This is actually a common misunderstanding of how Lendink functions. No book has or will be stored on any Lendink server, ever. The title of the book is entered by our members and the book information is fed to us by an automated affiliate link between Lendink and Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Our servers only store our member contact information and the basic book information such as the author, ASIN and book description and book reviews. We do not even store the book cover artwork on our servers, only a link to the artwork.
This could not be further from the truth. Lendink does not maintain a single copy of any books nor the artwork. As an affiliate member of the Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com programs, we have the ability to pull book data via automated affiliate links. Our site them matches members together for the purpose of lending eligible ebooks via the Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com eBook Lending Programs. The program terms are determined by Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com and Lendink has no control over how the process works or whom may participate in the programs. Certain restrictions do apply to these programs. please visit Amazon.com or BN.com for further information.
Once you have a found a book you would like to borrow, click on the Borrow for Kindle or Borrow for Nook buttons. At this time a email will be sent to the lender for them to lend or keep the book. If they lend you the book you will get two emails. One from LendInk telling you that you are lent the book and the other from the lender with instructions on getting the book.
Yes. Click on Your Library and find the book you've requested and click Cancel. The borrower will get an email telling them you've canceled the request.
All requests to borrow a book expire in 48 hours. If you don't receive a response you will be given one credit back and are free to find the book from someone else.
You can request and borrow up to 3 books at once. Once you request a book you will be deducted one credit. Once the request is either canceled, rejected or the book is read and returned you will get one credit back.
We do this to limit abuse in the system. Realistically, you can only read a few books at once since in most cases you only have 14 days. If you finish reading them early simply click Return from your library and you will get one credit back.
No. LendInk simply matches lenders and borrowers together. The actual lending happens through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or email depending on the eBook format.
No, credits on Lendink never cost anything. They are simply there to allow us to track how many loaned books you are borrowing at any one time. We cap the number to 3 credits in an attempt to reduce the chance of abuse.
It's quite easy. Login to your account and click on Add Book. Enter in the information about the book and a short description or review. We will attempt to pull the cover artwork based on the title. Indicate what type of eBook it is and if you can lend it multiple times. Click Save and the book will be shown for others to request.
From your email you can now decide if you would like to keep or loan the book. Click on either link within the email to finish the request. If you decide to lend the book you will be taken to a page where you will see borrowers name and email. You will then finish by lending the book through either Amazon, Barnes and Noble or email.
You can only add books that you have the legal right to lend. We do not accept illegal copies of books for others to borrow. For more information please read our Terms of Service.
At this time no, but we do ask that if you borrow a book you also loan a book. Lendink relies on its members active participation in order to successfully work. If we start receiving complaints of abuse, we will have to make loaning books a requirement to borrowing.
No, we do not sell credits as we feel this crosses a line in which we would have to pay royalties to the publisher or authors. We are aware of some services that allow you to purchase credits to borrow books and this is fine for them. For us, we would like to stay online for the long term and don't want to cross this line.
No, this would require scripting that would violate the API rules of both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
This is entirely up to the eBook publisher. Lendink has no control over this. In most cases, the eBook is only eligible to be loaned once. We are hopeful that the Publishers will realize the benfits of allowing eBooks to be loaned and remove these rather unfair restrictions. We encourage our members to write to Amazon and Barnes and Nobels to express your desire to have this restriction modified.
Yes. From Your Library click Return for the book you are done reading. You will get a credit back.
At this time your book will automatically be returned and you will be given one credit back.
Click on Profile from the top menu and click on Change My Password.
When your request to borrow a book is accepted your name and email address is shared with the lender. This is the only time we will show your email address.
No, you actually do not have to own a Kindle or Nook eReader in order to enjoy eBooks from Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Both Amazon and Barnes and Noble have reader applications for the iPad, iPodtouch, iPhone, Android, PC and Mac.
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