The ability to pass around paper books is a property of their physicality. It was never intentioned that commercially-published books be exchanged and stored and shared, but since publishers can't prevent it, they just have to live with it. The profit margins on commercial publication have historically been high enough to support this business model.Why should we not have the same rights with Kindle books?
Swap Kindles - or:uny said:How can I share books? If I and a friend both purchase kindles can we trade books like we do with hardbacks now?
I didn't know the Nook allowed you to "loan" a book to someone, even with those ridiculous restrictions. But they definitely have the right idea! That's a great feature. I wonder if they've kept track of people's ebook lending practices. Is it really widespread?tubemonkey said:Swap Kindles - or:
Buy Nooks instead and use their LendMe feature which allows you to lend your copy to another Nook. While it's loaned out, you won't be able to read it on your Nook; which is quite fair. But, it also comes with some pretty harsh restrictions which are totally asinine:
1- it's only available on books that the publisher has approved and not all books have been approved
2- there's a 14-day limit on the loan period and it's not renewable
3- that book can only be loaned out once and never again; not even to a different person
All in all, that feature is pretty worthless. Swapping Kindles is a whole lot easier.