One of the things that makes the Kindle unique among the e-readers is the fact that you can loan out your books. Now don’t get too excited, as there are a few catches. First, publishers decide whether books can be lent out or not, and so far only about 10-20 percent of Kindle books can be lent. The other issue is that you can only ever loan a Kindle book out once! Finally, you have to have an Amazon.com account in order to loan your books.
I sincerely hope that they expand this ability in the future, since this is one of my main beefs about e-books. However, in the meantime you should check out a service called Lendle. They pay you to lend out your Kindle books, and allow you to borrow books from other Kindle users. So far I have lent one book, and have put in requests to borrow three. If you want to check it out, be sure to use this referral code so that I can borrow more books: “EXCM6QBW“.