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There is a discussion forum for readers of e-books, and I believe there is a game or two in the games forum devoted to e-books.
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There are guidelines for lending e-books, and there may be some PBS forums devoted to assisting members lend books amongst themselves.
But at this time there is no legal way to transfer ownership of e-books, and to do so violates copyright laws. And thus, cannot be traded via PBS.
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When using any of the outside PBS trading sites for ebooks- Lendle, ebookfling, etc- please do your homework first so that you're not disappointed. Whichever your platform, go to B&N or Amazon and understand from that site which of their books are lendable and which are not. Then if you have purchased some books that are lendable, you can list them at one of those sites and gets points similar to PBS, BUT (and here's the big BUT) lots of people did not do their homework first and went and signed up for these sites, bought some credits, and then found out you can't just download a Brad Thor book. They get upset that the lendable book site had those books listed in their database, but upon clicking on the details of those books you see that those books aren't lendable but you can link into Amazon or B&N and purchase them and the lend site gets and affiliate fee (same as here at PBS).
I use Ebookfling and as long as you understand that lendability doesn't change regardless of who runs the site, you cna really enjoy lending/receiving books.
lots of people did not do their homework first and went and signed up for these sites, bought some credits, and then found out you can't just download a Brad Thor book.
I use Lendle.me, and while they do allow people to list all the books they own and not just the lendable ones, they don't sell credits. I've found it easy to build up quite a few, and have actually earned a $10 Amazon gift card for lending my books out. They have a membership you can buy, but I've never bothered so it's never cost me anything.
So I'd stay away from any site that sells credits for borrowing another Business' books. If Amazon suddenly stopped their Lending Library option, what would they about all the people who bought credits?
And if you know of anyone who has kindle books, you can just exchange book lists and trade that way. I'm DuskyRose at Lendle.me as well as here, so if you see something I have please feel free to PM. I don't mind loaning them out on my own.
Edited - to add that the majority of my loanables were free at one time. You can save yourself a two-week time limit by checking at...
To see if the books are still free. That way you can own them and let them sit on your TBR file til you get to them.
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