eBook Fling Uses Crowdsourcing to Offer Unlimited eBook Swapping

You can think of eBook Fling as the Netflix of eBooks. With this site, you can borrow thousands of books from other readers across the US for FREE for 14 days through the Kindle and Nook. Don’t have a Kindle or Nook eReader? No problem. eBook Fling also works with iPad, iPhone, Blackberry or Android smartphones using the Kindle or Nook apps. The way it works is that you list your own books and create wishlists for books that you want to read. It’s free to join, and for each book that you lend out, you’ll earn a credit. Each book you borrow, you’ll use a credit. To get started, you can purchase 3 book credits for $8.99. Right now the eBook Fling site is pretty klunky – if you click on a book title or thumbnail, it will take you right back to the home page. But I think it does show promise. What do you guys think? Would you use this service?

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  • Cynthia March 26, 2011, 7:48 pm

    I signed up… the site definitely had some bumpy beginnings and is still a work in progress, but is getting better quickly. And the management gave out 2 credits just the other day to the early adopters for their patience. As far as the service goes, it rocks, I’ve lent several books and gotten a few borrows. It’s good I am a fast reader!

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  • Cynthia April 26, 2011, 4:32 pm

    The downside is that as several new lending sites came out, the Agency publishers started pulling lending rights from books like mad during April. So a lot of folks have found their lending site wishlists decimated, not to mention their lending library.

    There are still good reads to be found, but you have to look harder for them.

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