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50 Shades of Grey


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Initial post: Aug 28, 2012 11:56:50 AM PDT
A. Burr says:
Can anyone lend me book 2?!?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 11:58:21 AM PDT
Those books are not lending enabled.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 11:58:36 AM PDT
The books are not lending enabled.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 11:58:55 AM PDT
It is not lending-enabled.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 12:03:10 PM PDT
CLS10 says:
As mentioned, the books are not lending enabled. However, you could try your local public library to see if they have the ebooks available for borrowing. The odds are, however, that the waitlist will be fairly long.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 12:07:04 PM PDT
Not only are the books not lending enabled, but this is not the forum to ask for people to loan you books.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 12:16:55 PM PDT
kiss04bam says:
Im on a waiting list at my library and there is over 200 holds!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 12:22:21 PM PDT
When I see these posts, I always wonder if the poster would go up to some stranger and ask to borrow the book the stranger is reading...........

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 12:23:13 PM PDT
Then it looks like you'll either have a long wait or you'll have to buy them. The publisher didn't leave many other choices.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 12:25:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2012 12:35:04 PM PDT
Exactly. And this is the reason ebook lending is so limited. Nobody in their right mind would walk up to Random Person on the Street and say, "Hey, do you have 50 Shades of Grey, and if you do, would you mind if I borrowed it for a bit?"

But now that it just takes a couple of clicks of the mouse, people DO ask Random Person on the Forum if they can borrow the book. So yeah, I really don't see lending becoming less restrictive any time soon.

Edited, because I really do know how to spell the book's title.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 12:33:17 PM PDT
And since you do only get to lend it once, why would you do it for a stranger, rather than hold on to it in case a friend wanted it?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 12:59:12 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:00:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2012 1:01:08 PM PDT
Talk to the publisher, Nicole. Publisher/author decides if a book is lending enabled, etc.

EDIT - You can always lend it the way you lend a DTB - by lending the container of the words - in other words, lending your Kindle. Some people keep a basic Kindle just for lending.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:00:25 PM PDT
After what you did to Alexander Hamilton?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:00:35 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
That's the publisher's decision. It's about profit, not about making things lendable.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:03:08 PM PDT
I agree. It's absolute horsechit that the publisher and author want money for their product. How DARE they!!!1!!1!1!!!!!1!

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 1:03:24 PM PDT
There is going to be an abundance of those books showing up on thrift shops and used books stores, all over the nation. Landfills will suffer, and the literary world will continue to spin off its axis.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 1:04:58 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:05:32 PM PDT
That's why you download a sample.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:06:48 PM PDT
And that's why you talk to the publisher not to other Kindle customers. This is a Kindle customer forum. The publishers do not read the posts here.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:07:10 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:07:59 PM PDT
Why should the publisher make it easy for you to get the product for free when their entire purpose is to SELL that product?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:09:07 PM PDT
If 10% of the book (the default sample size as I understand it) is not enough for you to decide if you like something or not, then I suggest borrowing from the library. There may be a waiting list but then you can read the whole book should you desire.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:09:14 PM PDT
2 chapters isn't enough?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:11:13 PM PDT
Well, from what I hear it is the size that counts.
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