Do you find yourself waiting longer than you would like for book loans? First off, make sure you white-list Amazon’s email address, if you have not already, so that the loan emails from Amazon don’t go into your spam folder (super-easy white-listing instructions here). Then use these four pointers to make sure you’ve always got plenty to read:
1. Lend More Books: The BookLending.com system is programmed to reward the “most engaged” community members with faster book loans. And of course, the community wouldn’t exist at all without lenders, so please check your Amazon.com Manage Your Kindle page regularly to spot books you could lend out at BookLending.com. Have you been waiting a long time for a popular book? Why not purchase it and then “pay it forward” by lending the book to another BookLending.com member.
Bonus Tip: Make sure you always click on the “Confirm” button at the top of the page after you actually lend a book at BookLending.com so that our system knows you completed the loan.
2. Request More Books: There are no limits on borrow requests, so treat your borrow requests like a Netflix queue and add any titles you would enjoy reading. If you have a wider range of requested books, you’re likely to get books more regularly.
3. Increase Your Maximum Books Per Week: Last week, we introduced a setting on your profile page that you can use to adjust the maximum book loans you receive per week. The default is one book per week, but if you want more books you can increase up to three per week. (You can also set the maximum to No Books to pause your books if you are too busy to read.) You may or may not receive your max number of loans in any given week, but you will not receive more than your max.
4. Explore the Read It Today Category: When you want to find something to read super fast, explore our Read It Today pages. These are the books that are in best supply at BookLending.com; our members report getting Read It Today books within hours or even minutes. You can find the Read It Today category by scrolling down to the bottom of the dropdown category list (at the top of the right-hand sidebar).
Follow these tips to make the most of the book lending community at BookLending.com.