Less then a day that Amazon revoked eBook lending site Lendle from using its API database, it looks like their access is now restored and the website is back in business.
There was tremendous backlash yesterday as most major news sites had reported that eBook sharing facilltator Lendle was blacklisted from Amazon with no apparent reason. They had posted some news on their blog and it picked up steam on the internet with many people visibly disgruntled with the off-the-cuff verdict. It looks like the public sentiment paid off and Amazon is again letting Lendle access its API system.
Although we would like to say there was no cost involved with Lendle being saved. It had to give up its Book Sync feature and the old page that gave all of the information on it is a 404.
It is good to know that Lendle is back as many eBook lending business. In the last 24 hours many of the other lending sites were looking at the entire issue with some trepadation. Since Amazon and Barnes and Noble are the only companies offering lending services for ebooks, it looks like if you fall out favor, your business is doomed.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.