Originally Posted by QuantumIguana
People who objected to LendInk have no leg to stand on, they are clearly in the wrong. The lending feature doesn't say "close friends only".
In the facebook page drama, apparently one author said
that "any site that wants to list affiliate links to any of her books should have to get her permission first."
So some authors may not have realized the lending feature existed, and might believe that even if it does, the individual customers SHOULD ask author permission before loaning their books. Or recommending them.
Which, um. I'm happy not to recommend any books by authors who think I need their permission to suggest their works to other people.