Lend or Borrow Kindle Books
Amazon is is enabling readers of electronic books to lend digital copies of their favourite titles to their friends, in an effort to bring one of the key social aspects of reading to its Kindle device. Despite the advice of French writer Anatole France — "Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other people have lent me" — publishers recognise that many readers enjoy lending books to their friends once they have finished them. That has not been previously possible with books sold in digital form, as they could not be transferred from one user's account to another. Now, however, purchasers of e-books from Amazon can transfer virtual volumes to friends for two weeks, safe in the knowledge that any unreliable book buddies cannot contrive excuses for keeping them forever, and that the virtual pages will not be returned tatty and turned over at the corners. The service is so far only available in the US, but is expected to be opened up to Amazon stores in Britain and elsewhere in the coming months. Mass-scale electronic file-sharing has been the scourge of the music industry for years now, with just one copy of an album potentially able to be illegally downloaded and replicated by strangers an unlimited number of times. However, publishers believe that the risks of a similar situation developing with books will be avoided by allowing people to pass on day downloads of their books via email to a single person per title, with their own copies becoming inaccessible until the loan has expired.
In this simple tutorial I show you how to loan ebooks, borrow the ones shared from friends, and return them when you're done! You don't need a Kindle Fire or other eReader to loan or borrow Kindle books. All you need is one of Amazon's Kindle reading apps , which are free. However, for this tutorial I'll be using my personal tablet to show you how to do it. You can do the same from any web browser.
Sharing Kindle Books: The Cons
Most of eBook lovers choose to purchase eBooks from the world's largest online eBook retailer--Amazon. Sometime, you may find some interesting eBooks and eager to share them with your family or friends immediately.
Did you know there's another way to get Kindle books for free besides going through lists of the latest free Kindle books? Below, you'll learn how to share your Kindle books with your friends and family and find out how to borrow their Kindle books, all for free. When sharing with friends, books can be borrowed for a maximum of 14 days. However, if you share your Kindle books with your family, they can have access to them for as long as they like. Below are detailed instructions on how to loan a Kindle eBook to a friend or family member, as well as instructions on how they can then download the shared Kindle book to their device. Be sure to read the "Lending Limitations" section below so you know what you can and can't do when loaning out your Kindle books. There are two ways to lend a Kindle book to someone.
You can lend a Kindle book to another reader for up to 14 days. The borrower does not need to own a Fire tablet or Kindle e-reader and can read the book after downloading a free Kindle reading app. Video: Lend and Borrow Kindle Books. A Kindle book can only be loaned one time. Magazines and newspapers are not currently available for lending. You can loan eligible Kindle books from the product detail page of a book you purchased on Amazon.