How to Lend a Kindle Book: A Step-by-Step Guide | Book RiotAmazon now allows you to share your Kindle books with your spouse and your children. Four years ago I wrote an article about the importance of having a separate Amazon account from your spouse. Back when we shared a single Amazon account, my wife discovered that she really, really hated having my virtual books mixed in with hers on her Kindle. We have separate bookshelves for our physical books and she wanted a separate virtual bookshelf for her Kindle books. Oddly, she has never wanted to read any of my books. It exposes the critical shortcoming of ebooks compared to physical books. Once you buy a real book, you can lend it to anyone you like and you can give it away.
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How to share books on a Kindle with family and friends
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 share select eligible content with the other adult and children in your Amazon Household through Family Library. In order to use Family Library to share content with another adult, you must first join an Amazon Household together. Members of an Amazon Household include:. Two adults, each with their own Amazon account. Up to four teen logins, but teens are unable to share content.
Sharing Kindle Books: The Pros
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. - 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.
One of my favorite things about books is sharing and discussing them with my friends and family. Luckily, someone taught me how to lend a Kindle book and share the reading love! Share with Anyone: As mentioned above, shareable Kindle books can be sent to anyone via email. Once you share, your friend will have seven days to download the book and then 14 days to read it before it is returned to you. They can read it via the free Kindle app on a smartphone or tablet, or from any internet browser at read. No Lost Books: At the end of the day loan period, your Kindle book is automatically returned to you. That means you can loan books to that one friend who always seems to misplace them or forget to bring them back.