One of so many reasons why I don’t miss reading physical books is the fact that just like with the physical books, you can actually lend and borrow Kindle ebooks to and from anyone you choose. The amazing difference between them is, of course that when you’ve loaned or borrowed kindle ebooks, you’ll definetely get or return those Kindle ebooks back right on time.
Just the other day, I recommended a friend (let’s call him John) to read some of my business Kindle ebooks. John owns neither a tablet nor a Kindle. Then again, he, as the borrower, doesn’t have to. The only two things he’ll have to do to be able to read those loaned Kindle ebooks are downloading and installing one or more of the Free Kindle Reading Apps. He did and now, he can read both the loaned Kindle ebooks and those that he has purchased himself.
So, if you also want to lend or borrow Kindle ebooks to and from anyone you choose, follow the following instructions below. However, there are also some lending and borrowing rules that you’ll have to take into consideration:
- A Kindle ebook can only be loaned one time.
- Only eligible Kindle ebooks are currently available for lending.
- Magazines and newspapers are currently not available for lending.
- The borrower has 7 days to accept your leading’s offer.
- If the lending’s offer is not accepted after seven days, the Kindle ebook will become available in your Kindle Library. You will be able to loan the Kindle ebook again.
- You can lend a Kindle book to anyone for up to 14 days.
- During the loan period (of those 14 days), you will not be able to read the Kindle ebook that you loaned.
How to lend and borrow Kindle ebooks to and from anyone you choose
There are two easy, simple ways to lend a Kindle ebooks. The first one called, Loan a Kindle Book from Manage Your Kindle and the second one called, Loan a Kindle Book from the Product Detail Page. I’ll be using a Kindle ebook, called Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs (New Rules Social Media Series) as my loaned Kindle ebook to John Demo.
1. Loan a Kindle Book from Manage Your Kindle
1. 1. Visit the Manage your Kindle and log in using your own Amazon’s credentials.
1. 2. Look for the Kindle ebook that you want to lend to or in this case, the Kindle ebook called Inbound Marketing.
1. 3. In the Actions menu, select Loan this title (see image above). Note: If Loan this title is not an option, lending is unavailable for the title.
1. 4. Enter the borrower’s e-mail address. If desired, enter a personal message. Note: Make sure to send the Kindle ebook loan’s notification to the borrower’s personal e-mail address and not his/her Kindle e-mail address.
1. 5. Click the Send now button to continue.
1. 6. The borrower will be receiving a lending offer notification’s email from Amazon. Note: The borrower has 7 days to accept your leading’s offer.
1. 7. The borrower needs to click the Get your loaned book now button to continue (see image above).
1. 8. The borrower needs to click the Accept loaned book button to accept your loaned Kindle ebook (see image above).
2. Loan a Kindle Book from the Product Detail Page
2. 1. Visit the Kindle Store.
2. 2. Go to the product detail page of a Kindle ebook that you purchased on Amazon.
2. 3. On the product detail page, click the Loan this book button (see image above).
2. 4. You will then be sent to the Loan this book page.
2. 5. Follow and repeat the “Loan a Kindle Book from Manage Your Kindle” instruction, from step 1.4 until step 1.9.