When you finish reading a great book, you want to share it with your friends and family. In the past, you could simply lend them your physical copy. But with ebooks, things are a bit more complicated. You can’t just hand over your Kindle, and you don’t want to buy them a copy if they’re only going to read it once.
Fortunately, Amazon makes it easy to loan out Kindle books. Here’s how it works:
Go to the Amazon website and sign in to your account.
Click on “Content & Devices” in the menu bar.
Under “Digital Content,” click on “Books.”
Find the book you want to loan and click on the “More Actions” button.
Select “Loan this Title.”
Enter the email address of the person you want to loan the book to and click “Send.”
The recipient will receive an email with a link to download the book. They will have 14 days to read it before it expires.
Not all ebooks are eligible for loaning. The publisher of the book has to opt in to the program. You can see if a book is eligible by looking for the “Loan this Title” button next to it.
You can also loan books to members of your Amazon Household. To do this, follow the same steps as above, but select “Manage Family Library” instead of “Loan this Title.”
Once you’ve loaned a book, you can track its progress in the “Loan History” section of your Content & Devices page.
Loaning out Kindle books is a great way to share your favorite books with your friends and family. It’s a quick and easy way to let them experience the same joy you did.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when loaning out Kindle books:
You can only loan out a book once.
The recipient must have a Kindle or other compatible device to read the book.
The recipient cannot loan the book out to anyone else.
If the recipient does not return the book within 14 days, it will automatically be returned to you.