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Initial post: Dec 2, 2012 3:19:38 PM PST
I can access all kindle lending library books, but does anyone have a clue as to how to search for NY Times best sellers in this library? Amazon claims about 100. One would think that searching for them would be easy.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 3:34:11 PM PST
If you mean current NYT bestsellers, I don't think you'll find many. What it actually says:

" Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers"

I suspect most of the 100 are former NYT bestsellers - for example, 7 of the titles start with the words "Harry Potter".........

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 4:23:50 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
The way to find the (very) few that qualify is to search "Books" "NYT Best Seller List", select the "kindle" tab at the top of the list, then, select the "prime" checkmark in the left margin. The KOLL books on that list will have a "$0.00 (read for free)" indicator in the price list.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_browse-b_mrr_2?rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Anyt+best+seller+list%2Cp_85%3A2470955011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011&bbn=283155&sort=price&keywords=nyt+best+seller+list&ie=UTF8&qid=1354494075&rnid=618072011

This showed 5. Gotta tell you - I don't recognize ANY of these titles from my weekly review of the NYT Book section.

DL

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 4:28:19 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
Sigh.

Just did the exact same search and came up with a completely different list!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_85_0?rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Anew+york+times+bestsellers%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011%2Cp_85%3A2470955011&bbn=283155&keywords=new+york+times+bestsellers&ie=UTF8&qid=1354494439&rnid=2470954011

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 4:30:18 PM PST
Thanks much for the info. I also haven't been able to find very many former or present best sellers. Thought there must be an easier method. I wish I could find out where Amazon "hid" them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 4:32:06 PM PST
I realize that most would be "former" best sellers, but I really would like to find an easy method to find the famous 100.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 4:36:34 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
The thing is that the Kindle Owners Lending Library isn't actually a "library." It is simply a collection of titles that Amazon has graciously paid for to provide as part of that feature of Prime Membership. There are some titles that are flagged for this purpose. I'm not altogether certain that those titles are permanently tagged, either. The actual contents of the "library" may vary. Just don't know.

The search for NYT Best Sellers seems pretty complete to me. It is only when I started add-ons to make the results more granular that different books started to appear.

If I were you, I'd just examine titles that interest me and, if they have that "read for free" marker, you'd have a candidate!

DL

These are some lists maintained by Shelfari should you wish to join that site. That may, at least, give you some pointers toward titles that interest you.

New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010 (10)
New York Times Best American Fiction 1981-2006 (22)
New York Times Bestsellers (Current) (47)
New York Times Bestsellers - Fiction (Current) (15)
New York Times Bestsellers - Hardcover Advice (Current) (10)
New York Times Bestsellers - Hardcover Fiction (Current) (15)
New York Times Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction (Current) (16)
New York Times Bestsellers - Nonfiction (Current) (15)
New York Times Bestsellers - Paperback Advice (Current) (10)
New York Times Bestsellers - Paperback Mass-Market Fiction (Current) (20)
New York Times Bestsellers - Paperback Nonfiction (Current) (20)
New York Times Bestsellers - Paperback Trade Fiction (Current) (20)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 4:38:03 PM PST
This might be a bit of work - and they're def not all NYT bestsellers, but you can do searches for Amazon's own publishing imprints, and I *think* most of those books are in Prime. For example, the Ed McBain titles that are Thomas & Mercer are Prime-eligible. Same with the Ian Fleming/James Bond titles. Just a thought.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 4:43:44 PM PST
I was having the same luck as you. Found best sellers, but had difficulty finding any for Prime loan. Seems the only way to find them at A. Prime is to sort through the list.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 12:31:35 AM PST
kdee says:
found this link on goodreads that has actually listed 50 best books in the KOLL. not very impressive considering the way Amazon promotes the library. yet, this is a start:

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24361.Best_Books_in_the_Kindle_Owner_s_Lending_Library

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 12:42:49 AM PST
kdee says:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24361.Best_Books_in_the_Kindle_Owner_s_Lending_Library
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