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How do I share a book from my kindle with another kindle?

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Initial post: Jun 25, 2012 6:10:16 AM PDT
Horsewoman says:
How do I share a book from my Kindle with another kindle?

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 6:18:31 AM PDT
LadyH95 says:
Check out for more details. Just remember, not all books are lending enabled (determined by the publisher) and once a book is loaned, it can never be loaned again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 6:20:42 AM PDT
Do you mean another Kindle in your household/registered to the same Amazon account, or do you mean someone else's Kindle, entirely?

If you have multiple Kindles on the same Amazon account (I have mine plus 2 kids'), then all the Kindles can access that same Amazon archive.

If you mean how do you "loan" an e-book to a friend, it depends on whether each individual title has been "lending-enabled" by the publisher. You have to go to the book's product page, scroll down to "info" and you'll see if it say's "Lending Enabled"... or not.

If it is, there's a link near the top of the product page that says, "Loan this book to anyone you like". Click that and follow the directions. Note that you MUST send the loan to a "real" email address; NOT a Kindle email address.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 6:22:33 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Horseworman, sharing is something that is done between Kindles on the same account. Both Kindles have the same rights to the book: you can typically read the same book on both devices at the same time, and you can each have the book for as long as you want.

In that situation, you can either send the book to the second Kindle from

or get it from the device. How you get it from the Kindle varies a bit depending on the type, but for most Kindles, it's

Home - Menu - View Archived Items

You find the title and click on it.

Lending is making a temporary loan of an e-book to someone not on your account. It's up to the publsher as to whether or not that is allowed, and most books from large publishers will not say, "Lending: Enabled" on the book's Amazon product page. If a book is lending enabled, it can be loaned out once...ever...for fourteen days.

For more information on that, see
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