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Centralized list of Prime books to borrow?

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Initial post: Dec 27, 2012 1:23:52 PM PST
Twillpicket says:
Every month I have trouble finding Prime books to borrow. I prefer non-fiction and don't want to check book after book at random to see if it's eligible for the Prime lending program. Is there a centralized list?

Any help will be appreciated because currently I can't find much of a selection.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:28:19 PM PST
Click Books. Go.

Scroll down. Click Prime Eligible.

Click Kindle Edition.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:30:49 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
Twillpicket, your Kindle will generally be able to take you to Prime eligible books. Which model do you have?

I'm going to paste a link here to find them on your computer, but I think Amazon is smart not to make that too easy. Remember that you must actually borrow the book from a hardware Kindle anyway. I've seen many, many times where people are asking why they got charged for a Kindle book when they have Prime. It's typically because they clicked a "Buy" button rather than a "Borrow" button, and I think they often do it on a computer.

Here's that link, but again, you'll need to go on your Kindle to actually borrow it:

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:31:10 PM PST
Twillpicket says:
Ah! Thank you, Foliz. Thank you very much.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:33:44 PM PST
Twillpicket says:
Thank you, too, Bufo. I have a Kindle 3 and know how to borrow, just have trouble finding books

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:34:24 PM PST
Annie DC says:
I know this isn't what you are asking for, but this works for me, so it's just a suggestion. Anytime I am browsing and find a book that looks interesting, I check to see if it is part of Prime Lending. If it is, I send a sample to my Kindle and leave it there, and then use that to link directly back to the book to look at it again when making my next selection.

For me, searching at the time I want to borrow something seems less efficient. Books float in and out of the library, so you have to check to make sure it's still part of KOLL, but I have quite a few stacked up and waiting in the queue.

Non-fiction is pretty broad, and these may not interest you, but here are some NF I've borrowed:

Jared Diamond - Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Michael Lewis - Liar's Poker
Michael Lewis - The Blind Side
Michael Lewis - Money Ball

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:39:41 PM PST
OR! What I do is keep a separate Wish List entitled, "Prime Books". When it's time to browse them, I can open that list from my Kindle. :0)

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:45:34 PM PST
Twillpicket says:
Thank you for all the suggestions! I've actually had months go by without borrowing because I couldn't find anything and wondering if Prime membership was even worth it. Now, with your suggestions, I'm excited to get busy for my December selections.

Will mail all this to myself for future reference. Happy New Year to all!

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:51:18 PM PST
Twillpicket says:
Thanks, Annie, for taking the time. I'll take a good look at those.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 2:01:58 PM PST
Twillpicket says:
Holy cow, I just found the latest Grisham! Thank you, guys. I'll shut up now and start reading, ''The Racketeer.''

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 12:04:41 PM PST
Veronda Bryk says:
I've been looking for books to borrow for the last few months (I kept forgetting the first several months I had Prime), and it's tedious (though I did come across some I enjoyed), but Folina's recommendation is AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2013 1:10:47 PM PST
You're quite welcome!

Although I must admit that better folks before me thought of that solution, and I just borrowed it. Glad to share!
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