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Initial post: Jul 23, 2014 4:48:10 PM PDT
Holly Fisher says:
I can't seem to find any books that are prime eligible that aren't kindle unlimited. Anyone know if Amazon is discontinuing prime members the service of borrowing one book per month?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2014 4:49:46 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
No they are not. How are searching for KOLL books? Using a PC or using your Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2014 4:52:38 PM PDT
They're all still there. Follow this search process:

Toggle to Kindle Store. Go.
Click Kindle E-books.
Type into search window the words: prime eligible.
Go.

THOSE results *ARE* in fact KOLL books; they just don't show the banner on that list view. PICK A BOOK, and you'll see on the product page that it will have the Prime logo.

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 4:56:50 PM PDT
Holly Fisher says:
I'm browsing on my pc, so maybe I need to try it on my Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2014 5:00:19 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
When browsing on your PC, if you see a Prime logo next yo the price of a Kindle book (on the product pages), that book is part of the KOLL.

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 5:08:24 PM PDT
Holly Fisher says:
Found it on my Kindle!

When I tried clicking "Read for Free" on the pc, it took me to the Kindle Unlimited page. I didn't want to pay an extra $10 a month just to borrow books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2014 5:11:05 PM PDT
Stop.Clicking.Read.For.Free on the pc. You can't borrow KOLL books from there.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2014 5:17:03 PM PDT
Holly Fisher says:
Sorry, I just got Prime and I hadn't ever borrowed a book before.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2014 5:18:47 PM PDT
Not your fault; people have enough trouble figuring out the KOLL. The Kindle Unlimited program doubles the confusion.

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 1:38:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 24, 2014 1:46:06 PM PDT
Aine Nic says:
Our experience seems to indicate that there is actually a change in policy. Books that were free last week to borrow aren't free anymore (though it's possible that this is just a normal shuffling around of titles and not related to KU).

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2014 1:46:43 PM PDT
No change in policy. The book's product pages look different, and books come and go on KOLL all the time. Just because it is included now, doesn't mean it will be in a few months.

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 9:22:17 AM PDT
Micgil913 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:25:22 AM PDT
A search for KOLL books today gets 703,373:

http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=prime+eligible

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 9:38:22 AM PDT
Micgil913 says:
Look at the books. Kindle Unlimited. If you go to the KOLL link on your kindle, most of the books listed under that heading are only accessible through Kindle Unlimited. You cannot borrow through your Prime Account.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:42:27 AM PDT
KessaJo says:
Do you already have a KOLL book out? If so, you might not see which are KOLL books.

Try looking on your computer - the Prime logo will indicate which ones are available on KOLL.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:46:38 AM PDT
Wrong. Look at the book pages. See the Prime logo next to the price? That means it is part of the KOLL. If you don't have a KOLL book currently checked out and you did not borrow one in September, you can borrow one of those books from your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:47:18 AM PDT
Micgil913 says:
I've been borrowing for a year and a half. If you have a book out, you can still see what is available. If you request to borrow, you are directed to return the book out. What I'm saying is if you go on your computer and you see the Prime Logo next to a book, when you actually go to borrow it, you learn that it is only available through Kindle Unlimited. When you click "borrow for free" the next screen asks you to authorize a free trial of Kindle Unlimited. The book I currently have out, is no longer available to borrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:50:31 AM PDT
KessaJo says:
The book I currently have out, is no longer available to borrow.
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Just out of curiosity, what is the name of the book you currently have out?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:50:42 AM PDT
Once you return that book, you WILL be able to borrow another one just as you did before (within the same 1 per month limit).

The Prime logo is there for a reason. Prime is basically a shipping program, but obviously, that does not apply to Kindle books. The ONLY reason a Kindle edition would have the Prime logo is because it is part of the KOLL. There is a very large overlap between the KOLL and KU libraries.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:52:24 AM PDT
Beth says:
If it shows the Prime label it is available to borrow. But now you do not see borrow for free if you already have a book out. Because you can not borrow another book at this time.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 9:59:06 AM PDT
Micgil913 says:
You might be right, but I know in the past if I had already borrowed a book for the month, if I tried to borrow another one, I would get a message informing me that I cannot borrow until "x" date. I will see what happens on October 1st when I should be available to borrow again if I got the current book in September (thought I got it in August, but I could be wrong about that).

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 10:02:58 AM PDT
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Please don't misunderstand. No one here would argue that Amazon didn't make a HUGE mess in the way they implemented the KU program. The KOLL is still there, though, and you'll be able to borrow your book for October.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 10:05:08 AM PDT
Micgil913 says:
Thanks. I'll retract my criticism and see if the program works on October 1st.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 10:06:32 AM PDT
LadyH95 says:
You can see which books you have out and when it was borrowed by going to http://smile.amazon.com/mycd, setting the first limit to "Books" and the second to "Borrows". The date on the right is the date you borrowed it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2014 11:31:26 AM PDT
Beth says:
They have put the prime label back next to the book name in list view. You no longer have to open each product page to see if it is KU and KOLL or just KU.
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