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Initial post: Aug 9, 2014 10:46:48 AM PDT
Susan says:
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Posted on Aug 9, 2014 10:53:45 AM PDT
TuxGirl says:
Why not just return the book once you realize you already have it, and borrow another? It doesn't cost you anything to do that.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 11:10:48 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 9, 2014 11:18:14 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
Given the fact Kindle Unlimited is not for selling books but for borrowing, if you can't keep track of what you read, it's not costing extra anyway...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 11:24:29 AM PDT
quilt lover says:
They do tell you, the yellow banner is up there like always. Are you searching on your kindle or computer?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 11:56:48 AM PDT
Quilt lover, if I borrow a book using Kindle Unlimited, and then return that book. The next time I look at that same book there is NO yellow banner. The yellow banner is only for books that you have purchased but not borrowed. It's the same for the KOLL books. The OP specifically stated "This does not happen with Kindle Unlimited." and he/she is correct.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 12:03:40 PM PDT
Correct, Amazon does not track books you've borrowed so they cannot warn you if you borrow one again. However, unlike the KOLL, KU does not limit the number of books you can borrow in a month so a mistake like that isn't a problem. You can simply return the book and check out another, no harm.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 12:22:02 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
I guess you don't borrow any public library books either since Amazon won't keep track of what you've borrowed and read.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 3:51:26 PM PDT
quilt lover says:
I must have misunderstood the problem. I keep track of books read through goodreads. Not every book I get is from Amazon, some are even paper, so I need a system that is better than my memory to keep track.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 4:36:26 PM PDT
flipoid says:
Zanzibar, yes there is a record of library books that have been borrowed. When a book is borrowed from the library, the book title has a "Borrowed" notation in the Manage Your Content list. When the loan period expires (or if the borrower ends it early), the notice changes to "Borrow Expired." But the title stays on the list until you manually delete it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 4:40:27 PM PDT
Evidently the OP means, "all my books...are thru Amazon" literally. ALL of them.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 4:43:48 PM PDT
flipoid says:
But borrowing is not the same as buying, Susan.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 4:51:39 PM PDT
CatChat says:
I just don't understand why someone would pass up on the KU for such a trivial reason.
since there isn't a time limit for borrowing books, what is the big deal.
just return the book and borrow another one.
it's not like you wasted a borrow if you are using KU (prime is different on that matter)

but, it's your choice to keep KU or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 6:09:08 PM PDT
Susan says:
I read a lot....sometimes two books a day. I may not realize I read the book until I'm into it. It wastes time and is annoying. I guess I'm spoiled by Amazon!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 6:10:21 PM PDT
*nospin* says:
Use GoodReads or Shelfari to keep track of the books you're reading through KU

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 6:10:35 PM PDT
Susan says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 6:12:29 PM PDT
Susan says:
I'm searching on an IPad. It doesn't show up on the yellow banner once I return the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 6:13:56 PM PDT
Susan says:
Thank you, Vickie

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 6:15:16 PM PDT
Susan says:
True.....I use to

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 6:59:45 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
I don't know why anyone would clutter up their MYC with borrowed books. I delete them as soon as I return them. I don't depend on Amazon to keep track of my reading either through Amazon or elsewhere. With possible product number changes, depending on the yellow banner to know if you already own a book is silly too. But I understand most people are too lazy to bother keeping track of their own purchases based on how many people complain that Amazon won't tell them if they've already read something.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 7:03:51 PM PDT
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*nospin* says:
If you highlight passages in your KU books it still shows here
http://kindle.amazon.com

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 7:23:45 PM PDT
I have a Wishlist for KU books. When I borrow a book I make a note in the Wishlist. If I add a book that's already on the Wishlist Amazon tells me.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 8:16:46 PM PDT
flipoid says:
Just because you don't choose to do that doesn't mean it's silly.

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 9:44:58 PM PDT
Amazon is a retail establishment. They keep track of what you BUY from them. Why should they keep track of what makes no money for them? Do you expect a shoe store to keep track of all the shoes you try on and don't buy?

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 9:49:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 9, 2014 9:50:13 PM PDT
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