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Why only one book per month with Prime?


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Initial post: May 26, 2014 8:01:53 PM PDT
It's a real bummer to only be able to access one book per month with Prime (I'm truly grateful though for that), so there must be a good reason for it.

Can someone enlighten me about this?

Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 8:05:33 PM PDT
Because Prime is a shipping program. The Lending Library is just a perk.

Also, Amazon has to pay the publishers for each and every book borrowed through the Lending Library.

Posted on May 26, 2014 8:06:51 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
Cost versus benefit.

Posted on May 26, 2014 8:22:46 PM PDT
Artist says:
Plus, Amazon is in the business of SELLING books.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 8:25:49 PM PDT
Because Amazon is not a library.

Posted on May 26, 2014 8:26:08 PM PDT
Thanks, you all answered the question perfectly. I don't mean to sound silly, but now I know the reasons. Thanks!!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 8:27:55 PM PDT
If you want free reading material, try your local library - many now have eBooks.

You can also use websites like ereaderiq.com, that track the daily free eBooks on Amazon. You will get many more free eBooks this way than just using the KOLL.

The KOLL is a perk, it is not meant to be your only source of reading material. Amazon is a business, it wants to make money.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 9:01:46 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
One important reason is that Amazon has to pay the publisher / author for every book that is lent out with Prime. That's a lot of people who are a part of the program that potentially can be taking money from the company.

Posted on May 26, 2014 9:10:29 PM PDT
Sue says:
You can also take advantage of the Kindle First books. You can choose one book from a selection of four. The book is free and they are out for Prime members a month before they are available to the general public.

Personally I do not understand why people are not satisfied with one free book a month. Between the KOLL and Kindle First that covers the cost of Prime each month.

If you subscribe to bookbob.com, they offer free books each day. I get my feed from them through my Facebook page.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 9:47:50 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
Why should you get any books to borrow at all? Just as valid a question.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 9:48:49 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 9:49:36 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Because it is a benefit for paying for a Prime account.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 9:51:25 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
Duh - they can decide on anything as a benefit from having Prime - or not.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2014 9:54:14 PM PDT
If you joined Prime for the Lending Library you should cancel and request a refund. Use those funds to get a membership to the Philly Free Library, free for PA residents, a $50 yearly fee allows 6 books out at a time unlimited borrowing and a vast ebook library.
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Initial post:  May 26, 2014
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