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Initial post: Jul 5, 2012 1:32:48 PM PDT
Why is the Kindle Fire lending library limited to only one book per month? Obviously most people can read faster than this. Is the intent to force those who can't wait till next month to go ahead and buy a sequel (assuming there is one)?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:35:40 PM PDT
Dittie says:
How is it possible for you to be forced to buy anything? KOLL is not intended to be your only source of reading material.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:37:08 PM PDT
Amazon has to pay the publishers for those loaned books. If loaning was unlimited they would never make any money. I read between $800 and $1000 worth of books a year. Prime is $80 a year. It would be a great deal for me but not such a great deal for Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:37:26 PM PDT
**Meya** says:
William, Amazon is in business to sell stuff. The KOLL is just a nice added perk of Prime, which is first and foremost a shipping program.

If borrowing books is important to you, check out your local library. They are in business to lend stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:37:39 PM PDT
Why do you think Amazon (which is in business to SELL books) should provide you with all the reading material you want for free? If you can't wait until next month, then you are the one "forcing" the sale, not Amazon.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 1:38:01 PM PDT
Ed G says:
The intent of the Kindle Owners' Lending Library is to offer Kindle owners a little extra perk.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 1:39:26 PM PDT
Why don't you check out the many free books offered by Amazon each and every day. Some, I agree, are junk but you can get some decent to good reads there for nothing and they remain as part of your library for ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:40:06 PM PDT
The Kindle Fire Lending Library? Do you mean the Kindle Owners Lending Library?

That's a perk of Prime membership. For $79 per year, you get unlimited free 2 day shipping on much of what Amazon sells. As a perk, you get free streaming of selected content. As an *extra* perk, you can borrow one book per month from the KOLL.

The KOLL was never meant to be your sole source of reading material. If you want books, buy them. Borrow them from your public library. Check out the freebie threads.

Amazon pays the publisher for each and every book borrowed by each and every person. Why on earth would you expect them to underwrite your book habit?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:44:48 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:46:22 PM PDT
Dittie says:
Because if you can't read the other seven answers already explaining why, you aren't in need of reading material even once a month.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:48:13 PM PDT
Have you read the thread? Do you understand that Amazon has to pay the publisher for every book you borrow? Why do you expect Amazon to subsidize your habit?

The KOLL is a thank-you to customers who 1) pay for Prime and 2)buy a Kindle. If you don't feel sufficiently thanked, it's your problem, not Amazon's.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 2:24:35 PM PDT
Sounds like Amazon should get rid of the KOLL perk & then you will have nothing to complain about.

Same goes for the OP.

Maybe Amazon can just make it available for the customers that see it for what it is & are glad to get what they are offered instead of being all greedy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 2:36:21 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Why should Amazon give you MORE than one book a month?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 2:37:17 PM PDT
**Meya** says:
I borrowed a book from KOLL yesterday, and read it all already. I'm fightin' mad.

;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 2:39:00 PM PDT
You should be! Amazon should give you all of your reading material for free!

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 2:55:43 PM PDT
This has been discussed many times before and we have concluded that we should receive 42 free books per month, each.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 2:59:50 PM PDT
Since I can't read 42 books per month, I would be willing to sell some of my loans for 50% of the book price.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 3:00:48 PM PDT
ROFL! I knew I liked you. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 3:03:32 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
I did NOT sign on to that agreement.

I think we should get 47.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 3:05:22 PM PDT
there's always one trouble maker!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 3:14:08 PM PDT
 nospin  says:
50% of the hardcover price, right?
;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 3:24:56 PM PDT
;) You're on to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 3:56:35 PM PDT
Nope...it must be an even number of books. 46 or 48, but not 47.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:06:14 PM PDT
Lynne says:
I tend to use the one book a month lending program as a way to preview a book that I am interested in to see if it something I do want to order - this month I checked out a British cookbook.

I have had my kindle fire since May and I read about a book a day - other than a few
"rare" titles like the Vugate (cost me .99 ) I haven't paid for any of the books I have read - pleasure reading I like mysteries and there are usually a ton on the "free books for the week of " link ( many,many thanks to those people who do this )

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:07:30 PM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Unfrigginbelievable.

DL
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