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Renting Kindle Books
Kindle textbooks can be rented for a period typically between 30 and 360 days, providing the flexibility to pay only for the amount of time you need with a book. Note: Some textbooks may only be available for a fixed rental length, such as 180 days, if the textbook publisher has disabled the flex rental option. Titles that are eligible for rental will have a message on the product detail page: "Rent this book." Select the end date for your rental to see the price and complete the transaction by clicking on "Rent now with 1-Click."
Renting a Kindle Textbook
Books that are eligible for rental will have a message on the product detail page: "Rent this book."
Use the calendar to select your rental period. The minimum rental duration is typically 30 days and the maximum is typically 360 days. Click the "Rent now with 1-Click" button to rent your textbook.
When your Kindle textbook rental is almost over, you will receive an e-mail notification. Click the "Extend rental or purchase" button to continue your rental or purchase the textbook, paying only the difference between the purchase price and what you've already paid to rent the book. Once the book expires you'll lose the rental credit and will have to pay the book's purchase price to buy the book.
You can check the status of your rental at any time at Manage Your Kindle.
When your rental period has expired, the textbook will no longer be accessible. However the notes and highlights you made while reading the Kindle textbook will be available at kindle.amazon.com. There are some restrictions on the amount of highlights and notes that may be saved to kindle.amazon.com. In order to prevent abuse, publishers may limit how much of a textbook may be highlighted and stored at kindle.amazon.com.
Extending or Purchasing a Rental
You can extend your rental at any time during your rental period in increments as small as one day (up to a maximum rental period of 360 days). Or purchase the textbook you've been renting, paying only the difference between the purchase price and what you've already paid to rent the book. Manage and extend your Kindle textbook rentals at Manage Your Kindle.
You can always access any notes and highlights you made in the textbook from kindle.amazon.com even after your rental period has expired.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not sure how long I need my book; can I change the rental period after I've ordered?
The minimum rental length for a Kindle textbook is typically 30 days. Any time before the rental ends you can extend your rental or convert it to a purchase and receive full credit for the amount you've spent to rent the book. Manage and extend your Kindle textbook rentals at Manage Your Kindle. Note: Some textbooks may only be available for a fixed rental length, such as 180 days, if the textbook publisher has disabled the flex rental option. You can still convert it to a purchase and receive full credit.
When I try to select the end date I'd like I get a message saying the "Rental price exceeds the buy price" for that end date. Why?
Occasionally the buy price for a textbook falls below the rental price, typically for longer rental periods. We want to ensure that our customers don't spend more to rent a book when they can buy it for a lower price.
I no longer want a book that I rented because I decided to drop a course. Can I return the Kindle textbook and get a refund?
As with all Kindle books you can request a return and refund for your rented books within 7 days of the order date. If you return a Kindle textbook within this timeframe, we will issue you a full refund.
I originally rented a book for 90 days but I'm done using the book after 60 days. Can I get a partial refund for the unused duration?
At this time, we do not provide partial refunds for unused rental duration.
Can I extend my rental after the rental has expired? Can I buy the Kindle textbook after the rental has expired?
You may re-rent a book after your rental has expired, however this will be treated as a new rental and not an extension of the expired rental. You may buy a book after your rental has expired, however this will be treated as a new purchase order and not a buyout of the expired rental.
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