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Lending Library and iPad with kindle app

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By Dana W. Rosenthal, 04-Nov-2011 18:09 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I have Amazon Prime and I would like to utilize the new Lending Library on my iPad with the Kindle App. Is that allowed???

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By Artist, 04-Nov-2011 18:20 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

From the info page:

Books can only be borrowed and read on Kindle devices (works with all Kindle generations).

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By E. M. Greenberg, 06-Nov-2011 17:39 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

That is really disappointing. I paid the prime membership and I have purchased multiple books through my kindle app on the ipad. Come on, Amazon!

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By N. Browning, 06-Nov-2011 22:12 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I only signed up for Prime to be able to borrow books on my iPad. Most of the items I buy aren't eligible for free shipping through Prime. The iPad shouldn't be excluded from "all Kindle generations". Better cancel my membership before the free trial expires.

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By Artist, 06-Nov-2011 22:24 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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06-Nov-2011 22:12 America/Los_Angeles

I only signed up for Prime to be able to borrow books on my iPad. Most of the items I buy aren't eligible for free shipping through Prime. The iPad shouldn't be excluded from "all Kindle generations". Better cancel my membership before the free trial expires.

I understand that you are disappointed, but the iPad is not a Kindle, of any generation.

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By Susan T. O'Neall, 06-Nov-2011 23:33 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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04-Nov-2011 18:20 America/Los_Angeles

From the info page:

Books can only be borrowed and read on Kindle devices (works with all Kindle generations).

I am a prime member and have a Kindle 2. I was informed this morning that the lending library was not available for Kindle 2 users. Are there any other Kindle 2 owners who have experienced this same thing?

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By L. Amundson, 07-Nov-2011 07:18 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I signed up for the Prime Free one moth trial to see how I like the lending library I was charged for the book. How do I get the no charge item and how do I reverse the charge on my account?

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By R. Reynoso Robiou, 07-Nov-2011 07:27 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

Hi, i am an Amazon Prime Member and have a Kindle Keyboard. I want to borrow a book in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library... but there's no instrucctions about doing that in my kindle. It has de last version of the software, but it doesn't has the option in the menu (Kindle Owner's Lending Library) and inside the descrption of the book it doesn't appear either the option "borrow for free"... what can i do?? Thanks in advance for your help.

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By ShirleyKat, 07-Nov-2011 07:53 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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06-Nov-2011 23:33 America/Los_Angeles

I am a prime member and have a Kindle 2. I was informed this morning that the lending library was not available for Kindle 2 users. Are there any other Kindle 2 owners who have experienced this same thing?

The lending library is available for all Prime members who pay for it and who have a real Kindle. If your Kindle does not have Wi-Fi, you have to use the USB method to download the books.

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By ShirleyKat, 07-Nov-2011 07:53 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 07:18 America/Los_Angeles

I signed up for the Prime Free one moth trial to see how I like the lending library I was charged for the book. How do I get the no charge item and how do I reverse the charge on my account?

Contact Kindle Support

Click Help at the top of most Amazon pages
Click Kindle (left column)
Click Contact us (right column)

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By Carol Mae, 07-Nov-2011 07:56 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I can't seem to get the lending library on my Kindle. I think its a Kindle 2 running on version 3.3 It says it works on all versions of Kindle, so what is going on? I have both wi-fi and 3g and am a Prime member

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By ShirleyKat, 07-Nov-2011 07:58 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

In reply to R. Reynoso Robiou

07-Nov-2011 07:27 America/Los_Angeles

Hi, i am an Amazon Prime Member and have a Kindle Keyboard. I want to borrow a book in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library... but there's no instrucctions about doing that in my kindle. It has de last version of the software, but it doesn't has the option in the menu (Kindle Owner's Lending Library) and inside the descrption of the book it doesn't appear either the option "borrow for free"... what can i do?? Thanks in advance for your help.

First sentence in the description of the program:

"The Kindle Owners' Lending Library allows eligible U. S. Amazon Prime members who own Kindle devices to choose from thousands of books to borrow for free"

According to your profile, you are not in the U.S. If you've moved to the U.S. and think you've met all the conditions, contact Kindle support:

Click Help at the top of most Amazon pages
Click Kindle (left column)
Click Contact us (right column)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_200127470_ksupport_ownerslib?nodeId=200757120

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By ShirleyKat, 07-Nov-2011 07:59 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 07:56 America/Los_Angeles

I can't seem to get the lending library on my Kindle. I think its a Kindle 2 running on version 3.3 It says it works on all versions of Kindle, so what is going on? I have both wi-fi and 3g and am a Prime member

Carol, do you have a paid Prime membership? It doesn't work for Prime guests, only the paid membership account.

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By Amazon Customer, 07-Nov-2011 09:29 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I can only borrow one book per month from the lending library? Really???? What's the point? Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculous? That's the only reason I wanted to try "Prime" so I can "borrow" books.

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By asortafairytale, 07-Nov-2011 09:36 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 09:29 America/Los_Angeles

I can only borrow one book per month from the lending library? Really???? What's the point? Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculous? That's the only reason I wanted to try "Prime" so I can "borrow" books.

That's just an added perk for Prime members. Prime offers streaming of movies and TV shows, as well as free two-day shipping. Amazon just offered the one book per month as an added bonus. It's not meant to be the reason you get Prime. If you want to borrow books, do it through your library, which is free.

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By ShirleyKat, 07-Nov-2011 09:38 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 09:29 America/Los_Angeles

I can only borrow one book per month from the lending library? Really???? What's the point? Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculous? That's the only reason I wanted to try "Prime" so I can "borrow" books.

The biggest point for most of us is the free 2-day delivery. The free streaming movies is the next biggest point to me. Finally, there are the book loans. But I already have a lifetime supply of books in my account and most of those were "purchased for free" from Amazon. So Prime lending is a nice, but minor addition.

Do you know about ereaderiq.com/free? I'd guess that most of the books that are free now or have been in the past are on the list of what can be borrowed. You won't find books from the big 6 publishers, Financial Times, or Zondervan on that Prime lenders list. They are all agency publishers who set their own prices and just use Amazon to collect their $$ and deliver the books to us.

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By Amazon Customer, 07-Nov-2011 09:43 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 09:36 America/Los_Angeles

That's just an added perk for Prime members. Prime offers streaming of movies and TV shows, as well as free two-day shipping. Amazon just offered the one book per month as an added bonus. It's not meant to be the reason you get Prime. If you want to borrow books, do it through your library, which is free.

There are not many ebooks available through my library. Don't buy that much from Amazon & can't stream movies until I get my Fire.
It's a pretty crappy "bonus".

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By TuxGirl, 07-Nov-2011 09:58 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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06-Nov-2011 22:12 America/Los_Angeles

I only signed up for Prime to be able to borrow books on my iPad. Most of the items I buy aren't eligible for free shipping through Prime. The iPad shouldn't be excluded from "all Kindle generations". Better cancel my membership before the free trial expires.

N Browning:
Contact CS to cancel your prime subscription. Since it's so new, I'm sure they'll give you a pro-rated refund (although you're probably still in the free trial stage anyways). In the future, I highly recommend reading the terms of things like this before you sign up, though. It was pretty clear from the product page that the lending library was for physical kindles only.

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By TuxGirl, 07-Nov-2011 09:59 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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06-Nov-2011 23:33 America/Los_Angeles

I am a prime member and have a Kindle 2. I was informed this morning that the lending library was not available for Kindle 2 users. Are there any other Kindle 2 owners who have experienced this same thing?

Kindle 2s are eligible for it. The Kindle 1 owners have a bug that makes it harder for them to use it, but I know some of them have successfully used it, so K2s shouldn't have any problems. Who informed you of this? It's possible that CS just doesn't know what they're talking about again...

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By TuxGirl, 07-Nov-2011 10:00 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 07:18 America/Los_Angeles

I signed up for the Prime Free one moth trial to see how I like the lending library I was charged for the book. How do I get the no charge item and how do I reverse the charge on my account?

L Amundson:
to return the book, contact cs. you have to borrow the book from the kindle device itself.

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By TuxGirl, 07-Nov-2011 10:01 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 07:27 America/Los_Angeles

Hi, i am an Amazon Prime Member and have a Kindle Keyboard. I want to borrow a book in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library... but there's no instrucctions about doing that in my kindle. It has de last version of the software, but it doesn't has the option in the menu (Kindle Owner's Lending Library) and inside the descrption of the book it doesn't appear either the option "borrow for free"... what can i do?? Thanks in advance for your help.

R Reynoso:
Are you clicking "see all" inside the kindle store on the kindle? Once you are there, you need to select "kindle lending library, then you should be able to do it. you can't use the lending library from your computer. you have to do it from the kindle itself.

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By TuxGirl, 07-Nov-2011 10:03 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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07-Nov-2011 09:43 America/Los_Angeles

There are not many ebooks available through my library. Don't buy that much from Amazon & can't stream movies until I get my Fire.
It's a pretty crappy "bonus".

Why can't you stream movies until you get your Fire? Do you not have a computer??? I stream movies to my tv (through a roku) and to my laptop. The Fire will be nice, but it's not required in order to stream movies.

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By Artist, 07-Nov-2011 11:38 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

To those of you who have a Kindle 2, it does work (I have a Kindle 2).

Click Menu, shop in Kindle Store. Once you are in the storefront, look in the top section (the Browse) section. The last option will be "See all......" Click on that an you'll see the lending option.

I would not join prime just to borrow books, but that's not the main purpose of a prime membership!

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By Stephanie S. Milliken, 07-Nov-2011 11:46 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

Can I browse the web in addition to Amazon.com?

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