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Initial post: Apr 11, 2014, 11:38:00 AM PDT
Why is the Lending Library not available on the Kindle App?

I own an original Kindle but my wife uses that now, as I use the App on my Android tablet. I am curious to know why the Prime Lending Library is not available via the app?

Posted on Apr 11, 2014, 11:41:02 AM PDT
K. R. says:
Because Amazon has limited it to just the physical Kindles...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 11:41:41 AM PDT
Because Jeff Bezos wanted to encourage Kindle owners to get Prime, and encourage Prime subscribers to buy Kindles. At least, that's the best explanation I've seen. The KOLL is just one perk for Prime users. Amazon's program, Amazon's call.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 11:55:48 AM PDT
It just makes sense to me that a company that sells their own e-readers & tablets (Fires) and sells eBooks, that if they are offering free reading that they would want it done on their devices as part of a perk that they are offering.

I am a little surprised that people who do not own Kindles expect Amazon to include them in the KOLL and not get mad at B&N and Apple (or whatever device they use) for not offering them monthly loans of eBooks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 12:34:09 PM PDT
Artist says:
Because it's the Kindle OWNERS' Lending Library. A small perk for Kindle Owners. You don't get to borrow any book you want -- you're limited to Prime eligible books, which are mostly self-published books that usually sell for between $0.99 and $3.99. You're not missing much, believe me. I don't even bother borrowing a book any more.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 12:36:39 PM PDT
For April, I've borrowed Here There Is No Why, which several people in the "What Are You Reading" thread recommended. I haven't started it yet, but it looks interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 12:40:03 PM PDT
K. R. says:
"... you're limited to Prime eligible books, which are mostly self-published books that usually sell for between $0.99 and $3.99."

This is the book I'm currently borrowing... Was $14+, but now down to $9+...

These Are The Voyages, TOS, Season One ( Season One ) by Marc Cushman

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 1:04:52 PM PDT
Artist says:
Did you see the word "mostly" in my post?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 1:10:25 PM PDT
K. R. says:
"Did you see the word "mostly" in my post?"

Which means what? A number slightly greater than 50%?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 1:13:23 PM PDT
Artist says:
Here's a link to the Prime eligible books. You are welcome to count the number of books if specificity is important to you:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=prime+eligible&rh=n%3A133140011%2Cn%3A!133141011%2Cn%3A154606011%2Ck%3Aprime+eligible

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 1:30:53 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 11, 2014, 1:35:55 PM PDT
Artist says:
Your statement that my statement "was probably wrong" is a generality, just as mine was. The exactly percentage doesn't matter to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 1:40:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 11, 2014, 1:40:53 PM PDT
K. R. says:
I deleted my previous post - Amazon doesn't let you access more than 400 pages of a search, and the link I posted didn't include the whole of the search - just the 400 pages of books that ranged from $200 down.. So I guess it can't be proved whether or not there are more books under a $3.99 price point than above it..

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2014, 2:37:06 PM PDT
In my little unscientific sampling I have borrowed 9 books priced at $3.99 or lower and 7 priced over $3.99. The lowest priced book was $2.00 and the highest $9.99. The average price of my sample is $4.74.
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