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Initial post: Dec 29, 2011, 9:37:29 PM PST
Just wondering if I can use my prime membership to read books for free (trying to get the 2nd in the Hunger Games series) on my iPhone app? Or do you have to have the actual Kindle to use the feature thru Amazon Prime? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2011, 9:38:30 PM PST
You have to have an actual Kindle device in order to utilize the lending through prime.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012, 9:06:03 PM PST
R Daneel says:
LAME! So much for keeping prime ... I can wait a couple extra days for free shipping, I was thinking we were getting the books too.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012, 9:31:04 PM PST
R. Daneel - The name of the program is the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Notice the word "Owners".

Posted on Feb 4, 2012, 11:05:49 PM PST
MamaSylvia says:
Not only do you not get KOLL access for apps, even though I have a genuine Kindle, when I borrow a KOLL book MY apps, registered to my very own Kindle-owning Prime-paying account, don't have access to the KOLL book. I have to read it on my actual Kindle.

As has been said several hundred times here, the KOLL is a nice additional perk if you own a Kindle, but it doesn't make Prime worthwhile. The 2-day shipping remains the only real reason for paying for Prime.

Posted on Aug 7, 2012, 9:11:32 PM PDT
Josh says:
This is a major turn off to me as well I own a kindle and an Ipad/Ipod touch not being able to assess them via cloud on all my devices is the reason i will not be getting Prime.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012, 10:44:55 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Personally, I've really enjoyed the shipping benefits, which was the original purpose of the program. If you don't find them attractive, it probably isn't for you.

Posted on Aug 7, 2012, 11:20:12 PM PDT
In addition to the 2-day shipping and the KOLL, I like the Amazon Instant Videos which can be watched on the kindle fire, tablet, roku, xbox, or computer.
I watch a couple of movies and borrow one book a month with my prime membershiip. However, I must admit that it is the 2-day shipping that I enjoy the most.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012, 11:51:24 PM PDT
Yep. Nothing like buying a $1.97 cable and having it delivered right to your door for no shipping cost. It's cheaper than driving to the store to get it.

I love the videos, too.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012, 2:35:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012, 2:35:46 AM PST
Have to say, the fact that you need a kindle and not just the app on something useful is lame. This needs to be fixed amazon. You know as well as I do that people who borrow the book are more likely to buy it. Guess I will be buying my books from BN instead. (unless this gets fixed at some point).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 2:51:41 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
There you go then. I guess you have a plan. Hope you like the lending library they offer.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 2:54:06 AM PST
King Al says:
um, B&N does not offer this either. In addition, eBooks are returnable for any reason for 7 days at Amazon, while they are non-returnable at B&N.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 4:07:35 AM PST
Enjoy that lending library at B&N.

Oh, wait....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 4:36:06 AM PST
"...more likely to buy it..."

No, I'm not. That's WHY I borrow them, so I get to read 12 books a year that I don't have to pay retail for.

The KOLL is a way to encourage Prime members to get Kindles ($$$) and Kindle owners to get Prime ($$$). And I'm okay with that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 4:53:45 AM PST
Sarida says:
I've never bought a book that's I've read free from KOLL. I have, however, bought more from a series, or purchased the DTB series.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 5:14:30 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Have fun at B&N -- where you can't return a book, can't borrow a book.....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013, 2:43:56 PM PST
Indigo11 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013, 2:49:30 PM PST
Yes, it is still true. The Kindle OWNERS Lending Library is a thank-you from Amazon to customers who have paid for Prime and who have paid for at least one Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013, 3:30:17 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Yup, it is still called "The Kindle OWNERS Lending Library"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013, 4:45:09 PM PST
Sara, you may purchase as many "free" kindle books as you wish and read them on any device/app. If you are referring to the Kindle Owners Lending Library (limited to a LOAN of one book only per month), you are limited to borrowing/reading on a Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013, 10:41:07 AM PST
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Posted on May 13, 2014, 3:36:55 PM PDT
Laurak says:
This is all Very, Very, Very, Very, VERY disappointing. Talk about proprietary! Not only did the cost of Prime go up $20/yr but they also continue to limit what you actually get for it.
No free borrowing of books once a month!? Not to mention there are very few decent movies/shows available for free on Amazon. The more I search the more disappointed I become with the entire thing. I've decided to get my money back by two day ordering as many cheap things as possible...... :-( Never Again.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2014, 3:38:47 PM PDT
The KOLL is designed to do two things, and two things, only.

1) Encourage Kindle owners to join Prime;
2) Encourage Prime members to buy Kindles.

Full stop.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2014, 3:39:19 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Did you bother to read any information BEFORE signing up for Prime?

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2014, 3:44:08 PM PDT
I still get to borrow a book a month. Did they let you know why you couldn't?
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