Can I Share My Kindle Books? | Ask FTM

Reader Lisa J. writes:

Shannon, I love the free Kindle Ebooks that you post.  I have well over 200 books on my Kindle App (I use my phone) and haven’t paid for a single one!  My Mom just got a Kindle and she would like to read some of the books that I have downloaded.  Is there a way to share my kindle ebooks with her?

Well the answer is yes, kinda.  If lending is allowed on a book, you can “lend” it for 14 days to another person. You may only lend each book once.    Amazon has allowed the publisher to decide if a book is sharable.

When you are looking for a book, you can tell if it is lendable if it has “lending enabled”.

If you have already purchased a book, you can tell by looking under the Actions in your Manage Your Kindle  Section of Amazon.

Under actions, you will see “Loan this Title”.   To lend the book, you will just need the email address of the person you are sending it to.

You can get more information on Lending Kindle Books.  You can see all the free Kindle Books here.  Remember, you don’t actually need a  kindle to read these books!

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