Loan a Kindle e-Book for Free

If you’ve read your e-book and want to share then Amazon will allow you to do just that.

The Kindle is already an Amazon best seller but this could be that extra push some fence-sitters need.

The new scheme allows owners of e-books to lend their purchases out to anyone they want – whether they have a Kindle or not!

The e-book can be read on any of the Kindle apps for the PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry or Android – The thing is that they’d better be quick readers as they only have 14 days to read it before the loan period ends.

There’s a selection of e-books that can be loaned depending on rights issues and publishers’ decisions to opt in to the program or not.

Amazon says, “At this time, Kindle book lending can only be initiated by customers residing in the United States. If a loan is initiated to a customer outside the United States, the borrower may not be able to accept the loan if the title is not available in their country due to publisher geographical rights.”

Those that are eligible for the scheme will have “Lending: Enabled” showing in their product details, and can be loaned only once every two weeks. In addition, the person lending the book cannot read it while it is loaned to their book-swap buddy.

At the moment this service is only available for but should roll out to other territories early this year.

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