Quick Answer: Why Can’t You Loan Some Kindle Books?

A Kindle book can only be loaned one time.

Once you lend a title once, there’s no sharing it again — it’s locked to your library.

Not all Kindle books can be loaned.

Some publishers impose restrictions on lending; if you don’t see an option to loan a Kindle book, it can’t be shared.

Can you loan Kindle books?

You can loan eligible Kindle books from the product detail page of a book you purchased on Amazon. During the loan period, you will not be able to read the book that you loaned. To loan a Kindle book: Go to the Kindle Store from your computer, and then locate the title you’d like to loan.

Can I send a book to someone else’s Kindle?

Purchase a Kindle Book as a Gift. You can give most Kindle books available in the Kindle Store as a gift to anyone with an email address. You can send or receive Kindle books as gifts even if you do not own an Amazon device. Enter the personal email address of your gift recipient.

How many times can you loan a Kindle book?

One Time Only: Kindle only allows you to loan a title once—not just once per person, but once total. After you’ve loaned a book out, you can’t loan it out to anyone else again. Short Window: As mentioned before, your book can only be shared for 14 days.

How do you know if a book is lendable on Kindle?

To determine whether a title is lendable before buying, just check the product details section on the Amazon book listing. To check on books you’ve already bought, just point your browser to the Manage Your Kindle page, scroll down to the Your Orders section, and click the plus sign next to your books.

Can’t Loan Kindle books?

The borrower doesn’t need to own a Fire tablet or Kindle ebook reader to open the book, but they’ll have to download the Kindle app. Not all Kindle books can be loaned. Some publishers impose restrictions on lending; if you don’t see an option to loan a Kindle book, it can’t be shared.

How do I let someone borrow a Kindle book?

To loan a book:

  • Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  • Select the Actions button for the title that you want to loan, and then select Loan this title. If Loan this title is not an option, lending is not available for that title.
  • Enter the recipient’s email address and an optional message.
  • Click Send now.

Can you sell Kindle books?

Amazon has patented a means to sell used e-books within the Kindle system. A book will be branded within the system when it is bought, and when the buyer puts it up for resale at the Kindle store, it will be removed from his account and transferred to the buyer’s account.

How do I transfer books between Kindle accounts?

This should be easy if you register the Kindles with the same Amazon account.

  1. Connect your Kindles to the same Amazon account.
  2. On the new Kindle find from the “home screen” or “main menu” find “cloud” or “archived items” and select it.
  3. Select the book you want to download, it should transfer to your Kindle.

How do I transfer books to my Kindle?


  • Log in to the same Amazon account on both Kindles.
  • Open Amazon in an internet browser.
  • Hover over your name on the menu bar.
  • Click Your Content and Devices on the menu.
  • Select the books you want to move.
  • Click the yellow Deliver button.
  • Click the Devices Selected tab.
  • Select the Kindle you want to transfer your files.

How can I get Kindle books for free?

Download free Kindle books from these 12 sites

  1. Kindle Store. There are a lot of free ebooks in the Kindle Store itself.
  2. Project Gutenberg. We made such lists for other ebookstores, and Project Gutenberg is always there.
  3. Smashwords.
  4. Internet Archive.
  5. Open Library.
  6. Munseys.
  7. Feedbooks.
  8. Mobipocket.

How do I delete books from my Kindle library?

Remove Items from Your Content Library

  • Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  • From Your Content, change the Show drop-down menu to the appropriate category, if needed.
  • Select the title(s) that you want to delete, and then select Delete.
  • To confirm, select Yes, delete permanently.

What is Kindle Owners Lending Library?

The Kindle Owner’s Lending Library is one of the lesser known benefits of Amazon Prime where Kindle-owning Prime members can borrow a free ebook each month from a catalog of over 1.7 million titles. You can only borrow a book in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library from your Fire tablet or your Kindle.