Archive for December, 2010

If someone has loaned you a Kindle book, you will receive an e-mail notification allowing you to download the book to your Kindle device or free Kindle reading application. After accepting the loan, you’ll have 14 days to enjoy the book until the download ends.

To download a Kindle book loan:

  1. Open the e-mail message you received about your book loan and click the Get your loaned book now button. Your web browser will launch and automatically direct you to Amazon to accept the loan.

2. Log into your Amazon account if prompted, or create one if you are not yet an Amazon customer. You may also be prompted to enter a billing address to verify your location only (there is no charge associated with accepting a Kindle book loan.)

3.  If you are already a Kindle user, just select the device that you would like the book delivered to from the drop-down menu and click the Accept button.

4.  If you do not yet have a Kindle or Kindle reading application, click the Accept button and you will be taken through the steps to download a free reading application.  After downloading a reading application you will need to return to the e-mail message and accept the loan.

Tip: You have seven days from when you first received your e-mail about the book loan to accept the loan. Once you accept, you have 14 days before the loan expires.


Kindle Book Lending has launched!  This new feature lets you loan Kindle books to anyone you choose.  The borrower does not need to own a Kindle.  Kindle books can be read on Kindle or using the free reading applications.  The publisher or rights holder determines which titles are enabled for lending.

You can initiate a loan from Manage Your Kindle . You’ll enter the borrower’s name and e-mail address and an optional notification message.   Your recipient can receive the book loan even if they do not yet have a Kindle or Kindle reading application.

From Manage Your Kindle:

Manage Your Kindle lists all of your Kindle content purchases under the Your Orders section.

  1. Click the “+” symbol next to a title to reveal all information and options. If lending is enabled, you’ll see a Loan this book button next to the product image.

2. Click the Loan this book button.

3.  You’ll be directed to a form where you’ll provide the borrower’s name, e-mail address and an optional message.