Last week, Amazon launched Kindle Owners Lending Library, a feature that could make your holiday shopping faster and cheaper!
Kindle Lending Features
With this service, Kindle owners who are members of Amazon Prime can borrow one book a month on their Kindles for free. There is no time limit on when the book has to be returned, but you can only borrow one book at a time.
The selection of books is impressive, with 5156 Kindle books available, including many best sellers.
How to Borrow a Kindle Book
To be able to borrow books for free, you must own a Kindle and be a member of Amazon Prime. The service does not work with Kindle apps. You borrow a book from your Kindle, you can’t borrow it from the website and send it to your Kindle.
To borrow a book, go to your Kindle, and press Menu => Shop in Kindle Store. Under Browse, click on See All and scroll down to Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Amazon Prime Features
Amazon Prime is $79 a year and gives you benefits in addition to the Lending Library including free two-day shipping (no minimum purchase required) and access to free Instant Videos, Amazon’s library of streaming movies and tv shows. Amazon offers a 30 day trial membership to Prime so you can try it out.
With the holidays approaching, consider signing up for a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime so you can get free two-day shipping for all of your gifts. You can get a free book for your Kindle, watch free movies and tv, and have your gifts delivered in two days for free!
If you consider each Kindle book costs an average of $10 and you get one book a month for free, you could save $120 by using this service in a year, more than enough to cover the $79 price of an Amazon Prime membership.
If you have a Kindle, does this make you want to sign up for Amazon Prime to get free Kindle books? If you are a Prime member, does this make you want to get a Kindle? If you have neither, are you enticed to get both? Let us know in the Comments section below!