Kindle is a proprietary e-book reader sold by Amazon.com. You can read Kindle files on a PC, Mac, iPad, iPod and several brands of smartphone, as well as on the dedicated Kindle reader. Although each reading device can only be registered to one Kindle user account, each user account can register multiple devices. You can share Kindle files between all Kindle devices on the same account, and read them on up to seven devices simultaneously. To share Kindle files with a different user, you can lend eligible books to someone else once for up to 14 days, even if they don't own a Kindle.
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Go to the book detail page on Amazon.com and look for "Lending: Enabled" under "Product Details" to see if you can lend a book to someone else. If you already own the book, go to "Manage Your Kindle" on Amazon.com, click the "+" symbol next to the book title and look for the button "Loan This Book."
Click "Loan This Book" in "Manage Your Kindle" or at the top of the product detail page of Amazon.com.
Enter the borrower's name and personal e-mail address plus an optional message in the form that displays. Click "Send Now." The borrower has up to seven days to accept the loan.
Tips and warnings
- Find books to borrow through online book clubs such as Goodreads.
- Only customers residing in the United States can initiate Kindle book lending.
- Borrowers outside the U.S. may not be able to accept some books because of copyright restrictions.
- You cannot read a book while it's on loan to someone else.
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