Can I lend out my Kindle books? I own them so I feel it should be possible.Can I lend out my Kindle books? I own them so I feel it should be possible. DeeLight #questionnaire #e-book
If you want to let someone sign on your account through their device.
This is one reason why I don’t like buying e-books. I love sharing books I’ve enjoyed with friends. Also, I think they should cost significantly less than printed books, but they usually don’t.
Agreed with both points!
Agreed!!! I got a nook as a gift in 2012 because the books were supposed to be cheaper. Needless to say I have never purchased an ebook and use it to download free ones.
The only time I buy e-books is if they are a really good price, or if they aren’t available as paper books due to how the author publishes.
You can copy the files from kindle folder to usb and share it with your friends, those can be read by any kindle app or you can convert it to pdf through online website
You are creative.
They do have a lending ability but it is up to the author/publisher. I have found very few that it is allowed to lend by the rules.
I let them borrow my old kindle that also has my library in it.
My friend and I have shared without either one of us using each other’s account.
@Toni, we need to remember this for future reference. I’d forgotten your can lend any book for 2 weeks. It goes away from the owners account, but that’s no problem.
A good number can be loaned out without sharing personal info. Not all, though. My mom and I frequently share ebooks.
You don’t own the books, you are just rending them
@Jennifer Actually, it’s a rental. Look it up. it will make you only want to purchase dvds from now on.
Jennifer Samuels No biggie. I just found out about a month ago. Wish I could afford dvds every time, but hey, you know: money. lol
@Jennifer When you buy a dvd (called the hard copy), you do own that and can even resell it. All digital downloads (yes, even games) are rentals and you can’t share or sell them unlss the store has a program. Dvds,I get to keep and do what I want with.
I think with the kobo eBooks you can share books…. I don’t know about kindle though. Check google!
With the NOOK App you can share eBooks. If the other person has a Barnes&Noble account, you just ask them for the email they use to log in and you can share. Obviously they have to have to the NOOK App as well. The eBook will appear in their library for a week, I think, maybe 10 days. Don’t remember. I’ve only done it once.
If You Have Bought The Books You Can Share To Another Kindle User Provided You Have Their Kindle Address…
You can’t actually share any of the ebooks you purchase, no matter what. I have done reasearch into this as I believed if I purchased it I should be able to lend it out or do what I want. All the book formats are covered with a DRM that is not removeable unless you download a specific program to unlock the drm. Some platforms do not let you carry different formats in the ebook reader as well.
Not all eBooks are DRM protected, it’s up the author or publisher to decide if they want to enable DRM protection on a given eBook.
At least in Canada this is still very much the case.
You can however share any books downloaded from third party sites that are free as they are already unlocked in order to make them available to download.
In United States and Canada patient laws allow the original buyer of a book to lend it under normal circumstances to a second party without worrying about Royality infringement. You can even sell the work without the author’s permission as long as you paid for the original work, and the Royality charge attached to sticker price. All writers in America can thank George Mason University for its fine work at the school of Law and Economics and they’re quest to keep big government off the backs of the people.
Try to lend a current book from kindle.
None of that applies to digital products, only hard copies.