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Subject: Kindle ebooks and amazon--completed Thank you
Date Posted: 2/8/2012 2:25 PM ET
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1.  I had ordered some free samples of ebooks from amazon.........then a message came up that the allowed number of licenses had been reached and wouldn't let it open for me anymore.........has anyone else had this happen?

2.  When you get a ebook free because you're a amazon prime member for the free month trial, are you allowed to keep it on your kindle when your trial membership ends?



Last Edited on: 3/15/12 5:25 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/8/2012 3:57 PM ET
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1 Had that happen with a few PAID ebooks from amazon! 

2 You can Borrow 1 Free eBook per calendar month as a Prime member....so I would think you could borrow 1 til the free trail ended. 

Date Posted: 2/8/2012 4:49 PM ET
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Lynn this happened to me today but it was an unusual situation. I had gotten a free children's book and sent it to my kindle for android. I finally figured out that was the book that was giving me an error message when I started the k4a. I went to my archives (on my pc) and deleted the book. Then when I started the k4a I gpt the message you describe. It said the license was used up, but it was actually no longer valid since I deleted the book from my account. I shouldn't have gotten the message at all, I don't think. Anyway at least one other person had a problem with this book, as they left a brief review about it.



Last Edited on: 2/8/12 4:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/15/2012 9:10 AM ET
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This is sort of on topic since it has to do with Amazon Prime.

My free Prime membership is up in a couple of weeks.  Already used my "borrowing" privilages for the month.  I like that feature, but not that you can only borrow one book per month.  I'm wondering if I should sign up for Prime.  The only ebooks I've purchased so far from Amazon are they .99 ones.  I really don't buy much from Amazon (other than my kindle and cover); I used it last year to buy a couple of regular books.  So I'm wondering if it would be worth signing up for.

Thoughts?

-RD

Date Posted: 3/15/2012 9:24 AM ET
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No, Rob, it wouldn't.  Not for you.

In fact many of the books that can be borrowed from the Kindle Lending Library, often turn up free at some point. A month or two ago I read one from the library. Today, it is free.  (I posted the link in another thread). If you assiduously haunt the free book listings (I like this one) you can find books of all kinds. If you happen to be browsing and see a KLL title you like, just wish list it. I think the web site I listed can even send you notification of price drops on books on your list (I haven't tried that). If you don't buy a lot from Amazon and get the free 2 day shipping, DON'T get Prime just for the lending library. That would be a waste.

I probably got 40 freebies today--romance, kids books, a couple of scifi. One about zombies.



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Date Posted: 3/15/2012 9:32 AM ET
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Anne I appreciate the feedback.  I too keep a close watch on the "freebie" lists daily.  I've added some great titles to an already largeTBR on my Kindle.  I'm sort of leaning toward not renewing. Thanks Again.

-RD

Date Posted: 3/15/2012 10:10 AM ET
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You can join PA free lib for $35 & get tons of FREE books thru out the month.  Far cheaper than $79 for 12 ebooks at amazon!  For Just 12 ebooks per yr I would not bother with Prime.

Date Posted: 3/15/2012 10:15 AM ET
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Good Point Barb. My local library has a very nice collection of e-titles that I can access with my card for FREE; up to 8 titles at one time.  I'm leaning more and more toward not renewing.

Thanks,

-RD

Date Posted: 3/15/2012 7:11 PM ET
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Make sure you go to the Amazon Prime site & set to Not Auto renew! 

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 6:55 PM ET
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The Brooklyn Library is $50/year and the last time I checked they had a larger selection than Philly. But it would depend on what you read. 

I wouldn't recommend anyone get Amazon Prime just for the Kindle Lending Library,  It's really just a perk for Prime members who have Kindles.  The main focus of Prime is to save on shipping. It eliminates the $25 minimum order for many items to get free shipping.  It gives you free 2 day shipping on many items. I order a lot from Amazon because I hate shopping. Well actually I like shopping, what I hate is standing in line, sitting in traffic and finding parking.  Plus when I go out and shop I always end up getting more than what I went for to begin with.  I don't do that when I shop on Amazon. I just order what I want and it's on my doorstep 2 days later.

If you never order anythiing from Amazon then Prime won't be worth it to you.