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Subject: Kindle Owners who are Prime Members
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 6:02 PM ET
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Did you see Amazon today about Prime members can borrow one book per month from Amazon? There are a little of 5,000 books currently listed. I have already made a list of 6 I want to borrow. You can only borrow one per month but you can keep it as long as you want, you do have to return it before you can borrow another book next month.

I just grabbed Sweet Hush by Deborah Smith which is normall about $9.00 on Kindle.

 

Date Posted: 11/4/2011 12:57 AM ET
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Pat, do you have a link?

Date Posted: 11/4/2011 3:47 AM ET
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I would like a link too. I can only find a few books to borrow on the Amazon site.

Date Posted: 11/4/2011 12:23 PM ET
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Link

The book list



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Date Posted: 11/4/2011 12:35 PM ET
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Hmmm I have been tempted to join.  Maybe next time I get a nice fat amazon gift card I will join.  I would like the streaming too to add to my roku box.  

Date Posted: 11/4/2011 12:44 PM ET
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Yeah, you wouldn't want to join just for the lending library. But we love the free 2 day shipping and have started using the streaming video, so for me, the ebook lending library is a plus.

Oh and if they are still doing this, you will get a $5.00 credit for Amazon video when you link your Roku to your Amazon account. (Still haven't used my credit for that...)



Last Edited on: 11/4/11 12:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/4/2011 6:39 PM ET
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Just go to Amazon's home page. The way I see it if you take advantage of just 2 of the benefits of Prime (shipping, Kindle book, or video) it is worth it. I just signed up for Prime last week. I already have a list of books I want to borrow, none are available for Kindle through my library and all cost over $7.00

 

Date Posted: 11/5/2011 12:00 PM ET
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if you have a baby, you can sign up for Amazon mom that I think will give you access to this program.   It's only free for 2 or 3 mos, but every time you spend $25 at once in the baby store, you get an additional month:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/mom/signup/info

Date Posted: 11/5/2011 8:02 PM ET
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Actually, those that have a free prime membership...though the mom or student programs will not be able to borrow books.  There is some information about this on Books on the Knob

eta: sorry, I linked to the right day, you'll just have to scroll down to the discussion about the Lending Library toward the bottom of the page.  I couldn't figure out how to link just that entry.



Last Edited on: 11/5/11 8:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 11:13 AM ET
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Will this work with Kindle programs for iPad, PC, etc. or just on the Kindle itself?

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 12:02 PM ET
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No it doesn't work with any of the apps, just the actual Kindle Devices.  Here's the last paragraph from the above link that references apps and other devices.

Also, as you can see from the fine print - it doesn't work at all unless you have a REAL Kindle device (but, it should work with every one created so far, even the originals - which makes them a great library device, even if you can't get local library books sent wirelessly). No apps and no desktops/laptops/phones. Not only can you not access the library on those, you can't read these library books on them (although you can books checked out from a local library, using Overdrive).