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Subject: Q on kobo - converting & loaning out
Date Posted: 3/28/2012 10:00 PM ET
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If I downloaded a book from Kobo and converted it so I can read it on my Kindle - can I loan it out?

I'm that clueless.  Thanks :)

Date Posted: 3/29/2012 1:47 AM ET
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Usually no. The policy of lending should be stated when you buy the eBook. Some sellers do allow it. But that is the exception. (Baen sometimes does. Amazon and B&N have a single short term loan.)
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 5:50 AM ET
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No. Putting an ebook on your kindle won't make it loanable. You have to buy or get for free an ebook from Amazon that's lendable to start with, so that it's in your files on Amazon. Amazon loans and keeps track of loans from that account. Not by what's on the kindle itself. Amazon loans from account to account, not from device to device.
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 7:20 AM ET
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BTW, does anyone know if I buy a lendable Kindle book and send it to my Kindle for PC file, is it lendable (and can I borrow) or does the lending feature only work with an actual Kindle machine? Also, where in your Kindle library does it show if a book is lendable or not?

Date Posted: 3/29/2012 7:27 AM ET
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Never mind, I answered my own question. Yes, you can loan and accept through Kindle for PC.