E Books And E Ink Readers

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E-books and e-ink readers have a number of weaknesses when compared to a more traditional paper book. Most of these are addressed by the Kindle in one way or another but one of them that had not yet been addressed was the ability to loan books. One of the great things about owning a great book is recommending it to friends and letting them read it. Amazon has made a first step towards fixing that problem though it is not a perfect first step. First is understanding what you can do. Amazon will allow you to loan a Kindle book for 14 days. During that time you will not be able to read the book yourself. In addition you will only be able to loan Kindle books which have that feature enabled and you will only be able to loan a book once. Finally, if your not in the USA you are currently not able to do this at all. These limitations are almost certainly concessions with publishers, but they still limit the value of these service considerable. In order to loan a book you need to open amazon.com and go to the manage your kindle section. There you will be able to see all of the books that you have bought from amazon. Next to each of the books is a + sign to expand. Click that and you will see more information. If you are able to loan it there will be a button there which says 'Loan this book". Click on that and you 'll enter the email address of the person you want to loan the book to. You will also need to enter your name and have the option of adding a personal note. If you
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