First, what is prime membership?
- This costs $79 per year (approx $6.59 per month). You get free 2-day shipping on millions of products, and $3.99 for overnight shipping on those items. That alone saves me around $300 per year because I use my account for lots of shopping for home and work.
In addition, you get free streaming from PBS, Fox, Disney/ABC.
Now, Prime Members get to choose one book per month from the Lending Library. Not ALL books are in the library, but they are not all rejects either ;) The ever-popular Hunger Games series made it in.
If you borrow a book, any Kindle device on your account may read it, but not on free apps.
There is no return date. You can take 3 months to read it if you like, but you cannot borrow the next book till you return the last.
Do you have to join Prime if you own a Kindle?
No, of course not. This is entirely optional. You can continue to borrow from your local library, you can buy books, you can shop only for free books if you like. You can order books from other websites, if they are not DRM protected and are in a suitable format.
How do you borrow from this library?
1) You must own a Kindle device
2) you must be a prime member
3) you do it from your Kindle itself, not from the Amazon pages. Though you can SEE if a book is free for Prime on the website, you must access & borrow it on your kindle.
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