Your Kindle eBooks don’t take up any space because you don’t have to put them on a shelf or carry them around. They also last forever, even if your dog likes to eat paper. Even better, more than one person can read the same eBook at the same time, which can’t be done with a paperback. How to Share Kindle Books.
If you live with readers, you’ll be glad to know that you only need to buy a book once, and then everyone in the house can read the same Kindle book. It’s easy to share your Kindle books with up to one other adult and four kids in your family. But before you do that, you need to set up a Family Library with Amazon Household.
How to Share Kindle Books With family and Friends
- Amazon previously allowed Kindle readers to loan their Kindle e-books to friends for two weeks.
- Starting from August 2022, Amazon is continued the option to lend e-books between Kindle users.
- Amazon sees friends as potential customers and now requires each user to purchase their own copy of the book.
- You can still share book recommendations with friends via email or social media, but they need to buy the e-book to read it.
- An alternative method is to use the Family library to share books, which will be explained in the next section.
How to share Kindle books by creating a Family Library
- Start: Go to Households and Family Library under Manage Your Content and Devices > Preferences.
- Select: Choose Invite an Adult or Add a child.
- Adding a child: This example will focus on adding a child, which is more straightforward as it doesn’t need another person to log in with their Amazon account.
What Is a Kindle?
What is a Kindle from Amazon? A Kindle is an e-reader that Amazon makes and sells. It can be used to read e-books, magazines, newspapers, and more. You can choose from different kinds of Kindles, but they all make reading the main focus of this tablet-like device.
It’s especially useful if you don’t have much room for physical books, need to save space in your luggage when going on a trip, or want to be able to make the font bigger and read your e-reader outside without glare.
What are the benefits of getting a Kindle?
It’s meant to be read
It looks like a paper book, but it’s better because you can make the font bigger or change it if you don’t like it. You can also look up the meanings of words you don’t know, and more. You won’t be interrupted by social media notifications while you read.
Ebooks tend to be less expensive
If you have a Kindle, you can get some books for less than if you always bought the hard copy.
Get books from the library on your Kindle
With Overdrive, readers in the US can easily download library holds to their Kindles.
Their batteries never die
At least for a couple of weeks. Your Kindle won’t need to be charged every day. And the battery will last even longer if you don’t have ads on yours. About every three weeks, I charge my Paperwhite, and I read every day.