Only 14% of Authors searched Enable Kindle eBook Lending

What a big disappointment. I searched many of my favorite authors but none of them allowed Kindle ebook lending. I continued searching ebook authors until I had checked 70 Best Selling Fiction Authors, many on the current or recent  NY Times Best Sellers List.

I only found 10 Authors with lending enabled.

Only 3 of the 11 Kindle Million Club Authors allow lending.

I checked 3 ebooks for each author, a 2011 or most recent release, a 2 year-old ebook, and a 3 or more year-old ebook. Only a few authors did not have three novels to check.  In my search I did not find an author who had some ebooks lending enabled and others not enabled. 

Last spring Amazon made this big deal announcement that
Kindle owners could lend their books

How deceiving when so few can be loaned. According to Amazon “publisher determines which titles are eligible for lending.” Maybe they should have drummed up more participating publishers before they made an announcement.

Here’s my challenge:

Check your favorite Authors at the Kindle store. Tell us in comments if any of the publishers would let you lend their ebooks on a Kindle.

Here’s how you find the information: I used Vegas Moon, from Kindle Million Club author John Locke as example.

1. Search your author or book in the Kindle store
2. Click to the book’s information page.
3. Scroll down to the Product Details as pictured below.

If you find a better way than this hunt and peck method to find lending enabled books please share. My searches for a list in Kindle Store yielded nothing.

List of 70 Authors Searched: Lending Enabled in Red

(Again formatting in tables keeps clumping up and will not stay fixed-darn Gremlins)

Kindle Million:












Urban Fantasy:

Karen M Moning

Ilona Andrews

Kim Harrison

Adrian Phoenix

Kelly Gay

Katherine Kerr

Richelle Mead

Jim Butcher


L.A. Banks

Patricia Briggs

Sherrilyn Kenyon


Karen Chance

Laurell K Hamilton

Rachel Caine

Tanya Huff

J R Ward

Vicki Pettersson



Keri Arthur

Christina Dodd

Nina Bangs

Deborah Cooke


NY Best Sellers

J.R. Rain


Debbie Macomber

David Baldacci

John Grisham

Clive Cussler

Fern Michaels

Erin Morgenstern

Jonathan Kellerman

Tatiana de Rosnay

Emma Donoghue

Laura Hillenbrand

Jeaniene Frost

Cherry Adair

Nicholas Sparks

Lisa See

Barbara Freethy

Paula McLain

Michael Prescott

Stephen King

Neal Stephenson

J. A. Jance

CJ Lyons

Chris Culver

David Weber

David Nicholls

Carla Neggers

Faye Kellerman

Richard Castle

Sara Gruen

Robyn Carr

Daniel Yergin

Rod Suskind

Michael Lewis

Stuart Woods

Michael Brandman