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Sharing eBooks with your Spouse

Ebooks are genius.

You can’t beat taking many books on vacation that don’t take up any more space — or weigh any more — than one. Or being able to choose your print size, screen brightness, and page orientation. Awesome.

But what about sharing an ebook with your spouse? Not so easy.

Or is it?

If you purchase an ebook from the Apple Store, the Windows Store, or the Google Play Store, the book is owned by the account the device is registered to (your Apple ID, Microsoft account, or Google Account). If you and your spouse do not share the same account on your devices, you cannot share the books. In order for your spouse to read the same book without buying it again, he/she must read it on your device.

However, if you purchase books from Amazon (for the Kindle or Kindle app) or Barnes and Noble (for the Nook or Nook app), you can register your separate mobile devices to the same Kindle or Nook account and share the books in different devices without re-buying them.

Happy sharing!