Over Christmas I ran a promotion on my eBooks and noticed the Prime badge that indicates they are available in KDP Select had disappeared from them when searching under the ‘Books’ drop down menu. It continued to show if I searched under the ‘Kindle store’ menu. I contacted Amazon and they replied to say that when they searched for ‘Alana Woods’ under ‘Books’ the badge was visible. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing of emails I was asked to send a screen shot. I was then sent this message:
I looked into this and found that you are viewing the title from Australia. Since the borrowing of books are only available to US Prime customers, this feature will not always display on the website when publishers are viewing the content from a country outside the US.
I then went looking to see if this information is available and found this in the KDP Select option terms and conditions:
2.2 Inclusion in Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Program. Digital Books included in KDP Select will be automatically included in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Program described in more detail here. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Program will be available on Amazon.com and may not be available on international Amazon websites or to customers outside the United States. Your Digital Book will not be available through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Program during any period when it is available for free in the Kindle store.
This would explain why, when I enrolled for the Prime free one month trial a while back, nothing happened.
I don’t know now, but I might have given a bit more thought to enrolling in KDP Select if I had known it was not available to anyone other than US customers.