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Sharing books between 2 Kindles on different accounts

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Initial post: May 12, 2011 6:58:36 AM PDT
Peggy Oliver says:
Daughter has new Kindle with her own Amazon account. I have 600 books and would like to share some with her. Most of my books are not eligible for the Amazon lending program. If she de-registers her Kindle and registers it to my account can I download my books to her Kindle? Can she then de-register from my account and re-register to her account? Has anyone done this to know if it works?

Posted on May 13, 2011 7:42:11 AM PDT
TN Housewife says:
I have 3 kindles on my account. Mine, hubby's and daughters. any time one of us orders a book, all 3 kindles get it. I believe if she registers on your account she will get the books on your kindle. I am not sure what happens if she cancels is. hope you find out and good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2011 8:09:37 AM PDT
Peggy Oliver says:
Yes I have my husband and one daughter on my account. This daughter, however, wants her own account because she is fiercely independent and does not want to order books that I would pay for. So, I am trying to think of a way for her to read from my archived collection and still be able to order from her own account when she wants other books.

Posted on May 14, 2011 3:03:25 PM PDT
R. Rousseau says:
All my kindles are registered to the same account for sharing purposes. I have multiple payment options, so that I can pay for my own books -- you daughter can place her own credit card on your account as a secondary payment type. She can then pay for her own books. Now if it is a questions of privacy-- and she doesn't want you to SEE what she purchases-- then this will not work. Other than that-- this method works fine. All books remain in the archive, and you can "push" the new books to any of your registered kindles. I have two Kindles and 3 PCs registered that I push my archived books to. They stay synced -- so you don't want to be reading the same book at the same time....that would be annoying if your remembered page kept changing :)

Posted on May 15, 2011 12:37:48 AM PDT
Artist says:
R. Rousseau, doesn't that mean that you have to change the payment method on your account BEFORE you purchase a book? There's no way to change it during the purchase since all books are 1-click.

Posted on May 15, 2011 8:20:41 AM PDT
charles Novo says:
I have a slightly different question and request for help (am asking because I am not techno savvy at all). My daughter has a Kindle, and she would like books on her Kindle. Is there a way I can purchase these for her? I have a Kindle account.


In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2011 1:54:12 PM PDT
Charles, if you daughter's Kindle is on a separate account from yours, you can gift her a book. The button for gifting is located under the one-click button. If her Kindle is on your account it's even easier; just purchase the book and select her Kindle in the drop-down menu as the one to send it to.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2011 2:18:08 PM PDT
charles Novo says:
Thank you, very kind and clear.


Posted on May 15, 2011 2:29:37 PM PDT
S. White says:
So it is safe to assume that Kindle has not yet put a share feature on like the Nook? I just bought my Mother the Kindle and was hoping we could share.

Posted on May 15, 2011 8:22:02 PM PDT
Artist says:
You can share exactly the way you can on the Nook. It's called lending. The publisher has to allow the book to be lent, just the same as they do for the Nook.


In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2011 7:43:04 AM PDT
L L. says:
You can only lend a book one time though, adding the family member to your account long enough to download the book works better as they don't hve to give the book back after 2 weeks. Many families keep their kindles all on the same account all the time so they all have access to all the books.

Posted on May 17, 2011 4:41:51 AM PDT
I understand u can put 2 kindle on 1 account but can I put my daughteres IPad with a kindle app and my kindle on my account but have 2 different payment options

Posted on May 17, 2011 4:51:29 AM PDT
L L. says:
yes, You can always have different payment options, but the kindle uses one click and you would have to go into your account and change your one click payment method every time. YOu couldn't change it at the time you pay because of it being one click. It would be a pain.

Posted on May 17, 2011 6:24:46 AM PDT
so would it be eaer to just deregester and reregester each time we want a book from each other

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 7:46:57 AM PDT
L L. says:
Yes, it would probably the same as if you each used the same account and changed payment methods. Many people keep the kindles all on one account and the people with kindles on the account buy the book ffrom their own accounts and gift it to the account with the kindles.That way each person is paying for the book theirself.

Posted on May 17, 2011 8:56:14 AM PDT
I'm not quite sure what u mean I'm not very smart with all this I am learning Thank You for all ur help

Posted on May 17, 2011 9:00:49 AM PDT
L L. says:
If I were you , the easiest thing would be to put all your kindle devices on your account. If your daughter wants to buy a book and pay for it herself, have her buy it from her own amazon account and send it as a gift to your account where all the kindles are. You can also do the deregister and reregister thing, but the gifting is the easiest way.

Posted on May 17, 2011 9:23:50 AM PDT
Thank You very much now I unstand what ur saying thanks 4 all ur help

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 10:05:30 AM PDT
Soozie3201 says:
Clever idea L. amazing ideas coming from everyone. I very informative discussion. Thanks all.

Posted on May 17, 2011 11:58:11 AM PDT
P. Robinson says:
So, I've had a Kindle for a while and just bought an iPad and downloaded the Kindle app. I've lent my Kindle to my sister. Can we each read a different book from my Kindle library on the two devices at the same time?

Posted on May 17, 2011 12:14:49 PM PDT
Tracy Carlin says:
It is still not clear to me how you lend a kindle book you have to someone who is not on your account. How do you find out if the publisher allows the book to be loaned out -- even if only one time for two weeks -- and then how do you accomplish lending the book?

Posted on May 17, 2011 12:35:40 PM PDT
P. Robinson says:
So, I've had a Kindle for a while and just bought an iPad and downloaded the Kindle app. I've lent my Kindle to my sister. Can we each read a different book from my Kindle library on the two devices at the same time?

Posted on May 17, 2011 2:05:26 PM PDT
Im not clear--my granddaughter has a kindle that is registred on my account. How does she read the books that are on my Kindle? Also, my daughter has a Kindle too but on her own account--how can she read the books on our Kindles?

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 2:21:22 PM PDT
L L. says:
P.Robinson, yes, you can each read any book from your kindle library, even the same book if you want. Each device has it 's own copy so you can read whatever you want.
Tracy Carlin, in the books description it will say lending enabled . I'm not sure if it says it on your manage my kindle page or not.
M.J. Anderson, it doesn't matter if the books are on your kindle ornot. THe books belong to the account and any book on that account your granddaughter can download a copy. Your daughter is on a different account, so her books are different. The only way to read her books is to register to her account and download them and vice versa for her > She can't read her books on your kindles unless you register to the account with the books and downloads them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 2:43:46 PM PDT
i have 2 kindles on my account--my granddaughter & me--but we each only get the books or games we actually order & not what the other orders. now my daughter has a kindle on her own account & i want to be able to share books with her that either one of us orders as well as books with my granddaughter but can't figure this out---HELP!!
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