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Initial post: Dec 15, 2012 3:40:56 AM PST
would like to know how to transfer my books from my old kindle to an updated version

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 3:56:29 AM PST
Very easy. Your books are owned by the account not the device. Once you register you new device to the same account as your old device, all the books will be available for download (after syncing, of course).

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 4:13:01 AM PST
In other words, you can't transfer them directly from one device to another. You must re-download them from Amazon, selecting the new device. The reason for this is that most books have DRM copy protection and can only be read on the device selected when downloaded. Books without DRM can be transferred using a PC but it's still easier to re-download them.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 1:59:37 PM PST
PS56k says:

thank you for asking - -

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 10:20:38 AM PST
I have the same issue as the original poster. Will I be recharged for the books?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 10:32:18 AM PST
King Al says:
No, you will not.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 4:12:19 PM PST
John B. Ford says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 4:13:19 PM PST
Your question has already been answered in this thread.

Posted on May 8, 2013 9:45:02 AM PDT
Gilks says:
Ive bought a new Kindle and I want to give my Granddaughter my old one. I know my books will be transferred onto my new one with my account details, but how do I delete them from my old one so that she can use it? I don't want her to have my books.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2013 9:48:30 AM PDT
Reset to factory defaults will delete all the content and deregister the Kindle. The method for doing it varies by model so we would need to know that before we can give you specific instructions.

Posted on May 8, 2013 9:54:10 AM PDT
Gilks says:
Thank you, I will check the model

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2013 10:16:48 AM PDT
Actually, your books *won't* automatically be on your new device. They'll be in your Archive (your Amazon account) no matter what devices come and go. You'll have to choose what to download to your new Kindle, one by one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2014 3:16:17 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2014 3:18:00 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
OK? Thanks for telling us about a book?

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 1:20:54 AM PST
KS Midlo TX says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 5:25:56 AM PST
No. When you purchase an e-book, what you're purchasing is a license to read the words on a specific device. That license is non-transferable.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 5:36:31 AM PST
In basic terms it works like this-

When you buy a paper book, you are not really buying the book, you are buying a copy of the book. Under current laws you may depose of that copy in any manner you wish, give it away, sell it etc. You may not, of course, make copies of said copy to further give away, sell, etc, because, again, you don't own the book, you own a copy and thus don't own "the book". Same goes for pretty much any published material, like music, magazines, newspapers, etc.

When you buy most e-books, you are buying a singular license to read the book, you are not even buying a copy. So there's nothing you own that you can give away or sell, legally, because, as Frozina says, that license you bought is non-transferable.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 11:17:49 AM PST
Dennis says:
Actually on my Kindle PaperWhite you need to access the "cloud" and download from there. You'll find the "cloud" icon under the "home page" icon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 12:01:32 PM PST
Or, they can come here to using any browser, and use their MYK page to send books to their Paperwhite (or any other registered device). Then they sync the device, and it downloads everything sent.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 10:03:34 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 9, 2014 10:53:50 AM PST
Jim says:
Under this discussion. I am upgrading from a Kindle PW 3, to a Kindle Fire HDX 7". Will books display in color, all color content? once loaded from my amazon Kindle account?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2014 10:56:59 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
If the book has color content, it will appear in color on the HDX.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2014 11:09:41 AM PST
Jim says:
Thank you very much. I forgot to mention that fact of inclusion of content to the book in the first place. Thanx again. Can't wait to receive the shipment!

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 1:39:26 PM PST
youngster says:
Can the content be pushed and pulled from the MYK account or do I need to delete the book on one kindle then download to the 2nd device? It always makes me nervous to delete content on the Kindle because I'm not certain whether I'm deleting it from just that device or deleting from my account. If I delete a book from my MYK account do I lose it forever? Is there an easy way to know whether I'm dealing with just the local device vs the account?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2014 1:42:11 PM PST
That's a lot of questions.

Most books have numerous licenses. That means you can have it on several devices at the same time. If you exceed the number of allowed "copies", you'll get a message to delete that title from one device before downloading to another.

Deleting from the device does NOT delete it from your Account.

Deleting from MYK *DOES* mean the book is gone forever.

When on your device, you toggle between viewing "Device" and "Cloud". Device is device, and Cloud is your MYK.
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