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Changing ownership of a Kindle

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Initial post: Dec 25, 2011 2:28:46 AM PST
how does one change ownership of a kindle?

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 2:38:22 AM PST
FranB says:
The owner deregisters the kindle from their account, the new owner registers it to their own account.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 2:51:28 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You would deregister it from one account and then do a factory reset and then the new owner registers it under their account.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 3:00:14 AM PST
I have a related, but slightly different problem. Before I bought my Kindle, I used the Kindle reader app for PC. Now, my Kindle (handheld) won't allow me to read my books in my PC-based library. It says it is a different user, even though I have the same login info. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 3:03:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2011 3:04:07 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
The books are DRM protected. This means each device or app has a different license. You need to make sure the Kindle is registered to the same account as the PC app. Then you download either from the Kindle archive list on your device or go to your Manage Your Kindle page here on Amazon.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 3:11:20 AM PST
Thanks. I live in Germany and it could be that my PC reader is registered on while my reader is on

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 8:09:57 AM PDT
Marie Cz says:
My husband and I both have Amazon accounts. We bought a Kindle Fire HD for our son on my husband's account, but would like to switch "ownership" to my account to be able to select books, etc for it. We've already loaded some games on the Kindle (purchased on my husband's amazon account) and I don't want to lose them during the factory reset. Is there any way to link the Kindle to both Amazon accounts? (I also have a Kindle of my own associated with my account.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2015 8:40:02 AM PDT
Katinka says:
Have you checked out Amazon's Family Library for kindles? My husband & I have our own accounts but they are linked so we can access books on either account from each of our devices.
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