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Initial post: Oct 22, 2011 6:30:06 AM PDT
If I buy a new Kindle Fire, will my library be available on both my Kindles?

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 6:31:18 AM PDT
M. SOLANO says:
Yes it will. As well as all your kindle apps for your phone, ipods and pc's.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 6:36:39 AM PDT
Thanks, I wish Amazon would let us have a "family" library so everyone in my household could have access to the bookshelf. We own several Kindles, but all in different names, and rather than buying one in my child's name, will put it in my name to achieve this.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 6:44:05 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Ronald, you can absolutely have a family library...and they don't even need to be members of your family.

All the Kindle store books bought on your account are available to all of the devices registered to that same account. There is no limit to the number of devices registered to that account. There is typically a limit as to how many of the devices can have the same book licensed at the same time. That limit is set by the publishers on each title...unless it says otherwise on the book's Amazon product page, that number is six.

We have four people using our account in two timezones...and more than ten devices registered.

When you say "name", just to be clear, each Kindle can have its own name and still be on the same account.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 7:10:56 AM PDT
Thanks again. I meant accounts, not names. My daughter and wife each have their own accounts and their Kindles registered there, though we do have Amazon Prime and all use that. I suppose we could reregister them under one account.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 8:40:24 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Ronald, the only issue with that is that you can't combine the books you've already bought and that Kindles can only be registered to one account at a time.

Ideally, you would have all been on the same account from the beginning, but let's look at this a bit.

Suppose each of the three of you have bought 100 books.

If you deregister your Kindle from your account and register it to your wife's account, you will not have access to the archives with the 100 books you bought previously on that device. You will have access to all the books your wife has bought previously.

That would continue to be true going forward. If you or your wife bought a book on the new account, it would be available to both of your Kindles for one download you more buying power.

You wouldn't lose the books on the old account, by the way. When you register a device to that account (including the free Kindle reader apps), they'll be waiting for you.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 3:30:32 PM PST
Can I purchase an audiobook for my kindle and be able to hear on all the other kindles in my name

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 3:39:33 PM PST
Yes except for the K4 which doesn't have any speakers.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:16:51 PM PST
Jane Wade says:
Are library books available to all Kindles in the account as well, or just purchased books?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 6:17:42 PM PST
Cassie Anne says:
Yes, library books are available to other Kindles on the account.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:42:40 PM PST
NJ Dale says:
I have a old kindle and I just purchased a Fire. Can you bookmark a book on one kindle and continue reading at that point on the Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 6:44:15 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
NJ, yes, that's correct. Just as with the reflective screen Kindles, the Kindle Fire uses the Whispersync technology. It doesn't always work, but it will be equivalent.

Posted on Dec 24, 2011 4:08:29 AM PST
I have an amazon Acct, and setting kindle fires up today. How do I register the kids names on the fire to go to my account

Posted on Dec 24, 2011 8:07:15 AM PST
I have an amazon Acct, and setting kindle fires up today. How do I register the kids names on the fire to go to my account

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2011 8:26:38 AM PST
Go into Manage Your Kindle, select Manage Your Devices
from the list that appears choose the Fire you want and click edit above the name. Enter the name you want, click save, and sync the Fire.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 10:44:28 AM PST
S. miller says:
My children's kindles are registered to my account so ALL books purchased are available to them. Some of the books I read are not "kid friendly" due to inappropriate language. Is there a way to block their viewing of these books? Thanks!!

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 8:45:18 AM PST
M. Connolly says:
I too have this issue. I've registered my 10 year old daughter to our account. My husband and I have significant amount of books on our account. The only movies we have are "zombieland" and "legion" which Yikes displays on her kindle. We've shut her wifi down so she's not downloading any of it but just the covers of some of the books are not kid appropriate. I also recieved a Fire for christmas, but I'd really like to be able to customize my childs kindle with out having to create an amazon account for her? which I wont do? Isn't there some way to set up a restricted library?

Thank you

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 10:21:57 AM PST
C. Moore says:
Similar issue here. I share my Kindle with a family member. When I read an adult book on the old Kindle, I was able to "remove" it from the Kindle when I finished, although the book stayed in my account. When I opened the Fire for Christmas and had "help" setting it up, I was surprised that EVERY book from my account was showing up in the Cloud library, although not on the device library. How do I prevent Cloud from showing EVERY book in my collection?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 10:24:16 AM PST
S. miller says:
I would love to know. If you discover a way, please let me know!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 10:42:37 AM PST
scottland7 says:
I just went through the same process. Spent time with Amazon trying to figure out what to do for my 12 year old son who received a Kindle for Christmas. The bottom line is this -- there are no parental controls for the Kindle. If you want to prevent young eyes from viewing adult material, you will have to set up a separate account for them. The down side is that sharing books becomes very difficult with separate accounts -- either you hand over your kindle to share a book with your child OR you cross your fingers that the book you want to share is one of the very few that can be "loaned" to a friend.

I have cautioned Amazon not to ignore the pleas of parents who want parental controls. I doubt they're listening. But I have a feeling that the company (Barnes and Noble Nook???) that finds a way to resolve these concerns first will gain a HUGE competitive advantage in the market. My guess is that Amazon is choosing not to address this because they want to discourage use of a single account in which books can be purchased once and easily shared. Separate accounts might result in multiple purchases of the same book within the same family. Just my cynical view of Amazon's motivations. But in this high tech world where anything is possible, how else can you explain the lack of a real response from Amazon to these concerned parents.

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 5:20:35 PM PST
C. Moore says:
Scottland, thanks for the comments. What it really means is that I will be purchasing my books off Kindle and keeping them where they are protected. What Amazon fails to realize is that they are not the only sellers of books, thus it may mean a loss of purchases as I will seek the cheapest seller of these books.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 3:56:07 PM PST
Mrs Zed says:
I am absolutely 100% in the camp of "allow account owners to determine which books are available on their Kindles." We have 4 children, 3 of whom have Kindles (the last will soon.) Because of the lack of controls, my husband and I don't buy some books we might otherwise.

The technology has been demonstrated by Amazon -- If they can pull books from people's Kindles, they can implement a totally software-driven solution that allows *me*, the account owner and parent, to pull anything that might have already been downloaded, and to prevent further downloads to those devices based on my evaluation of the content.

Past that, the Fire's "controls" are lame. Why buy a Tablet if you're going to turn off WiFi? I could see possibly, maybe, somewhat an argument for turning it off for the other Kindle devices (if you could password it), but for a Tablet? I don't think so. I can limit access to the rest of the web through various means (eg., OpenDNS) but what I can't do is control Kindle content without Amazon's help to do it in a meaningful way.

I'm sure Amazon will get the message. I just really hope it doesn't take much longer.

Posted on May 29, 2012 6:20:15 PM PDT
I have had a kindle for some time and just bought two for my girls and added them to my account. Is there any way I can keep the whole library from being accessible from their kindle. There are some titles I don't want them to read.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 6:35:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012 6:37:24 PM PDT
No, LAM. When a Kindle is registered to an account, it has access to all of that account's content.

Only thing you can do is load their Kindles with content you approve, then deregister device from your account.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 10:13:24 PM PDT
C. Moore says:
There was talk that Kindles were now going to come with parent controls. I am not sure what it entailed as I didn't delve into the article further. You might want to look up parent controls in the forums.
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