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Initial post: Feb 15, 2012 6:50:00 AM PST
I have several audio books and when I try to "deliver" them to another Kindle on my account it won't highlight the Kindle name. Does anyone know if sharing audio-books on the same account is possible? Is it "user error"
I appreciate help that I get here....

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 6:52:16 AM PST
The one you want to transfer to isn't by any chance the $79 basic, is it? That Kindle can't play audio books - no speakers and no headphone jack....

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 7:00:00 AM PST
It's a 2generation Kindle - my sister has it - how do I know if it has speakers and headphones? (I am starting to feel stupid...)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 7:03:07 AM PST
The new basic is the only one that doesn't have them, so not to worry. And no need to feel stupid! I was just trying to figure out what might be the problem; I don't use audio books, so I am not as knowledgeable about those as I am about regular Kindle books.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 7:34:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2012 7:36:14 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
Try going to your archived items list on your other Kindle. If your audio books don't show up, click on "Add other device collections." When I did that, all of my books showed up in the archive.

Oh, and one more thing. If the audio books weren't purchased from Amazon, they won't show up in your archive and you won't have access to them on other devices.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 7:45:43 AM PST
Would going to Archives on the amazon website be the same? They all showed up there under my account but I couldn't move them. I bought them from - isn't that the same as Amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 7:46:23 AM PST
You can't transfer audio books wirelessly to the K1, K2 or DX. You'll need to sideload them. And audio books won't show up in the archives of the K1, K2 or DX - because they can't be delivered wirelessly.

I have a KK and a DX...I can sideload audiobooks to my DX, and the audio books that aren't loaded on it do not show up in the archive. I can load audio books onto my KK by pulling htem from the archives, provided I have a wi-fi connection.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 7:50:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2012 7:59:34 AM PST
Basic question: Is your sister's KK connection WiFi or 3G? Because of data density of audible books, they only direct load via WiFi.

Not to worry, she can still download from audibles website to her pc using 3G (takes a while) and then sideload via usb cord into the Audible Folder.

ETA: Cassie got in before me; good post Cassie.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 7:58:04 AM PST
Yes, she does have a WiFi connection.
So if I understand you helpful people she has to go to my library at Audible, download the audio books to her PC using a USB cord (is that what sideloading means?) via 3g, not WiFi, then move them from her PC to her Kindle, is that correct? Yikes, I thought it would be like downloading books to all the kindles on my account using the WiFi connection.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 8:05:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2012 8:07:20 AM PST
If she is WiFi connected, sideloading shouldn't be necessary. But she could try logging onto using your joint password to direct download from the 'library' page at least once.

Could be the problem is that Audible doesn't recognize her Kindle yet. Logging on there might remedy that.Let us know if that does the trick.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 8:18:34 AM PST
If she has a second generation Kindle, it can't connect via wi-fi. If she has a Kindle that can connect via wi-fi, she doesn't have a second generation Kindle.

This page should help:

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 8:55:50 AM PST
Thanks Cassie and Reader .... I will read the help link and see if we can get it done.
I appreciate your help.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 8:07:16 AM PST
This is what I received from Customer Service (which I havent found time to do yes):
In order to get your audiobooks on your Kindle, you must first register it to your account. This can be done by performing the following:

1 - If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
2 - Press the Menu button. Make sure that Whispernet is turned on.
3 - Move the 5-way down until "Settings" is underlined and press to select.
4 - Press the 5-way to select "register."
5 - You will see a text entry box at the bottom of the screen to enter your linked Amazon and Audible email address and password. Use the keyboard to enter in your information. Press the Symbol key to see a menu of additional characters and numbers so you can select the character you need.
6 - Navigate the 5-way to select "submit" to finish the registration process or "cancel" to cancel your registration.

The deregistration process is similar to the registration process described above. Make sure Wireless is turned on and select "deregister" from the Registration section and select "deregister" to confirm. Note that you will not be able to buy or download samples from the store, or use Web Browser if your Kindle is not registered.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 11:43:50 AM PDT
Donavan says:
How do I share that I have read an audiobook on fbook. Like one does with a normal ebook on kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2013 11:55:12 AM PDT
Artist says:
Donovan, please don't highjack someone else's post. Start your own new question.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2013 11:56:49 AM PDT
Artist says:
K., if your sister has a K2, those directions are not going to work. I have a K2, and I have to download the audiobook to the Audible Manager (which I downloaded from the website) and then transfer it from Audible Manager to my K2 using the usb cord.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 2:43:17 PM PDT
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