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Initial post: Oct 13, 2012 2:30:11 PM PDT
I'm about to purchase a new kindle as my original kindle has a
dud screen tha ks to some accidental injury! Can I transfer my books to the new kindle?

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 2:35:28 PM PDT
In a manner of speaking. You don't actually move books from the old Kindle, though - you just register the new Kindle to your same Amazon account, then you can download the books from your Archives / Cloud. The books belong to the account and will be available to any Kindle device or app you register to your account.

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 2:41:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2012 2:41:28 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
you'll actually register your new kindle to the same account as your old one (if it doesn't come pre-registered), then you'll turn on your wireless, and finally sync and check for new items - then look in your archives/cloud and all the books owned by your account will be available to download by clicking on them one at a time

another way is to, after your kindle is registered, is to go to your Manage Your Kindle page (link on right), and hit the Actions button on a title you want on your kindle and select Send to (insert your new kindle name here) - then turn on your wireless and sync - it's not advised to do more than 20-30 at a shot as it takes a while to index them and your kindle could hang - then repeat until you have all the books you want on your kindle downloaded

at this point, if you have collections set up on your old e-ink kindle and your new kindle is an e-ink kindle, you can import your collections definitions from your old kindles, then sort by collections and the books will fall into the appropriate collections

be advised that the sort recent order is recent in the sense of download time and not purchase time

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 2:52:15 PM PDT
For me, the process of moving my books from one Kindle to another was (and is) frustrating beyond belief. Amazon STILL does not have a way to BULK TRANSFER books from the cloud to your device. I've been purchasing Kindle books since 2007, so my library is extensive. It takes DAYS for me to Sync and transfer to the newer device. Not a job for the faint-hearted and a major reason I will not purchase another Kindle til this one dies. HINT TO AMAZON: make the transfer process easier for those with large libraries to download in bulk, collections and all, from the archive to the new device!!

BTW, why, you may ask, do I prefer to keep all my books on my Kindle?? Because Amazon ripped my copy of George Orwell's 1984 off my Kindle without my knowledge or permission while it was connected via WhisperSync...

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 12:10:27 PM PDT
I am in the same boat. My husband never really used the Kindle I bought for him, preferring a tablet, so I decided to donate mine to a friend and keep my husband's virtually brand new Kindle. But, when I registered on his Kindle, all my books dropped into archive and Amazon says I have to move them one at a time. I have a huge library, and of course, I cannot tell which ones I have read or when I purchased them. I should, at least, be able to see how far I have read into a book on the computer, be able to group them into folders, and then only have to go through this tedious process with the books I have not read yet. They have had YEARS to fix this. I think they are too busy focusing on new products, and have left their loyal customers in the dust. All the more reason to switch over to a tablet or ultrabook. The functionality we are looking for is not rocket science. My kids could probably program it into their system. Kindle is in the dark ages...

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 12:19:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2014 12:20:10 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
"All the more reason to switch over to a tablet or ultrabook."

Yes, because we all know Amazon ebooks load automatically to a tablet or ultrabook.

Unsure how "Kindle is in the dark ages" since the complaint is you have to pick which books you want to load on your kindle. Who lets you select books to move to a tablet better?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2014 12:34:46 PM PDT
True, but at least I won't be a Kindle device customer any more

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2014 12:38:17 PM PDT
If I'm scrolling through my MYK, it is true that there's no mark as to whether I've read a book. However, if I click on that book, I can read the synopsis and probably figure it out.

I only send to my Kindle the books I can read in several weeks; there's no reason to have 800 books on any device.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2014 12:39:17 PM PDT
Many books are worth re-reading or sharing though

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2014 12:39:57 PM PDT
Then re-download them for yourself. You don't share from your Kindle; you do it online, anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2014 12:45:39 PM PDT
PS56k says:
@ Voracious Reader says:
True, but at least I won't be a Kindle device customer any more
and let's think about this - and how Amazon feels -
by "tablet" - it could be anything, Kindle Fire, Android, iPad - an APP -
by "ultrabook" - it could be any PC type device -
and will you still BUY your ebooks from the Amazon website,
or go to iTunes/iBooks, or some other site ?

hmmmm - if you still BUY your ebooks from Amazon,
they still have you locked as a customer,
and don't really care about you and your Kindle device - or free APP -
since they sell the hardware Kindles AT A LOSS.

And - the problem with "collections" and downloading, and all the sorrow that has befallen upon you - it's tough to support ALL devices with ALL features - since the underlying hardware/firmware from several years ago may not be able to handle the task - so, some newer versions of the APP will have better functionality, but the website still has to cater to ALL users with ALL models of Kindle.
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