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Initial post: May 30, 2012 6:39:32 AM PDT
P. Middleton says:
I have gone through the procedure [remove from device>delete from Amazon account>sync] and still the books remain on my Kindle. I have turned my Kindle off and re-booted it and still they remain. I am aware that they are in the cloud [not sure why after I delete them there] and not on my Kindle Fire, but why can't I get them to leave the Kindle completely. I have 1 book that I have been trying to get rid of for over 2 weeks and still it remains with a small red circle with an exclamation mark on it. All the other deleted books show the little download arrow, but won't go away. How can I get rid of these once and for all, as they really clutter up my book page and there is no reason for them to remain?

Thank you

Posted on May 30, 2012 6:55:53 AM PDT
Fud53 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 7:23:51 AM PDT
P. Middleton says:
I can only find help for Kindle 2, not Kindle Fire. Am I missing something?

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 7:34:53 AM PDT
S. Prewitt says:
You need to go to your account library at to delete the books. They should then disappear from your Kindle Fire as well.

Posted on May 30, 2012 9:25:29 AM PDT
P. Middleton says:
I've done that as well as the sync feature and still they are there. Some have been there for over 2 weeks and still they don't go away.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 9:31:48 AM PDT
❤ Ann says:
Click the 'Help' link at the top or bottom of any Amazon site page, then press the 'Contact Us' button to reach Amazon support.

For online help pages, go to and click on your Kindle model.

As for your issue, try clearing the Kindle reader app. I don't have my Fire in front of me at the moment, but I think it's something like Settings->More->Applications->Kindle reader->Clear data. If that doesn't help, contact support.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 9:32:02 AM PDT
Dulcibelle says:
Even after deleting a book, you have to remove it from the Carousel. Press and hold on the cover, and a dialog box should pop up. One of the choices should be "Remove from Carousel". Choose that and the book should disappear.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 4:38:09 PM PDT
Brittany says:
I have the same problem but with my Kindle for PC. I have tried the "Remove from Device" option and have completely deleted them from my library when it comes to managing it online, but it won't physically remove the book from my kindle pc.... How do I get rid of it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 5:02:43 PM PDT
Brittany- Was the book downloaded to Kindle for PC or just showing in the archived items?

If downloaded, right click to delete it.

If it is just showing in the archives, deregister and reregister the app from the Tools/options menu. That will clear out the archives.

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 11:19:04 PM PDT
Daizee says:
I have deregistered my kindle for pc, I have uninstalled it, deleted all files connected with it I could find on my pc. The books don't show up on my amazon account, but they remain om my pc.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 10:13:45 AM PDT
JoyceA says:
I developed a low-tech solution for this problem... I started a Collection titled "Removed" and I put all removed and returned titles in there, where they sit without cluttering up the active material.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 3:30:50 PM PDT
P. Middleton says:
If I deregister and reregister, will it also restore the documents I have on it?

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 2:22:04 PM PST
This is so completey ridiculous and frustrating that you cannot delete a book from your archive and from your history... what is this big brother. I want to remove some really stupid purchased books and i can't. I think I will just abandon my whole kindle library (312 books) and find a new source for books! I hate this!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 2:31:51 PM PST
R. Acoya says:
Thanks for sharing that with other customers.

Good luck on your quest.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 8:23:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 8:24:40 AM PST
MaryM says:
Thank you, Ann! I had the same problem as the original poster and the step where you go into settings and clear data from the application named "kindle" is what finally cleared the unwanted books from appearing on my Kindle!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:23:25 PM PST
KristinJ says:
I did this and it worked. Thanks!

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 4:48:32 PM PST
ursula says:
It worked for me, but it came back again!!!!
And I have a bunch of books in archive on my PC.
All those books do NOT show in my manage you kindle library.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 11:47:02 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 17, 2013 12:02:48 PM PST
Try touch and hold for about 3 seconds on the book you want to delete from your kindle. A dialog box appears with the option "...permanently delete?" Touch that message, you'll get another "...are you sure?" touch delete and it's gone. This technique also works on the iPad Kindle app.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 5:34:26 PM PST
I have gone through the settings to hopefully delete my books, but when I selected clear, it told me, "All of this application's data will be deleted permanently. This includes all files, settings, accounts, databases and so on." I'm afraid to lose all my stuff. What do I do?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 8:55:24 AM PDT
I got the same message, Jen, so I was afraid to say yes.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 8:57:46 AM PDT
I did clear the cache instead and now the deleted books are gone. Hope they stay that way!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 4:05:25 PM PDT
Thank you so much, Gretchen!

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 3:44:06 PM PDT
J. Lail says:
I have four titles of a book on my PC that I can't get rid of.

I have de-registered Kindle for PC, I have gone into my registry and deleted any mention of Amazon or Kindle, I have deleted the Kindle folder from my computer. I don't even know what this book is. And please, don't ask me if I have removed it with my "Manage Kindle" on the Amazon site.

When I reinstall Kindle for PC, there they are again. Four titles of the same book. A book that doesn't exist on my computer OR on the Amazon site. This is ridiculous.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2013 7:32:10 AM PDT
edith t says:
I have this issue as well. What can I do?
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