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Is there a way to create an kindle account off of your main account?

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Initial post: Oct 5, 2013 11:52:25 AM PDT
I just purchased the new paperwhite for my daughter. Rather than create her own account to buy books, I'd like to create one off of my main one so I can include a limited balance for new books. This way, I can allow her to buy new books as she wants to, but also set a limit. Also, I'd rather not have her have access to the books that I'm reading.

My first inclination is to just create a new account for her and buy an Amazon gift card to sort of pre-load it with a cash balance for book purchases, but I'd like to be able to share select books and have more control. Anyone have ideas?


In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2013 11:58:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2013 11:59:29 AM PDT
LeftCoastLiggy - I would suggest you read through this post that discusses options for setting up Kindles for children:

Also, coming soon to the new Paperwhite is the Kindle FreeTime parental controls feature:

Kindle FreeTime
COMING SOON-Encourage kids to read even more with FreeTime for Kindle Paperwhite. FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their goals. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read.

Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 6th)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2013 12:00:45 PM PDT
Your first inclination is the best bet. Her own account funded through gift cards with emails going to you.

You can loan some books for 14 days to her account but loans are once and that is it. You could consider buying a small basic kindle and let her use that for books on your account you would like to her to read.
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