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Can I add a second Kindle to my account?

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Initial post: Nov 6, 2010 1:47:47 PM PDT
L. Meier says:
My daughter just got a kindle for her bday, can I add her to my amazon account so we can share books?

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 1:50:00 PM PDT
S.L. Baum says:
Absolutely! My husband and I share an account and I am considering adding 2 more (for my 2 daughters) at Christmas! We will all be able to share books!

S.L. Baum
A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones)

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 1:55:06 PM PDT
Darren says:
You can add up to six Kindles to one account. Your daughter just got an even better present as she will have your entire library available to her!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2010 2:57:00 PM PDT
quilt lover says:
I try to clear this up whenever I see it because so many people misunderstand, you can put as many kindles or other devices on your account as you want. There is no limit of 6. The limit comes in when you want to download a book, some of them have a limit of 6 devices at a time, some 5, some unlimited. That is up to the publisher. If you have 100 devices on your account, only 6 (or the limit on that particular book) could read it at a time. Once someone is done, they delete it from their device and it frees up the license for somebody else to download & read it.

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 3:23:07 PM PDT
Sandy says:
I have 3 Kindles on my account.

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 3:26:24 PM PDT
Darren says:
Thanks quiltlvr, I'm learning all the time today!

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 3:51:49 PM PDT
Lexi M. says:
i have 4 kindles and 2 pc apps. i believe u can have as many as u like on ur account, but most books can only be on 6 devices simultaneously. some books can be on more, some on less depending on the publisher.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2010 10:03:58 AM PST
Kris says:
Quiltlvr--I did not know that! I wanted the app on my laptop but since I had 6 accounts on my Kindle account, I didn't think I could do that. Thank you so very much for taking the time to add the correct info--you made my day (several days, I'm sure!)

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 10:32:31 AM PST
L. Meier says:
Thanks for all the great info everyone!

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 7:00:58 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
Yes, that's one of the great things about the Kindle service. There is no limit on the number of people who can read the same book for one download price.

The limit is the number of simultaneous device licenses. Unless it says otherwise on the book's product page, that number is six. Some books are fewer, some are unlimited.

However, let's say you have one with the typical limit of six. You have 100 devices on your account...Kindles, iPhones, iPads, PCs (each installation counts as one), Macs, Blackberrys...I could go on. :) Six of you read the book simultaneously on different devices. Someone tries to put it on a seventh won't be allowed. However, once someone removes the book and syncs, that license will be released for another device on the account.

Cool, huh?

Bufo Calvin
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Posted on Mar 22, 2012 5:15:38 AM PDT
M. Trenow says:
I know that you can have more than one Kindle on an account but does anyone know if it is possible to have two accounts registered to one Kindle device so that the person you share it with (or borrow it from) means you can pay for books seperately?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2012 5:21:55 AM PDT
No, a Kindle can only be registered to one account at a time. Some people fund shared accounts with gift cards, with each person contributing.

The non-owner of the account can also gift books from his/her account.

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 6:13:02 AM PDT
L. Hutson says:
I am a teacher and looking at getting a classroom set of kindle fires. I was told that each kindle had to have its own email address and would each have its own cloud. Is that true? Or could I have all of my kindles on the same email, amazon account, and cloud? Does that also mean that if I buy an app, I only have to buy it once and then down load it from the cloud to all the devices? Or do I pay for each device? I know my phone and kindle share the same account and I only have to pay once.

Posted on May 20, 2012 8:25:29 AM PDT
I have a Kindle account and my wife has a separate, personal account. I have an iPad, but my wife does not have one. Currently I have the Kindle App on my iPad which allows me to read the books in my Kindle account on my iPad. I would like to share the iPad with my wife so that she can read the books on her personal Kindle account. Is this possible? And, if so, what is the procedure for activating the second Kindle account on my iPad?

Posted on May 20, 2012 9:58:05 AM PDT
Mark, you'll have to deregister your Kindle for iPad from your account and register it to your wife's account for her to be able to read her books on the iPad. You can't have one Kindle for iPad app registered to two different Amazon accounts.

Posted on May 20, 2012 12:36:45 PM PDT
LMG says:
My daughter and I also share an account. Is there a way to block her from downloading certain books from the library? (Don't Judge: 50 Shades of Grey). I've been holding off getting that title on my Kindle, because I don't want her reading it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 4:46:29 PM PDT
L. Meier says:
I completely agree. My book group is reading 50 shades of gray But I don't want to put it on our Kindle account because I do not want my 16 year old to have access

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 1:16:37 AM PST
Want to add kindle app to my wife's new iPad automatically linked to an account with her name, I guess bec it is her iPad (???) do i change the account in order to register it ONLY in the account that we share which is in my name.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 6:53:18 AM PDT
Lean jean says:
I bought a Kindle touch for my husband and have been downloading books for him, but now I am being told he does not have a default credit card and I can only download freebies. What can I do to correct this without messing up my own Amazon account, as we have different tastes in books; he likes true crime and I like historical novels, so we need to have separate accounts, but use my credit card. Can anyone help?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 7:47:57 AM PDT
Prentice, you can attach your card to both accounts. It won't affect your account at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 7:58:06 AM PDT
Prentice - you can still have different tastes in books, but still have both on one account if you wish. All the books either of you would buy would be in the "cloud" (Amazon's servers), but the only books on either of your devices would be the ones you decided to download to it. With one account you'd then be able to read your book on either device if one became unavailable, broken or stolen.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 6:10:54 PM PDT
They are taking them to court for not having parental controls BEFORE... now they do. So if you can't trust your kid NOT to order and you don't follow your emails to see the bills come in.... they have parental controls that eliminate the availability of access to the store/cloud etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 6:12:23 PM PDT
Actually you DO have a way to stop it - turn on the parental controls.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 6:12:53 PM PDT
C. S. Jones says:
There is this thing called parental controls to block purchasing. Been there for years.
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