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Can I add another kindle to my account?

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Initial post: Jan 10, 2012 11:11:14 AM PST
SportsGal50 says:
I currently own a kindle wi-fi and a kindle fire but want to buy one for my father (under my account). He's in his 80's and does not own a computer or care to.

He reads several books a week and this way I can just download them for him. Will this 3rd one have all my books from my other devices on it and can I add another one to my account?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 11:12:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2012 11:12:31 AM PST
Yes you can add it and as long as you register it to your account he will have access to all your content.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 11:12:38 AM PST
yes to both of your questions.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 11:21:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2012 11:23:05 AM PST
SportsGal50 says:
Thank you for answering my question so quickly.

One more question: Can you use a USB flash drive to download books off your computer and plug it into your kindles? My sister has the "nook" and wants to load the kindle up with her books along with mine.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 11:21:46 AM PST
You can register an unlimited number of kindles and kindle apps to your account although only six of those can have a specific book on them at the same time.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 11:36:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2012 11:39:49 AM PST
Yes, you can sideload compatible Kindle books via a usb cord. But. Nook books use a different format than Kindle books. You cannnot read Nook books on any Kindle and vice versa.

If your father doesn't have a computer, he probably doesn't have access to WiFi either. Better get him a 3G model.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 11:42:03 AM PST
SportsGal50 says:
Thank you again everyone for your help, greatly appreciate it!

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 12:25:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2012 12:26:12 PM PST
Larla says:
What is to keep all 2 million of us from registering our Kindle to the same account -- we can each buy one book and we each will have 2 million books to access for free (of course only 6 of us can read a particular book at a time but with a choice of 2 million I figure we can all find something).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 12:26:46 PM PST
Nothing really.

But who's going to be the one to put their credit card on the account?

Not me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 12:39:45 PM PST
S. Prewitt says:
Wiser words were never spoken!

In fact, you've nicely summed up the problem with dumbocracy. Who wants to give their credit card to a Government controlled by people who are allowed to choose (vote for) which "books" will be purchased, but contribute NEGATIVE net taxes to help pay for them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 4:43:30 PM PST
A minor clarification - all kindles registerd to the same account have access to all the books on the account, but they will not automatically be "on" the new kindle. You'll still need to download books from the archives to the new kindle.

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 8:59:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2014 9:01:29 AM PDT
kcm says:
I've been trying to get another account on my kindle fire and once it asked me and I wanted to look at something else and ever since I've been trying to find a way to create another account but no web sites tell me how to create so how do I create another account??

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014 9:00:58 AM PDT
You can't have two accounts on one device. You can have multiple devices on one account, but not the other way around. It's one account per device.

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 9:02:54 AM PDT
kcm says:
No I can because my kindle asked me if I wanted another one!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014 9:03:38 AM PDT
I don't know what you were looking at, but a Kindle cannot be registered to two accounts at one time.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014 9:07:27 AM PDT
Were you perhaps adding an e-mail account to the Fire? You can have more than one e-mail account that you send and receive e-mails (I have my regular account and a gmail account that I can use on the Fire), but the device can only be registered to one Amazon account using one e-mail and password.

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 9:36:26 AM PDT
Linda Barney says:
I have an older Kindle, and recently purchase a Kindle fire, The books automatically downloaded, but when I go to open then I get Invalid Item " This item is protected with DRM and cannot be read on your kindle. Please remove item from your device and download it again or purchase a copy from the Kindle store" Can I not have the books I've purchased on both Kindles? And even when I "remove" an item, the book cover is still there...????

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 10:48:24 AM PDT
You can add the Nook app to a Fire, but you cannot use a flash drive on the Fire. You'd have to transfer the books to wherever the Nook app wants them via USB.

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 9:07:40 AM PDT
Can I put a non-Kindle device on my amazon account (like a dell computer):

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2014 9:28:58 AM PDT
Yes, you can download the free kindle reading app to computers, and /or phones.
I think the easiest way to find the app, is to go to the kindle store, and click on any book. Do this from the device you want the app to be on.
Then there will be a blurb above the book title, for free kindle app.
Click on that, and there will be a message asking you what type of device you want to put the app on. Follow the instructions.
Then you can link it to your account, and get access to your cloud, or archive or whatever they're calling it now.

I share my account with my family, and we have 3 kindles, 2 computers, and 3 phones on my account.
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