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Deleting Books from a Kindle Touch

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Initial post: Dec 17, 2011 2:33:26 PM PST
Ima Reader says:
I have a new Kindle Touch and have downloaded a (free) book that I do not want. How can I delete it? Note that this Kindle does not have a keyboard or 5 way curser...I would have to delete using other devices.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2011 2:36:04 PM PST
Do a "long touch" (touch the title for a few seconds, then release) a menu will pop up, choose "move to archived items".

If you want to delete it permanently, you will need to do that from the Manage Your Kindle page.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 7:48:49 PM PST
TL says:
Another question I have is how do I now allow my daughter to have access to the archived items on the kindle account that I have which has the books my wife has downloaded. If I de-register my wifes kindle from my amazon account will my daughter still have access to the archived books since she will now be on my amazon account? not sure how to go about this.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 7:55:47 PM PST
Beth Sexton says:
TL, the books belong to the Amazon account which purchased them so just register the Kindle to the account with the books.

The number of devices that can be tied to an account is unlimited.

Most book have a limit of 6 devices for simultaneous usage.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 8:01:05 PM PST
TL says:
Thanks. SO I should de-register my daughters kindle then? Since that one has not purchased any of them. Then my problem is I have to set up a new account for a 12 year old. It would be easier if I de-registered my wifes so she could set up her own account but she has numerous books on my account since we share the kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 8:11:15 PM PST
Ennui says:
TL - you can do it a couple of different ways. The books belong to whichever account purchased them, so if your wife's books are on your account, you can keep her kindle registered there. If you want your daughter to have any or all of those books, then she can also be registered on that account - she'll have access to all the archived books there. If you want her to only have a few of them, you can register your daughter's kindle to your account, send the specific books you'd like her to have to her kindle (through the ManageYourKindle page), then deregister your daughter's kindle and pass it on to her. Rinse and repeat for additional books.

Alternatively, you can set your daughter up in a separate account (with a different email and password but still under your name since she's under 18 yo). All books then purchased for your daughter would need to be purchased separately through that account. She wouldn't have access to any of you or your wife's archived books (unless you did the deregister from this account, register to yours, pass a book on, then deregister and register again).

Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 8:13:11 PM PST
Beth Sexton says:
I would just put them all on one account unless you are worried the 12 year old might read "adult" books downloaded from the Archive.

If you are worried about them purchasing content on your account - remember that you will get an email for every purchase and you can return a book for credit from the Manage Your Kindle page during the first 7 days.

If they want to pay for a book themselves, they can purchase it and gift it to your account.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 8:17:57 PM PST
TL says:
There are some more adult themed books on the account and some other ones that deal with my work that I would prefer she wouldn't have access to. Is deregistering her kindle the best way to prevent this? Also how do I remove any books from her kindle? On my older kindle you had the option of removing a selection from a device from the menu but you do not have this option now?

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 8:29:10 PM PST
Beth Sexton says:
TL, On all the Kindles you can remove books, but deregistering it is the only way I know to keep them from downloading it again from the Archives. Which Kindle do you have for her?

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 8:33:27 PM PST
TL says:
I have the kindle touch from my 12 year old and I cannot find the delete this item from this device option on the touch. I really appreciate you taking the time to help.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 8:35:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2011 8:38:57 PM PST
Ennui says:
On the Touch - from the home page (or collection page) do a long press on the book title and then choose "Move to archive" to delete the downloaded book from the device. The book title will still appear in the Archives on her device, but won't actually "be" on the device to read. If she has wi-fi enabled, she can d/l any of the archived books.

You could pass protect your wi-fi and only enable hers when you want to send her a book or two, but if she takes the Touch out in an area with public wi-fi, it will connect if wireless is turned on.

If her Touch is deregistered from your account, then the archived titles won't appear and only the books actually downloaded will show up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 8:38:36 PM PST
 Ann says:
On the Touch, tap and hold the book's title for a moment. A menu should come up, with an option to "Move to Archived Items". That removes the book from the device.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 11:22:20 PM PST
Beth Sexton says:
TL, sorry to take so long getting back to you. I had to drive home from my brother's house.

Like Deborah and Ann said, on the home screen you do a long hold on top of the title to get the pop-up menu. You should have the options to Add to Collection, Go To, Book Description, Search this Book, View Notes & Marks and the last item is Move to Archives Items. (You do not really move the book to Archives but when you delete it from your Kindle and sync the title will now display in the list of archived books.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2012 12:44:30 PM PST
I have been to the Manage Your Kindle page, and have deleted my book, but it only deletes it within Manager... It is still on the kindle

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 5:26:29 PM PST
how long does it take to charge a touch kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2012 5:42:39 AM PST
Sable says:
Unfortunately my pop up menu does not seem to include 'move to archived items' only 'view archived items' - so far have not found anything helpful on the Manage your Kindle page.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 6:42:45 PM PST
I can't see where to do this on the Manage your Kindle page. What option are you referring to?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 11:54:28 PM PST
Sable says:
Although I thought I had deleted some books, they are still there. Whilst appreciating one doesn't want to delete something by mistake so better not on one's actual Kindle, surely it should be easier to get rid of them properly via computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 12:14:37 AM PST
50's Canadian - those instructions were not for the Manage Your Kindle page, they were for the Kindle Touch, on the device itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 12:15:37 AM PST
Sable - you have to delete them from to delete them from your account Library (Archives), and you have to delete them from the device(s) you have downloaded them to.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 12:17:54 AM PST
Sable says:
But I couldn't find the right bit on the Touch - it don't show up on my screen whatever I did!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 12:24:37 AM PST
Long-press on the title until the menu appears. The last item on the menu (either "Remove from device" or "Move to archive") is the one you want. Even if it says move to archive, all it actually does is delete it from your Touch.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 2:46:49 AM PST
Sable says:
Long pressing on the title only gets me to the last page of the book - that is why I tried to delete via the computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 7:12:28 AM PST
If long pressing opens the book, you aren't long-pressing you're just tapping a little harder. Hold your finger down on the title until the menu opens.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 8:27:45 AM PST
Sable says:
Just tried that - held it down for over 30 seconds - used a pencil to ensure that it was down very hard and it didn't work!
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