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Delete a sample book from Kindle Paperwhite


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Initial post: Nov 12, 2012 12:17:01 PM PST
Calvin Rice says:
How do I delete a sample book from Kindle Paperwhite.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 12:20:55 PM PST
Long touch and then delete.

Here's a link to the on line manual to help you - http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200953940

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:43:49 PM PST
Calvin Rice says:
Could you please give me further directions once I get to the link. I have searched it and have been unable to find anything about how to delete a sample book.
Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 6:08:56 PM PST
Calvin-

You delete a sample just like you would a book, press and hold your finger on the sample/book and choose Remove from Device when the option comes up.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 8:08:48 PM PST
Press, hold
Delete
Are you sure you want to delete?
Yes

The book is still there. Does it take some time to go away?

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 11:56:45 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 7:59:25 AM PST
Perfect! Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 8:01:45 AM PST
**Meya** says:
No Gregory, that is not the way to manage files on a Kindle. It is however a good way to really muck up the works.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 8:22:40 AM PST
Well, when I followed the correct procedure, nothing happened. Further, since I open the documents folder every day to put stuff into it; well you can imagine that this technique would come to my mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 11:22:27 AM PST
Thank you I did not know this existed.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 11:30:02 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
wait until you kindle says it's full and no matter how many files you remove it still says it's full

that will be because the Kindle OS does not know you removed those books and is still allocating the space required for them

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 5:08:04 PM PST
I repeat, the correct procedure it not work. I would appreciate an explanation as to the correct way to do it. This time, please a correct way that works.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 9:00:07 PM PST
Thanks so much!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 12:42:35 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
the correct way is to delete files from the kindle using your kindle - press on the title then select remove from device (or something similar)

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 7:09:48 AM PST
Yes, that did not work.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 7:39:44 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
what did not work?

that is the preferred method to remove books from your Book - Device tab - it will not work on the Books - Cloud Tab as that requires deletion on your Manage Your Kindle Page and followed by a sync of the kindle. Other items (books from other sources, person documents) may require removal under the Docs tab

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 7:42:53 AM PST
Well, I thought I used the Official Method (to remove a free book, if it makes a difference). I did this;

Press, hold
Delete
Are you sure you want to delete?
Yes

But nothing happened. Did I do something wrong?

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 8:01:07 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
no, you did nothing wrong with those instructions - it should have totally been removed from your kindle in that case, but if you've removed books the other way (via usb), that may be part of the problem

I'm going to suggest that you try a reboot on your kindle - make sure it's fully charged, unplugged, wireless on and hold power on for 30 seconds (if it's a Fire then turn it back on) and see if that works

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 8:07:00 AM PST
Well, I am willing to do that, but to achieve what result exactly? What are we trying to do and how will we know if it worked?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 8:17:40 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
I'm hoping that will kick-start your OS into behaving properly - it's like rebooting a PC when it's having problems

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 8:23:32 AM PST
OK, let's see.

Press and hold power.
Kindle tree screen comes right back up.
Worm crawls (very quickly too)
All content reappears (thank goodness)
(Now I shall return to airplane mode)

And I await further instructions.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 8:42:21 AM PST
OK, good night from the Middle East. I will check this thread in the morning.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 8:52:21 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
a good night to you too - you should be able to delete properly now - if not, i suggest using the orange Contact Us button on the upper right and talking to an actual Amazon support staff member (I'm just a volunteer kindle user)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 7:13:32 PM PST
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 7:19:16 PM PST
You are welcome, I'm sure.
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