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Transfer of old books to new kindle.

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Initial post: Jun 14, 2012 3:09:49 PM PDT
JSP says:
I have a Kindle from maybe 3-4 years ago and I loved it. But I dropped it and the screen is broken and it will not turn on. I want to purchase a new one, just an e-reader not a touch. How do I get my books off the broken Kindle on to the new one?

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 3:10:53 PM PDT
Assuming you bought them from Amazon you don't have to get them off the broken Kindle. They're all in your library, and when you register a new Kindle to your account they will appear in your Archive ready to download.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 3:13:00 PM PDT
JSP says:
Thanks, will purchase a new on soon.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 5:53:54 PM PDT
JSP, just go to and you should see every book that you ever bought. On the right is a button that will give you multiple options for each book, like sending it to another kindle that you own.

Also, the new Kindle, once registered, will list all of your books in the Archive, and you can download them from there.
(On the Fire you go to BOOKS then CLOUD and it will list them all, as well as showing them all on the Carousel...touch to download).

The only bad things have to select each book individually to send. There is no 'send them all' option.

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 11:21:18 AM PST
Louise Smith says:
But you have to download each book separately, so if you have a LOT of books you may spend hours or days doing this. I just purchased a new Paperwhite and discovered this. I have over 300 books, so I will NEVER buy another Kindle unless this one dies because of this. Either Amazon does not want you to purchase a lot of books (even free books are "purchased") or they do not want you to buy new Kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 11:23:12 AM PST
Why do you need all 300 on BOTH devices, or any device, for that matter? How many can you possibly read at the same time?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 11:52:02 AM PST
J. Donahue says:
Why are you posting this in multiple threads?

You're going to get the same answer every time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 12:54:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 5, 2014 12:56:10 PM PST
Jay says:
Louise - I have 2700 e-books, and generally keep 800, or less, on each of my Kindles. When I decide to load old books onto new Kindles-from The Cloud, one at a time-I grin, and bear it. As I get more Kindles, I will keep fewer items on each. I will have one for Fiction, one for Non-Fiction, one for Philosophy/Religion, one for Science/Technical, etc. The more items you keep on one device, the more strain you put on the device, and the sooner the battery burns out. Fewer items on it means the device will last longer, and boot up sooner. Amazon wants you to buy new devices, and lots of books/etc for them. They do, however, make a trade off between convenience and cost, sometimes making things a bit less convenient for the lazy, in order to provide lower cost to all. If you don't like that, you can always buy a Nook, Kobo, Galaxy, or such...and see how their Customer Service compares with Amazon's when you have a REAL problem.

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 8:10:22 PM PDT
Michael Levy says:
I have a broken kindle and many of the books on it were not purchased through Amazon. I did get them legally by the way through other sources. Is there a way to transfer these to my computer or directly on to a new kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2015 9:16:00 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
Did you back them up on your computer when you downloaded them? If so, you just pull them over when the Kindle is connected and add them to your documents file.
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