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Initial post: Aug 7, 2014 5:32:01 PM PDT
Steve3129 says:
I would like to have access to my mother's Kindle to upload book choices for her from my account. Possible or not?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2014 5:37:01 PM PDT
Absolutely you can. You can have an unlimited number of Kindles and Kindle apps registered to an account. You can usually only have a book downloaded onto six devices simultaneously, however.

You would just then make sure she has her wireless on and go to http://amazon.com/manageyourcontentanddevices select the book and click on the Actions button to the left of the book to send it to her Kindle.

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 6:49:54 PM PDT
Lplady says:
@Steve3129

Are you on the same account? Then, Pineapple is correct.

If you are on separate accounts, you need access to her kindle. deregister it, register it to your account, add your books, reregister it to her account. Remember, the books you add are not backed up into her account, when she deletes them, they are gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2014 9:48:28 PM PDT
This will only work if she has an e-ink Kindle. If she has a Fire, when it's deregistered from an account, all Amazon purchased content is removed.

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 1:01:35 PM PDT
PS56k says:
yeah - careful - what kind of Kindle does she have ?
Does she order books by herself on her own Amazon account,
or do you do it for her using her Kindle and accessing her account with the Kindle ?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 1:47:55 PM PDT
Steve3129 says:
She has a Kindle paperwhite. I order books on Amazon.com using her account sending it to her Kindle but I would like to be able to do it from my Kindle or from my account and that's what I'm looking for information on

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 2:09:34 PM PDT
You can't send books to her account from your Kindle, really. You need to use Manage Your Content and Devices to send to another Kindle, and it would have to be registered to your account at the time. You'd have to do the registration thing that Lplady described.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 2:14:45 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
If she already has a lot of books on her account (the one you use for her), you'll need to consider this choice carefully. Amazon doesn't combine accounts. If you haven't been doing it long - you might consider just switching her over to your account. I run our account and both my parents' Kindles are on it. That way we can share all the books. When they want specific titles, they let me know.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 3:54:14 PM PDT
Why not send the books as gifts? As long as the books aren't free or in pre-release status, under the Buy with 1-Click button, you should see one that says Buy as a gift. Click it and follow directions. Be sure to use her regular e-mail address. She'll get an e-mail message with a note from you (if you add one) and instructions on how to accept the book. You pay for it from your account, it gets added to her account/cloud. Is that what you want?
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