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Initial post: Aug 23, 2011 11:34:43 PM PDT
Ernest Rivas says:
can you move a book from your kindle to your pc using the kindle app or otherwise?

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 11:42:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 23, 2011 11:44:15 PM PDT
The Blade says:
Not sure exactly what you're asking, but let me try this answer...

You can move books from your Kindle to your PC using the included USB cable. Great for backup, but cannot be read by your K4PC app.

Each book is copy protected (DRM) such that it can only be read by the device for which it was downloaded. Now, if your intent was to read the book a book currently on your Kindle with your K4PC app, then you can still accomplish that, but not by moving the book from your Kindle. Simply download the book again from your account, from archived items on the K4PC app and you will be able to read it that way. Purchase once, download twice.

If that answer is not what you are looking for, try us again with a bit more detail. We'll do our best to help. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2011 1:45:43 PM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
To add to S.B's post: this applies only to books bought from Amazon. Those from other sources are not DRM-protected, don't appear in Amazon's archives, and should be copied via USB (you had them on your PC first anyway).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 8:39:02 AM PST
My Kindle is full. What I want to do ios move it to the pc soI can download more books. are you saying I can delete the books I have on there and reload it over an over back to the Kindle via archives?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 8:43:04 AM PST
Craig says:
Cheryl, if you got the books through Amazon, they will remain in your library in the Amazon "cloud." From your Kindle, moving a book to archives opens up space for a new book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 10:04:10 AM PST
I paid for a book and read it last year now I want to re-read the same book. Can I do that??

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 10:06:46 AM PST
As long as you bought it from Amazon. Go to Manage Your Kindle page and send the book to whichever reading device you want.

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 10:10:45 AM PST
You could download Kindle for PC then keep some of the books on your computer. Or you could just delete books off of your Kindle and they would still be saved in your account on the Manage Your Kindle page. Deleting a book off of your Kindle doesn't delete it from your account.

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 10:16:19 AM PST
J. Gatie says:
Books purchased from Amazon (not samples, but actual books) are never really "deleted", they are "Removed from Device." Removing them from the device frees up space for more books, but they will always be available from your Archive. To get them from your Archive, wither access your Archive folder on your Kindle, or use the Manage You Kindle page on the Amazon website.

Books downloaded from other places besides Amazon must be backed up to a computer, or they will be deleted from the device when you choose to delete. Note that the wording will actually say "Delete" instead of "Remove From Device" when trying to delete.
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