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1 Amazon account - how do I control the books for my Childs Kindle Fire


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Initial post: Oct 8, 2013 2:31:27 AM PDT
DH-YORK says:
My 9 year old is getting a Kindle Fire and I have an amazon account myself & my husband share. How can I ensure my 9 year old does not get the grownup books delivered to her Kindle , but ideally by sharing the account

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 2:33:35 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
here's a fairly complete listing of the possibilities available:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/forums/kindleqna/ref=cm_cd_tft_tp?ie=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1GLDPZMNR1X53&cdThread=Tx32874AAAPWE1M

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 8:23:18 AM PDT
LOO LOO says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 8:58:25 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
You are so full of it. There are a multitude of options for controling which books a child gets to read (which is what the OP is asking) including Parental Controls and Free Time, as well as other outside apps. None of these require sub-accounts. You stating that it is "impossible" because of a lack of sub-accounts is not just incorrect, it is a flat out lie (and you know it!).

So stop trying to shoehorn your pet peeve into every thread, and stop lying about the support for this silly request from "most posters". Aside from you and a couple other whackjobs, "most" posters don't support this, because they understand that it is not coming, and would eat into Amazon's profits.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 9:02:59 AM PDT
LOO LOO says:
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Posted on Oct 8, 2013 9:09:46 AM PDT
Set up a separate account for the child, using a separate credit / debit card on a separate bank account. Keep the child's account info yourself, rather than revealing it to the child. Use the child's account-into which you put money-to buy the child's books,and load them onto the child's Kindle. You choose which books to put in the child's Kindle, and which not to. It is a little extra 'work' (I know..."dirty word"), but it does the job best.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:12:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 8, 2013 9:13:45 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Actually, you said it "isn't possible to separate content", which is a complete and utter lie and you know it. So knock it off with the "what little ol' me??" act. As a long time member of this forum, let me give you a little advice: The best way to lose any support you might have for your so called "good ideas" is to shill them like a snakeoil salesmen, shoehorning them into any and all threads that they may (or may not) be peripherally applicable. Not only is it annoying, it is against the TOS to repeat the same message in thread after thread.

Take notice that as of now, your posts have 2 of 14 and 0 of 5 Yes votes, and mine has 4 of 4. That is how much you are hurting your cause, and how much of a utter failure you are at trying to sneak your agenda past the readers.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 9:18:52 AM PDT
LOO LOO says:
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Posted on Oct 8, 2013 9:22:57 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Kindle FreeTime allows a child's content to be separated from a Parents

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:26:32 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:31:16 AM PDT
New Girl says:
You realize, I assume, that she has never once in all these threads responded to that reasoning. Doubt she will start now.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:34:27 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Oh I'm not that delusional that I think she's going to change. But there are some who may glance at her carefully crafted BS and not realize the ulterior motive. That I will continue to expose. regardless of how she responds.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 9:35:13 AM PDT
LOO LOO says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:35:37 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Just because people are down voting you that doesn't stop other from hitting yes. As you can see no one is doing that.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:37:10 AM PDT
LOO LOO says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:38:26 AM PDT
LOO LOO says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:38:55 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Of course your motive is very clear. To give false information. You are very good at it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:39:05 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
I'm torn between ignoring her or reading the posts in order to correct them.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:42:16 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
We know your motive. You aren't that clever disguising the fact that you envision a Lendle.com type of site where each person sells/rents space on their account so others can share their content without accessing the whole library or the credit card information. Essentially, you want unlimited books sharing for anyone on the internet you wish to sign up to your account, without having to worry about them accessing your account password, your credit card, the other books in your library, or other personal information associated with your account.

And.that's.not.going.to.happen!!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:42:59 AM PDT
Obviously the poor dear craves attention

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:43:16 AM PDT
LOO LOO says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:44:24 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:45:28 AM PDT
New Girl says:
YOUR intent is not relevant. What others will do with the functionality, if given, is.

Right now, with the way accounts are set up the only way to add someone to your account is by registering the actual kindle which must either be done in person or by giving your email and password to the other person. This, whether intentional or not, makes it risky to share your account with strangers and acquaintances.

It is unlikely that Amazon will ever make it easier for people to share accounts, thereby making it easier for people to set up sharing outside of immediate and trusted family members.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:49:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 8, 2013 9:51:37 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
"I have no idea what you are talking about. I'm talking about members of my family, who already have access to all of the books on my Prime account, being able to separate their books and organize their stuff within the account."

Well then, Cloud Collections are coming soon. You can put any and all books into a folder labeled "John-Boy", "Jason", "Mary Ellen", "Ben", "Erin", etc. Books can be in two or more collections at once, and each person has access to every other collection (which is OK with you, because you only want to "organize their stuff"). They will all still be able to buy via One Click, and will have access to the account information, but that's not important to you because you are "talking about members of my family, who already have access to all of the books on my Prime account."

Sound good?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2013 9:52:20 AM PDT
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