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How do I transfer a book from my kindle to my Kindle Fire?

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By Eleanor Station, 05-Aug-2012 21:02 PDT Permalink Report abuse

Trying to get an ebook from my reg. kindle to my new Kindle Fire.

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By A. Dietz, 05-Aug-2012 21:29 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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05-Aug-2012 21:02 PDT

Trying to get an ebook from my reg. kindle to my new Kindle Fire.

You can't transfer books between devices. Kindle books are coded to only work on the device they were downloaded to and won't work if you just copy them to another device. You have to register your new Kindle Fire to the same amazon.com account the other Kindle is on, connect to WiFi and sync. All of the Kindle books in your account will appear on the Carousel and in the Cloud tab under books. Just press on a title to download it, then read it from the Carousel or the Device tab in the book section.

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By Eleanor Station, 06-Aug-2012 07:31 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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05-Aug-2012 21:29 PDT

You can't transfer books between devices. Kindle books are coded to only work on the device they were downloaded to and won't work if you just copy them to another device. You have to register your new Kindle Fire to the same amazon.com account the other Kindle is on, connect to WiFi and sync. All of the Kindle books in your account will appear on the Carousel and in the Cloud tab under books. Just press on a title to download it, then read it from the Carousel or the Device tab in the book section.

Thanks but I thought the fire was registered to my same account when I bought it from them. Will try again to see what happens thanks.

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By Derrick Dodson, 06-Aug-2012 08:22 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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06-Aug-2012 07:31 PDT

Thanks but I thought the fire was registered to my same account when I bought it from them. Will try again to see what happens thanks.

Eleanor, I think maybe you misunderstood. If the file is on your regular, e-ink Kindle you can NOT just transfer it to your Fire and read it. It has been encrypted so that that specific file can ONLY be read on your the Kindle it was originally downloaded for. If your Kindle and your Kindle Fire are both registered to the same account then you can download a second copy of the book for the Fire, but the file you are reading on your e-ink Kindle will NEVER work on the Fire. You MUST download a copy which will be keyed to your Fire in order for it to read the information. You can have six separate copies of any single book out at one time for most Kindle books, though, so it shouldn't be a real problem.

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By reg, 06-Aug-2012 08:24 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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06-Aug-2012 07:31 PDT

Thanks but I thought the fire was registered to my same account when I bought it from them. Will try again to see what happens thanks.

You can check to see if your Fire has been registered to your account with the other Kindle by going to Manage Your Kindle (link in the self-service box to the right). There is a Manage Devices link on the left. If the Fire is listed, it is registered to that account. If it isn't, you can then register it.

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By Eleanor Station, 06-Aug-2012 11:38 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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06-Aug-2012 08:22 PDT

Eleanor, I think maybe you misunderstood. If the file is on your regular, e-ink Kindle you can NOT just transfer it to your Fire and read it. It has been encrypted so that that specific file can ONLY be read on your the Kindle it was originally downloaded for. If your Kindle and your Kindle Fire are both registered to the same account then you can download a second copy of the book for the Fire, but the file you are reading on your e-ink Kindle will NEVER work on the Fire. You MUST download a copy which will be keyed to your Fire in order for it to read the information. You can have six separate copies of any single book out at one time for most Kindle books, though, so it shouldn't be a real problem.

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By Eleanor Station, 11-Aug-2012 20:42 PDT Permalink Report abuse

Thanks they both are registered on the same account I'll just finifh reading my book on old kindle thanks again'

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