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Can you have more than One kindle registered to a single Amazon Account?

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Initial post: Dec 27, 2010, 7:58:37 PM PST
DLG says:
Both of my daughters just received kindles for Christmas from their grandparents. Can they both be registered to my Amazon account?

Posted on Dec 27, 2010, 7:59:48 PM PST
Árni Viðar says:
Yes. No problem. Then you will all share all the books. It's wonderful.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010, 8:21:02 PM PST
DLG says:
can name each unit individually?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010, 8:22:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2010, 8:23:42 PM PST
Yes. Such as, Jan's Kindle and Sara's Kindle. Go to Manage Your Kindle on your Amazon account page

Posted on Dec 27, 2010, 8:38:41 PM PST
Árni Viðar says:
And when you're sending books to download from your Manage Your Kindle page, you choose to send it to John's Kindle or Jane's Kindle and so forth.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010, 11:34:06 PM PST
usually the registered-device limit is either 5 or 6. that includes kindles,iphones/ipod touches, ipads, kindle for pc apps, kindle for android apps, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010, 11:48:41 PM PST
Dragi Raos says:
Actually, you can register as many units and/or programs as you want. The limit refers to how many of them can hold a particular book at the same time.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011, 7:21:50 PM PDT
So if I purchase my mom a Kindle she can read the books I have and if I purchase my daughter one I can make sure she only can view age appropriate books on her? They would both share my account when purchasing books.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011, 7:48:15 PM PDT
MamaSylvia says:
You can share books with both your mom and your daughter, but you cannot leave your daughter's Kindle on your account without giving her access to all your books. You could register it to your account, put whatever books you want on her Kindle, and then de-register it and the books would remain on her Kindle.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011, 9:10:37 PM PDT
Both my kids have Kindles on my accounts and I spent a lot of time worrying about them reading inappropriate books. In the end I decided sharing an account was the way to go. At the end of day it turns out that my kids are hugely uninterested in my books.

For the most part I just load up their Kindles and send books to them. I thought about it and realized that all of the books in the house are out on shelves and the kids can grab whatever want. So where I am going with all of this is if you have hundreds of books in your family library it's unlikely your children will pick the couple you are worried about

Posted on Sep 27, 2011, 9:37:55 PM PDT
ST(LaN) says:
I am a teacher setting up 12 Kindles on one account. If I want to purchase a book, I need to buy 2 copies as each copy can go onto 6 Kindles (or other devices). Free books are loaded individually as are samples. These Kindles are numbered 1-12 because they will be used by multiple students. They'll use bookmarking to keep their place. They can not be connected to the school wifi. So far each Kindle has 21 samples, 5 free books and 2 purchased books loaded. I also have my own private Kindle (borrowed by 14yo son often, but still passworded) and Kindle for PC on both home and school laptops. It'll be great to be able to project the text onto the classroom whiteboard when we start something new.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011, 2:20:04 PM PST
I've just bought a kindle for my girlfriends Xmas. Does this mean I can download a couple of books on my account and deregister before I give it to her?
Will the books remain on it even if she registers an account on it or if she hasn't got one will it be possible to re-register to mine?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011, 5:32:15 PM PST
Árni Viðar says:
Sure you can, but why deregister it?

The books will stay on there indefinitely unless she deletes them herself, and you can always de-register and re-register your Kindles back and forth as you like :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011, 11:39:58 AM PST
Thanks. I'll get downloading.

Posted on Nov 24, 2011, 11:45:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2011, 11:45:30 AM PST
You could also gift the books to your girlfriend, to be delivered after Christmas. That way, they'll be in her archives in future.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012, 8:57:43 PM PST
I see it's possible to register two Kindles to an account but is it possible for me not to get the books my mom gets and vice versa. I don't have a problem with her seeing it, it's just I'm a student and I don't want my big textbooks to take up a lot of room on her device.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012, 9:06:03 PM PST
Jeff says:
Joi, when you buy a book underneath the "buy with one click" button is a drop down menu which gives you the option of which kindle to send it to. When you buy the book simply choose your kindle (BEFORE you click the buy button). If you DO get her books on your kindle you can easily delete them from the device without losing them. The books will be stored "in the cloud" even if you delete them from the kindle.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012, 2:04:28 AM PST
Bought my daughter a kindle for Christmas. she has her own Amazon Kindle account. I was hoping to be able to also put her kindle on my account, so that I can share my books with her. Can a Kindle be registered to two accounts or do I add her to my account, share the books, and then de-register her kindle so that she can put it back on her own account? It would be preferable if she could be registered to both accounts. Is this possible?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2012, 4:05:18 AM PST
Árni Viðar says:
All Kindles that share an account, share the same Library/Archive, but when you buy a book you decide where to send it, and sending it to your Kindle does not send it to your mother's Kindle (an vice versa). The Archive takes up no space at all. Only books actually downloaded onto the Kindle take up space :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2012, 4:06:44 AM PST
Árni Viðar says:
No, a Kindle cannot be registered to two accounts, but (excepting the Fire, which apparently does not allow this) you can de-register and re-register a Kindle between accounts as much as you want. All the data will stay on the Kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012, 11:21:26 AM PST
So, the only way I can send my books to my daughter's kindle (registered to another account) is to ask her to de-register, register on my account, download the books, and then de-register from my account and re-register to her own account. Phew...I'm not even sure I wrote that correctly. Ugh.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012, 3:40:19 PM PST
Árni Viðar says:
Yes. Either go the de-register/re-register route, or if the books are lendable you can simply lend them to her for 14 days.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 5:18:27 PM PDT
I would sure like to have more information on how Kindles can be used in the classroom. Until I saw this post, I thought you had to purchase 1 copy per student. What a great tool this could be. Especially with everyone upgrading to the FIRE.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 6:46:01 PM PDT
From the support page:

Buying Kindles Devices for Business and Education

If you are interested in purchasing Kindle devices for your school, college, university, or business, we offer discounts for bulk orders of 25 or more qualifying devices.

For one to 24 Kindle devices: Please add the devices to your cart and proceed with checkout.

For 25 or more Kindle devices: Please e-mail customer service (select "Business and Education Sales" under the Issue dropdown) and include as much information as possible about your request (name, phone number, e-mail address, school name, city and state, number of Kindle devices). For more information, please see Business and Education Sales.
Selling Your Kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 6:52:03 PM PDT
Árni Viðar says:
If you want to use the Kindle as a reading tool, then the Fire is the worst of the lot to choose for a school. If you want it as a toy to play games on, the Fire is certainly the right one.
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