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Initial post: Feb 19, 2013, 4:19:02 PM PST
No1mom says:
My mom has a nook and she wants to get a kindle paperwhite and i was wondering can you transfer books from her nook to the kindle paperwhite?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 4:21:24 PM PST
No. The formats are different.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 4:28:15 PM PST
No1mom says:
Okay thank you...

Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 4:46:18 PM PST
I have a kindle and got a kindle paperwhite as a gift. I want to copy my library to the new kindle without removing it from the old kindle. There are 982 items on my old kindle. is this possible and how do I do it?

Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 4:51:19 PM PST
Bren says:
I was told I could loan a book I have on my kindle fire to my sisters kindle fire but I don't know how to transfer it to her. Can anyone tell me how to do this?
Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 5:15:12 PM PST
Just register your new Paperwite to your existing account. All your books will be in the archives of the new Kindle. You can download a new copy to the Paperwhite from there - no need to delete from the old Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 5:16:43 PM PST
Some books can be loaned if the publisher allows it. More info here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-lending

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 5:20:41 PM PST
JimmyTheD says:
Remember, you don't have to keep all your books in your archive on your new Paperwhite. You can just keep the ones you're reading. The rest will stay in the Amazon cloud for you to download anytime.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 5:31:21 PM PST
Judith says:
can u pick out certain books from old kindle to new fire? one at a time or do u have to load all of them? thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 7:53:02 PM PST
You can ONLY do them one at a time, so fortunately you don't have to do them all!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 6:11:51 AM PST
When I received my first Kindle it came with 980 books preloaded, these books are not in the cloud, only the ones I have purchased. I would like to copy all the library to the new kindle and give the old one to my daughter, can i copy these onto the new kindle and still have them on the old one?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 6:18:16 AM PST
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A. Dietz says:
Wlizabeth, where did you buy your Kindle? Amazon doesn't sell Kindles pre-loaded with books, so you must have bought it from a private seller. Those books belong to that person's account and should not have been sold with the Kindle. They don't belong to you and you can't transfer them to your account.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 7:24:30 AM PST
You don't "move" them from device to device. EVERY title you've got is stored in the Cloud, and you "send" them to whatever devices you'd like them to be on, at any particular time.

They STAY on those devices unless and until YOU remove them, but they ALWAYS stay in the Cloud.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 7:26:12 AM PST
I...uh...shoulda read this post, first. Sorry.

Yeah, Elizabeth? You shouldn't even HAVE books that were "preloaded". So those are NOT in your Cloud, but actually belong to someone else. Technically, you can keep them on there, but if you EVER delete them, they are gone forever (since, again, they're not yours).

Books attached to YOUR Amazon account, my post above still applies.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 8:53:24 AM PST
this kindle was a gift. It has 980 books on it! The person who gave me this kindle must have loaded it as part of the gift! So I guess I'm just out of options, can't read those book on the new kindle...too bad because the old one can't read at night without the lights on.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 9:19:05 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
If the books were part of the gift then the giver should give you access to the account that they came from. You can then register all of your Kindles to that account and have access to the books on both Kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 12:08:10 PM PST
Judith says:
they do belong to me...its my kindle! the one with the keyboard..I just upgraded to the new kindle fire HD 8.9.. and just asked if i could pick any book that i wanted to transfer to my new kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 12:10:20 PM PST
Erich says:
T. Cannon was responding to the post by Elizabeth Turner, not you Judith.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 12:10:53 PM PST
MikeJW says:
No, you cannot, if the books are not part of your account. They belong to the account that the Keyboard was originally registered to.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 12:13:31 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
Judith, what you need to do is make sure you've registered your Fire to the same account as your Kindle Keyboard, then turn on wireless, sync and then begin downloading one at a time from the Cloud under your Books Tab

instructions are here for downloading:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_201016060_using?nodeId=201016130

you can't copy books from one kindle to another because when they're downloaded, they're encoded to only open on the kindle to which they were downloaded - putting them on anotehr kindle will just give you an error message if you copy from one to another

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 12:14:49 PM PST
Judith - You download whatever book(s) you want from your account to the new Fire. Go to the Manage Your Kindle page (www.amazon.com/myk), find the book(s), click/hover on the Options button, choose Deliver to my ... , pick your Fire, and download.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013, 12:56:30 PM PST
pat says:
If i give my kindle and kindle fire to someone how do I go about fixing it so that they can't use my Amazon account. If I the kindle and kindle fire in their name will the books stay on them? How do I take my e-mail and facebook off of them?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 12:58:55 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
deregister it
set to factory defaults

all that will wipe it clean

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:22:20 PM PST
pat says:
will it also rtake all the books off? I would like to leave the books on.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:30:21 PM PST
It's against the Amazon Terms of Service that you agreed to to leave ebooks on a Kindle device that you are selling or giving away.
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