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Transferring books from one kindle to another kindle

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Initial post: May 15, 2012 6:22:36 AM PDT
Jh Du Toit says:
Good day

i bought a kindle a few years ago and my sister in law now also has one. We both enjoy reading from the Kindle, but do not know how we can share (transfer) books between our kindles. anyone out there that can help?

Posted on May 15, 2012 6:31:15 AM PDT
seedlady says:
most books can be loaned once, for 2 weeks.

the easiest way to learn is to go to a book you own, (here at amazon) and look for the "loan this book" link on that page. open it up, and put in her email address. amazon will email her a link to borrow the book. she has 7 days to accept it, and then 14 days to read it, and then it comes back to you. you can't read it while she has it.

you might want to get a free book and practice with it, just to learn.

it's not hard- if i can manage, anyone can!

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:38:26 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
If you register both Kindles to the same Amazon account you can share the entire library of Amazon purchased books.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 5:33:34 AM PDT
Ron Regehr says:
old kindle broke. how do i transfer content to new kindle

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 5:35:27 AM PDT
Ron, register your new Kindle to your existing Amazon account and the books will be in the archives of your new device for downloading.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 5:37:04 AM PDT
Ron Regehr says:

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 3:11:41 PM PDT
NYC Customer says:
I have a Kindle 2d generation that I have organized with folders for my various books. I am thinking of buying the new Paperwhite Kindle. How do I transfer my organized folders with contents intact to the new Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 3:17:44 PM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
Make sure you keep your old Kindle registered to your account. When you get the new Kindle look in your Archives. The first item should be Add Collections. You are not really putting books into folders. You are adding tag(s) to books. That is what enables books to be in more than one collection.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 3:22:29 PM PDT
I have a kindle fire. If I buy the new HD Kindle Fire I have to repurchase all the apps for the new Kindle or can they be transferred over?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 3:22:43 PM PDT
NYC Customer says:
So if I am understanding correctly, once I get my new Kindle, all I have to do is go to Archives and Add Collections and all my organized books will appear as on my old Kindle?

That's easy. Can I keep both Kindles registered to my account? I was thinking of giving my old Kindle to a friend; so I imagine I can reset it to erase all my content.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 6:35:10 AM PST
I have tried this and there is no "loan this book" option on the page I am on; which is "My Kindle Library".
Have Amazon stopped giving this option?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 6:40:13 AM PST
Publishers control the loaning ability, and most do not allow it. The best way for family and friends to share is to share an account.
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