Managing Your Kindle Subscriptions


Getting Started

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To start your subscription, visit the title's detail page in the Kindle store and click the "Subscribe now with 1-Click" button. If the current issue is available for purchase without a subscription, you'll be presented with that option as well.

Note: A Kindle or Kindle Reading Application must be registered on your account to purchase content from the Kindle Store.

Items Available Via Subscription

Here's what you'll find available via subscription in the Amazon Kindle Store:

  • Periodicals: Periodicals include newspapers and magazines. Each periodical will be listed by its title on the Home screen and you can select that title to see all issues of the periodical you have on your Kindle.
  • Blogs: Blogs appear on the Home screen as a single entry like books. When you check for new items, your Kindle will download the complete feed so you can read your blogs offline.

Navigating Within a Periodical

At the bottom of a newspaper or magazine you will see options for quickly navigating within an issue. When viewing a blog, you will see similar options for navigation.

Clip This Article -- makes a copy of the entire article and adds it to your "My Clippings" file.

Keep This Issue -- designates the newspaper or magazine issue as one to be stored in your Kindle until you remove it. Once selected, this option changes to Do Not Keep This Issue.

Prev article -- takes you to the previous article.

View Sections & Articles -- takes you to the section list of a newspaper or magazine when you press the 5-way.

View Articles List -- takes you to the article list of a newspaper, magazine or blog when you press the 5-way controller.

Next article -- advances you to the next article.




By default, "View Sections & Articles" for newspapers and magazines is highlighted and when you press the 5-way controller, a list of the sections with article summaries will appear. If you are viewing a blog, "View Articles List" is highlighted and pressing the 5-way controller shows a list of the blog's articles.



In the Sections & Articles view, you see the headlines of all the articles in each section. To see the Articles List of a particular section, navigate using the 5-way controller to "View Articles List" at the bottom of the screen.



To navigate to a particular article within a section or blog, simply move the 5-way controller to underline the article title and press to select.

Zooming in on Images

If you'd like to zoom in on an image, web page, or PDF document, use the 5-way controller to navigate over the image/PDF and press to zoom once a magnifying icon appears.

To zoom on an image in a magazine or newspaper:

  1. Position the cursor over the picture using the 5-way controller to make a magnifying glass icon appear.
  2. Press the 5-way controller to zoom in on the image.
  3. Press the 5-way controller to return to your content.

When Kindle increases the image size, your view may change from portrait or landscape if necessary to maximise the use of the display.

Selecting Internal Links

Your reading material may also contain links to other places in the document. For example, in many books, the table of contents is set up to link to the content pages. Links are easy to spot because they are underlined. To select a link:

  1. Move the 5-way controller over the link.
  2. Press the 5-way controller to select the link.
  3. Kindle takes you to the linked location.
  4. Press the "Back" button to go back to where you were.

Your reading material may also contain external links that take you to locations on the web (if you have wireless turned on and are in range).

Viewing a Table

Your reading material may contain a large table that is not entirely contained within the screen. To see the rest of the table, move the 5-way controller up or down to bring up the cursor and then place the cursor to the left of the table. Move the 5-way controller to the right to scroll through the rest of the table.

Delivery of Subscriptions

Frequency of Delivery

Any item you subscribe to will be delivered to your Kindle as soon as it is published in digital format. Issues of a subscription you have purchased may be automatically delivered or downloaded to one Kindle registered to your account.

To transfer a subscription for delivery of future issues from one Kindle to another, see Transferring Periodical Subscriptions. Please check the product detail page on the Kindle Store for information on delivery frequency.

Automatic Delivery to Kindle

To automatically receive your subscription content, you must be within the wireless service area and have both your Kindle and Wireless power switches set to the "ON" position. When connected to Whispernet, any pending items will download to your Kindle automatically.

Delivery Outside the Wireless Service Area

If you are outside of the range of a Wi-Fi network, your subscriptions cannot be delivered to your Kindle automatically. However, any Kindle content you purchase on Amazon.co.uk, including recent issues of subscriptions, is accessible from the Manage Your Kindle page.

Files can be downloaded to a computer and then transferred to your Kindle via the USB connection. For detailed information about transferring your content to your Kindle via USB, visit Transferring Files to a New Kindle.

Checking for Delivery of Subscriptions

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While one or more items are downloading from the Kindle Store to your Kindle, you can monitor the download progress. Press the Home button, then press Menu and use the 5-way controller to select "View Downloading Items."

Kindle will display a list of the items that are in the process of downloading and their download progress. (If this option is dimmed, then downloading is complete and your items are available in Home.)

Once downloading is complete, items automatically appear on the Home screen. If the download is not successful, or if it is interrupted, Kindle will attempt to download again without any action required from you.

To check for new items:

  1. Press Menu and select "Turn Wireless On" using the 5-way controller.
  2. Check the wireless status indicator for connectivity. Three or more bars should be present for a successful download. If you need help with your wireless settings, learn more at Wireless on Your Kindle.
  3. If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home key.
  4. Press Menu and choose "Sync & Check for Items" using the 5-way controller.

To check delivery status:

  1. Visit the Manage Your Kindle page.
  2. Select "Pending Deliveries" from the right hand menu.
  3. All pending deliveries for each Kindle or Kindle Reading application registered to the Amazon.co.uk account will display. If an item does not appear in the list, it is not scheduled for delivery and you may wish to follow the steps to check the subscription status listed below.

To check subscription status:

  1. Visit the Manage Your Kindle page.
  2. Select "Subscription Settings" from the right hand menu.
  3. All subscription content displayed under Subscription Settings are active and you should receive regular deliveries.
  4. If the subscription does not appear in the list, click "view inactive subscriptions" link to see inactive subscriptions. You will need to reactivate and/or update the payment method to receive delivery of current issues if desired.

Transferring Periodical Subscriptions

To transfer a periodical subscription for delivery of future issues from one Kindle to another, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Manage Your Kindle page
  2. Select "Subscriptions Settings" from the right hand menu.
  3. Select "Edit" next to the device name under the heading "Deliver future editions to".
  4. Select the Kindle to which you'd like the subscription to be transferred to in the pop-up box and select "Save."
  5. Upon publication of the next issue, the periodical will appear in the designated Kindle.

Updating Subscription Payment Methods

When you purchase a subscription, that item is billed to your 1-Click payment method. That payment method then becomes associated with your subscription and will also be used as the default billing method for scheduled subscription billing periods which occur once a month.

If you wish to have future billing periods billed to another payment method, you will need to update the payment method for the individual subscription. The payment method listed must be a credit or debit card issued by a U.K. bank with a U.K. billing address.

Note: Amazon Gift Certificates cannot be used to pay subscription fees.

To update a subscription's payment method:

  1. Visit the Manage Your Kindle page.
  2. Select "Subscriptions Settings" from the right hand menu.
  3. Select "Edit" next to the last 4 digits of the card number under the heading "Billing/Payment".
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions for updating the payment method.

Reactivating and Cancelling Subscriptions

If you wish to update the status of any subscription, including reactivating a subscription you enjoyed in the past or cancelling an active subscription, simply visit the Manage your Kindle Subscriptions page.

To reactivate an inactive subscription:

  1. Visit the Manage your Kindle page.
  2. Select Subscription Settings from the right hand menu.
  3. Select the "View inactive subscriptions" heading.
  4. Locate the subscription you wish to reactivate in the inactive subscriptions section and click on the "Actions." button on the right hand side.
  5. Click the "Reactivate subscription" button in the popup window to confirm your choice.

When you reactivate a subscription, you may also want to verify that the payment method associated with that subscription is current. Please refer to the Updating Subscription Payment Methods section above.

To cancel an active subscription:

  1. Visit the Manage your Kindle Subscriptions page.
  2. Select "Subscription Settings" from the right hand menu.
  3. Locate the subscription you wish to cancel in the active subscriptions section and click on the "Actions" button on the right hand side.
  4. Click the "Cancel subscription" button in the popup window to confirm your choice.

Once you cancel a subscription, you will stop receiving new issues immediately and you will no longer be able to re-download back issues, and a refund for the remaining balance of your subscription will be issued if applicable.

NYTimes.com Access for Kindle Subscribers

With a Kindle subscription to The New York Times, you'll also receive access to NYTimes.com. Your subscription includes complete coverage of breaking news, articles, video, audio, multimedia, and blogs on NYTimes.com.

To start accessing NYTimes.com, sign in with your Amazon.co.uk account at www.nytimes.com/kindleaccess.

Cancelling a Kindle subscription to The New York Times will also cancel access to NYTimes.com.

Customers can manage active subscriptions and reactivate a cancelled subscription at any time by visiting the Manage your Kindle Subscriptions page.

Subscription Content Issues

If any content you purchase from the Kindle Store appears to be formatted incorrectly or is missing text, please visit the "Contact Us" box in the right-hand column of the Help pages to contact Customer Service. We work very hard to ensure the quality of all items you purchase from the Kindle Store, and Customer Service can help determine the cause of the error.

Keeping Subscription Content

Back issues of Kindle subscription content appear inside the Periodicals: Back Issues folder on your Kindle Home screen. Select this folder to view the back issues stored on your Kindle.

Only the seven most recent issues of your magazine subscriptions, and the 14 most recent issues of your newspaper subscriptions, will be stored in your Archived Items on your device. Back issues of magazines and newspapers that you subscribe to are stored and available to download again from the Manage Your Kindle page (http://www.amazon.co.uk/manageyourkindle).

To keep a back issue:

  1. From the Home screen, select the title you wish to keep using the 5-way controller, either directly from the Home screen or within the Periodicals: Back Issues folder.
  2. Press the 5-way controller to the right to display available options.
  3. Select Keep This Issue.

The word "Keep" now appears next to the title.

Kindle Newspaper and Magazine Privacy and Security

We will share the order information (including name and billing address) associated with your newspaper or magazine purchase with the publisher. The publisher may use this information for marketing purposes. If the publisher is located outside the European Union, your information may be transferred to a country which may have a different level of protection.

If you do not want the publisher to use your information from your subscriptions for marketing purposes, you can update your privacy setting at Manage Your Kindle. We or the publisher may share this information with a circulation-auditing organisation, such as the Audit Bureau of Circulation and BPA Worldwide. These organisations monitor magazine and newspaper sales to provide verification of circulation numbers.

We will not share your credit card information with the publisher. If you wish to receive e-mails directly from the publisher, for example to learn when new issues are available, you can update your privacy settings for your subscription at Manage Your Kindle. Read more about Amazon.co.uk's Privacy Notice.

This page provides useful information about managing your Kindle subscriptions. It covers the type of subscriptions available, navigating, transferring, cancelling and reactivating subscriptions.