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Deleting ebooks from my Amazon account

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Initial post: 19 Aug 2014 23:11:28 BDT
DiscoReader says:
I've just been through and deleted loads of ebooks from my account using the manage your kindle feature on the Amazon website.
Do I now need to go through and delete them individually from my Kindle or will they disappear from my Kindle the next time I connect to Wifi?

Posted on 19 Aug 2014 23:16:35 BDT
If you have 1 or two then yes it's easiest to delete them individually from each device.

If you have MANY to remove then if it's an eReader it's easier to de-register it and then reset it.

Posted on 19 Aug 2014 23:30:12 BDT
DiscoReader says:
I think I've deleted nearly 200 books.
I'm getting a new Kindle in the next couple of days as my old keyboard Kindle has just about given up the ghost after 3 1/2 years.
Would I be better off waiting until I have the new one and then deregistering the old one and register the new one?
Also I have rather a lot of collections on my old Kindle. Is there a way of transferring them to my new one when I get it?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2014 23:35:15 BDT
Denis Powell says:
If you're getting a Paperwhite then all your existing Collections will appear in the Cloud tab as soon as you've connected by Wireless.

If you're going to dispose of your Keyboard Kindle then you should de-register it from your account. If you're going to sell it or give it to someone else you should Reset it to Factory Defaults.

Posted on 19 Aug 2014 23:38:37 BDT
DiscoReader says:
I'm getting the basic Kindle as a paperwhite is out of my budget.
Will I be able to transfer my collections onto a basic Kindle somehow?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2014 23:55:10 BDT
Denis Powell says:
When you get it and have connected via WiFi, go to "Archived Items" (Where you'll see a list of all your Amazon ebooks) and the first line of entry will be "Add Other Device Collections". Click on that to import them. You'll have to download the books first, however, if you want them to sort into the Collections automatically. I would suggest you don't download more than 20 at a time unless you are prepared to leave your Kindle on charge as it will use extra power while indexing the books.

Posted on 20 Aug 2014 00:07:47 BDT
Further to @DP's good comments, kindles CAN hold hundreds of books. They run really, really well if they just hold a handful of books.

If you and try to just download the books you want to read at any one time you will be amazed at how well your kindle will perform. You may even find your old Keyboard suddenly gets all frisky and performs brilliantly when only holding 10 books or so.

They are your devices and you must use them as you like - but perhaps now you have a "spare machine" you can try and experiment and see if there is a nicer way for you :)

The Basic really is a nice machine, hope you enjoy it immensely. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2014 00:28:15 BDT
Denis Powell says:
I would endorse what Combat Wombat says about not having too many ebooks on a Keyboard Kindle. Mine was freezing several times a day and page turns were becoming slow. Eventually it froze altogether but plugging it into my computer and removing the vast bulk of books cured it.

It's now over 4 years old, in almost daily use, but with less than 20 ebooks on it. It's working as well as ever it did. It's still an amazing device in my opinion.
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