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Initial post: 15 Mar 2014, 00:13:13 GMT
john a says:
can i transfer kindle books from my kindle to a newkindle

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2014, 08:09:47 GMT
Damaskcat says:

Register the new device to the same account as the old one was registered to and all your books can be downloaded again from your account.

Posted on 15 Mar 2014, 08:35:45 GMT
essercizi says:
John, you've had two replies on your two discussions - one says yes, the other says no! But don't worry, they're both correct really. You CAN transfer your books to the new Kindle, it's just that you can't do it by simply copy the book files from one to the other, because they're "keyed" to a particular Kindle and won't work on a different one. But by registering a new Kindle to the same account as the old one, all your (Amazon) books) are automatically available to the new Kindle as Damaskcat says. So in that sense you CAN effectively transfer them - just not by copying the files directly from one to the other.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2014, 09:52:29 GMT
ChrisJ says:
It Depends!
It depends on which was your old Kindle and which will be your new Kindle and which books you have bought.

95% or more of books from Amazon can be read on all Kindles. But there is that 5% that can only be read on tablet or PC devices. You can always install Kindle for PC (or the Windows 8 Kindle app) and register that to your account as well as any Kindles and read your books on that device.

Any books obtained from elsewhere [and not stored in the Amazon cloud] can not be re-downloaded from Amazon. These other books you will need to arrange your own backup (a PC and a backup of that by copying to a DVD or USB drive). You should (as long as they are not DRM protected which would be unusual) be able to just re-copy these from your own backup to the new Kindle.
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