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Kindle Samples

Before you buy a book in the Kindle Store, you can download a sample of the book for free.

Samples that you download from the Kindle Store are saved in the cloud so that you can read them on any supported Amazon devices and Kindle reading apps.

You can send samples to a registered device or reading app on your account, delete them from your content library, and more from Manage Your Content and Devices.

You can download and delete a sample directly from the cloud on Fire HDX, Fire HD, Fire, Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD (3rd Generation), Kindle Oasis (8th Generation), Kindle Voyage (7th Generation), Kindle Paperwhite (except for 5th Generation), Kindle (7th Generation), Fire phone, Kindle for Android (version 4.7 or greater) and Kindle for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (version 4.5 or greater).

Note: You may need to download the latest software update to manage samples on your device. To download the latest software update, go to Fire and Kindle Software Updates.

  1. To send a sample to your device or reading app:
    • From your computer: Go to the Kindle Store and then search for the book you're interested in purchasing. From the product detail page of the book, use the Deliver to: drop-down menu to select your device or reading app, and then select the Send sample now button.
    • From your device or reading app: Open the Kindle Store, search for the book you're interested in purchasing and then select the Try a Sample or Download Sample button.
  2. To delete the sample:
    • From a supported Amazon device or Kindle reading app: Press and hold the sample and then choose the option to delete the sample from your device or reading app. You can also choose to delete the sample from the cloud and all devices and reading apps registered to your account.
    • From Manage Your Content and Devices: Select the sample(s) you want to delete, and then select Delete. In the window that appears, select Yes, delete permanently.

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