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Subject: Question for Kindle Fire users
Date Posted: 12/27/2011 11:34 AM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2009
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Got a Fire for Christmas . . . YIPEE!  

My K2 is currently where my books reside.  When I deregister it (I am giving it to DD) will all my books that are on it be moved automatically to the Fire or just to my archive?  I am afraid to deregister it and have all of them disappear into the ether.


Date Posted: 12/27/2011 1:45 PM ET
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1st reg & move the eBooks to the FIRE!  Dont Dereg until your sure ALL have been picked up by the Fire!!   I went I purchaced a 1TB WD ex HD With the ability to stream my movies onto my tv.  Son was getting the old 1TB HD.  Long story short ALL were lost in transfer [the New HD was broken]   & He decide to delete the movies as they were supose to be transfer!!!  500+ movies Gone!!    crying  I took the New one back to Best Buy yes it didnt work & No cant find them on the old one...All they could do was refund my money for the HD  grrrrr  

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 2:22 PM ET
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Ebooks are different than movies since Amazon backs them up for you.  You can download them from Amazon's archive at any time as long as you bought them from Amazon.  Anything you didn't buy from Amazon, you have to move over yourself.

I don't have the Fire but it should work about the same as the other Kindles.  As far as I know, you cannot just transfer them directly from one device to another due to the DRM restrictions and Amazon does not automatically transfer books.  You can get them from your archive, or use the website to send them to your Fire.

Your books will actually stay on the K2 when it's de-registered, unless they've changed it since I had one.  One thing that I've read, (I don't know how accurate it is) is that you should delete your books from your K2, then sync and check for new items before deregistering it.  Most books only let you download them to a certain number of devices at the same time.  Supposedly, deleting the books and then checking for new items frees up those device licenses. 

I don't know how old your daughter is, but if you two have similar tastes in books and can make some sort of arrangement for payment of said books, you can keep both Kindles on the same account and you'll both be able to read them.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 2:24 PM ET
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I would follow Barbara's advice...I also have a Fire, but it's my first e-reader of any kind so not sure about the transferring...but would be sure to have them available before de-registering the other one!

So far I have only borrowed books--from the library and from the Kindle Lending Library, so I haven't had any books that I plan to store permanently on the kindle yet. (I'm on a book-buying ban for 2011, so can't purchase any books of ANY format til next week. LOL)


Date Posted: 12/27/2011 2:34 PM ET
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If the books on your K2 came from Amazon, you will not lose them. They are tied to your account. They are already in your archives, and you can send them to your Fire anytime.

If you got the books elsewhere, then you will probably have a copy on your computer hard drive. If not, then copy it over. Deregister the K2 anytime.

To put your books on your new Fire, go to your Manage Your Kindle page find the book and click Send to Fire. You will have to do this one at a time.

There may be a faster way of doing so, by attaching via USB, but I always send my books over the wireless so I don't know the steps.