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    How to Delete Books From Kindle

    Kindles are the best way to store up to hundreds of your favorite books in one place. They allow you to download and store documents, e-books, and magazines. But there comes a time when you don’t want some books in your kindle anymore. 

    There are many reasons why you may want to remove a book from your kindle. You may have completed reading the book, or you want to do away with it to create space for other documents. No matter the reason why you want to delete a book from your kindle, there are different ways to do it.

    3 Different Methods on How to Delete Books From Kindle

    1. Removing books from a kindle device

    1. Tap on the black and white powerhouse on the screen to access the home screen. 

    From the home screen, you will be able to access the entire kindle library by dragging up and down on the screen using your finger. 

    2. Locate the book you want to remove. 

    You can do this by typing its name on the search bar on the top of your screen. Tap the magnifying glass icon on the search bar to enter the name of the book.

    3. Press and hold to delete. 

    After locating the book you want to remove from your kindle, press and hold your finger on its icon until a pop-up menu appears on your screen. 

    Continue holding for some seconds for the menu to populate. The menu will give you several options. Among the options, one will read Remove from device. Tap on this option to remove the book from your kindle. 

    After removing the book from your kindle, it will still be there in your cloud account. You will be able to download it later if need be.

    2. Deleting books using your Amazon account

    Removing a book in your kindle using the above method does not delete it from your Amazon account. The book is in your cloud account and not consuming any of your available storage memory. You can keep it there if you are planning to download it later. If you are not planning to re-download it, here are the steps to remove it from your Amazon account.

    1. On your computer, visit Amazon.com

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    2. When Amazon.com opens, hover your cursor over the Accounts & Listing button. 

    3. On the pop-up menu that will appear on your screen, select Your Content and Devices.

    4. When the screen for Manage Content and Device opens, select the checkboxes of all the books you want to delete. 

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    5. Click on the Delete button that is on the top of the screen. A pop-up dialog box will appear on your screen. Select Yes, delete permanently to remove the books. 

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    Now the removed books will not appear in your kindle, and you won’t be able to retrieve them. 

    Re-downloading books to your Kindle library

    If you removed a book from your Kindle library using the first method, you can re-download it later. The book is still there in your Amazon cloud account. Here is how you can re-download a book on your kindle device.

    1. Go to Home screen on your kindle device and then select Your Library.

    2. Select ALL

    3. Locate and tap the book you want to redownload

    You can also re-download your favorite books from Amazon. Here is how to do it.

    1. Visit Amazon.com on your computer

    2. When Amazon.com opens, hover your cursor over Account & Lists and then select Your Content and Devices.

    3. When the Manage Your Content and Devices screen opens, select the Actions button that is next to the book you want to redownload.

    4. In the pop-up dialog box that will appear on your screen, select where you want to deliver your book in the Deliver to options available. 

    5. Select Deliver on the Deliver dialog box that will appear on your screen. 

    3. Deregister your kindle from Amazon

    If your Kindle device has been stolen, you should consider deregistering it from your Amazon account such that no one will access your items in the kindle. Deregistering your device is also the best option for people planning to resale their kindle device. 

    Remember, deregistering will clear all your content in the kindle, and you won’t be able to access it until you register again. Here is how you can deregister a kindle device from your Amazon cloud.

    1. Visit Amazon.com on your computer

    2. When Amazon.com opens, hover your cursor over Account & Lists and then select Your Content and Devices.

    3. When the Manage Your Content and Devices screen opens, select the Your Devices tab by clicking on it once to see the list of all devices registered to your account.

    4. Choose the device that you want to deregister by clicking or tapping on it once. The selected device(s) will have a pink background and an orange outline. 

    5. Click the Deregister button that is below the list of your devices to disconnect the selected device from your Amazon account.