Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-17-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
Akd44145
Junior Member
Akd44145 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Kindle 2
Changing accounts the Kindle is registered to...

Hi,

I have a Kindle 2 and it is registered to my Amazon account. My husband just received one as a gift and I wanted him to register it to my account so we could share books. In his excitement though he forgot and registered it to his own account.

I know we can de-register it and re-register it to my account but am I correct in thinking that if we do that we will not be able to access the three books he has already purchased on his account?
Akd44145 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
mgmueller
Wizard
mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mgmueller ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
mgmueller's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,134
Karma: 12681902
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Augsburg (near Munich), Germany
Device: 26 Readers, 44 Tablets
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akd44145 View Post
Hi,

I have a Kindle 2 and it is registered to my Amazon account. My husband just received one as a gift and I wanted him to register it to my account so we could share books. In his excitement though he forgot and registered it to his own account.

I know we can de-register it and re-register it to my account but am I correct in thinking that if we do that we will not be able to access the three books he has already purchased on his account?
Honestly, I'm not sure about the 2 accounts issue.
In my understanding, the books are bound to the pid (kind of serial number of the reader) not to the account. So they still might be working.

If their file extension is .azw, they easily can be stripped from DRM (kind of copy protection) and can be read on any reader capable of Mobipocket (.mobi or .prc) files.
mgmueller is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 11-17-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
Leep
Guru
Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Leep ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Leep's Avatar
 
Posts: 739
Karma: 1018859
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Seattle
Device: kindle1, K3, K3G (thanks MR), iTouch, Kindle Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akd44145 View Post
Hi,

I have a Kindle 2 and it is registered to my Amazon account. My husband just received one as a gift and I wanted him to register it to my account so we could share books. In his excitement though he forgot and registered it to his own account.

I know we can de-register it and re-register it to my account but am I correct in thinking that if we do that we will not be able to access the three books he has already purchased on his account?
You are correct, he can use the ebooks in your account once he deregisters from his account and registers to your account, but the three books he purchased on his account will not come over to your joint account. The only way for you to get access to them is to deregister from your account, register at his account and pick up the books and then deregister and go back to your account.

The only other solution is to remove the drm from the books that he bought on his account.

cheers
Leep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Content The Collection features are disabled to not registered Kindle!!! Goodspeed Amazon Kindle 17 09-27-2013 11:41 AM
Can an international kindle be registered to a US acc if it has been shipped to AUS pattherat82 Amazon Kindle 12 08-16-2010 07:45 AM
Kindle book prices compared..... US & UK accounts Noosahead Amazon Kindle 13 08-03-2010 08:21 PM
New Kindle 2 (eBay) registered to someone else already?! Fraud?! skibbs Amazon Kindle 5 12-12-2009 12:22 PM
Free Kindle SF: Harry TurtleDove Settling Accounts Return Engagement snipenekkid Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 3 03-13-2009 02:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.