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Old 03-06-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: MS
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I love reading on my Kindle fire. My FIL got his kindle before I got mine. I was really excited when I got one so we could loan/borrow books. Needless to say, I was very dissapointed when I found out most authors don't allow loaning of their books. So, we have actually been loaning our kindles to each other. It all seems pretty funny to me, but at the same time a little annoying and inconvenient, because for $2-$5 more I could buy the actually book and really loan it (but that is another gripe about how expensive e-books are). I am thinking of going to back to books for this reason. However, the kindle was a gift from the in-laws, and I like to appreciate gifts and use them as much as possible, since it was so nice of them to get me one.

So we thought about just un-regestiring my kindle under my name, and then re-registering it under his account on my kindle so I could read his books. Then just going back to my account. And going back and forth like this. I did this with my amazon phone app. It was real easy to do with an app, but my eyes/head hurts reading from my phone. However, I can't seem to figure out how to do it with my kindle.

Has anyone done this before? Can I do it on my own, or do I have to call amazon and have them do it? Think they have a rule on how many times I can go back and forth?
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I love reading on my Kindle fire. My FIL got his kindle before I got mine. I was really excited when I got one so we could loan/borrow books. Needless to say, I was very dissapointed when I found out most authors don't allow loaning of their books.
It's the publishers, not the authors. Unless it's self published, of course.

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Has anyone done this before? Can I do it on my own, or do I have to call amazon and have them do it? Think they have a rule on how many times I can go back and forth?
There is no known limit on how many times you can de-register and re-register. You do not need to contact Amazon - just go into "Manage Your Kindle" on the Amazon website, on the left should be an option "Manage Your Devices". There should be an option to de-register for each device. You can re-register it from there too. There may be a way to do it on the actual device instead of through the computer/website - you can do it with the Kindle Touch but I don't have a Fire so I'm not sure. Check the User Guide: http://kindle-fire-updates.s3.amazon...User_Guide.pdf

ETA: Just looking at the User Guide myself - it sounds like you can deregister and register in the same way on the Fire by tapping the quick settings icon on the status bar and then selecting "More" > "My Account":

My Account: Displays the Amazon account name to which your Kindle Fire is
registered. There is also a button for registering/deregistering your device. You
can change your device name and your device e-mail at Manage Your Kindle:
www.amazon.com/myk
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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Just another example of DRM being overly intrusive to the end user. And they wonder why people pirate stuff? Because the pirates offer better service. Screw publishers, this is crap service. Just go find the books with no drm.
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