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I'm getting a new Kindle (Paperwhite ordered on Christmas Day with gift cards!  Whooohooo!!!)  I have promised my K3 to an older friend at work.

I need advice on how to transfer my books from the old to the new, deregister the K3, and get her set-up her account. 

I would like to leave a few books on the K3 for her.  Will those disappear when she registers it to her new account?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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It is against the Amazon Terms of Service to give away copies of books that you have purchased.

Just deregister the Kindle, and have her register it to her account.  Better yet, reset it to factory defaults, rather than just deregistering it.

You can download your books to your new Kindle from either the Archives on the new Kindle, once you have registered it, or from the Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon.
 

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If the books on your K3 are from Amazon, you cannot "transfer" them to a new Kindle because of the DRM. but once you register your new PW, you can send your books to it from Amazon's Manage Your Kindle page or you can download the fron the Archive on the PW itself.
A factory reset is a good idean when you are passing on an old Kindle.
 

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Shirelda said:
I'm getting a new Kindle (Paperwhite ordered on Christmas Day with gift cards! Whooohooo!!!) I have promised my K3 to an older friend at work.

I need advice on how to transfer my books from the old to the new, deregister the K3, and get her set-up her account.

I would like to leave a few books on the K3 for her. Will those disappear when she registers it to her new account?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
As Susan said, you really are not supposed to give or sell a kindle with Amazon purchased content intact. It's against the Terms of Service. :( However, if you and she frequently read the same sorts of books, you can just leave it registered to your account. That way she can read what you buy. You'd have to work out with her how she is to pay for what she wants to buy. This can work well if people get along well and aren't freaky about things. :D OTOH, it's also possible there's stuff you read that you don't care for this, or any, coworker to know about. ::)

So, if she is going to have her own account, you'll have to delete all the Amazon content. Easiest way is a Factory reset. From the home page go to Menu, Settings, Menu, Reset to Factory. This will set it back to the way it was when you got it. You should also de-regsiter it from your account: have wireless on and do that via the Menu as well. I'd then double check on Amazon to be sure your account shows it as no longer there.

(Sometimes a Factory reset WILL deregister it. . . it depends on which Kindle and I don't recall if the K3 is one where that'll happen. You do want to do both.)

NOW, if you have DRM free books from other than Amazon -- maybe some classics from Gutenberg or something -- those you can load back on the K3 for when you give it to your friend. Since it's not registered to an account, you'll have to do it by USB. Just be sure to put the files in the 'documents' folder.

For yourself, you just download books from Amazon to the new kindle. You can do it via the cloud (same as archive on K3) from the Kindle. You can pick a book, tell it to download, then go to another. You don't need to wait in between, but you do need to basically do them one by one. OR you can go to Amazon and 'send' the books via Manage Your Kindle. This may be faster for you, though manipulating the PW is almost as fast. With the kindles that required navigating via the 4 way toggle, the computer was way faster. :)

Enjoy your new PW and I hope your friend enjoys here 'new to her' Kindle too!
 
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