Yes, this is correct. In fact, with the iPhone app, you can now have more than 6 devices on one account (I have seven) but you can only share a book six times.Christinac130 said:I thought you were allowed to register up to 6 Kindles on one account
You can, and you can individually request your books to be sent to any Kindle on your account at any time. You can NOT, however, copy the file off of one Kindle to your computer, then onto another Kindle. It won't open, because the file is keyed to the serial number of the Kindle it was originally delivered to.Christinac130 said:I thought you were allowed to register up to 6 Kindles on one account
To clarify: If you bought a book you can have it on up to 6 devices. So If you have downloaded it to your Kindle you can still go to Amazon and download it to hers. You can not copy it from yours and try to load it to hers through your computer. Each download copy becomes keyed to a particular device.mikefox said:Got my first Kindle (K2) a week ago and love it. My wife is getting interested in one too. I know I wouldn't be able to download a book I already bought to her K2 from the the Kindle Store, but can I transfer it from my K2 through the computer to hers?
Right. And it appears that a book is limited to 6 "shares." So once you have shared it 6 times, that's it. Even if you remove it from a device, you don't get that license back.Ann Von Hagel said:To clarify: If you bought a book you can have it on up to 6 devices. So If you have downloaded it to your Kindle you can still go to Amazon and download it to hers. You can not copy it from yours and try to load it to hers through your computer. Each download copy becomes keyed to a particular device.
Correct.mikefox said:I understand. If my wife's K2 is registered in my account, there's no problem downloading the same book to both K2s and it is a legal transfer.
Yes...and again, Luv has done this quite a bit, as she registers her Kindle to her husband's account for her more "adult" reading and to her account (which she shares with her daughter) for the rest of her library.However, can the same book purchase be on 2 kindles if I have my Kindle account, and my wife has hers?
When you download the book to your computer, it will ask you which Kindle you are downloading it for. If you transfer to the Kindle that you named, then the book will open fine. But if you try to transfer to a different Kindle, you'll get a message that the book can't be opened and to contact customer service.It seems to me that I might be able to transfer the book to my computer and then from my computer to her K2. This becomes 2 questions. Will the transfer work, or is there a software/firmware control to stop the transfer? If the transfer does work, is it legal?