Amazon: How do I delete books on a Kindle?

A simple 4 step guide for solving this common Amazon problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

1
Turn your Kindle on. Once you're on your Home Screen navigate through your library until you find the book you no longer want.
2
When you select the book it will give you a list of options –select "Remove from Device." The book will go into your Archive. Files in your Archive are not fully stored on your device, but are there to maintain the record of your purchase.
3
If you want to remove the book permanently you can do that as well. Sign into the Amazon account you have linked with your Kindle and go to "Manage Your Content and Devices." You should be looking at a list of your purchases. Find the book you want to delete and click the "…" button on the left side of the title.
4
From the drop down menu, select "delete." You will be prompted to confirm whether or not you want to delete the file. Click the yellow "Yes, delete permanently" button to remove the file from your library.
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Author: BenF • March 4th, 2016

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After thousands of Amazon customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: Amazon: How do I delete books on a Kindle?; Questions about relocation for employment offer; I ordered and received. It didn't work as advertised. I am about to to them in AND you for repeatedly charging me $**.; I have Alexa I want to use it in a friends house for the weekend how do I connect it; I bought a OES Genuine Fluel Tank Sending Unit, but i don't find the flexible plastic tubes in the box; Cannot print out return label and need one mailed to me... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 4 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 52 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Amazon. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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