How Do I Delete Books on an Amazon Kindle?

As you rotate books in and out of your Amazon Kindle library, you may have to delete some titles from your device to make room for new ones. You can delete titles directly on the device or you can manage your device content online. When deleting titles from your Kindle, you're not losing your purchase; it's simply archived in your Amazon account. Therefore, even deleted titles can be downloaded again at no additional cost to you.

Amazon Kindle has opened up a whole new world for book lovers, allowing them to carry an entire library with them anywhere they go. Readers can download books they've purchased through Amazon or books that come free with their Amazon Prime membership. If you have an Amazon Kindle, you'll want to keep it loaded with your favorite reads, but you may want to rotate out what you have on your device. How do you delete books on an Amazon Kindle? You can get assistance from Amazon Kindle customer support here, and you can follow the steps below to delete books.

You can delete books from the Amazon website or you can delete them directly from your device.

Deleting Books From the Website

To delete books on your Amazon Kindle from the website, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Amazon website on your laptop or desktop.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Click on your name at the top right-hand side of the screen.
  4. From the drop down menu, select "Account."
  5. Open "Digital Service and Device Support."
  6. Click on "Manage Devices."
  7. Choose "Kindle" from the options that come up on your screen.
  8. Select the device you wish to review.
  9. At the right-hand side of the screen, click on "More Options."
  10. Select "View Device Content."
  11. Click the box next to each item you wish to delete.
  12. Tap on the box with the three dots in it to open options.
  13. Select the action you wish to complete (delete, delete from device, mark as unread, etcetera).
  14. When you hit delete, this will remove the titles from your Amazon Kindle.

Deleting Books Directly From Your Kindle

Deleting titles from your Kindle is easy and convenient. To delete them directly from your device, complete these steps:

  1. Open your library on your Kindle.
  2. Select the title you wish to delete.
  3. Go to the menu button in the bottom right corner of the book cover.
  4. Tap on "Remove from Device."
  5. This will delete the book from your Amazon Kindle.

Order History

Once you have purchased an e-book from Amazon, it will always be part of your order history. If you decide to download the title to your Amazon Kindle again, you'll have that option. Deleting it does not mean you have to repurchase the item. For more information or assistance, contact Amazon Kindle customer support here.

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