How to Cancel a Kindle E-book Order

By C. Taylor

Kindle content can be canceled immediately after purchasing it.
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Amazon protects you from accidental purchases by allowing you to cancel an order within minutes of placing it. Just select "Purchased by Accident? Cancel This Order" from the confirmation page to immediately cancel the order. If you wait more than a few minutes, that option disappears, but you can still cancel orders within seven days from your online Amazon account. After that time, you need to contact Amazon directly. When an order is canceled, Amazon refunds your payment and removes the e-book from your Kindle.

Step 1

Open your Web browser and navigate to Amazon's "Manage Your Kindle" page (link in Resources).

Step 2

Enter your login details to access your account and view your recent orders.

Step 3

Click "Actions" next to the e-book that you want to return and select "Return for Refund."

Contacting Amazon to Cancel

Step 1

Visit Amazon's "Contact Us" page from the Help section (link in Resources).

Step 2

Click "Kindle" in the first section.

Step 3

Select "Kindle Content | Content Order | Returning Kindle Content."

Step 4

Click "Send E-Mail," "Call Us" or "Start Chatting," depending on how you prefer to contact Amazon.