How to Get a Deleted Book Back on Kindle

by C. Taylor

Amazon maintains a list of e-books you've purchased through your Amazon account, so the books are always available even after you've deleted them from your Kindle. To restore a deleted book, you need to access your Amazon account. Accessing your account from the Kindle enables you to directly download the book. However, you can also initiate the transfer from your personal computer, which gives you the option to transfer the book wirelessly or via USB.

Using the Kindle

1

Connect your Kindle to your wireless network.

2

Press the "Home" button to return to the main screen.

3

Select "Archived Items" with your 5-Way navigational button.

4

Highlight the book you wish to recover.

5

Press right on the 5-Way button and then press its center button to start the transfer.

Using a Computer

1

Log in to your Amazon account.

2

Point to "Your Account" and click "Manage Your Kindle."

3

Click "Actions" next to the title you wish to recover and select "Deliver to My." Alternatively, select "Download & Transfer Via USB."

4

Select your Kindle from the drop-down menu and click "Deliver." The book will automatically download to your Kindle the next time it connects to the Internet. If you chose to use the USB option, select your Kindle and click "Download." You'll then have the option to save the file, which you can directly transfer to the Kindle when its connected via the USB charging cable.

Tip

  • You can only recover books acquired from Amazon. If you need to recover a book acquired from another source, you'll need to contact that source to see if you can re-download it.

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