How to Manage My Kindle

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How to Manage My Kindle
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Amazon's Kindle e-book reader comes with a 6-inch E-Ink display and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. As of December 14, 2010, the Kindle retailed for £122 on Amazon's website. Amazon allows you to manage your Kindle from an Amazon account. You can register the device, subscribe and manage subscriptions to e-magazines and newspapers and review e-book orders. You can also save your payment information so you can quickly purchase e-books from that will go directly to your Kindle if it has a Wi-Fi or 3G signal.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Go to Amazon's Kindle Support page and click on "Manage Your Kindle" on the right side "Self-Service" menu. Log in with your Amazon account or create a new account by clicking "Start here" at the top of the screen.

  2. 2

    Register your Kindle by entering the 16-digit serial number in the "Serial Number" box and click "Register a new Kindle." You can find the serial number on your Kindle by selecting "Home," then selecting the "Menu" and selecting "Settings."

  3. 3

    Click "Edit Info" next to your Kindle's name to update the Kindle's name and e-mail address. Click "Update Information" to save changes. Click "Deregister" next to your Kindle's name if you need to remove it from your Amazon account.

  4. 4

    Enter any e-mail addresses you want your Kindle to accept attachments from in the "Your Kindle approved e-mail list" area of the "Manage your Kindle" page. Click "Add Address." (See Reference 3)

  5. 5

    Enter your credit or debit card information in the "Pay with new card" section of the "Your default 1-Click payment method" area. Click "Continue" and enter the billing address for the card. Click "Continue."

  6. 6

    Review your active and pending Kindle subscriptions. Click "Activate" next to any pending subscriptions to begin delivery. Amazon will bill subscriptions to the method of payment given under "Your default 1-Click payment method." Click "Cancel subscription to halt delivery of a subscription. Click the "+" next to a subscription to view issues available for download.

  7. 7

    Review your purchases. An item with a status of "Pending" has not downloaded to your Kindle yet, while an item with a status of "Success" has completed the download process to your Kindle.

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