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How to Manage Publications on Your Kindle Fire

After you purchase content on Amazon, from apps to music and books, it’s archived in your Amazon Cloud library. If you finish reading a book on Kindle Fire, you can remove it from your device. The book is still in the Amazon Cloud, and you can re-download it to your Kindle Fire at any time.

To remove a book or magazine from your Book library, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Books or Newsstand to display your library.

  2. Locate and press your finger on the item.

    A menu appears.

  3. Tap Remove from Device.

The thumbnail of the item remains in your Books library on the Cloud tab and on the Carousel or Favorites if you’ve placed it there. To download and read the book again, just double-tap it in any of these locations, and the download begins.

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Unlike video and music, which you can stream from the Cloud without ever downloading them, books, magazines, and newspapers can’t be read from the Cloud, they must be downloaded to a Kindle device before you can read them.

The Keep or Don’t Keep option in the menu relates to the issues of periodicals. At some point, old issues will be removed from your device unless you choose to keep them by using this command.

Book samples will offer only a Delete option when you get to Step 3. The pre-installed New Oxford American Dictionary offers only the option of adding it to Favorites.

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