How to Transfer Kindle Ownership

By Cricket Webber

When you decide to upgrade your Kindle device, you may want to give away or sell your old Kindle. If you do not properly remove your old Kindle device from your account, however, you run the risk of the new owner using your account without your knowledge or permission. This is especially problematic if you have one-click ordering enabled in your account. With just a few clicks you can unlink your old Kindle and deactivate it from your account.

Step 1

Log in to your account from your computer.

Step 2

Click "Your Account" at the top of the page.

Step 3

Click "Manage Your Kindle" under the "Digital Content" category.

Step 4

Click "Manage Your Devices" under "Your Kindle Account."

Step 5

Click "Deregister" under "Actions" next to the Kindle device you are transferring. Click "Confirm" to confirm you wish to unlink your Kindle from your account.

Step 6

Advise the recipient of your old Kindle to log in to his own account and click "Register a New Kindle." He will need to enter the serial number from the Kindle's settings menu and then click "Register."