Question about Kindle App and books

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mlomeli, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. mlomeli macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Ok, I have an iPad. My wife wanted to use it as a reader for a couple of books, so we bought a couple from Amazon. The books were bought under my account and sent to my iPad. She is using the iPad a lot and I think it's best if I just bite the bullet and get her one.

    Question: Can I "give" her those two books? Same household, married...shouldn't be a problem...right??? Don't know how this would be done, if possible.

  2. vw195 macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2008
    Just log into her ipad with your amazon account.
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Ditto. There is a limit how many devices you can active on one amazon account, but I currently have my work windows laptop, my MacBook, my iPod touch and my iPad active on my account. Amazon hasn't asked me to deregister any device yet but I do plan to add her iPod touch so she can read on it. I don't plan on syncing her books to my device or vice versa.
  4. mlomeli thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010

    Ok, frickin' awesome. So, if I do that, whatever books we buy under that account, will download to each iPad?
  5. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    They'll be available to download to each iPad, yes. When you initially buy a book, you have to choose a specific device to send it to, but once the purchase is made, any device registered to that account can go into the Archive and grab it as well.

    Just watch it if you try to read the same book at the same time--it's doable, but when you pick up where you left off, you might find out that it's not where YOU left off, but where she did, thanks to the app's wireless sync (which is otherwise a great feature if one person is reading a book across two devices, an iPad at home and an iPhone out and about, say).

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