How to claim your Kindle ebook if your reader is linked to a different Amazon store country

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accept-kindle-giftAmazon helps us all with a single login for all their stores, but then they make things more complicated by not sharing the items sold on each one of them. When you buy something in their .com store you will not see it in your .es, .ca or any other international Amazon store.

To make things even more complicated you can only buy kindle ebook gifts from the country of your Amazon Kindle reader account. As a result of this policy it becomes a bit messy to gift and claim Kindle ebooks in our global economy, but it is not impossible!

I asked Amazon support for their step by step instructions and this is what they said:

  1. Select the Settings tab.

  2. Under Country Settings click on “Change”.

  3. Enter or select an existing international address, and click Update.

  4. Once updated, a notification will appear at the top of the Manage Your Content and Devices page. Click “Learn more about transferring to Amazon..”

  5.   Click “Transfer your Kindle account to Amazon.” to complete the migration. You’ll be notified of the changes being made to your Amazon account when you transfer it to another Amazon website.

You can migrate your account from one country to other and back. However, if a book is not available for a particular country it will not be accessible even after claiming it.

For most of you this would mean changing the country of your account to USA (Amazon.com).

I hope this post can help you all claim your copy of The Coworking Handbook.