How to change the delivery address for your kindle
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Many English speaking customers who live outside of the UK have
experienced problems with downloading books from Amazon UK.
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If these are the sort of
problems you are experiencing, do not despair.
It is easy to change but does
not seem that obvious at first.
You will need to have a British bank account because you pay for your
books in (GBP) sterling.
So here’s how to do it.
1. Sign in to your Amazon
account and go to Shop all departments/kindle/manage your kindle from
the drop down menu on the left.
2. In the section “manage your
On the left hand side of the page, you will find “country settings”
At the top of the page it says: “If you're moving, you can change the
country associated with your Kindle account.”
“current country” to
the United Kingdom.
3. Choose an existing home
address from your Amazon.co.uk account or enter a new one.
And it is done!
Amazon will then send a
notification email to your kindle device including a link. Click on the
link and your kindle will be automatically transferred to Amazon.co.uk
Amazon change the country
settings for people outside of the UK, probably to be helpful. However,
just because you are in another country, it does not mean that you
necessarily can or wish to read books from that country.
International orders default to
the USA but this can in most cases change this to the country of your
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