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Ashley Holstrom

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Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

FRIENDS, did you know you can delete books from your Kindle Cloud? I just found out the other day and it has changed. my. life.

I knew all about deleting books from my device, which is fine and dandy, but do you remember when Kindle was shiny and new, and we all downloaded every single book that was free? Sometimes even duplicates because WHO CARES when the cloud is endless?

And then I entered the book world and got tons of samples and digital advance reader copies of books and, whew, my Kindle cloud was out of control. I needed help. I poked around my Amazon account to see if there was anything I could do. It turns out, I could. Deleting books from the Kindle cloud feels like the book world’s biggest secret.

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How to delete books from the Kindle cloud

Log in to Amazon and under Account and Lists, go to Your Content and Devices.

From this magical page, you can view all the documents on your Kindle cloud: books, documents (I’ve found that most digital ARCs land here), audiobooks, magazines, and newspapers. You can sort by title, author, or date, and get deleting. But deleting is final, so be careful!

I went from about 300 books to 140, and it feels so good. I really didn’t need three different ebook editions of A Christmas Carol, and that’s okay.

I also sorted my books into a bunch of different collections, so it’s easier to sift by publication year, genre, and whether or not I own it.

Please tell me: How many books are on your Kindle right now?