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How To Return A Kindle Book You Accidentally Purchased

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Did you know you can return a Kindle book or comic that you have purchased? Somehow I didn’t know this was possible until a short time ago. I mean, please tell me I’m not the only person to purchase a Kindle book only to realize that I already have a paperback version on my shelf!?! Or one time I bought a Kindle book without realizing it was book 14 of 15. Yeah, time for a return. Here’s how to return a Kindle book.

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How To Return A Kindle Book: Immediately After Purchase

I very often purchase Kindle books on my Kindle app or my beloved Paperwhite. The app is easy to use and allows me to purchase a book as soon as something peaks my interest.

The app also makes it silly easy to return a book you accidentally purchase. If only seconds after buying a Kindle book from my Kindle device I realize that the purchase was an error, the fix only has two steps.

  1. Right after you buy a book a popup will appear.
  2. Click Purchased by Accident? Cancel Order.

How To Return a Kindle Book on Device

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! In this case, a refund will be applied to the method of payment associated with your account.

How To Return A Kindle Book: Within Seven Days of the Date of Purchase

Even if you don’t catch an error right away or if you make a purchase outside of the app via the website, Amazon makes it pretty darn easy to return a book within seven days of the date or purchase.

To return an eligible Kindle book:

  1. Make sure you are logged into your Amazon account at
  2. Select Accounts & Lists >Your Content and Devices.How to Return a Kindle Book
  3.  In the Your Content tab, locate the book purchased in error.
  4. Click on the “” box in the Actions column of the book you want to return.

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5. Select Return for Refund.

How to Return a Kindle Book
6. A popup will appear asking if you want to complete the return. Select Return for Refund.

How to Return a Kindle Book

That’s it. Easy, right?

Additional Information

A few notes, though:

  1. After seven days Amazon won’t give you an option in the Action column to return the book.
  2. Once a refund is issued back, you won’t be able to access the book.

So now you know, it’s super easy to return a book you purchased by accident. Happy book shopping, everyone!