Amazon deleted ebooks off customers’ Kindles

Yep, you read it right. Amazon.com deleted ebooks their customers had actually purchased right off their Kindles. They deleted “Nineteen Eighty-four,” by George Orwell.

I thought ebooks were supposed to be like books. You buy them, you own them. Is it even legal for Amazon to do what they did? It also creeps me out a little. They can delete books remotely off people’s Kindles…can they read what your Kindle contains? Can they delete anything (say, a manuscript you’re reading), or just what you’ve purchased? Either way, it seems like a bully-ish move.

What do you think?

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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3 Responses to Amazon deleted ebooks off customers’ Kindles

  1. That creeps me out too!
    I wanted a Kindle, but not now!!!!
    Was it an accident? Have the ebooks been given back?
    Can Amazon ALWAYS reach out and grab back a book?

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