To better evaluate a book and its contents, Amazon offers Kindle book samples. If the first few pages of the sample are honed to perfection, readers will get hooked to it and ultimately end up buying the book.
This is a standard practice followed by Amazon but there’s one problem with it – the downloaded sample is saved to your device. As such, it can take up any valuable space available. Make sure this does not happen by regularly erasing such samples.
How to remove Kindle book samples manually
When you download Kindle book samples, you can get anywhere from the first chapter to 10% of the book. This sample size can make a huge difference especially if you are running low on space. Here’s a guide to help you remove unwanted Kindle sample book manually.
- Go to Menu.
- Choose Settings > Device Options.
- Expand the Advanced Options menu.
- Scroll down to the Storage Management heading.
- Tap Manual removal entry.
- Choose Samples.
- Hit the Remove button.
Amazon offers 2 features where customers can check on the Kindle Edition or paperback Edition of a book title before purchasing namely,
- Look Inside the Book – allows readers to search through and preview samples of your books.
- Kindle instant book preview – Shows previews of books readily shareable across the web or shared as a link via email, text, and other favorite apps.
You can also use Kindle X-ray to get background info of a book.
How do I delete multiple samples from Kindle?
You’ll have to dig a bit deeper to erase the sample Kindle book from your device manually but if you don’t mind doing it, here’s how to proceed!
Swipe your finger down from the top of the Kindle screen. In the menu that appears, select the All Settings icon.
Next, expand the Device Options menu and navigate to the Advanced Options.
Under the Advanced Options screen, scroll down to the Storage Management heading.
Then, tap the Manual Removal entry. It lets you manage your Kindle storage by selecting a content type and choosing the items you would like to remove. These items will still be accessible from the ‘All view‘ of your Library.
Now, scroll down to the Samples option. There, you will find the amount of space taken up by the sample of the Kindle book.
To erase it from your Kindle device manually, tap the Sample and hit the Remove button. This will remove the chosen item and free up your device storage to some extent.
Hope that makes sense!