Using Kindle: Your Guide to All Things Kindle and Kindle DX, 4th Edition
Make the most of your new Amazon KindleTM eBook reader! Read books, play media, get free content, uncover powerful, little-known Kindle features you’ll love!
Learn to do all this and much more…
- Connect to Amazon’s Kindle Store and buy content
- Download a world of free books and other content
- Manage your content and quickly find what you’re looking for
- Read books on Kindle and customize a better reading experience
- Quickly sync content across multiple Kindles and other devices
- Make the most of Kindle’s menus, keyboard shortcuts, and search
- Read Adobe PDFs without converting them
- Listen to Audible audiobooks–and use Kindle’s text-to-speech to hear other books, too
- Play MP3 music and games
- Use Kindle’s built-in New Oxford American Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of English
- Add bookmarks, notes, clips, and highlights to your books
- Use Kindle Whispernet to read email, check Facebook, even manage your Netflix queue
- Convert and manage Kindle content with Calibre
- Find the best third-party Kindle apps, add-ons, and web resources
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Table of Contents
About the Author
Welcome to the Kindle
Chapter 1: Getting Started with the Kindle
The Amazing Kindle
The Kindle's Unique Features
The Kindle Home Screen
Sorting and Filtering the Home Screen
Items Available on the Home Screen Menu
Configuring Your Settings
Chapter 2: Reading Content
Reading on the Kindle
Keyboard Shortcuts While Reading
Using the Progress Indicator
Using the Reader Menu
Using the Dictionary
Using Bookmarks, Notes, Clippings, and Highlights
Reading Books on Kindle for PC
The Kindle for PC Home Screen
Downloading Books to Kindle for PC
Chapter 3: Finding Content
Using Amazon's Kindle Store
Accessing the Kindle Store
The Kindle and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Finding Books from Other Sources
Baen Free Library
Creating Your Own Kindle Content
Your Travel Itinerary
Using Search on the Kindle
Chapter 4: Managing Your Kindle Content
Using Archived Items
Using Amazon's Your Media Library
Using Amazon's Manage Your Kindle
Your Computer and Other Mobile Device(s)
Your Kindle-Approved Email List
Your Personal Document Charge Limit
Your Default 1-Click Payment Method
Your Active Kindle Subscriptions
Your Individual Charges
Transferring Files To and From Your Kindle
Organizing Kindle Content
Converting eBooks with Calibre
Transferring Books with Calibre
Chapter 5: Internet and Email on the Kindle
Web Browser Basics
Navigating the Web on Your Kindle
Web Browser Settings
Using the Kindle on the Web
Reading Blogs on the Kindle
Reading News on the Kindle
Checking Movies and Show Times
Checking Flight Status and Airport Information
Accessing Traffic Information
Browse and Bid on eBay Auctions
Manage Your Netflix Movie Queue
Social Networking on the Kindle
Email on the Kindle
Windows Live Mail (Hotmail)
Chapter 6: Games and Multimedia on the Kindle
Games on the Kindle
Listening to Audio Books
Listening to Podcasts
Chapter 7: Kindle Resources and Accessories
Amazon's Kindle Page: www.kindle.com
Kindle Nation Daily: kindlenationblog.blogspot.com
Blog Kindle: www.blogkindle.com
The Kindle Chronicles: www.thekindlechronicles.com
Kindle Lighted Leather Cover
DecalGirl Kindle Skins
Chapter 8: Kindle FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About the Kindle
Are Kindle books the same as the hardcover or paperback versions?
Why doesn't the Kindle have a backlight?
Why does the screen flash when I turn pages?
How long should the battery last between charges?
Can someone else buy a Kindle book for me as a gift?
I received a Kindle as a gift, but it's registered in that person's name. Can I fix that?
Can I create folders to organize my content?
Can I take screenshots on my Kindle screen to post on a blog, a web page, or to send to someone?
What happens if I delete a book from my Kindle?
Is it true I need a credit card issued in the United States to buy content from Amazon's Kindle store?
Do I need a computer to use a Kindle?
Do I have to pay for wireless service to use Whispernet on the Kindle?
Can I read a Kindle book I bought from Amazon on my computer? What about a book I downloaded from somewhere else on the Internet?
If a book is not currently available in Kindle format, is there a way I can request that it be made available?
Can I be notified when a book is made available in Kindle format?
Is there any way I can create my own Kindle books from a paper book that I've purchased?
Should I turn off wireless when I'm not using it?
How should I clean the Kindle screen?
How should I clean the Kindle?
Should I charge my Kindle after each use?
What if my family has more than one Kindle?
Can I use my Kindle outside the United States while traveling?
Is there a way to see page numbers on a Kindle? What if I need to provide a page number reference for a Kindle book citation?
Can I share a book I bought with another Kindle user?
Is it possible for a Kindle screen to get burn-in so that artifacts of a previous screen are permanently left on the screen?
If I have purchased a traditional book from Amazon, can I get a Kindle version free?
Is it possible to zoom in on images if they appear too small?
Does Amazon ever add new features to the Kindle?
Is it true that I must have wireless access to Whispernet to read Kindle content?
I've heard that the Kindle cannot read PDF files. Is that true?
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