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  • File Size: 1079 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Publication Date: January 3, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042P5E4Q
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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Alun Whittaker on October 29, 2010
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... And I wish I had bought it before other, less complete, and less trustworthy user guides!

This could be the only Kindle user book you will ever need. As its name suggests, it has a "get in there, get it done, just the facts ma'am" style that is informative, non-patronizing, and often amusing. The author is either not a professional writer, or a very good professional writer in a heck of a hurry. The layout isn't fancy, but the content is readable, well indexed, very well hyperlinked, and very, very complete.

In addition to his encyclopedic knowledge of what you can, and cannot do with the Kindle 3, the author also has strong (and strongly expressed) opinions of what you should, and should not do with it. Fortunately, he clearly discriminates between "can and "should", leaving the reader in no doubt about what's necessary, what's possible, and what's a desirable.

Finally, unlike many, released-for-launch technical books, I have not found a single statement in the "Fast" guide that is false, incomplete, ambiguous, or misleading (definitely not a professional tech writer ;). The is the first kindle book you should buy, and probably the last you should remove.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By SBlass on December 27, 2010
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This book is what it says, a quick guide to the Kindle 3 and I did get valuable information and tips from it, that I have not (yet) found in the manual that came with the kindle.

I did download a sample, first; and from that sample learned a tip on holding the kindle in landscape mode, with adjustments to the words-per-line, that does (or can) improve readability. I find I actually prefer for now, reading in portrait mode (up and down, not sideways orientation of the kindle), but trying out the suggestions in this book did give me a huge appreciation for the elegance with which the kindle developers implement the alternative orientation - for example, I was curious if the 5-way controller directionality would also change with "turning the kindle sideways" and it does! Left and right buttons in portrait mode DO become up and down in landscape orientation. I never would have tried this out without this ebook (never say never but I probably wouldn't have for a very long time, on my own).

Based on the usefulness of that tip, I bought the rest of the book. For me though, it was the highlight of the book and I felt a tinge of disappointment when I finished the rest of it, but that said I did get my $3 worth too. I give it 4 stars but just can't quite give it the 5th. As I write this review and compose my thoughts on the matter, the more I do appreciate what the author has provided, but it misses 'something' for me that I just can't quite put my finger on.

I am one of those people who do read manuals, and actually enjoy technical documentation. If you don't like to read the directions, or manuals, but want a quick quide that gives you what you need to know with the minimum of effort, this guide is great. And, it's only about the Kindle 3 -- I only have a Kindle 3.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Gregg Luhring on December 31, 2010
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If Mr. Ursem would have had someone proofread the article it would probably be a much easier read and actually enjoyable. Instead it seems like a first draft and is very hard to read and understand. Maybe even a few extra commas would help. The grammar is poor and I could not force myself to continue after a dozen pages. There are many Kindle 3 guides out there. Sample them first before you purchase.

It's not too late Don. It's digital. Take it and show it some care before you publish the 2nd edition.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Anne Wingate on October 31, 2010
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This book is exactly what it says it is: a VERY FAST guide. If you want something longwinded, read the manual that came in your Kindle, or look for others on the Kindle site. But if you want something breezy, fast, and informative, this is the place to start.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By sunmoon on December 4, 2010
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This book has a wealth of information. I really appreciated all of effort Mr. Ursem put into this book so I don't have to read every blog,forum, or Google everything to find answers to questions or help with my Kindle. His writing style takes a little getting used too, but once you get his sense of humor he can be really funny AND informative. Also I love the book cover :-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GRAMY T on December 30, 2010
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I would highly recommend this book for 1st time Kindle 3 owners. I received mine as a gift and found that the factory user guide gave very minimal start up information. I was pleased to learn how much my new toy could do and how easy it is to use. The hyperlinks from the TOC make the book very easy to navigate. You can skip the topics you already know about or don't care to use.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Claude Turcotte on October 27, 2010
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Hi,

This is the best guide. I have got one with my kindle. Need to buy another one. Bud this one should be given by Amazon. Not because it is useless, but the tool must come with the appropriate guide.

It even covers ergonomics.

A must have
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shelley on January 8, 2011
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Excellent resource. WEll written, easy to navigate and helped me use my kindle more effectively. Highly recommend this if you are new to Kindle (which I am) Would buy other references written by him.
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