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Kindle 3 Keyboard - the Very Fast Guide to Enjoying It All - free books, the browser, email, and more. [Kindle Edition]

Don Ursem
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Book Description

There are several Kindle guides, This one is not like them - it's all current and written specifically for Kindle Keyboard. If you're a busy person and just want to use your new Kindle, not wade through extra long manuals, FAQS or blogs about Kindles you don't own, this one book on your e-reader will guide you through it all. ...Then it becomes your browsing homepage to access Facebook, Twitter, News, calendar notes, and all the things you use the internet for.
(Sure, it's handy on Kindle Fire and Touch, too ... but no special details about them)

--indexed, with one click hyperlinks to jump right to any explanation you need, then let you come right back to the index or overview.
-- It's super quick -- no fluff at all, just what you need to get you going and having fun. AND it's not just a book - and no, it's not skimpy or short, just because it's set up for very fastest use. Look at what else you get:

BONUS-Built-Ins !!!
-- You can refer to or use any of the items as you like. They're jumplink menued to let you get to them, but stay out of your way when you only need how-to info.

-- You don't even have to read this book all the way through! If you NEVER had a Kindle before, or already owned one, there's a special section for your most likely questions.

In The VERY FAST GUIDE you'll have always with you:
The easiest ways and places to get books free -with links to do it; charging Kindle; Shortcut keys; best ways to hold and use it in or out of covers; how to buy and get free books; make your own Kindle docs, read your Email, set up your photo shows and Kindle background music, use Audiobooks, make it read to you, organize and move content collections; ALL about the browser, what got fixed in the first update; what to do if it freezes up?

--EPUB books and ways you can find these, get them onto or read them directly from your Kindle 3.

-- Immediately look up any topic using a complete hyper-linked Table of Contents; photos where they help to show you how.

-- for extra convenience, built right in are:

.. Direct links to Facebook and Twitter - not just to post a note, but the full sites; new Facebook and Twitter Breaking News, too.

.. A custom search page that lets you google just news, or only recent postings, or find places and services near where you are.

.. a useful built-in 24 month calendar (2012-2013) with notes capability,
.. home pages with quick links to YAHOO, GMAIL, and facebook email so you instantly launch and go there in Kindle browser with just one point and click - no menu-ing needed.
Right in the book, direct Google clickable links so you don't have to always go find the experimental browser and start it just to do a quick search. Many Kindle 2 urls/bookmarks won't work correctly on Kindle 3 browser; these do.

.. Social site resources - find bargains, restaurant reviews, discounts, and more. It's way more than posting notes to twitter or facebook.

.. Political News? Here are direct browser links to headlines and politics around the world. Links to let you follow the people you choose and support - all of the parties - right from your Kindle.

.. U.S. 2012 Campaign and Candidates - here are links to the polls, analysts and results.

Check the free sample, then download and own it all instantly, for less than the price of just one Latte.

-------- Author's Note: ---------
Hi..Here you have all the useful items that I wanted on my own Kindle 3, and more. I owned the Kindles 1,2, and DX,- about 150 books read at last count. Search my name and see other earlier popular Kindle guides. The Kindle 3 is way different - keys, controller, features gone and added; vastly different browsing; and all the older guides are obsolete. Here's one just for your machine. Happy Kindling!

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  • File Size: 1079 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042P5E4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,464 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely, the first kindle book you should buy 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent quick guide, does what it promises to do December 27, 2010
By SBlass
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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
2.0 out of 5 stars A Hard Read 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
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Quick Guide 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource! December 4, 2010
By sunmoon
Format:Kindle Edition
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
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FOR 1ST TIME KINDLE OWNERS 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Best guide October 27, 2010
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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
2.0 out of 5 stars Need another book April 16, 2011
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This book supposedly has all the answers but is not for anyone but a pc expert. I need a book to tell me what this book says.
If you are not computer savvy don't buy this book.
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I am afraid that this book made no sense at all to me. Quite clearly it was written for the Kindle 2 or earlier and just updated. Read more
Published on August 4, 2011 by Usas
5.0 out of 5 stars I Beg To Differ, Sir!!!
I am a professional writter, and while I would agree that this guide ain't written up to a certain scale of grammatical standards, it is nevertheless EXACTLY how I want a guide as... Read more
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The guide cost's practically nothing so for what you pay you're getting some very useful info not included in the manual. It helped me and I'm glad I bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful resource!
i am a first-time kindle user, not a left-brained person, and the sample of this book was worth the price for me! Read more
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