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Kindle Paperwhite For Dummies 1st Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1118563311
ISBN-10: 111856331X
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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Set up your device and navigate the touchscreen
  • Read, share, and borrow e-books
  • Find and download content from a variety of sources, including the web
  • Troubleshoot and maintain your Kindle Paperwhite

Get the inside story on this amazing addition to the Kindle family — the Kindle Paperwhite!

With its superior resolution, uber-long battery life, and patented built-in light, the Kindle Paperwhite is the ultimate e-reader. This handy guide shows you how to take advantage of all its coolness quickly and easily. Set up your device, adjust the screen, find and share all sorts of reading material, browse the web, use the dictionary, and more!

  • If you're still choosing — compare Wi-Fi and 3G models as well as traditional or sponsored special-offer screensavers
  • All the basics — learn the ins and outs of the touchscreen and how to navigate with the icons
  • Build your library — find, download, share, lend, and borrow e-books, or give someone an e-book gift
  • Add your own stuff — put your own documents on your Kindle Paperwhite and store them in the Cloud
  • Bells and whistles — add chargers and cables and dress your Kindle in a screen protector and cover
  • When things go wrong — check the troubleshooting tips and fixes to help keep your Kindle happy

Open the book and find:

  • How to enjoy a combined listening and reading experience
  • Helpful hints for reading books, magazines, manga, and more
  • The secret to syncing all your reading devices and apps
  • Ways to update Facebook and Twitter with your Kindle Paperwhite
  • Tips for customizing your reading preferences
  • Help for transferring documents to your device
  • Where to buy covers, skins, and other fun accessories
  • How to download your favorite e-books

About the Author

Leslie H. Nicoll provides editorial support to writers through her company, Maine Desk, and is a moderator in the KindleBoards community.

Harvey Chute maintains KindleBoards.com, a blog and message-board community dedicated to all things Kindle.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111856331X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118563311
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jokes aside about there not being a kindle version of a kindle how-to book, this book is actually fairly well laid out and quite useful for people new to the kindle universe. If you've owned a kindle before a lot of its sections will be review (finding books to read is the same as always, you may already know about borrowing books, if you've had problems or had to troubleshoot something, contacting kindle support is no different than it was with your old device, etc). That's not to say that experienced users couldn't gain anything from this book, but my advice would be to play with your new kindle paperwhite for a bit and decide if there are features you don't understand.

For new users and specifically those who are a little more tech averse or want to avoid any and all frustration of learning a new device, this book is for you. The book is broken into 11 chapters as follows.

1) The Paperwhite Screen - Maybe I lack modesty, but I like to know why my eReader is better than the others and while I can clearly see it, this chapter solidifies it for me
2) First Things First - This chapter has just about everything you'll need on your first day. Setting up WiFi, registering your kindle, charging it, etc. If you're giving the kindle as a gift along with this book read this chapter ahead of time and you'll have no problem getting the lucky recipient up and running.
3) Getting to Know Your Kindle Paperwhite - This chapter covers navigation of the kindle through icons and the general use of the touch screen.
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I bought this for my Grandmother who doesn't know how to send a text message. But with this books help she knows her kindle Paper White inside and out!
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Thanks to the book, my Kindle Paperwhite has been a whole lot easier to use.

Would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get the max out of their Kindle.

It definitely beats having to find a web site for an answer
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I find this book is the best for learning everything about using the Kindle Paperwhite. I always look for the "for Dummies" books to learn how to use all my electronic devices. They are great and in simple language
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Explains everything there is to know about the Kindle Paperwhite and explains everything on how to use it. Would suggest it for anyone who has a Kindle Paperwhite.
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I'm at an age where I learn best from the methods taught me in my youth. Give me instructions on paper, and unless they are too technical, I can usually figure something out. Not being adept with all the new-fangled technological advances, this book is a god-send for teaching oneself how to use the new Kindle Paperwhite--which is my constant companion. Great instructions, simple and easy to understand. Covers more than I needed to know but assuring to have on hand. The younger generation grows up knowing how to maneuver on the Internet, but some of us have to be taught. Highly recommended.
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Before ordering this book I checked the others out there. This one had more pages than most, so I figured it would have more information. I'm very satisfied with it. The index breaks out sufficient reference points, and the text is well written and organized.
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It is so much easier for me to have a hardcover book when I'm learning to do something and this book answered all my questions.
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