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Kindle Paperwhite User Manual: Guide to Enjoying your E-reader (Updated for 2013) [Kindle Edition]

Shelby Johnson
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Updated in November 2013 with extensive sections for all new Kindle Paperwhite model!

Are you a Kindle Paperwhite owner who wants to figure out all of the features, tips and ways to get the most out of your E-reader? Do you struggle with the navigation functions or managing your books on the Paperwhite? This helpful new guide by bestselling Amazon eBook author Shelby Johnson will present comfortable and convenient descriptions of how to use Kindle Paperwhite with all its great features!

Inside this Kindle Paperwhite user's guide, you'll find:

- How to navigate the Paperwhite and its menus.
- Screenshots to illustrate the various sections of your Paperwhite.
- Explanations of the various features the device has and how to use them.
- Tips and tricks to optimize the use of your device including how to create a backup on both the Amazon Cloud and your computer.
- Troubleshooting for common issues
- How to find free eBooks for your device
- What accessories to buy to keep your device looking and running great!

The Paperwhite is a great E-reader, but it can take some getting used to, just like any other new tech gadget. With this inexpensive and valuable how-to guide, you'll get more enjoyment from your Kindle E-reader and have an easy-to-use reference for your device! Whether you are a novice who wants tips for touching the screen to an advanced user who wants to know how to take a screenshot or make a backup, there will be helpful information in this easy-to-navigate guide for you!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1445 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615865054
  • Publisher: RAM Internet Media (January 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B6FGX4A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to use March 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have the Kindle Paperwrite manual on the Kindle Paperwrite, and a major problem with this book is that it is not available in print. It is almost impossible to use a manual for a reader that it references, since one is then reading on the device about how to use the device. I now have to look for a printed book that may help me to use the Kindle Paperwrite.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything About The Kindle Paperwhite Is Covered! January 30, 2013
By Nicole
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've been reading about the Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon's product page and while it lists all the features, it doesn't really tell you much more than that, or if it will be easy to use. As a bit of a thrifty, self confessed 'technophob' I didn't want to spend that much money if I thought I couldn't use it, but I do love to read, so I wanted answers. That's where this guide comes in!

In the course of my research on the product, I came across this manual and boy am I glad that I did! The author has covered absolutely everything! She doesn't just describe the features, she goes into great detail, in a step by step fashion, so that you can follow along and understand how to make use of the features and what their benefits are too.

For example, explaining how to use features such as the dictionary, sharing to social networks, tapping in to real time community comments on the book you are reading, surfing the web, making collections, taking screenshots and even the approximate time it'll take to finish a chapter! But for me the most impressive thing that I hadn't realised is that you can send any sort of file to your kindle paperwhite from everywhere via a kindle email that you get when you register the device!

Particularly helpful for me will be the in depth troubleshooting section. I know I will need it at some point! Now that I have this manual, I know I can follow along and get the most out of my Kindle Paperwhite...yes I have made my decision...I'm getting one! Many thanks to the author. I highly recommend you get this manual.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not enough March 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The paperwhite is such a fine device that it deserves much better users manual. Not enough specifics and too much time spent on infrequently used functions
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome User Manual! January 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I received the Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday, but didn't know how to use it, so I bought this user manual. I found it very helpful, and with this manual was using my Kindle the very same day! So glad I stumbled upon this manual, it is very well organized, easy to follow and understand. So glad to be able to use my Kindle, I have wanted one for so long!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Paperwhite information February 2, 2013
By Justyn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This E-book has some great information about the Paperwhite, like how to disable the recommended content bar on the home page. As for free eBooks is nice place for free kindle books from Amazon. On this website you can get a free $20 Amazon gift card by earning points. One way is to log in once a day. After reading this manual, it has made me want a Kindle Paperwhite even more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good January 1, 2014
By fred
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good and helpful to begin a new project with new equipment.
Liked being able to download on all my devices
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars User Manual August 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The directions are awesome. I would highly recommend buying it when you buy the device because (for some of us) the operation of the kindle is not intuitive--Amazon should just include it as part of the package and not make it an optional item.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Helpful As Far As It Goes July 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I managed to figure out pretty much everything I needed to use my Paperwhite on my own. But I was aware that it could do so much I "borrowed" this ebook as part of the Prime lending program. Just one read-through taught me plenty of useful and fun things I hadn't even known about. For instance, while I prefer to see my book titles in a list, there's also a way to get pictures of the covers instead. Although it turned out to be incredibly simple to do, I hadn't known how before.

There was also a lot in this book that went over my head, but those were things I don't need and I doubt that I ever will. Like making screenshots...the technique is easy, but then you still have to send them to your computer if you want to share them with someone else. So that's probably nothing I'll ever use, although I can certainly see how it could be useful.

Like other reviewers, I found it a bit awkward to have to try out the techniques while reading the book! But it was doable. Everything I tried worked exactly the way the author said it would. The directions were generally clear and correct. There were only a few things that I wish the book had explained better or differently. But honestly? I think for real problems, you will get 5-star advice from the the website Kindleboards (kboards). This website exists to help people with their problems and you get people with great experience answering your questions directly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 9 days ago by Ngaire Galloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems to cover everything, just hope that my wife ...
Seems to cover everything, just hope that my wife gets along with it without to much trouble, very well laid out little book,
Published 19 days ago by David pedel
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My wife found it helpful. That's saying a lot
Published 20 days ago by Eastwind Coasty
5.0 out of 5 stars I am still trying to figure out how everything works ...
I am still trying to figure out how everything works! I know that in time things will start to click and I will be smiling again!
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Evert
3.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to read and understand the instructions
Bought the manual for my mother to help her get started with her Kindle paperwhite. Very easy to read and understand the instructions.
Published 3 months ago by Bernadette Wallace
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
I was looking for a manual that would really open up the paperwhite options that I hadn't found. Good manual but nothing really new other than free book websites that I didn't... Read more
Published 3 months ago by brook
4.0 out of 5 stars it was great. Can you give me help on that
I didn't find how you get to the Oxford dictionary nor did I find how to get to the free books that are already in the Kindle. I'll read it again - maybe it's in there. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Beatrice S. Snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars User Manual
I knew nothing about a tablet when I purchased my Kindle paperwhite. I would have been a very lost puppy indeed without this manual. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brenda G. Love
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning for the not so young
An excellent publication. I can now read all day. I must also learn how to put the book and kindle down for a while.
Published 5 months ago by B. A. Moger
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Full of information I don't. need but week on basic info such as how to find e-books you already own and in your cloud. Needs an index.
Published 6 months ago by Viola Blount
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More About the Author

Shelby Johnson is a bestselling Amazon eBook author who has appeared on the top 20 non-fiction eBooks list along with other bestselling authors. Her passions include helping others understand technology and gadgets in a simplified manner. Among her favorite gadgets are the Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite e-Reader devices.

Ms. Johnson is the author of the popular tech ebooks: "Kindle Fire HD User's Guide Book: Unleash the Power of Your Tablet!," "Best Kindle Fire HD Apps Guide Book," and "Facebook for Beginners: Navigating the Social Network."

Shelby first began working with senior citizens at a senior care center to help them learn to use computers including e-mail and the internet. She has also worked as a senior IT project manager for a small company, helping staff to resolve their computer and technology issues, and teaching technology for various projects as part of the company's business. Presently, Shelby continues to develop new eBook guides to help everyone from tech newbies through more advanced tech-savvy individuals.


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