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The Kindle 2 Cookbook: How To Do Everything the Manual Doesn't Tell You [Kindle Edition]

David Emberson
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Book Description


The Kindle 2 Cookbook provides stey-by-step recipes to do everything the Kindle 2 User's Guide doesn't tell you about--for free. Learn the Kindle's hidden secrets and follow clear, convenient instructions to unlock them. The Kindle Cookbook's handy reference format will make this one book that is always loaded on your Kindle! This edition includes support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and MacIntosh OS X users.

- What the Kindle Manual Doesn't Tell You
- Computers and Flash Drives
- File Formats
- Copy Protection
- Access 1000,000+ Free Books
- Email, Instant Messaging and News
- Send And Receive Email From Your Kindle-Using Any Email Address!
- Browse RSS Feeds Using Google Reader
- Using Google Calendar
- 34,000+ Free Daily News Feeds You Can Download To Your Kindle--Automatically!
- Instant Messaging with Yahoo Messenger
- Searching the Dictionary, Wikipedia and the Internet
- Look Up Any Word In The Dictionary
- Look Up Anything in Wikipedia-The Easy Way
- Search the Web
- Search the Kindle Store
- Search shortcuts
- Navigation, Bookmarks, Clippings and Notes
- Automatic Page Turning
- Printing, Images and Illustrations
- Save An Image of Your Kindle's Screen
- Print Pages From An Ebook
- How to Zoom Those Tiny Little Illustrations
- Picture Viewer
- Converting Files to Kindle Format
- Convert Multiple Documents and Download to Your Kindle
- Converting PDF Files
- Converting Microsoft .LIT Files
- Converting Sony .LRF Files
- Convert Anything That Can Be Printed On Your Computer
- Converting Files to Kindle Format with Stanza
- Audio Books on the Kindle
- Playing MP3 Audio Books on the Kindle
- Playing iTunes Audio Books on the Kindle
- Converting AAC, M4A and M4B Audio Books for the Kindle
- Free Audio Books
- Playing Music on the Kindle
- Text-to-Speech Made Easy
- Kindle Internet User's Groups
- Amazon's Digital Text Platform
- Kindle Blogs
- KindleFeeder
- Feedbooks News Stand
- Refreshing the Screen
- Resetting Your Kindle
- Minesweeper
- Display the Time

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Product Details

  • File Size: 178 KB
  • Print Length: 47 pages
  • Publisher: Rohala Limited, LLC; First edition (February 27, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001GIPJ2Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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463 of 470 people found the following review helpful
By medi
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a new Kindle owner and an avid follower of the Amazon "Kindle Discussion" forums I knew that the Kindle had the capability to perform a multitude of tasks not listed in the Users' Guide. I also knew that I purchased this rather expensive device simply for convenience-convenience of reading,obtaining and storage of books. And when I used the Kindle I wanted to utilize all the potential short cuts of the Kindle and to optimize the use of the whisper-net(not limited to just obtaining books from I did not want to use USB cables unless it was absolutely necessary...again I paid good money for the why not spend $4 more to make sure I've optimized my convenience?

The problem was that I am only marginally technically competent and I am also a "techno-phobe" (reason why I don't want to use USB cables). With all that in mind I decided to down-load the sample of "The Kindle Cookbook."

Frankly I found the sample a bit scarce. The sample simply contained the book's Table of Contents and a couple of introductory remarks. Hardly impressive. However what drew me in was "The CookBook provides step by step recipes for capabilities you won't find in the Users'Guide." Further, the Table of Contents listed topic after topic of Kindle capabilities that I had encountered in my followings of the Amazon Kindle discussion forums. Needless to say the forums had not always explained clearly and simply how to accomplish all of the above. Thus I risked $4 to download the complete CookBook.

Best $4 I ever spent. There was no re-hashing of the Users'Guide. The book explained each topic in simple step by step manner. In the first night alone I downloaded several free books via whisper-net from websites.
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71 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good first book October 31, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a good book for someone just getting a Kindle. This is not a techi book that teaches you how to hack the Kindle to do stuff that it was not designed to do, but rather takes you step by step to those features designed into the kindle but not explained in the user guide. Among other features it shows you how to convert documents, music, and audiobooks to Kindle acceptable format, send and receive Email, load and display pictures and find 100,000+ free ebooks. Many of these operations require the use of free software available on the web. This book gives very clear straightforward step by step instructions for implementing this software. The greatest benefit to me in reading this book is in the time it saves me in accomplishing these tasks. All of the information contained in this book and the programs are available on the internet but require a lot of time to search and alot of time fiddling with the software and the Kindle to get them to work.
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84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There are many Kindle guides out there and this is the first one I read. There's currently 3 guides out there and I'd recommend getting all three in case each one has even one bit of information that the other two don't. The price can't be beat!

This one covers a lot of information including free books, free newsfeeds, and other services. I've spent a lot of time on my Kindle so I had already come across most of it, but it did give me Google Reader's mobile address. I didn't know there was a mobile Google Reader site, and just for that information alone it was worth the buy. Has a lot of useful links. Easy to understand and straightforward - not techie at all. So if someone who has spent countless hours researching Kindle stuff found new stuff in this guide, there's a good chance you'll find quite a bit of new stuff too! Highly recommended.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easier to use than other guides October 16, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is one of those books I wish I read first. I have two other Kindle guides and, while there is information overlap, this guide is much easier to use. I'd recommend this to a new Kindle owner as the one he should get.

I was moderately disappointed it wasn't really a cookbook thro. Recipes on a Kindle would be cool.<grin>
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Download this immediately January 19, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
About an hour after I got my kindle, I was still fumbling around trying to find FREE books. I read the directions that came with the Kindle, and there was not much information. Luckily I came upon the Cookbook and an hour later I was a kindle expert! For all the griping some people do regarding the Kindle's limitations, it far exceeded my expectations. Being able to view weather, news and even send and receive gmail was a nice surprise. I am madly in love with my Kindle and The Cookbook played a big role in the relationship.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for new Kindle users! October 31, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition
I just got my Kindle yesterday, and while waiting for delivery I have been reading reviews etc. on what book to buy first and I think this should be on the must have along with the book light. Even before I had my Kindle in hand I was wondering if this new toy could be used to enhance the overall reading experience. It doesn't disappoint and now I can listen to music, catch up on email, and even play a game without leaving my easy chair, park bench, or commuter train seat. I am thrilled that this advanced user guide is available and for only $4! I am off to explore my Kindle and my Kindle Cookbook.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time saved is worth $3.99!!! October 11, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is well worth the time saved researching all of the helpful hints I got. I make $4.00 in about eight minutes at work - it would have taken me hours to sit down at the computer and with the Kindle to figure out all the stuff David has thoughtfully researched and documented in a concise, well crafted book. Thank you, David!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price
I read the sample and got enough from that, that it told me I needed to buy this book.
My main reason was to find out how to listen to mp3 audiobooks on my kindle. Read more
Published on June 1, 2011 by Jeremysnana
1.0 out of 5 stars don't waste money
You will learn everything the manual tells you by visiting message boards on the amazon kindle site. Read more
Published on March 23, 2010 by ark76
2.0 out of 5 stars Recipes which include Experimental Web Browsing won't work
Note that for some (maybe many) countries (outside the US), the recipes won't work. I live in Perú and Basic Web search (Menu - Experimental), is unavailable, so all... Read more
Published on December 29, 2009 by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars good concise reference
Cookbook is a good collection of shortcuts, of Kindle resources around the web, and of `recipes', as Emberson calls them, for accomplishing tasks beyond just reading a book. Read more
Published on November 2, 2009 by Douglas H. Haden
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple.
Simple and effective guide to learning the in's and out's of ones Kindle. Highly recommend.
Published on July 22, 2009 by J. Ridpath
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the price
There was only one thing useful that I found in this book, a link to Stanza Desktop, and one thing interesting, a link to a site to see how to take your Kindle apart. Read more
Published on June 14, 2009 by GaryK
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but nothing special.
If you do not want to spend time looking for these tips online, the book is both good and cheap. It draws out important parts of the user's guide and adds in much not contained... Read more
Published on May 24, 2009 by James E. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
This cookbook should say that it's been written for Windows. I know the price is low, but without any graphics, it's very hard to follow the instructions.
Published on May 22, 2009 by punkingee
5.0 out of 5 stars The Kindle 2 Cookbook
this is a great book for us that do not understand the computor world. Very simple instructions. I would highly recomend it for anyone who purchases a kindle 2.
Published on May 16, 2009 by Barbara J. Graves
3.0 out of 5 stars good reference tool
This is a good reference tool to store on your Kindle. But in a certain sense it is a complicated effort to make the Kindle be more than it is. Read more
Published on May 16, 2009 by love great lit
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Thanks for the updating and provided next editions to those of us who've already bought! Can someone tell me more specifically how to download the third edition from the "Manage Your Kindle" page? I'm not seeing how to downloading an updated version.

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I have read your reviews for your Ebook and I'm impressed. I am going to try out your sample. I'm sure I will like it and will subsequently purchase the book. I am also impressed by your efforts to improve your book and then offer the new version for free to all those who bought the... Read more
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I just spoke to Customer Service again today about the problem of getting Kindle 1 Cookbook again instead of Kindle 2 Cookbook. He took the Kindle 2 off of my download page but when I tried to buy it, the site would not let me buy it. It said I had already bought it in October (that is when I... Read more
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