- Series: Missing Manual
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449316271
- ISBN-13: 978-1449316273
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 151 customer reviews
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Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual: The book that should have been in the box 1st Edition
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About the Author
Peter Meyers designs, speaks, and writes about digital books. After co-founding pioneering multimedia textbook publisher Digital Learning Interactive, he launched a successful career as a freelance journalist, writing about the strange and wonderful effects of computers on mainstream culture for many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Salon, and the Village Voice. During a subsequent five-year tour of duty at O’Reilly Media he worked in the Missing Manual group, serving as managing editor and associate publisher. His most recent writing projects include Best iPad Apps (O’Reilly Media, 2010) and Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience. Peter's undergraduate degree is from Harvard, where he studied American history and literature, and he has an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. You can follow him on Twitter @petermeyers.
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Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual takes the reader from unpacking and setting up Amazon's hot new eReader to using it as a traditional eReader, perusing the Newsstand even consuming video and music on the device. If you are open to use it as a tablet, section III of the book takes readers through using the Fire for email, managing your contacts, and web browsing. Section IV of the book is devoted to tricking out the Kindle Fire with apps from the Amazon App Store for the full realm of tablet tasks.
The appendixes aren't just an afterthought because they do a solid job of explaining the various Kindle Fire settings and finish out with Troubleshooting and Maintenance documentation. Both appendixes should are a good introduction to users new to troubleshooting tablets while still being helpful to more tech savvy Kindle users suffering from brain freeze or a random synaptical misfiring when they have an issue with their new device.
The pleasant part of the book is that the author doesn't cheapen the book by calling it an "iPad Killer". Even when he gets into areas like using the Kindle Fire as for documents and spreadsheets (the Kindle Fire does have a built-in Docs Library), getting photos and home videos onto the Kindle Fire, and managing time, tasks, and travel. While the Kindle Fire can do all of these things, I may not get past just playing around with those features, because I am better served using my iPad for them. However, I did enjoy the coverage and picked some other power user tips from the book. I definitely plan to spend some more time revisiting those features for sure.
I recommend this book to readers brand new to eBook Readers and the Kindle Fire as well as experienced eReader users. It's well written and has something for everybody.
Amazon offers a free User's Guide to the Fire, but it has only 458 locations. This tome checks in at 5,420 locations. If you're not sure what a location is, Peter has a nice explanation of it, in which I learned that each location comprises 128 bytes.
This manual obviously took a lot of work to write, and I recommend it highly.
December 7 update....after a little bit of browsing, I was unable to find a book that matched my Kindle 2. Perhaps it's just a bit too soon. Actually, fooling around with it and visiting online forums gave me all that I need. ;-)