Amazon KINDLE - 2ND EDITION User`s guide

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WELCOME
CHAPTER 1: Getting Started with Your Kindle
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1.1 Views of Kindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Back View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Top View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Bottom View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
1.2 Getting Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
The Application Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
1.3 Entering Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Lowercase and Uppercase Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Numbers, Punctuation, and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
1.4 Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Whispernet Status Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Battery Status Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Activity Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
CHAPTER 2: Getting to Know Kindle Content
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2.1 The Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Home Screen Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Show Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Sort Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
The Home Screen Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
2.2 Managing Your Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Removing Kindle Content. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
More about Managing Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
International Wireless Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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CHAPTER 3: Reading on Kindle
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3.1 Types of Content. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Newspapers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Blogs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Personal Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Audiobooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Background Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3.2 Content Formatting on Kindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Progress Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Changing the Text Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Adjusting the Number of Words per Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Increasing the Size of a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
3.3 Moving from Place to Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using the Menu to Get Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Navigating within a Periodical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Selecting Internal Links. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Viewing a Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Reading Across Multiple Kindles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
3.4 Looking Up Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
The Lookup Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
3.5 Annotations and Clippings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Using Bookmarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Using Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Using Clippings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
3.6 Listening to Audio Materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Audiobooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Background Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Text-to-Speech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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CHAPTER 4: Searching on Kindle
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4.1 Introduction to Search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Types of Searches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Performing a Search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
4.2 Search Results Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Search Results for a Specific Item. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Search Results for a Definition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
4.3 Performing Remote Searches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Searching Wikipedia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Searching the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Searching the Kindle Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
CHAPTER 5: The Kindle Store
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5.1 Getting Started at the Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Connecting to the Kindle Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
5.2 Kindle Store Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
The Kindle Storefront . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
The Store Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Browsing the Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Getting the Details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Saving Items for Later. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
5.3 Recommendations, Reviews, and Ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Recommended for You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Looking Up Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Writing Your Own Ratings and Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Entering a Rating and Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
5.4 Making Purchases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Trying a Sample Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Buying Your Selections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Returning an Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
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CHAPTER 6: Accessing the Web
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6.1 Using Basic Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Entering a URL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Using Bookmarks and Adding Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Using Next Page and Previous Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Selecting Links, Buttons, and Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
The Basic Web Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
6.2 Other Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Text Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Downloading Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Basic Web Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
CHAPTER 7: Settings and Experimental
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7.1 Adjusting Your Kindle Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Registering or Deregistering Kindle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Personalizing Your Kindle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Choosing Your Primary Dictionary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Changing Automatic Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
The Settings Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
7.2 Experimental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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CHAPTER 8: Kindle and Your Computer
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8.1 Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Making the Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
8.2 Transferring Files When Whispernet is Unavailable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Managing Your Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Transferring Your Clippings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
8.3 Converting and Transferring Your Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Supported Formats for Conversion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Sending Your Documents for Conversion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
8.4 Audiobooks and MP3s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Audiobooks from Audible.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Audiobook Formats for Kindle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Transferring MP3s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
CHAPTER 9: Your Kindle and Amazon.com
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9.1 Shopping for Kindle Content on Amazon.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Browsing the Kindle Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Searching the Kindle Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Getting the Details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Ordering Content. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
9.2 Managing Your Kindle on Amazon.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Managing Your Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Managing Your Orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Downloading Content from Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
9.3 Contacting Kindle Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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CHAPTER 10: Migrating Content to Your New Kindle
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10.1 Transferring Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
10.2 Transferring Periodical Subscriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
10.3 Transferring Personal Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
10.4 Transferring Audiobooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
10.5 Transferring MP3s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
APPENDIX
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Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Servicing Your Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Headphone Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Compliance Information for Kindle Users Outside the US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
UL Certification Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Product Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
KINDLE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND TERMS OF USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Wireless Connectivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Digital Content. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
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Welcome to
Thank you for purchasing Amazon Kindle. You are reading the Welcome section of the
Kindle User’s Guide. This section provides an overview of Kindle and highlights a few
basic features so you can start reading as quickly as possible.
You can leave this guide at any time by pressing the Home button on your Kindle.
To turn to the next page, press one of the Next Page buttons.
If your Kindle was a gift, you will need to register your device. Please look at the
Getting Started instructions that came with your Kindle for information on registering
your device.
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Congratulations!
You are reading on your new Kindle.
If you haven’t done so already, please follow the Getting Started instructions that
came with your Kindle and plug in your Kindle to charge the battery. The charge
indicator light on the bottom edge of your Kindle turns yellow and a lightning bolt
appears on the battery icon at the top of the display. Charging the battery fully should
take less than three hours and you can continue reading while it charges.
Tip: The charge indicator light will turn green when the battery is fully charged.
If you prefer to read the Kindle User’s Guide side-by-side with the device, you can
download and print a PDF copy of the Kindle User’s Guide at:
http://www.amazon.com/kindledocuments
Getting Around
You navigate Kindle using the 5-way controller; the Home, Menu, Back, and Next/
Previous Page buttons; and the keyboard:
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To select a particular item such as a menu option or a specific word in your reading
material, move the 5-way controller up, down, left, or right to highlight your choice
and then press to select.
You can press the Next or Previous Page buttons to move forward or backward in your
reading material and press the Back button to retrace your steps on your Kindle. Use
the keyboard to type words or phrases when searching your reading material or items
in the Kindle Store. You can also use the keyboard to create notes while reading. All of
these are covered in more detail later in this guide.
Easy-to-Read Display
Kindle uses a high-resolution display technology called electronic paper. It works
using ink just like books and newspapers, but it displays the ink particles electronically.
The page flash you see when you turn the page is part of the ink placement process.
The electronic paper display is reflective, which means unlike most displays, you can
read it clearly even in bright sunlight. Also, electronic paper does not need power to
hold the ink in place, which extends your Kindle’s battery life.
Wireless Access with Whispernet
Using the wireless Amazon Whispernet service, Amazon delivers content to your
Kindle whenever and wherever you want it, within the wireless coverage area, using
the same technology as a cell phone. By default, your Kindle ships with Whispernet
already turned on. To turn Whispernet on or off, press the Menu button, move the
5-way controller up to underline “Turn Wireless On/Off,” and then press the 5-way.
Your Choice of Text Size
To optimize your reading experience, Kindle provides a quick way to adjust the size of
the reading text among six sizes.
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To try it now, press the Text key ,
move the 5-way controller to choose the size you
prefer and press the 5-way to select. The text changes to the new size. Repeat the
same steps to change the text size back or to change it to a size comfortable for you
to read.
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Your Choice of Number of Words per Line
You can also change the number of words per line in the book or periodical you are
currently reading. Press the Text key,
move the 5-way controller to choose the
number of words per line you prefer and press the 5-way to select. This changes
the width of the margins. You may find you read faster with fewer words per line.
Experiment to see what works best for you.
Let Kindle Read to You
You can also choose to turn on the experimental application, Text-to-Speech, which
will read aloud your books (where allowed by the rights holder), newspapers, blogs,
and personal documents. You can either listen through your Kindle’s external speakers
or plug in earphones into the headphone jack. While Text-to-Speech is playing, the
screen will turn the pages automatically so you can follow along while the audio is
playing. You have the choice of hearing your content spoken with a male or female
voice and can also further optimize the listening experience by slowing down or
increasing the rate of speech.
Look It Up
Your Kindle includes The New Oxford American Dictionary. You can easily look up
a particular word without leaving the content. Simply use the 5-way controller to
navigate the cursor in front of the word you want defined. A definition of the word
appears at the bottom of the screen. To view the full definition, press the Return key
on the keyboard. To return to the text you were reading, press the Back button.
Take It All with You
Although Kindle is about the size of a paperback book, it can store over a thousand
digital books, newspapers, blogs, and magazines, which are referred to collectively
as “content” throughout this guide. A copy of all your books and recent issues of
newspapers and magazines purchased from the Kindle Store are kept on Amazon.com.
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To open content on your Kindle, press the Home button. This displays a list of the
content on your Kindle. Move the 5-way controller up or down to underline the item
you want to open and then press the 5-way to open the item. To delete content
on your Kindle, move the 5-way controller up or down to underline the item you want
to delete. Move the 5-way to the left and then press the 5-way to complete the
removal of the item.
To move previously deleted content from Amazon.com back to your Kindle,
Whispernet must be on. From Home, select “Archived Items.” This shows all of the
content stored at Amazon.com. Underline the item you want to move back to your
Kindle and move the 5-way to the right and then press the 5-way to start the transfer.
In under a minute, the item re-downloads into your Kindle and appears in the list
of content in Home.
Shop Anytime, Anywhere
If you have Whispernet on and you select “Shop in Kindle Store” from any menu,
Kindle connects you to a broad offering of reading material including books,
newspapers, blogs, and magazines. You can browse by category or check out the
latest bestsellers, new and noteworthy items, or your personalized recommendations.
You can see details about an item, read customer reviews, and even download free
samples of books you are interested in. If you want to buy an item, Kindle uses secure
Amazon 1-Click and then Whispernet delivers the item to your Kindle generally
in under a minute.
Automatic Delivery
Since Kindle connects to the Whispernet network, we deliver your favorite periodicals
over the air to your device as soon as they are published, often before they are
even available in print. For example, if you subscribe to the Kindle edition of The Wall
Street Journal, the latest edition is wirelessly delivered overnight so you can read
it each morning. Your favorite periodicals follow you wherever you go in Whispernet’s
broad coverage area, whether you are at home or on the road.
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Peruse Your Periodicals
Just as you would thumb through a physical newspaper or magazine to locate an
article of interest, your Kindle supplies you with navigation shortcuts so that you can
quickly zero in on an article of interest. By moving the 5-way controller right or left
you can advance to the next or previous article and pushing the 5-way brings up the
periodical’s section list.
Search Your World
While you are in Home, the Kindle Store, or reading content, you can use your Kindle’s
search feature. From the keyboard, begin typing what you’d like to search for and
then using the 5-way controller, select the range of your search. If you begin your
search while in Home or with open content, you have the option to search for that
item in all of your books, newspapers, blogs, personal documents, and annotations.
You also have the option to focus your search to the built-in dictionary, the Kindle
Store, Wikipedia, and the Web.
Clip Your Favorite Passages
Have you ever been reading a book or a newspaper and wanted to clip and save
a few words to refer to later? With Kindle, simply select “Add a Note or Highlight”
from the menu and use the 5-way to highlight the content you want to clip and then
press the 5-way to save your selection. The clipping is added to a file in Home called
“My Clippings.” You can review your clippings later, search for words or terms you
clipped, and transfer the “My Clippings” file to your computer. This is a great way
to capture your favorite quotations to share with others.
Bookmark Your Reading
Kindle automatically saves your place in whatever book you are reading, but you can
also add a bookmark to any page by pressing the Menu button and selecting “Add a
Bookmark.” You can see that the upper right corner of the page is dog-eared. Kindle
stores all your bookmarks for the current content in your annotations. You can view
them at any time by pressing the Menu button and selecting “My Notes & Marks.”
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Add Your Own Notes
Do you like to take notes and make comments while reading? You can add notes
to any of the content on Kindle. Amazon automatically stores all of your book
annotations in the “My Clippings” file and backs them up on Amazon servers so they
will not be lost.
As an example, this sentence is highlighted and has a note attached as indicated
by the superscripted number one to the right of this text.1 Using the 5-way controller,
move the cursor over the notation number to see the note. To add your own note,
move the cursor to the word where you want to add your thoughts, and begin typing
your note. Then use the 5-way again to highlight the “save note” button onscreen
and press the 5-way to select. You can later view, edit, or remove a note, or see all
of your annotations by pressing the Menu button and selecting “My Notes & Marks.”
Stay in Sync
Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your reading location across your
Kindle(s) and your iPhone. Now you can read a few pages on your iPhone and pick
up right where you left off when you return to your Kindle.
Convert Your Own Documents
In addition to all of the great reading material you can get from the Kindle Store,
Amazon can also convert your own documents so you can read them on Kindle. You
can e-mail Microsoft Word, TXT, HTML, PDF, or image files like JPEGs and GIFs to your
dedicated Kindle e-mail address (found on the Settings page on Kindle or the Manage
Your Kindle page on Amazon.com). We will convert the document into Kindle format
and wirelessly deliver it directly to your Kindle for a fee or back to your computer for
free. Currently, the conversion of PDF documents is an experimental feature on Kindle,
and some complex PDF files might not format correctly on your Kindle.
Learning More
This ends your brief introduction to just some of the capabilities on Kindle. The
chapters that follow give a more complete overview of these and other features.
Remember, you can always search on a particular feature or learn more about
how to do a particular task by opening this guide and typing on the keyboard to
activate Search.
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The Table of Contents for the Kindle User’s Guide shows you all of the topics covered
in this guide. You can get to the table of contents by pressing the Menu button from
any page. Move the 5-way down until you underline “Table of Contents” and press the
5-way to go to it.
You can also navigate by clicking an underlined word or words like the “Table of
Contents” above. Underlined words indicate a link to somewhere else in the material
you are reading, like a footnote, a chapter, or a web site. In the example above, when
you navigate the 5-way controller over one of the underlined words, a hand icon
will appear. Pressing the 5-way will take you to the beginning of the table of contents.
Press the Back button to go back to where you were reading.
If you bought your Kindle with your Amazon account, it is already registered with your
account information and you are ready to go. When you go to the Home screen, check
the top left corner of the screen to see if your Amazon name (the same one you see
when you are shopping on Amazon.com) is shown. If it says “My Kindle” instead of
your Amazon account name, you need to register your Kindle. To register, first press
Home to display the Home screen and then press the Menu button. Select “Settings”
and then select “register” on the page that appears to enter your Amazon user name
and password. If your Amazon user name or password contains characters not present
on the Kindle keyboard, press the Symbol key
on the bottom of the keyboard to
see a menu of the extended characters and use the 5-way to select the character you
require. Alternatively, you can register your Kindle by visiting the Manage Your Kindle
page on Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
You can leave the Kindle User’s Guide, or any item you are reading, at any time by
pressing the Home button. If you are done reading, you can put your Kindle to sleep
by sliding and releasing the power button located at the top of your Kindle (you wake
up Kindle the same way). Sleeping your Kindle will extend battery life and also lock
all of the keys and buttons so you don’t inadvertently press one while not using your
Kindle. When your Kindle is asleep, you will see an image on the screen. To turn off
your Kindle completely, slide and hold the power switch for four seconds, then release.
The Kindle screen will blank and the device will turn off. If you ever need assistance,
you can use the Web or your telephone to contact us. See Chapter 9 for all of the
Kindle Support contact options.
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CHAPTER 1: Getting Started with Your Kindle
In the Welcome chapter of the Kindle User’s Guide, you read about many of the things
you can do with your Kindle. This chapter reviews all of the physical features of Kindle
and covers the basics of using the Kindle buttons, menus, and keyboard.
1.1 Views of Kindle
FRONT VIEW
The front of your Kindle contains the screen the keyboard, and the navigation controls.
These features are illustrated below and explained in the list that follows.
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Volume controls — controls the headphone or speaker volume for audiobooks,
background music, and text-to-speech.
Previous Page button — takes you to the previous page in your reading material.
Home button — shows content stored on your Kindle as well as content archived
at Amazon.
Next Page button — takes you to the next page in your reading material. To
accommodate different ways of holding the Kindle, there is a Next Page button
on both sides.
Menu button —displays application and navigation choices that are related to the
screen you are viewing.
5-way controller — selects an item or action when pressed down. Moves the onscreen highlight or cursor up and down when moved up and down. Moves the onscreen highlight or cursor side-to-side when moved left or right.
Keyboard — use to enter search terms, notes in your content, URLs for Web sites, etc.
Back button — retraces your steps on Kindle just like the back button on a web
browser. For example, you can follow a link in a book and then press the Back button
to return to your place.
Symbol key
— presents a menu of punctuation marks and symbols. Move the
5-way controller to select the desired symbol and press the 5-way to select.
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Text key
— changes the size of the text and number of words per line while
you are reading and presents available controls for Text-to-Speech. Move the 5-way
controller to select the optimal text size, words per line or a Text-to-Speech action.
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BACK VIEW
The back of your Kindle contains stereo speakers for audio content.
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TOP VIEW
Power switch — puts your Kindle to sleep, wakes it up, and turns your Kindle on or
off. To put your Kindle to sleep, slide and release the power switch; a full screen image
appears on the display. While your Kindle is asleep, other keys and buttons are locked
so that you don’t accidentally change the place in your reading. To turn your Kindle off,
slide and hold the power switch for four seconds until the screen goes blank and then
release. To wake up or turn on your Kindle, slide and release the power switch again.
If your Kindle does not power on or is unresponsive during use, try resetting the
device by disconnecting your Kindle from any power source, and then sliding and
holding the power switch for 15 seconds before releasing.
Tip: Your Kindle will also go to sleep by itself after ten minutes if you are not using
it. If your Kindle had wireless on prior to going to sleep, it will continue to receive your
regularly scheduled subscriptions while in sleep.
Headphone jack — plug in headphones to listen to an audiobook, background music,
or content read aloud through text-to-speech. Attaching headphones turns off the
built-in speakers.
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BOTTOM VIEW
The bottom of your Kindle contains the charge indicator light and a micro-USB port.
Micro-USB/power port — Attach the USB cord that came with your Kindle into the
micro-USB/power port and into the Kindle power adapter*. Plug the adapter into
a U.S.-compatible electrical outlet to charge the Kindle battery. You can also charge
your Kindle by detaching the USB cord from the power adapter and connecting
it to a computer’s USB port or powered USB hub.
The charging status light will turn yellow, indicating that the battery is charging; you
can continue to use your Kindle while it charges. A green light indicates that the
battery is fully charged.
Check to make sure the power adapter is not covered by anything that could cause
it to overheat. If the charge indicator light does not light up, make sure that the USB
cable is fully inserted into your Kindle and the power adapter or USB port. If Kindle
still is not charging, try another electrical outlet or USB port.
To transfer content between your computer and your Kindle, connect the provided
USB cable to the Kindle and to the computer’s USB port.
* Not all configurations ship with a power adapter.
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1.2 Getting Around
To get around on your Kindle, you use the buttons, menus, and the keyboard—all of
which are explained here.
USING THE BUTTONS
In the Welcome section you learned about the navigation buttons (Previous Page,
Next Page, and Back). For an explanation of what each button does, see Front View
of Kindle.
USING THE MENUS
In addition to the physical buttons, you also navigate Kindle using the menus. Kindle’s
menus are context sensitive, but they all work the same way.
You use the 5-way controller to navigate within the menu and press the 5-way to
select an item.
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The illustration below shows the Home menu; the bold line under “Shop in Kindle
Store” indicates that it is ready to be selected.
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THE APPLICATION MENU
You can display a menu from any screen on your Kindle. When you press the Menu
button, it displays choices related to the screen you are viewing. The sample screen
below shows you the screen you would typically see when you press the Menu button
from within a book.
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1.3 Entering Text
To use the Kindle keyboard, most people find it easiest to hold the device in both
hands, and use the tips of their thumbs to press the keys.
LOWERCASE AND UPPERCASE LETTERS
To enter lowercase letters, press the appropriate letter key. To enter uppercase letters,
hold down the Shift key
, and then press the desired letter key like you do on your
computer keyboard. Alternatively, you can press and release the Shift key
and
then press the desired letter. Only the next letter will be capitalized.
NUMBERS, PUNCTUATION, AND SYMBOLS
The number keys are located at the top of the keyboard. If you need a punctuation
mark or a symbol that is not shown, press the Symbol key
on the bottom row of
the keyboard. You will see a menu of punctuation marks and symbols.
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Use the 5-way controller to choose the character you want and it will appear in your
text entry box.
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1.4 Status Indicators
At the top of every screen, you also see Whispernet and battery life status indicators
to keep you in the know.
WHISPERNET STATUS INDICATORS
The Whispernet status indicator shows you whether the wireless radio is turned on
or off, the signal strength of your Whispernet service, and the connection speed. Here
are the possible indicators and their meanings.
The Whispernet service is active and your Kindle has a strong signal. The more
bars that are filled in with black, the stronger the wireless signal.
None of the bars are filled in. This means the wireless signal strength is too low
to connect. You will not be able to connect to the Kindle Store, Basic Web, register
your device, retrieve content from Archived Items, receive your subscriptions, or sync
to furthest page read.
The bars are outlined in grey. This means Whispernet is checking for signal
strength. This usually lasts less than 30 seconds.
The Whispernet service is turned off. You can turn on the wireless by pressing
the Menu button, and using the 5-way controller to navigate to “Turn Wireless On.”
When you activate a menu, icons indicating the speed of your
Whispernet service appear to the left side of the signal bars. EDGE and GPRS wireless
networks are slower than the 3G Whispernet service. Kindle will automatically switch
back to the faster 3G network when available.
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BATTERY STATUS INDICATORS
You have your Kindle plugged into power and the battery is charging.
The charge indicator light on the bottom of your Kindle also lights up. Note that
if your Kindle is plugged into a low powered USB port such as those found
on some keyboards or older computers, you will only derive enough charge
to avoid depleting the battery but not enough to recharge it.
The images above show the various states of the
battery as it discharges. As you deplete the battery, less of the battery indicator
will be filled in.
The battery is too low to power the Whispernet service. You must charge your
Kindle battery to restore wireless service.
ACTIVITY INDICATOR
Your Kindle is busy downloading new content, checking for new items, searching
for an item, or loading a web page.
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CHAPTER 2: Getting to Know Kindle Content
The Kindle Home screen gives you an overall picture of what you currently have
on your Kindle. It shows you what has arrived recently, what you are reading, and
where you are in your reading. It also allows you to remove content from your Kindle
and to move content from Amazon.com to your Kindle. Read below for more details.
2.1 The Home Screen
Your Home screen displays a list of all of your Kindle reading materials — books,
newspapers, magazines, blogs, personal documents, as well as audiobooks. It serves
as a personal bookshelf for all of your reading material, as well as a starting point to
access other Kindle features.
To display the Home screen, press the Home button on the right edge of your Kindle.
By default, the Home screen lists all of the items that you have on your Kindle
beginning with the most recently viewed (or acquired) items. Each type of content has
a slightly different description and label. You can read more about the types of content
available in Chapter 3.
KINDLE BOOKS
Books are shown by title and author. Below the book title are a series of dots which
give you an approximation of how long the book is. Bold dots within the series
indicate how far along you are in the book based on the last page you viewed.
PERIODICALS
Periodicals include newspapers and magazines that can be purchased as a single
issue or as a subscription delivered on a regular basis. Your Home screen lists the
most recent issue of each periodical you have on your Kindle. Older issues appear
inside a grouping called Periodicals: Back Issues. Selecting the grouping takes you to
a screen that displays the back issues of all the periodicals you have on your Kindle.
Note that Kindle automatically deletes issues that are more than seven issues old to
free up space for new content. An exclamation point
next to an issue indicates
that it will be deleted within 24 hours.
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BLOGS
Blogs are subscription-based and appear on the Home screen as a single entry like
books. As additional blog content arrives, it is added to the item and older entries are
rolled off, much like a blog works on a computer.
AUDIOBOOKS
Audiobooks look similar to books, but they will be labeled in the Home screen as
audio content. Like regular books, they have a progress indicator that shows where
you are in the audiobook.
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HOME SCREEN FEATURES
What you see on your Home screen varies depending on what reading materials you
have purchased, and how you choose to show and sort this list. The screen sample
and list below explain the features that you may find on your Home screen.
Device Name
Show Options
Sort Options
Title
Author or
Date
Unread Title
Archived Item
Audiobook
Progress Indicator
Sample Title
Periodicals:
Back Issues
Pages In Home
Device name — the name of your Kindle. You can edit this name on the
Settings screen.
Show options — choose which types of content you want displayed in Home.
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Sort options — choose the order you want content displayed in Home.
Title — the title of the item.
Author or Date — for books, the author of the item is listed. For periodicals and blogs,
the date is listed.
Unread title — the “new” label indicates the item has never been opened and is less
than 24 hours old. Once you open a new document or more than 24 hours has passed
since the item arrived on your Kindle, the “new” label is removed.
Archived Items — items stored at Amazon.com that you can re-download to
your device.
Sample title — the “sample” label indicates the book is a sample. If you like it, you
can purchase the full book from within the sample.
Progress indicator — the series of dots below the item shows how long the book is
and bold dots show how far you have read in a particular item.
Audiobook title — the “audio” label indicates the book is an audiobook.
Pages — indicates the total number of pages in Home. Use the Next Page or
Previous Page button to navigate the pages.
Periodicals: Back Issues —stores older issues of newspapers and magazines.
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SHOW OPTIONS
The following screen sample shows the location of the Show options and the list
below explains each of the options. Moving the 5-way controller to the left lets you
select what items to show in Home.
Show Options
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Personal Docs — shows only the Personal Documents you have stored on your Kindle.
Subscriptions — shows only the periodicals and blogs you have stored on your Kindle.
Books — shows only the books and audiobooks you have stored on your Kindle.
All My Items — shows all of the content you have stored on your Kindle.
CHANGING WHAT YOUR HOME SCREEN SHOWS
By default, the Home screen shows all of your content. To change the type of content
displayed, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
Move the 5-way up until the Show and Sort options are underlined.
Move the 5-way to the left to see the Show options.
Move the 5-way to underline the type of content you want to display.
Press the 5-way to select it. The new display option changes immediately.
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SORT OPTIONS
The following screen shows the location of the Sort options and the list below
explains each of the options. Moving the 5-way to the right lets you change how
to sort these items.
Sort Options
Most Recent First — sorts your content by the most recently added or recently
opened items first.
Title — sorts your content alphabetically by title of the item.
Author — sorts your content alphabetically by the author’s last name or publisher’s
name. If you choose this option, periodicals will be sorted by their dates.
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CHANGING HOW THE HOME SCREEN IS SORTED
By default, your content is sorted by most recent first, meaning all of the new items
and the content you are currently reading are at the top. To change this option, follow
these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
Move the 5-way up until the Show and Sort Options are underlined.
Move the 5-way to the right to see the Sort options.
Move the 5-way to underline how you want the items sorted.
Press the 5-way to select it. The sort order on the Home screen
changes immediately.
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THE HOME SCREEN MENU
The Home screen menu allows you to navigate to other places in Kindle or to perform
specialized tasks. To display the Home screen menu, press the Menu button when
your Home screen is displayed. The list below explains the menu.
Current Time
Memory
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Turn Wireless Off/On — turns the Whispernet service off or on.
Shop in Kindle Store — takes you to the Kindle Storefront.
View Archived Items — takes you to Archived Items where you can view and
wirelessly re-download content you are storing at Amazon.com.
Search — brings up the Search text entry page for submitting a word or phrase
to search for.
Settings — takes you to the Settings screen.
Experimental — takes you to the Experimental page where you can see and use some
of the experimental prototypes we are working on.
Sync & Check for Items — connects to Amazon.com to download any newly available
items and sync the furthest page read and bookmarks for all the books on your device.
2.2 Managing Your Content
All books you purchase are automatically backed up on Amazon.com. When you
remove a book that you have purchased, it appears in your Archived Items.
You access your Archived Items from your Home screen. To move content between
Archived Items and Home, Whispernet needs to be on.
REMOVING KINDLE CONTENT
To remove content, follow these steps:
1. If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
2. In the list of the content already on your device, move the 5-way to underline the
item you want to remove.
3. Move the 5-way to the left to remove the item.
4. When you see “delete,” press the 5-way to confirm the deletion. To change your
mind, move the 5-way up or down to cancel. Note that Kindle books are backed up
for you at Amazon.com even if removed from the device.
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MORE ABOUT MANAGING ITEMS
Amazon also stores the seven most recent issues of your newspapers and magazines.
If you’d like to keep a copy of an issue indefinitely, open the issue, press the Menu
button, and select “Keep this Issue”; you will then see the word “keep” to the left
of the issue title in Home.
You can download items stored at Amazon.com any time you are within Whispernet
coverage. If you are not within coverage, Kindle will automatically download the item
when you re-enter Whispernet wireless service.
Personal documents sent to your Kindle are not backed up at Amazon.com.
When you remove a Kindle book you bought from Amazon, we automatically save
all of your annotations for the book in case you ever want to download it again.
However, if you remove a subscription issue that is older than seven days, a blog
of any age, or an item you did not get from Amazon, any annotations you created
on Kindle for those items do not get saved. Your “My Clippings” file will still remain
as a separate file containing all the clippings you added regardless of whether the
content is a book, subscription, or blog or was purchased from Amazon or not. See
Chapter 3 for more information.
INTERNATIONAL WIRELESS DELIVERY
If you wirelessly receive or download content to your Kindle while outside the U.S.,
additional fees may apply. For further information go to:
http://www.amazon.com/kindlewhispernetroaming
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CHAPTER 3: Reading on Kindle
Kindle retains the best qualities of printed books, but adds many features that are
available only through digital technologies such as word look up, changeable text size,
and clippings. This chapter explains more about Kindle’s reading features.
3.1 Types of Content
There are many types of reading material available for your Kindle such as books,
newspapers, magazines, and blogs. If you want to begin purchasing and downloading
reading material, you can learn more in Chapter 5. You can also purchase audiobooks
from Audible.com and even have Amazon convert and deliver personal documents
to your Kindle. The different types of supported content are described below.
BOOKS
Thousands of books - both popular and hard-to-find - are available in the Kindle Store.
Once you buy a book, it usually arrives wirelessly in under a minute. Because you
can’t always judge a book by its cover, you can download and read a sample of most
Kindle books for free. If you like it, simply buy it from within the sample and continue
reading. You can learn more about this feature in Chapter 5.
NEWSPAPERS
The Kindle Store offers a selection of U.S. and international newspapers.
Subscriptions are delivered wirelessly to your Kindle overnight so that the latest
edition can arrive on your device every morning, and every newspaper subscription
starts with a free trial. If you subscribe, your favorite periodicals are delivered
wirelessly wherever you go, whether you are at home or on the road. If you are
traveling outside of the US, you can still retrieve your newspapers from the Manage
Your Kindle page at Amazon.com. You can learn more about this feature in Chapter 9.
MAGAZINES
The Kindle Store offers an expanding selection of magazines to meet every interest.
As with newspapers, all periodical subscriptions are delivered wirelessly and start
with a free trial.
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BLOGS
The Kindle Store offers over five thousand Kindle blogs, including up-to-the-minute
news feeds and topical blogs. Blog categories include business, technology, sports,
politics, culture, entertainment, humor, and science. Kindle blogs are sent to you
wirelessly throughout the day, allowing you to keep current. Unlike traditional feeds,
which often only provide headlines, Kindle downloads the complete feed onto the
device so you can read them even when you are not wirelessly connected.
PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
In addition to purchased content, you can read your personal documents on Kindle.
If you have files formatted as text, Microsoft Word, HTML, PDF, or image files like
GIF or JPEG, you can e-mail the files as attachments to your Kindle e-mail address.
Amazon will convert the files if necessary and send them back to your computer
for free or wirelessly to your Kindle for a fee, whichever you prefer. Currently, the
conversion of PDF documents is an experimental feature. Some complex PDF files
might not format correctly on your Kindle. For more information on transferring,
converting, and e-mailing your personal documents, see Chapter 8.
AUDIOBOOKS
You can download and enjoy thousands of audiobooks from Audible.com. Due to their
large file size, audiobooks must be downloaded to your PC or Mac over your existing
Internet connection and then transferred to Kindle over USB. Listen to audiobooks
through Kindle’s speakers or plug in your headphones for private listening. For more
information on transferring and listening to audiobooks, see Chapter 8.
BACKGROUND MUSIC
If you like to listen to music while you use your Kindle, use your computer to transfer
MP3 files to the “music” folder on your Kindle. When you select “Play MP3” from
the Experimental page, each of the songs will play in the order they were added to
your Kindle.
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3.2 Content Formatting on Kindle
When you read a book on Kindle, you will find that the formatting generally follows
the printed version of the book. If the book has a table of contents, it will appear in
Kindle. If the book has chapters, a preface, an illustrated cover, and so forth, these will
be displayed.
While you are reading, each page displays a header showing the content title and/or
issue date. The top of the page shows the battery and Whispernet status indicators.
Progress
Indicator
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PROGRESS INDICATOR
At the bottom of every page of your reading material, you can see where you are by
glancing at the progress indicator. As you progress further into the content, you will
see a solid bar growing longer. The progress indicator also shows structural marks
within content such as chapters, articles, or bookmarks.
In books, the progress indicator also shows you the overall percentage of the book
you have read and a numeric location of where you are reading, so you can easily find
a particular passage or reference it to your friends. Locations are the digital answer
to page numbers. Changing the text size on Kindle also changes the page numbering,
but with locations, you return to the same place every time regardless of the text size.
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CHANGING THE TEXT SIZE
You can adjust the size of the text to suit your preference. You have a choice of six
sizes for reading content on Kindle. (You cannot change the text size on menus or on
Kindle screens, such as the Home screen or the Kindle Store.)
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To pick the text size that you want to use while reading, follow these steps:
1. P
ress the Text key
located on the bottom row the keyboard. The text size
choices are displayed as well as controls for Text-to-Speech.
2. Move the 5-way left or right to the new text size that you want to use (you see the
new text size immediately).
3. Press the 5-way or the Text key
to confirm your choice.
ADJUSTING THE NUMBER OF WORDS PER LINE
You can change the number of words per line in the book or periodical you are
currently reading to suit your reading preference. Adjusting the number of words
increases or decreases the size of the margins. You may find you read faster with
fewer words per line. Experiment to find what works best for you.
To pick the number of words per line you prefer, follow these steps:
1. P
ress the Text key
located on the bottom row of the keyboard. The Words per
Line choices are displayed below the text size choices.
2. Move the 5-way down to underline the Words per Line options.
3. Move the 5-way left or right to choose the option you want to use (you see the
change immediately).
4. Press the 5-way or the Text key to confirm your choice.
Note: You cannot change the number of words per line in PDF files or in Basic Web.
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INCREASING THE SIZE OF A PICTURE
If you’d like to see a larger size of a picture or image you encounter in your reading
material, simply follow these steps to zoom temporarily on the image.
1. Use the 5-way controller to position the cursor over the picture.
2. An image of a magnifying glass with a plus sign
will appear on top
of the picture.
3. Press the 5-way to zoom the image. You will see a expanded view of the picture
that rotates if necessary to maximize the use of the display.
4. Press the 5-way (or any key or button, except the Home button) to return
to your content.
3.3 Moving from Place to Place
There are several ways for you to get from place to place once you have opened your
reading material. Most often you will turn pages using the Next Page and Previous
Page buttons (described in Chapter 1). You can also get around inside your book or
periodical by selecting locations from the item’s Menu, clicking on links in the content,
or by moving the 5-way controller left or right to advance to another article or chapter.
USING THE MENU TO GET AROUND
To go to the menu, press the Menu button when reading a book or periodical. You will
have slightly different options depending on the content you are reading. Examples of
the menu options are described below.
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If you are reading a Kindle book, the menu shows the following options:
Turn Wireless Off — turns off Whispernet. When Whispernet is off, this option will
change to “Turn Wireless On.”
Shop in Kindle Store — takes you to the Kindle Storefront.
Buy This Book Now — connects to the Kindle Store, purchases, and downloads
the full book to your Kindle. Only appears if you are reading a sample from the
Kindle Store.
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Cover — takes you to the cover page of the item you are reading. This is usually the
cover of the book.
Table of Contents — takes you to the Table of Contents for the item you are reading.
Go to Beginning — takes you to the place in the book the publisher considers to be
the beginning. This is usually the first chapter, but may be a foreword, the table of
contents, or other point the publisher chooses.
Go to Location… — displays at the bottom of the screen, a text entry box that allows
you to specify a location to jump to in the content.
Sync to Furthest Page Read — connects to Amazon.com and compares your current
reading location with the one saved at Amazon. If you are further along in your book
using another device, Kindle gives you the choice to go to the furthest page read.
Book Description — connects to the Kindle Store and displays the detail page for the
full book.
Search This Book — displays the Search line at the bottom of the screen. Additional
details on how to conduct a search are provided in Chapter 4.
Add a Bookmark — bookmarks the page you are currently on. After selecting this
option, the upper right corner of the book will be dog-eared and this menu option will
change to “Delete Bookmark.”
Add a Note or Highlight — puts you into annotation mode. Additional details on how
to create a note or highlight are provided later in this chapter.
My Notes & Marks — displays a page containing all of your current item’s notes,
highlights, bookmarks, and clippings.
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If you are reading a periodical or blog, you will see the following different options:
Clip This Article — makes a copy of the entire article and adds it to your
“My Clippings” file.
Keep This Issue — designates the newspaper or magazine issue as one to be stored
in your Kindle until you remove it.
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NAVIGATING WITHIN A PERIODICAL
At the bottom of a newspaper or magazine you will see options for quickly navigating
within an issue. When viewing a blog, you will see similar options for navigation.
Previous Article — takes you to the previous article when you move the 5-way
controller to the left.
View Sections List — takes you to the sections list of a newspaper or magazine when
you press the 5-way.
View Articles List —takes you to the articles list of a blog when you press the 5-way.
Next Article — advances you to the next article when you move the 5-way controller
to the right.
By default, “View Sections List” for newspapers and magazines is highlighted and
when you press the 5-way, a list of the sections will appear. If you are viewing
a blog, “View Articles List” is highlighted and pressing the 5-way shows a list of the
blog’s articles.
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To navigate to a particular section, use the 5-way controller to underline the section
title and then press the 5-way to select. To dismiss this view and return to where you
were last reading in the magazine or newspaper, select “Close Sections List” located
at the bottom of the screen. Selecting the number to the right of the section title will
take you to a list of articles found within that section.
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To navigate to a particular article within a section or blog, simply move the 5-way
controller to underline the article title and press to select. To dismiss this view, select
“Close Articles List” located at the bottom of the screen.
SELECTING INTERNAL LINKS
Your reading material may also contain links to other places in the document.
For example, in many books, the table of contents is set up to link to the content
pages. Links are easy to spot because they are underlined.
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To select a link:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Move the 5-way over the link.
The cursor changes to look like this:
Press the 5-way to select the link.
Kindle takes you to the linked location.
Press the Back button to go back to where you were.
Your reading material may also contain external links that take you to locations on the
Web (if you have Whispernet turned on and are in range).
VIEWING A TABLE
Your reading material may contain a large table that is not entirely contained within
the screen. To see the rest of the table, move the 5-way controller up or down to bring
up the cursor and then place the cursor to the left of the table. Move the 5-way to the
right to scroll through the rest of the table.
READING ACROSS MULTIPLE KINDLES
If you read the same Kindle Store book across multiple Kindles (including Kindle
for iPhone), you’ll find Whispersync makes it easy for you to switch back and forth.
Whispersync synchronizes the bookmarks and furthest page read among devices
registered to the same account.
Whispersync is on by default to ensure a seamless reading experience for a book read
across multiple Kindles. If you would like to turn Whispersync off, follow these steps:
1. G
o to http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
2. At the bottom of the page, look for “Manage synchronization between devices.
Learn more.” Select “Learn more.”
3. Select “Turn Synchronization off.”
Once you turn synchronization off, your books will still open to the last page read
on that device, but Whispersync will no longer sync bookmarks or the furthest
page read with other devices. If you would like to sync the book manually, press
the Menu button and select “Sync to Furthest Page Read.”
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3.4 Looking Up Definitions
While reading a book or periodical, you can see a brief definition of a word using
the Lookup feature. The Lookup feature uses The New Oxford American Dictionary
by default, but you can also purchase other dictionaries and make them your default
dictionary using the Settings page. See Chapter 7 for details on how to change your
default dictionary.
THE LOOKUP FEATURE
To see the definition of a particular word in your reading content, follow these steps:
1. Move the 5-way controller up or down to display the cursor.
2. Move the 5-way in front of the word you want to look up.
3. If the word is found in the dictionary, a definition extract appears at the bottom
of the screen.
4. To see the complete definition, press the Return key .
You will now be
placed in the dictionary and can use Previous Page and Next Page to view
other word definitions.
5. Press the Back button to return to your reading.
Tip: If you want to expand your search beyond the dictionary on your device,
you can use the Search feature to look for the word on Wikipedia or the Web.
See Chapter 4 for more information.
3.5 Annotations and Clippings
You can add annotations to all of your books and periodicals. Annotations can include
notes you have written, highlights you’ve marked, and bookmarks you’ve created.
Annotations are specific to the content you are reading, so each book or periodical
has its own annotations. When you view the annotations, you see only those for the
content you are currently reading.
Kindle also gathers the annotations you’ve made across all your various books,
magazines, newspapers, blogs, and personal documents and places them in the
“My Clippings” file in your Home screen. See Using Clippings for more information
on My Clippings.
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The list below explains the types of annotations:
Bookmarks — mark an entire page for later reference.
Highlights — mark a passage on a page for later reference.
Notes — add your thoughts about a passage.
The sections below explain how to add annotations.
Tip: All of your annotations on a Kindle book are backed up on Amazon servers
in case you transfer your Kindle to another person or lose or break the device.
When you download a previously annotated book from Amazon.com, your
annotations and last location read will come down with it. When you open the book,
you will be right where you were the last time you read the book and all of your
annotations will be included. Note that your “My Clippings” file is not listed as
a separate downloadable item.
USING BOOKMARKS
Although Kindle automatically saves your place whenever you stop reading, you
may also want to add additional bookmarks. You can place a bookmark at any
location, and you can have multiple bookmarks in whatever you are reading.
When you add a bookmark, it is associated with the first location on the page.
If you change text size, the bookmark will still be associated with that location.
You can return to a bookmarked location at any time.
Kindle stores all your bookmarks for the current content in your annotations.
You can view them at any time by pressing the Menu button and selecting
“My Notes & Marks.”
PLACING A BOOKMARK
To place a bookmark:
1. Go to the page that you want to bookmark.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Move the 5-way controller down until “Add a Bookmark” is underlined. Press the
5-way to select.
4. A dog-ear icon in the upper right corner of the page will appear, indicating that the
page is bookmarked.
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Tip: You can quickly create a bookmark by either holding down the Alt key
and
pressing the ‘B‘ key, or by moving the 5-way up or down to go into cursor mode and
then pressing the 5-way controller twice.
VIEWING YOUR BOOKMARKS
To view your bookmarks, press the Menu button and select “My Notes & Marks.”
Bookmarks are listed in the order they occur in the content. Each bookmark entry
shows a location number and the first line of the bookmarked location.
To go to a bookmark location, navigate to the bookmark and press the 5-way.
There is no limit to the number of bookmarks that you can set.
REMOVING A BOOKMARK
To remove a bookmark:
1. Go to the bookmarked page.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Move the 5-way controller down until “Delete Bookmark” is underlined. Press the
5-way to select. The bookmark is removed.
Tip: You can also remove a bookmark by holding down the Alt key
pressing the ‘B’ key.
and
To remove several bookmarks at one time:
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Move the 5-way controller down until “My Notes & Marks” is underlined. Press the
5-way to select it.
3. Using the 5-way, navigate to the bookmark you want to remove.
4. Press the Delete key
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have removed all unwanted bookmarks.
6. Move the 5-way down until the “Close Notes & Marks” button is highlighted and
press the 5-way to exit. You can also exit this view by pressing the Back button.
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USING HIGHLIGHTS
You can highlight text in Kindle like you would use a highlighter pen on paper. Kindle
stores all your highlights for the current content in your annotations. You can view
them at any time by pressing the Menu button and selecting “My Notes & Marks.”
See Viewing Your Annotations for more information.
Kindle also stores everything you highlight in your “My Clippings” file.
HIGHLIGHTING A PASSAGE
To highlight one or more lines, follow these steps:
1. Use the 5-way to position the cursor where you want to start highlighting.
2. Press the 5-way.
3. Move the 5-way right (or left) to where you want your highlight to end. You can
turn pages if you want to highlight text across multiple pages.
4. Press the 5-way at the place where you want the highlight to end.
5. Notice that the text you highlighted appears with a gray underline.
DELETING A HIGHLIGHT
To remove a highlight, follow these steps:
1. Navigate the cursor over the highlight you want to remove.
2. Press the Delete key
Or,
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Move the 5-way controller down until “My Notes & Marks” is underlined. Press the
5-way to select it.
3. Using the 5-way, navigate to the highlight you want to remove.
4. Press the Delete key
5. Move the 5-way down until the “Close Notes & Marks” button is highlighted and
press the 5-way to exit. You can also exit this view by pressing the Back button.
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USING NOTES
To add a note, follow these steps:
1. U
sing the 5-way, move the cursor to the left of the word where you want to add
your thoughts.
2. Type your note.
3. Using the 5-way navigate the cursor over “save note” and press the 5-way.
Notice the superscripted number where you inserted your note. Notes are numbered
in the order they appear in the content, so if you later create another note on an
earlier page, the numbering of the previously created notes will change.
To edit a note, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Use the 5-way to move the cursor over the note’s number.
The note appears at the bottom of the screen.
Press the Return key
to edit the note.
Use the keyboard to make your changes.
Navigate the 5-way over “save note” and press the 5-way.
To delete a note, follow these steps:
1. Use the 5-way to move the cursor over the note’s number.
2. The note appears at the bottom of the screen.
3. Press the Delete key
to delete the note.
Tip: You can also view the notes and highlights you’ve created for each of your
Kindle books at http://kindle.amazon.com.
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VIEWING YOUR ANNOTATIONS
To view your bookmarks, highlights, and notes, press the Menu button and select
“My Notes & Marks.”
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Each entry has a location number followed by the bookmark, highlighted passage,
or note. Your annotations are listed in the order that they occur in the content.
There is no limit to the number of annotations you can have. Use the Next Page
and Previous Page buttons to turn the pages just as you would in a book.
To go to a location, move the 5-way up or down to select the bookmark, highlighted
passage, or note and press the 5-way to go there.
Your annotations are also stored in your “My Clippings” file for later reference. See
below for more information.
USING CLIPPINGS
In addition to annotations, you can “clip” an entire periodical article to the “My
Clippings” file. The “My Clippings” file contains all of the bookmarks, highlights,
notes, and clippings you have made across all your content. Later, you can view the
file or copy it to your computer; it will download to your computer as TXT file.
Once on your computer, you can edit it or send your clippings to someone else.
Clipping and highlighting are a great way to capture your favorite quotes and share
with others.
To clip an article:
1. Go to the article you want to clip.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Move the 5-way controller down until “Clip this Article” is underlined. Press the
5-way to select.
Kindle adds your clipping to the “My Clippings” file. You can review your clippings
later, search for words or terms you clipped, and transfer the “My Clippings” file
to your computer.
To view your clippings, press the Home button to display the Home screen. Move the
5-way down until “My Clippings” is underlined. Press the 5-way to open it. While
viewing the file, you cannot navigate through to the materials referenced in the file.
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MORE ABOUT MY CLIPPINGS
You cannot edit the “My Clippings” file from within Kindle, but you can edit the file on
your computer.
To edit the “My Clippings” file:
1. Connect your Kindle to your computer using the USB cable.
2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
3. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled Documents. Transfer the
“My Clippings” file out of this folder.
4. Open the “My Clippings” file on your computer using an application that can read
or import a .txt file.
5. Make the changes and save the edited file.
6. Transfer the “My Clippings” file back to the “Documents” folder on your Kindle.
7. Unmount your Kindle from your computer before removing the USB cable.
Changing your “My Clippings” file does not affect any notes, bookmarks, or highlights
you’ve made in the actual content. The next time you read the content, you can still
use them for navigation and reference.
To remove the “My Clippings” file from your Kindle:
1. P
ress the Home button and move the 5-way down until “My Clippings”
is underlined.
2. Move the 5-way to the left.
3. Press the 5-way to remove “My Clippings” from your Kindle.
Kindle adds a new “My Clippings” file the next time you add a clipping or annotation
to any content.
The amount of text you can add to the “My Clippings” file from each item may
be limited. The “My Clippings” file will include a note informing you if a clipping
limit has been reached for a given item
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3.6 Listening to Audio Materials
There are three types of audio materials that you can listen to on your Kindle. You can
purchase, transfer, and listen to audiobooks from Audible.com, transfer MP3 files from
your computer to play as background music while you read, or turn on Text-to-Speech
in any of your reading material. (For information about transferring audiobooks or
MP3 files to your Kindle, see Chapter 8.)
AUDIOBOOKS
On your Home screen, your audiobooks list the title and author, but they also have the
word “audio” next to the title to indicate that they are audiobooks.
To listen to one of your audiobooks, select it from your Home screen. You will see a
page similar to the one shown below. Kindle provides a standard set of controls that
are explained below.
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Book Title
Description
Progress
Indicator
Beginning
Next Section
Previous
Section
Forward
30 Seconds
Back
Pause/Play
30 Seconds
Progress Indicator — indicates how far you have come in the audiobook, the elapsed
time, and the section you are in.
Pause/Play — pauses or plays the audiobook (there is no Stop control).
Forward 30 Seconds — moves ahead thirty seconds from the current location.
Beginning — takes you back to the beginning of the audiobook.
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Previous Section — moves backwards in the audiobook to the previous section.
Back 30 Seconds — moves backwards thirty seconds from the current location.
Next Section — moves ahead to the next section in the audiobook, which is usually
the next chapter.
BACKGROUND AUDIO
To play background audio (MP3 files) that you have transferred to your Kindle,
follow the steps below:
1. If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Move the 5-way down until “Experimental” is underlined and press the 5-way to
select it.
4. Move the 5-way down until “Play MP3” is underlined and press down to select it.
The songs are played in order, by the date you added them to your Kindle. You can
adjust the volume of the music using the volume controls on the right side of your
Kindle. You can continue to listen to the audio while reading content; the background
audio continues to play unless you open an audio book, turn on text-to-speech, all
of the files have been played, or if you stop the playback as indicated below.
To turn off background audio:
1.
2.
3.
4.
If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
Press the Menu button.
Move the 5-way down until “Experimental” is underlined. Press the 5-way to select.
Move the 5-way down until “Play MP3” is underlined. Press the 5-way to select.
Tip: You can also play or stop background audio by holding down the ALT key
and pressing the space bar. You can forward to the next track by holding down the
ALT key
and pressing the ‘F’ key.
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TEXT-TO-SPEECH
Your Kindle can read aloud your books (where allowed by the rights holder),
newspapers, blogs, and personal documents with the Kindle Experimental application,
Text-to-Speech.
To turn on Text-to-Speech, follow these steps:
1. Press the Text key
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2. M
ove the 5-way down so that “turn on” is underlined. Press the 5-way to select.
In a few moments, you will hear your content spoken aloud. You can either
listen to it through the Kindle’s external speakers or plug in earphones into the
headphone jack.
3. By default, content is spoken with a male voice, but using the 5-way, you can select
a female speaking voice. You can also slow down or increase the rate of speech as
well as pause or turn off Text-to-Speech.
4. While Text-to-Speech is playing, the screen will update to the corresponding page
of text.
Note that if a rights holder of a book does not allow Text-to-Speech to read aloud their
content, then Text-to-Speech will be grayed out and you will not be able to select it.
By default, Text-to-Speech starts reading at the beginning of the page currently
displayed. To start reading at a particular spot, move the cursor where you’d like the
reading to begin before starting Text-to-Speech.
Tip: You can also play or stop Text-to-Speech by holding down the Shift key
and pressing the Symbol key
. You can pause and resume Text-to-Speech by
pressing the Spacebar.
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CHAPTER 4: Searching on Kindle
Kindle allows you to take advantage of powerful search capabilities. You can search
locally on Kindle or remotely at the Kindle Store, Wikipedia, or the Web.
4.1 Introduction to Search
This section describes the types of searches that you can perform using Kindle and
how to use search.
TYPES OF SEARCHES
Kindle supports several types of search as summarized below.
SEARCHING WHAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING
You can limit a search to only what you are currently reading. You enter your search
term or phrase and Kindle searches in the body of the text in the current item.
SEARCHING ALL YOUR CONTENT
You can alternatively search all the reading material that you have stored on Kindle,
including books, newspapers, magazines, and other items. You enter your search term
or phrase and Kindle searches in the body of the text, in the metadata (for example,
the title or author), and in your “My Clippings” file. Additionally, Kindle also keeps
and searches the metadata for the content you have stored on Amazon.
SEARCHING REMOTELY
Kindle can perform remote searches in several different locations using Whispernet.
Each of these remote location searches are described in the final section of this
chapter. See Searching the Kindle Store, Searching the Web, or Searching Wikipedia.
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SEARCHING FOR DEFINITIONS
You can limit a search to the dictionary. Kindle searches your default dictionary for
definitions of the word you have entered.
PERFORMING A SEARCH
To perform a search, follow these steps:
1. T
ype in your search term, the Search line will automatically appear. You can use
whole words, and no distinction is made between lower and upper case.
2. T
o find the word or phrase in the content you are currently reading, move the
5-way to the right to highlight “find.” Or, to choose the type of search, continue
moving the 5-way right. You can search all your items, the Kindle Store, Google,
Wikipedia, or the dictionary.
3. Press the 5-way to submit your search.
When you are searching from Home, the screen will display a full Search page.
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4.2 Search Results Page
When searching all your content, Kindle looks in the reading materials you have
on your Kindle and the metadata (like title and author) of the materials you have
in Archived Items. This includes purchased items, personal documents, local
reference materials, and annotations that you have created.
The example below shows a typical Search Results page.
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The screen shows the titles of the items that contain your search term and indicates
how many times the term occurs.
Use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons if there are more results than fit on the
current page.
SEARCH RESULTS FOR A SPECIFIC ITEM
To see the results for one of the items listed:
1. Use the 5-way to underline the item.
2. Press the 5-way to view the matches.
3. A page appears showing all instances of the search term in that particular title.
Each occurrence lists its location number and is shown in context so you can see
how the search term is used.
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To go to a specific location in the content where the search term occurs, use the 5-way
to underline the location and press the 5-way to select.
To close the Search Results page, move the 5-way to highlight “Close Search Results”
and press the 5-way.
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SEARCH RESULTS FOR A DEFINITION
When you want to look up the meaning of a word, you can limit a search to the
dictionary. Kindle searches your default dictionary for definitions of the word
you enter.
To find a definition, follow these steps:
1. Type in the word you want defined.
2. Move the 5-way right to highlight “dictionary.”
3. Press the 5-way to submit your search.
You will see a complete definition of the word.
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4.3 Performing Remote Searches
To search remotely, you must have Whispernet switched on. You can select any of the
remote searches described in this section.
If Whispernet is not already on, press the Menu button. Move the 5-way controller to
underline “Turn Wireless On” and press the 5-way controller to select and turn
on Whispernet.
SEARCHING WIKIPEDIA
To search Wikipedia, enter your term and move the 5-way to select “wikipedia.”
This opens Basic Web and displays the Wikipedia page.
SEARCHING THE WEB
To search the Web, enter your term and move the 5-way to select “google.”
This opens Basic Web and submits your search term to Google.
SEARCHING THE KINDLE STORE
To search the Kindle Store, enter your term and move the 5-way to select “store.”
Your Kindle connects to the Kindle Store and displays the search results page for
the store sorted by relevance, as shown in the example below. You can page through
the results just like you would content on your Kindle.
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You can narrow results by categories by clicking on the drop-down list located in the
upper right corner of the Search Results page
Tip: You can also narrow a search in the Kindle Store to an author’s name by
typing “@author” followed by the author’s name. For example, to search the
Kindle Store for books by Agatha Christie, enter “@author Agatha Christie” in the
Search line. This will narrow your Kindle Store search to find only books written
by Agatha Christie.
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CHAPTER 5: The Kindle Store
The Kindle Store is the place to purchase your Kindle books, newspapers, magazines,
and blogs. Find an item in the store, select “Buy,” and you will typically receive your
item wirelessly in under a minute. All of your Kindle purchases use Amazon 1-Click for
easy purchasing and Amazon automatically backs up all of your purchases in case you
lose your Kindle or want to download a title again. To help other Amazon users decide
what to buy, you can also add your own ratings and reviews.
5.1 Getting Started at the Store
This section tells you how to connect to the Kindle Store on your Kindle, and provides
some ideas about the best ways to look for content once you are connected.
CONNECTING TO THE KINDLE STORE
You connect to the Kindle Store using your device’s built-in Whispernet service.
To go to the Kindle Store, follow these steps:
1. If Whispernet is not already on, press the Menu button, move the 5-way controller
up so that “Turn Wireless On” is underlined, and then press the 5-way to turn
on Whispernet.
2. Press the Menu button and move the 5-way controller down to underline “Shop in
Kindle Store.”
3. Press the 5-way controller to select “Shop in Kindle Store.”
You will see this icon
in the upper left corner of the page, if you are not already
connected. The Kindle Storefront will appear as shown later in this chapter and serves
as a launch point for all of the Kindle Store services.
5.2 Kindle Store Pages
This section describes the different pages you will find at the Kindle Store, like the
Kindle Storefront, the Browse pages, and the product detail pages for individual
pieces of content.
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THE KINDLE STOREFRONT
When you select “Shop in Kindle Store” from any menu, you will be taken
to the Kindle Storefront. An example is shown below, the storefront you see
may be different as we update it often.
Search Store — enter your search criteria here and Amazon will search the entire
Kindle Store for matches and return the search results.
Once you are in the Kindle Store, you can move around using links on the pages of
the store such as Reviews or Top Sellers, by using the Store menu, or by searching
the Kindle Store for specific titles.
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THE STORE MENU
The menu you see while you are connected to the Kindle Store allows you to go to
other places in the store easily and includes the selections listed below.
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Turn Wireless Off — turns the Whispernet connection off. If you turn wireless off,
you will not be able to access the Kindle Store.
Kindle Storefront — takes you to the Kindle Storefront.
Books — displays the books currently available in the Kindle Store.
Newspapers — displays the newspapers currently available in the Kindle Store.
Magazines — displays the magazines currently available in the Kindle Store.
Blogs — displays the blogs currently available in the Kindle Store.
Top Sellers — displays a list of Amazon best sellers. Outside the U.S., customers will
see Global Best Sellers instead.
New & Noteworthy — displays a list of new or noteworthy content on the Kindle
Store. Outside the U.S. customers will see Global Best Sellers instead.
Recommended for You — displays items recommended for you by Amazon based on
your previous digital and physical purchases.
“Save For Later” Items — displays items you have previously noted as something that
might be of interest to you.
BROWSING THE STORE
Another way to find reading material in the Kindle Store is to browse through the
different content categories such as books or newspapers. Once inside a category, you
can further refine your browse by topic. For example, within “Books,” you can refine
listings to “Fiction,” “Nonfiction,” “Advice & How-to,” etc. Each browse page shows
the path that you have taken at the top so you can easily retrace your steps.
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BROWSE LISTINGS SAMPLE
The example below shows you the type of listings you will see on the Books
browse page.
Browse path — shows the steps on the path you used to get to the current page.
Number of titles in the category — shows the number of items available in the
particular category.
Categories — groups the content by topics of interest to make browsing easier.
Select the category you are interested in to show only items in that particular
subject. You can also select subcategories within the main category by selecting
“View subcategories within…” in the upper right corner of the screen.
Browse Path
Number of Titles
in Category
Category
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GETTING THE DETAILS
The product detail page for books and periodicals provides the most pertinent
information about an item. To get to the product detail page for a particular item, use
the 5-way controller to select it.
PRODUCT DETAIL PAGE EXAMPLE
The example below shows you a product detail page for a book available at the
Kindle Store. The features on this page are explained in the list below.
Title
Author
Description
Buy
Reviews
Try a Sample
Save for Later
Recommendations
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Author — searches the Kindle Store for other books by the author when selected.
If more than one author wrote the book, selecting this item will show a menu of the
authors from which to choose.
Description — describes the item. Select “more” to see the full text.
Buy — purchases the item using your default Amazon 1-Click payment method and
sends it wirelessly to your Kindle for free.
Reviews — displays the customer reviews for this item. Provides links to editorial
reviews and for writing your own review.
Try a Sample — downloads the beginning of the book for free so you can sample it
before buying.
Save for Later — adds the item to your “Save for Later Items” list so you can peruse
or purchase it later.
Customers who bought this book also bought: — displays a list of items purchased
by Amazon customers who also bought this item.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR PERIODICALS
The product detail page for newspapers, magazines, and blogs is similar to the
product detail page for books, but it contains different purchasing options:
Subscribe now with 14-day Free Trial —select this to start your subscription.
All newspapers, magazines, and blogs come with a free trial to start your subscription,
and you can cancel your subscription on the Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon
at any time during this period. After the trial period, your subscription will
automatically be delivered at the regular monthly price.
Buy Current Issue — purchases the current issue of the newspaper or magazine and
sends it to your Kindle.
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SAVING ITEMS FOR LATER
The Kindle Store provides a “Save for Later Items” page for you to save items that
you want to look at or purchase later. This page lists the item’s title, author, and
average customer rating.
To add an item to your list, select “Save for Later” from the product detail page for the
item. You will see a confirmation message that your addition was successful. To see
your list of saved items, select “Save for Later Items” from the Store menu. To display
the product detail page for this item, select “Details.” To remove the item from your
list, select “Delete.”
5.3 Recommendations, Reviews, and Ratings
The Kindle Store provides several features to help you decide which reading materials
you may want to purchase. This section describes the various ways you can find what
is available.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
The Recommendations page provides a list of things that you might enjoy based on
the types of materials (digital and printed) you have purchased in the past either on
Kindle or on Amazon.com. To get to this page, select “Recommended for You” from
the Kindle Storefront or from the Kindle Store menu.
LOOKING UP REVIEWS
The Reviews page lists Customer Reviews for items. To get to the Reviews page for
a specific item, select “Reviews” from the product detail page for that item.
To see Editorial Reviews from publications, select “Editorial Reviews” from the
Reviews page. For the complete text of a particular review, select the review excerpt
using the 5-way controller.
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WRITING YOUR OWN RATINGS AND REVIEWS
You can share your opinions with other readers by rating and reviewing the materials
that you have read. To get to this page, select “Customer Reviews” from the product
detail page for the item you want to critique, and then select “Write a Review.”
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The sample screen below shows you the type of information you can enter.
ENTERING A RATING AND REVIEW
1. Indicate the rating you think this item deserves by selecting the line with the
appropriate number of stars.
2. Select “Title” and enter a title for your review. Select “ok” to submit your title.
3. Select “Review” and type your review on the lines provided. Select “ok” to submit
your review.
4. To submit your rating and review, select “Submit.” If you want to close this page
without submitting your rating or review, select “Cancel.”
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5.4 Making Purchases
This section explains various aspects of purchasing items from the Kindle Store.
TRYING A SAMPLE BOOK
Most Kindle books allow you to download a sample before you decide to buy the item.
The end of the sample book has a link to revisit the product detail page for the item
or a link to purchase the item directly. In addition, while reading a sample, the Menu
shows “Buy this Book Now” so you can purchase the sample at any time during
your reading.
BUYING YOUR SELECTIONS
All of your Kindle Store purchases use Amazon 1-Click, which allows you to purchase
reading materials with a single selection. To make your purchase, select “Buy” from
any product detail page for the item you want. Your item will be auto-delivered
wirelessly to your Kindle and also added to the Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon.
com. You will see an “items downloaded” message at the top of the screen when your
item has arrived on your Kindle.
Tip: Once your item has been downloaded, the original is retained in the Manage
Your Kindle page on Amazon.com. If the download is not successful, or if it is
interrupted, Kindle will attempt to download again without any action required
from you.
RETURNING AN ITEM
All of your Kindle Store purchases present an order cancellation feature at the time
of purchase in case you change your mind or made a mistake. Just select “Purchase
by Accident? Cancel this Order” on the order confirmation page. If you are a U.S.
customer, you can also contact Kindle Support using Amazon’s Click-to-Call service
on the Web at: http://www.amazon.com/kindlesupport
For customers outside the U.S., Kindle Support can be reached through either e-mail
at kindle-cs-support@amazon.com or by phone at 1-206-266-0927 (charges will apply).
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CHAPTER 6: Accessing the Web
Your Kindle comes with an Experimental application called Basic Web, which is a
Web browser optimized to read Web sites that are primarily text-based. It supports
JavaScript, SSL and cookies but does not support media plug-ins (Flash, Shockwave,
etc.) or Java applets.
6.1 Using Basic Web
There are four ways to open the Basic Web browser. The two main ways are to
select “Basic Web” from the Experimental screen or to follow a link from within your
reading material. Many of the blogs that you subscribe to from the Kindle Store have
links to Web sites. Selecting these links will open Basic Web and take you to the URL
associated with the link. If you select “Basic Web” from the Experimental page, you
will open to the last Web site you were viewing in your browser.
One other way of accessing the Basic Web browser is to type in a word anytime from
any book, blog, newspaper, or magazine you happen to be reading. When you begin
typing, a search box will pop up at the bottom of the screen, and you can move
the 5-way controller to the right and select “google” or “wikipedia” from the menu
to search those sites directly for the word you typed.
You can also enter a URL in the Search bubble from the Home page. Type the URL and
move the 5-way to select “go to” and then press the 5-way.
ENTERING A URL
To enter the URL for a Web site, navigate to the top of the screen or press Menu and
select “Enter URL” from the menu options. Begin typing when the cursor is located
in the URL text field. When you are done typing, press the 5-way controller to view
that Web site.
The URL text field retains the last URL you entered in case you want to quickly edit the
same address and submit it again. If you want to enter a secure site with an “https”
address, use the backspace key to delete the automatically entered “://” and type the
address you want.
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The URL text field is embedded in a navigation bar with a few other key shortcuts.
To the right of the URL text field there is a button to stop loading or reload the current
page. From there, move your 5-way to the right, and you can select the Google search
engine or Wikipedia for searching on the text entered in the URL text field. Above the
URL text field are shortcuts to navigate back and forward one page, an indication
of how much of the page has been loaded, whether you are viewing the page in Basic
or Advanced Mode, and where you are in the web page.
USING BOOKMARKS AND ADDING YOUR OWN
Bookmarks let you easily access a Web page without needing to type the address
every time. When you open Basic Web from the Experimental page for the first
time, you will see a list of default bookmarks with links to information such as daily
news and weather. While browsing, you can also access the same list of bookmarks
by selecting “Bookmarks” from the browser menu (just press the Menu button).
To add a Web site to the Bookmarks page, simply navigate to the site that you want
to bookmark and press the Menu button. Move the cursor to “Bookmark this page”
and press the 5-way controller. Any new bookmarks that you select will be added to
the existing list on your Kindle.
You can remove a bookmark by going to your Bookmarks lists and moving the 5-way
controller until the item you want to delete is underlined. Move the 5-way left to
display “delete bookmark.” Press the 5-way and the site will be deleted from your
Bookmarks. From the Bookmarks list, moving the 5-way to the right lets you edit the
name of the bookmark.
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USING NEXT PAGE AND PREVIOUS PAGE
Most Web pages you find on the Internet will have more content than can be
displayed on one page. Use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons to move
through these pages. This is equivalent to using your mouse on a computer to move
up and down through a Web page. You can also move the cursor down with the 5-way
controller until it reaches the bottom of the page.
SELECTING LINKS, BUTTONS, AND BOXES
You can navigate the links on a Web page by using the 5-way controller to move the
cursor around the page. Links in Basic Web are shown as underlined words, just like
in the Reader. Below is a Web page with multiple selectable links.
Using the 5-way controller, highlight the link you want to go to and press the 5-way.
The browser will open that page.
If you want to enter information in an input field in a Web page to search that site,
for example, you should move the cursor to that input field and begin typing.
When you finish typing, press down on the nearby Go or Enter or Search button
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to retrieve the results. If there are radio buttons embedded within a Web page, you
can change the input by maneuvering the cursor to the button you want to change
and press the 5-way to “push” this button.
USING HISTORY
You can easily return to Web sites you recently viewed by pressing the Menu button
and selecting “History.” You will then see a list of recently visited Web sites to select
from. As noted above, you can also use this list to add a site to your Bookmarks by
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moving the 5-way to the right.
THE BASIC WEB MENU
The Basic Web menu contains other items you can select, many of which also appear
in the Browser’s navigation bar. To view the menu, press the Menu button when the
Basic Web browser is on the screen.
Turn Wireless Off — turns the Whispernet connection off. If you turn the wireless off,
you will not be able to use the browser.
Shop in Kindle Store — takes you to the Kindle Storefront.
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Enter URL — takes you directly to the URL field where you can enter a web address
to visit.
Go to Top — returns you to the top of the current Web page.
Bookmarks — displays your list of Web bookmarks.
Bookmark This Page — adds the current page to the bottom of your list of bookmarks.
History — displays your History page, which keeps track of the sites you have visited.
Settings — displays your list of settings where you can change the options for
Basic Web.
Use Advanced Mode — for complex Web sites. This mode squeezes pages down
to fit the width of the Kindle screen. In this mode, JavaScript can also be enabled.
When this mode is selected, the menu selection then changes to “Use Basic Mode”
which optimizes the Kindle’s browser for viewing most pages.
6.2 Other Features
As you become more familiar with the Basic Web browser, the following topics may
be of interest to you.
TEXT SIZE
Just like when you are reading a book or periodical, you can adjust the size of the text
when viewing Web pages. See Chapter 3 for details on how to change text size.
DOWNLOADING FILES
Some Web sites may have books or documents you can download and read
on your Kindle. When you select these books or documents using Basic Web,
you will be asked to confirm if you want to download these to your Kindle Home.
The types of files you can download include Kindle content (.AZW, .AZW1),
unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC) and text files (.TXT).
BASIC WEB SETTINGS
You can modify the default browser behaviors and perform simple maintenance
procedures using Basic Web Settings. To display the Settings screen, press the
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Menu button while in the browser and then use the 5-way to select “Settings.”
Switch to Advanced Mode — switches between Basic and Advanced modes, when
you view Basic Web.
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Clear Cache — removes temporary Internet files from your Kindle. Move the
on-screen highlight to “Clear Cache” and press the 5-way controller to clear the cache.
Clear History — removes cached Internet address entries from your Kindle. Move the
on-screen highlight to “Clear History” and press the 5-way to clear this list.
Clear Cookies — removes cookies from your Kindle. Move the on-screen highlight
to “Clear Cookies” and press the 5-way to remove the cookies.
Enable Javascript — enables or disables Javascript to be executed on the pages you
visit. Note that if Javascript is disabled, Web pages will load faster. The view mode
must be set to Advanced Mode to use this feature.
Disable Images — select whether you want images to appear when you load a Web
page. Note that if you do not show images, Web pages will load faster.
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CHAPTER 7: Settings and Experimental
Use the Kindle Settings page to personalize items on Kindle such as the name
of your Kindle, automatic backup, personal information, etc. The Settings page also
gives you information about your Kindle, such as the software version number.
The Experimental page contains a number of prototype concepts we are working on.
7.1 Adjusting Your Kindle Settings
The Settings page is shown below and the features are explained in the list that
follows. To go to the Settings page, press the Menu button while on your Home
screen. Use the 5-way controller to underline “Settings” and press to select.
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Registration — this is the Amazon.com account name to which your Kindle
is registered. All Kindle Store and other charges will be applied to the credit card
associated with your 1-Click account.
Device Name — you can change the name of your device to anything you want.
This name shows at the top of the Home screen.
Device E-mail — this is the e-mail address of your Kindle. You and your friends can
send documents to this address and they will be converted by Amazon and sent to
your Kindle. To edit this e-mail address, go to:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle.
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Personal Info — enter any personal or contact information here such as an address or
phone number in case you lose your Kindle.
Version — indicates which version of software your Kindle is using.
REGISTERING OR DEREGISTERING KINDLE
Your Kindle needs to be registered with your Amazon.com account information
to use many of the Kindle features such as purchasing content. If your Kindle
is lost or transferred to another user, you should deregister your Kindle from your
account. The process to register or deregister is described below. You can also
register or deregister your Kindle on the Manage Your Kindle page on:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
REGISTERING YOUR KINDLE
If your Kindle is not already registered, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
Press the Menu button. Make sure that Whispernet is turned on.
Move the 5-way down until “Settings” is underlined and press to select.
Press the 5-way to select “Register.”
You will see a text entry box at the bottom of the screen to enter your Amazon.com
user name and password (the e-mail address and password associated with your
Amazon account). Use the keyboard to enter in your information.
6. Navigate the 5-way to select “OK” to finish the registration process or “Cancel”
to cancel your registration.
Tip: If your Amazon user name or password contains characters not present on the
Kindle keyboard, press the Symbol key
on the bottom of the keyboard to see
a menu of additional characters and select the character you require.
Once registered, you can make purchases on the Kindle Store, convert personal
documents on Amazon, use Basic Web, and take advantage of other Amazonsponsored services. If your Kindle has incorrect registration information, deregister
the device and then reregister it.
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DEREGISTERING YOUR KINDLE
If you want to transfer ownership of your Kindle or return it for service or recycling,
you should deregister it to prevent unauthorized purchases. The process is similar
to the registration process described above. Just select “deregister” from the
Registration section and select “ok” to confirm. Note that you will not be able to buy
or download samples from the store, or use Basic Web if your Kindle is not registered.
You can also deregister your Kindle from the Manage Your Kindle page on
Amazon.com.
PERSONALIZING YOUR KINDLE
Your Kindle acquires a default name when it is first registered. This name is based
on your Amazon.com account name, and is displayed at the top of your Home screen.
If you want to edit this name on your Kindle only, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
Press the Menu button.
Move the 5-way down until “Settings” is underlined and press to select.
Move the 5-way down until “Edit name” is underlined. Press the 5-way to open
the text entry box.
5. Use the keyboard to change the device name.
6. When you have finished, move the 5-way to the right to highlight “Submit”
and press the 5-way to submit the change.
Tip: To add any personal information such as your contact information, navigate
with the 5-way so that “Edit personal info” is underlined then press the 5-way. Use
the keyboard to add your information, then select “Submit” when you have finished.
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CHOOSING YOUR PRIMARY DICTIONARY
You can choose the dictionary you want to use when you look up words while you are
reading. The default is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle,
but you can change your dictionary choice by purchasing a supported dictionary on
the Kindle Store and then following these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
Press the Menu button.
Move the 5-way to underline “Settings” and press to select.
Press the Menu button.
Move the 5-way to underline “Change Primary Dictionary” and press to select.
Move the 5-way to underline the dictionary you want to use and press to select.
CHANGING AUTOMATIC BACKUP
Automatic Backup will backup your last location read, all of your notes, and
bookmarks you make to Amazon.com on any of your purchased content.
If you delete an item from your Kindle or your Kindle is lost, stolen, or damaged,
you can automatically restore your annotations, bookmarks, and the last location
you read by downloading the item from the Manage Your Kindle page on
Amazon.com.
You can enable or disable automatic backup by following the steps below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
Press the Menu button.
Move the 5-way to underline “Settings” and press to select.
Press the Menu button.
Move the 5-way to underline “Disable/Enable Annotations Backup” and press
to select.
THE SETTINGS MENU
The Settings menu allows you to go to other places on your Kindle as well
as update your software or restart your device. These menu options are
defined below. To display the Settings menu, press the Menu button while
you are on the Settings screen.
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Turn Wireless Off — turns off Whispernet. When Whispernet is off, this option will
change to Turn Wireless On.
Shop in Kindle Store — takes you to the storefront of the Kindle Store.
Disable Annotations Backup — by default the last location read on your content
and any annotations you’ve made to Kindle Store content is backed-up at Amazon.
You can disable the automatic backup by selecting this option.
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Change Primary Dictionary — change the dictionary you are using for the built-in
Lookup function. This menu option is only present if you have at least one additional
dictionary loaded on your Kindle.
Update Your Kindle — installs the latest software for your Kindle. When an update is
loaded on your device, this menu option becomes available, otherwise it is grayed out.
Restart — restarts your Kindle.
Reset to Factory Defaults — resets your Kindle to its original factory settings.
You should only select this action if instructed to do so by Kindle Customer Service.
Legal — provides trademark, copyright, and other notices about the software installed
on your Kindle.
Sync & Check for Items — connects to Amazon.com to download any newly available
items and sync the furthest page read and bookmarks for all the books on your device.
7.2 Experimental
The Experimental page is a place for you to try out and experiment with some of the
concepts we have under development. We encourage you to send us your feedback to
help us decide how to improve the concepts and whether or not you think we should
make them part of the Kindle product. To open Experimental, follow the steps below.
1. If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Move the 5-way down until “Experimental” is underlined and press the 5-way
to select.
4. Select the concept you would like to try.
To give us feedback on items on the Experimental page, send an e-mail to
kindle-feedback@amazon.com. We are really interested in hearing what you have
to say, so type as much as you want. Based on your feedback, we may add
or remove content from the Experimental page, so let your thoughts be known.
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CHAPTER 8: Kindle and Your Computer
You can download and read text-based content on your Kindle without using your
computer. However, if you want to access audiobooks or MP3 files, you need to
transfer them by connecting Kindle to your computer over USB. In addition, there are
other tasks you can accomplish using your computer as described in this chapter.
8.1 Getting Started
This section lists the requirements for connecting Kindle to your computer. The USB
cable you use with your power adapter can also be used to connect your Kindle
to a computer, so there is nothing additional to buy.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Both Macintosh and Windows users can manage Kindle files through the USB
connection. When your Kindle is plugged into your computer, your Kindle will appear
as a removable mass storage device. If your computer is Windows-based, you need
to be using Windows 2000 or later. If your computer is a Macintosh, you should
be using Mac OS X 10.2 or later. With either computer, you must have an available
USB port or an attached USB hub with an available port.
MAKING THE CONNECTION
To connect Kindle to your computer, follow these steps:
1. P
lug the larger end of the USB cable into an available USB port or a powered
USB hub connected to your computer.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the micro-USB port on the bottom
of your Kindle.
The illustration below shows a Kindle and a laptop computer connected through
the USB cable.
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When you are connected to your PC, your Kindle will go into USB drive mode
and its battery will be recharged by the computer. Your Whispernet service is
temporarily shut off and you will not receive any of your subscriptions while in this
mode. Also, your Kindle is not usable as a reading device while you are in USB drive
mode, but will return right to where you were when you unmount the device from
your computer.
Tip: If you’d like to continue reading your Kindle while its battery is being charged
by the computer, you will need to release it from USB drive mode by unmounting
or ejecting the Kindle from the computer. Note that it is always best to use your
computer to unmount or eject your Kindle before disconnecting the USB cable.
Consult your computer manual for details on how to properly disconnect a USB
storage device.
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8.2 Transferring Files When Whispernet is Unavailable
MANAGING YOUR DOCUMENTS
If your Kindle is out of Whispernet coverage, you can still add content to your device
by connecting it to a computer to mount it as a USB drive. After your Kindle mounts
on the computer, you will see three default directories or folders. The one called
“documents” contains all of your digital reading materials like books, newspapers,
your My Clippings file, etc. The “Audible” directory is for your audiobooks, and
“music” is for your MP3 files. You can add Kindle-compatible files to these directories,
and you can copy, move, or delete the files that are already there. The computer file
formats that you can read or listen to on your Kindle are listed below:
•
•
•
•
•
Kindle (.AZW, .AZW1)
Text (.TXT)
Unprotected Mobipocket (.MOBI, .PRC)
Audible (.AA, .AAX)
MP3 (.MP3)
See Managing Your Orders for further information on transferring content you’ve
already purchased to your device.
Tip: Mobipocket files must have no Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection
applied to be readable on your Kindle. If you purchased a Mobipocket file from
a Mobipocket retailer, you will not be able to open the file on your Kindle.
TRANSFERRING YOUR CLIPPINGS
Your clippings are stored in a file called “My Clippings.txt,” which is located in the
“documents” directory. If you want to copy the clippings from your Kindle to your
computer so you can edit them, e-mail a passage to a friend, or just archive your
clippings, you can drag and drop the “My Clippings.txt” file onto your computer.
Clippings and other annotations are described in more detail in Chapter 3.
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8.3 Converting and Transferring Your Documents
In addition to reading commercially available materials, you can have Amazon convert
your personal documents into a Kindle-compatible format for reading on your Kindle.
You can have the converted files sent wirelessly to your Kindle for a fee or to the
e-mail address associated with your Amazon account for free.
SUPPORTED FORMATS FOR CONVERSION
In addition to the file formats listed above, you can also convert other personal
documents to read on your Kindle. The supported file formats are listed below:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
RTF
PDF
Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
GIF (.GIF)
PNG (.PNG)
BMP (.BMP)
Compressed ZIP (.ZIP)
Note: PDF and DOCX conversion is currently an experimental feature on Kindle.
Some complex PDF and DOCX files might not format correctly on your Kindle.
Tip: ZIP files are automatically opened up by the conversion service if you choose
to compress your documents. Any enclosed files listed above inside the ZIP file will be
converted and sent to your Kindle or computer as specified.
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SENDING YOUR DOCUMENTS FOR CONVERSION
Each Kindle has its own unique e-mail address. When you e-mail personal documents
to your Kindle, they are automatically converted to a Kindle-friendly format. To set up
your Kindle e-mail address, follow the steps below:
1. O
n your computer, open your Web browser and go to:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
2. Sign-in to your Amazon.com account.
3. In the Your Kindle(s) section, select “Edit Info.”
4. In the Kindle E-mail Address text field, change the first part of the e-mail address to
what you would like it to be. The @kindle.com will automatically be appended.
5. Select “Update information” to save your changes and close the text entry box.
Your Kindle will only receive converted files from e-mail addresses you have
authorized on the Manage Your Kindle page to help prevent spam. The default setting
dictates that only items sent from your Amazon.com account e-mail address will be
forwarded. You can add e-mail addresses to the list by visiting:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
In Manage Your Kindle, add the addresses of your friends, co-workers, or anyone else
you would like to enable to send you files:
1. In the Your Kindle approved e-mail list section from:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, enter the e-mail address
in the blank box.
2. Select “Add Address.”
Once you have set up the e-mail addresses, you can send and convert your personal
documents by following the steps below:
1. A
ttach your document to a new e-mail or forward an existing e-mail that has
a document attached. A subject is not necessary.
2. Address the e-mail to your Kindle e-mail address for wireless delivery directly
to your Kindle; a fee will be charged for the wireless delivery.
3. Send the e-mail.
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Tip: If you would like to avoid the fee, address the e-mail so that the second part
of your Kindle e-mail address is @free.kindle.com. After sending to the @free.kindle.
com address, a link to the converted file will be e-mailed to your Amazon.com e-mail
address. You can then download the file to your Kindle’s documents folder via USB
using your computer.
The conversion service on Your Kindle is meant for the receipt of personal, noncommercial documents only. You may not authorize the sending of documents from
automated distribution services.
8.4 Audiobooks and MP3s
You can purchase, transfer, and play audiobooks from Audible.com as well as transfer
MP3 files to Kindle to play as background audio while you read.
AUDIOBOOKS FROM AUDIBLE.COM
Kindle supports the thousands of audiobooks available through Audible.com. You can
purchase and download one or more of these books from Audible.com through
your Windows or Mac-based computer and then transfer these books over USB to
your Kindle’s “Audible” folder, and listen to them on your Kindle. Once on your Kindle,
an Audible file will be displayed on your Home screen with your other documents.
The file will have the word “audio” next to the title to indicate that it is an audiobook.
AUDIOBOOK FORMATS FOR KINDLE
Audible offers five versions of its audiobook format. Kindle is compatible with formats
4 and Audible Enhanced (AAX). Formats 1, 2, 3 and audiobooks provided from other
sources are not supported.
ACTIVATION, PURCHASE, DOWNLOAD, AND TRANSFER
The first time you play an Audible audiobook, you will be prompted to register your
Kindle with Audible. Make sure you register with your Audible account name and
password, not your Amazon account credentials.
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To transfer audiobooks to your Kindle, follow these steps:
1. C
onnect your Kindle to your computer, using the USB cable that came with
the device.
2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
3. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “Audible.” Drag any audiobooks
you want to play on your Kindle into this folder.
4. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer. The content you
transferred should now appear in Home.
Tip: To pause the playing of Audible, press the space bar on the keyboard and press
the spacebar again to resume.
TRANSFERRING MP3s
You can transfer your MP3 files to Kindle by copying them to the “music” folder on
your Kindle over USB. For more information on connecting your computer over USB,
see Making the Connection earlier in this chapter.
Kindle only supports MP3 audio files; AAC, WAV and other music file formats are
not supported.
To transfer MP3s to your Kindle, follow these steps:
1. C
onnect your Kindle to your computer, using the USB cable that came with
the device.
2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
3. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “music.” Drag any MP3s you’d
like to play on your Kindle, into this folder.
4. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer.
For more information on playing background music, see Chapter 3.
Tip: While there is no limit to the number of MP3 files and audiobooks that you
can transfer to your Kindle, keep in mind that these files are larger, and space may
become a consideration.
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CHAPTER 9: Your Kindle and Amazon.com
In addition to shopping directly from your device, you can acquire the same books,
magazines, newspaper subscriptions, and other content you find on the Kindle
Store using a Web browser on your computer. You can also go to the Manage Your
Kindle page on Amazon.com to manage your Kindle account, change or cancel a
subscription, or look up a past Kindle order. If you need help, Kindle Support on
Amazon.com gives you information, e-mail, and phone access to dedicated customer
service representatives.
9.1 Shopping for Kindle Content on Amazon.com
This section shows you how to purchase content for your Kindle on Amazon.com.
As with purchases on the Kindle Store, Kindle content is auto-delivered wirelessly
to your Kindle.
BROWSING THE KINDLE STORE
When browsing the Kindle Store on Amazon.com, you use categories and subcategories to find content that suits your interests. Each page shows listings of content
relevant to the categories or sub categories you have navigated to and clicked on.
Once inside a category, you can further refine your browse by topic. Each page shows
the path taken so you can easily retrace your steps.
SEARCHING THE KINDLE STORE
When searching the Kindle Store on Amazon.com, you use the Amazon.com search
engine to find relevant Kindle content associated with the keyword or phrase that you
type into the search box. The search engine finds and displays lists of content along
with descriptive images, titles, authors and ratings. You can narrow down the results
by categories by clicking on the link located in the upper right corner of the search
results page.
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GETTING THE DETAILS
The product detail page for Kindle content provides the most pertinent information
to help you make a purchase decision. In addition to cover image, title, author and
pricing information, the product detail page gives you insight into the content from
other readers. For example, you can read customer reviews and check out “Customers
who bought this also bought” to find out what other customers have enjoyed. From
the product detail page you can purchase Kindle books, newspapers, blogs and other
periodicals with Amazon.com 1-Click.
ORDERING CONTENT
Ordering content from the product detail page is as easy as the click of a button.
Similar to ordering directly from your Kindle, you can place orders from detail pages
on Amazon.com and receive your content in typically under a minute. Once you make
a selection, your order is auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle. You do not need
to use your computer to download your content. If you have more than one Kindle,
you can use the drop-down menu below the Buy Box to choose which Kindle should
receive your order.
The following describes the “buy box” actions:
Buy now with 1-Click: — click this button to purchase a Kindle book or current
periodical issue. Your order will be auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle
in under a minute.
Subscribe now with 1-Click — click this button to start a newspaper, magazine,
or blog subscription with a 14-day free trial. Your subscription will be auto-delivered
wirelessly to your Kindle. You can cancel at any time during your 14-day free trial
and you will not be charged.
Send sample now — click this button to receive a free sample of a book on your
Kindle. You can read the beginning of the book for free. If you enjoy it, you can make
a purchase directly from your Kindle or return to the Kindle Store on Amazon.com
if you prefer to purchase from your computer.
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9.2 Managing Your Kindle on Amazon.com
This section gives you instructions on how to find and use the Manage Your Kindle
page on Amazon.com. The Manage Your Kindle page is a versatile online tool you
can use to view and manage your Kindle content, personal settings, and account
information. It can be found at:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
Below are some of the tasks you can manage:
MANAGING YOUR DEVICE
Your Kindle(s)
Edit Info: manages the same options available on Kindle’s Settings menu such
as the name that appears on the top of your Kindle Home screen; allows you
to change your Kindle e-mail address to which you or others can send e-mail
attachments to be read on your Kindle (see Chapter 8 for more information
on converting personal documents).
Deregister: disassociates the Kindle from your account if you transfer ownership
of the device to someone else.
Register a new Kindle: registers your Kindle to your personal Amazon.com account.
Your iPhone(s) and iPod Touch(es)
Edit Info: allows you to change the current name of your iPhone or iPod Touch
Deregister: disassociates the iPhone or iPod Touch from your account if you transfer
ownership of the device to someone else.
Your Kindle approved e-mail list — allows you to maintain a list of e-mail addresses
authorized to send e-mail personal documents to your Kindle.
Your Country — allows you to change the country associated with your Kindle
account. Due to copyright restrictions, you will only be able to purchase Kindle titles
available in your country. When you move to a new country, you should update the
country setting to be able to purchase Kindle titles available in your new location.
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MANAGING YOUR ORDERS
Delivery status for — view the status of recently ordered books and your
subscriptions to determine what content has been recently delivered wirelessly
to your Kindle(s).
Your default 1-Click payment method — allows you to update the payment
method Kindle uses to make purchases on Amazon.com. All Kindle transactions
are completed with 1-Click. Changes made to your default 1-Click method will apply
to your future Amazon.com 1-Click transactions, but will not change your current
active Kindle subscriptions.
Your active Kindle subscriptions — view which subscriptions are currently active,
change payment information, and see billing details, and re-download past issues
up to seven issues prior. You can see all of your active and inactive subscriptions
by going to “Manage Your Subscriptions,” which you access from the Your Account
or Manage Your Kindle pages. Click the “+” located next to the name of the periodical
to download individual editions to your computer or to a specific Kindle.
Your orders — view your purchase history and re-download past orders. You can view
details of individual orders, including information such as order date. Click the “+”
located next to the name of a title to download individual orders to your computer
or to a specific Kindle device.
Your individual charges — view a list of charges, including fees charged for document
conversions and wireless transfers
Manage synchronization between devices. — allows you to turn Whispersync off
or on. When Whispersync is off, your book will still open to the last page read on that
Kindle, but Whispersync will no longer sync its bookmarks or furthest page read with
other Kindles. If you plan to read the same book on more than one Kindle at a time,
it is recommended that you keep synchronization on.
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DOWNLOADING CONTENT FROM YOUR COMPUTER
To transfer content downloaded to your computer, over to your Kindle, follow
these steps:
1. C
onnect the USB cable (provided with your Kindle) to the Kindle and
your computer.
2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
3. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “documents.”
4. Transfer the downloaded files into the “documents” folder of your Kindle.
5. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer. The content you
transferred should now appear in Home.
9.3 Contacting Kindle Support
If you have problems with your Kindle, please contact one of our Customer Service
members who will be happy to assist you.
From within the U.S.:
web: http://www.amazon.com/kindlesupport
e-mail: kindle-cs-support@amazon.com
phone: 1-866-321-8851 (toll free)
Outside the U.S.:
phone: 1-206-266-0927 (charges will apply)
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CHAPTER 10: Migrating Content to Your New Kindle
If you already own another Kindle, this section will help you understand how
to transfer your content to your new device. Copies of all your books and recent
issues of newspapers and magazines purchased from the Kindle Store are kept
on Amazon.com.
Tip: You can download and share Kindle books with multiple Kindles registered to
your Amazon account.
10.1 Transferring Books
To transfer Kindle books to your new device, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Home button.
Use the 5-way to underline “Archived Items” and press the 5-way to select.
Use the 5-way to underline the book you want to transfer.
Move the 5-way to the right and “add to home” will appear under the title.
Press the 5-way to download the item to your new Kindle.
You can also transfer books to your device by visiting the Manage Your Kindle page
on Amazon.com with your computer. From your computer’s Web browser, open:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
Scroll down to the section entitled “Your orders.” This lists the Kindle books you
have purchased. Clicking the “+” sign next to a book expands the item’s window.
On the right side of the window are two boxes, one called “Download to computer”
and another with the name of one of your Kindle devices. (The device name is listed
in the upper left corner of the device’s Home screen.)
To transfer your purchased Kindle content using Whispernet:
1. P
ull down on the box containing the name of one of your Kindles and select the
Kindle to which you want to download the content.
2. Select “Go.”
3. The content you transferred should now appear in Home.
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To transfer your purchased Kindle content over USB:
1. Select “Download to computer” and the file will appear on your desktop.
2. Connect the USB cable (provided with your Kindle) to the Kindle and
your computer.
3. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
4. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “documents.”
5. Transfer the downloaded files into the “documents” folder of your Kindle.
6. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer. The content
you transferred should now appear in Home.
10.2 Transferring Periodical Subscriptions
To transfer a periodical subscription from one Kindle to another, follow these steps:
1. F
rom your computer’s Web browser, open:
http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
2. Scroll down to the section entitled “Your Active Kindle subscriptions.”
3. Under “Deliver future editions,” select the Kindle to which you’d like the
subscription to be transferred and select “Save.”
4. Upon the next delivery of your subscription, the periodical will appear in the
designated Kindle.
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10.3 Transferring Personal Documents
To transfer personal documents you have stored on a Kindle to another Kindle, follow
these steps:
1. C
onnect the Kindle you want to transfer information from to your computer using
the USB cable provided for that particular Kindle.
2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
3. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “documents.” Transfer your
personal documents from this folder to the computer’s desktop.
4. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer.
5. Connect the Kindle you want to receive the personal documents to your computer
using the USB cable provided for that particular Kindle.
6. Open your Kindle. Transfer your personal documents from your computer desktop
to your Kindle’s “documents” folder.
7. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer. The content you
transferred should now appear in Home.
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10.4 Transferring Audiobooks
To transfer audiobooks you have stored on a Kindle to another Kindle, follow
these steps:
1. C
onnect the Kindle you want to transfer an audiobook from, to your computer
using the USB cable provided for that particular Kindle.
2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
3. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “Audible.” Transfer this folder
to the computer’s desktop.
4. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer.
5. Connect the Kindle you want to receive the audiobooks to your computer using the
USB cable provided for that particular Kindle.
6. Open your Kindle. Transfer the “Audible” folder from your computer desktop to
your Kindle. You may receive a message asking if you want to replace the folder
already on the Kindle, select “Replace” or “Yes.”
7. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer. The content you
transferred should now appear in Home.
The first time you play an Audible audiobook on your new Kindle, you will be
prompted to register the device with Audible. Make sure you register with your
Audible account name and password, not your Amazon account credentials.
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10.5 Transferring MP3s
To transfer MP3s you have stored on a Kindle to another Kindle, follow these steps:
1. C
onnect the Kindle you want to transfer an MP3 from, to your computer using the
USB cable provided for that particular Kindle.
2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would
normally find an external USB drive.
3. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “music.” Transfer this folder
to the computer’s desktop.
4. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer.
5. Connect the Kindle you want to receive the music folder to your computer using
the USB cable provided for that particular Kindle.
6. Open your Kindle. Transfer the “music” folder from your computer desktop to your
Kindle. You may receive a message asking if you want to replace the folder already
on the Kindle, select “Replace” or “Yes.”
7. Using your computer, unmount your Kindle from your computer.
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APPENDIX
SAFETY INFORMATION
Use Responsibly. Read all instructions and safety information before use to
avoid injury.
CAUTION! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT
IN FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR OTHER INJURY OR DAMAGE.
MAINTAINING YOUR KINDLE
Do not use your Kindle or its accessories in rain, or near sinks or other wet locations.
Take care not to spill any food or liquid in your Kindle. If your device does get wet,
unplug all cables, turn off the wireless (go to Menu, and choose Turn Wireless Off)
and let the screen revert to the screen saver. Wait for the device to dry completely
before sliding the switch to wake again. Do not attempt to dry your Kindle with an
external heat source, such as a microwave, oven or hair dryer. Clean the screen with
a soft cloth; be careful not to wipe it with anything abrasive. When carrying your
Kindle in a bag or briefcase, keep the book cover on to avoid scratches.
Don’t expose your Kindle to extreme heat or cold. For example, don’t leave it in the
trunk of your car in sub-zero or high-heat conditions.
SERVICING YOUR DEVICE
If your device needs service, consult only Amazon.com authorized personnel by
contacting us through Customer Support:
e-mail: kindle-cs-support@amazon.com
phone: within the U.S.: 1-866-321-8851 (toll free)
outside the U.S.: 1-206-266-0927 (charges will apply)
Faulty service may void the warranty.
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BATTERY SAFETY
The rechargeable battery in your Kindle should be replaced only by an authorized
service provider. For more information about batteries, go to:
http://www.amazon.com/kindleterms
HEADPHONE SAFETY
Listening to audio at high volume for extended periods of time can cause hearing
damage. To avoid this problem, consider the tips below:
1. Keep the volume down;
2. Avoid prolonged, continuous listening; and
3. Wear headphones that isolate the wanted audio from background noise.
WIRELESS SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE
Turn Amazon Whispernet off in areas where wireless use is forbidden or when it may
cause interference or danger. Some specific situations are described below. In general,
you should not use your Kindle with Whispernet turned on any place you are not
allowed to use a cellular device.
TURN OFF WIRELESS WHEN FLYING
To prevent possible interference with aircraft systems, the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration regulations require you to have permission from a crew member
to use your device’s wireless service. If you have your wireless service turned off,
you can use your Kindle for reading once a crew member has said it is okay to use
electronic devices.
BE CAREFUL AROUND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Kindle generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency (RF) energy and, if not
used in accordance with its instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications and electronic equipment. External RF signals may affect improperly
installed or inadequately shielded electronic operating systems, entertainment
systems and personal medical devices. While most modern electronic equipment
is shielded from external RF signals, if in doubt, check with the manufacturer. For
personal medical devices (such as pacemakers and hearing aids), consult with your
physician or the manufacturer to determine if they are adequately shielded from
external RF signals.
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STEPS TO MINIMIZE INTERFERENCE
If your Kindle does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception
(which you can determine by turning your Kindle off and on), you can try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures: reorient or relocate
the receiving antenna for the radio or television; increase the separation between
the radio or television and your Kindle; connect equipment and receivers to different
outlets; or consult the radio or television manufacturer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
WATCH FOR SIGNS
There are some places where RF signals could constitute a hazard, such as health care
facilities, and construction sites. If you are not sure, look around for signs indicating
that two-way radios or cell phones should be turned off.
EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY
Your Kindle is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for
exposure to RF energy set by the Federal Communications Commission of the United
States (FCC). Information on your Kindle is on file with the FCC and can be found
under the Display Grant section of http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/ after searching on the
FCC ID for your Kindle, which can be found on the back of the device.
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference; and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation.
This device meets the FCC Radio Frequency Emission Guidelines and is certified with
the FCC as the FCC ID number found on the back of the device.
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COMPLIANCE INFORMATION FOR KINDLE USERS OUTSIDE THE US
You can see additional information for Kindle users outside the US at:
http://www.amazon.com/kindletermsandconditions
RECYCLING KINDLE PROPERLY
In some areas, the disposal of certain electronic devices is regulated.
Make sure you dispose of or recycle Kindle in accordance with your local
laws and regulations. For information about recycling Kindle, go to:
http://www.amazon.com/kindle-recycling
UL CERTIFICATION NUMBER
The UL Certification Number for this Kindle can be found on the back of the device.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number — D00701
Display — 6” diagonal electrophoretic display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution, 167 pixels
per inch, 16-level gray scale.
Size — 8 inches by 5.3 inches by 0.36 inches (203.2mm x 134.6mm x 9.1mm).
Weight — 10.2 ounces (289.2g).
Storage — 2GB internal storage, approximately 1.4GB available to the user.
Audio — 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, built-in stereo speakers.
Power — AC power adapter and rechargeable lithium polymer battery.
Connectivity — USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) HSDPA/GSM wireless modem.
Operating temperature — 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C).
Storage temperature — 14°F to 113°F (-10°C to 45°C).
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KINDLE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND TERMS OF USE
THIS IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND AMAZON DIGITAL SERVICES,
INC. (WITH ITS AFFILIATES, “AMAZON” OR “WE”). PLEASE READ THIS LICENSE
AGREEMENT AND TERMS OF USE, AND ALL RULES AND POLICIES FOR THE
KINDLE DEVICE AND SERVICES RELATED TO THE DEVICE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, ANY RULES OR USAGE PROVISIONS SPECIFIED ON THE AMAZON.
COM WEBSITE OR THE KINDLE STORE, AND THE AMAZON.COM PRIVACY NOTICE
LOCATED AT WWW.AMAZON.COM/PRIVACY) (COLLECTIVELY, THIS “AGREEMENT”)
BEFORE USING THE KINDLE DEVICE. BY USING THE KINDLE DEVICE, YOU AGREE
TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY RETURN
THE KINDLE DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE (WITH ALL ORIGINAL
PACKAGING, MANUALS, AND ACCESSORIES) WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF
PURCHASE FOR A REFUND OF ITS PURCHASE PRICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
KINDLE RETURN POLICY.
The Device and Related Services. The Kindle Device (the “Device”) is a portable
electronic reading device that utilizes wireless connectivity to enable users to shop
for, download, browse, and read books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other
materials, all subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The “Service”
means the wireless connectivity, provision of digital content, software and support,
and other services and support that Amazon provides Device users.
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
General. Amazon provides wireless connectivity free of charge to you for certain
content shopping and downloading services on your Device. You may be charged a
fee for wireless connectivity for your use of other wireless services on your Device,
such as Web browsing and downloading of personal files, should you elect to use
those services. We will maintain a list of current fees for such services in the Kindle
Store. Amazon reserves the right to discontinue wireless connectivity at any time or
to otherwise change the terms for wireless connectivity at any time, including, but not
limited to (a) limiting the number and size of data files that may be transferred using
wireless connectivity and (b) changing the amount and terms applicable for wireless
connectivity charges.
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Coverage and Service Interruptions. You acknowledge that if your Device is located in
any area without applicable wireless connectivity, you may not be able to use some or
all elements of the wireless services. We are not responsible for the unavailability of
wireless service or any interruptions of wireless connectivity.
Your Conduct. You agree you will use the wireless connectivity provided by Amazon
only in connection with Services Amazon provides for the Device. You may not use
the wireless connectivity for any other purpose.
DIGITAL CONTENT
The Kindle Store. The Kindle Store enables you to download, display and use on
your Device a variety of digitized electronic content, such as books, subscriptions
to magazines, newspapers, journals and other periodicals, blogs, RSS feeds, and
other digital content, as determined by Amazon from time to time (individually and
collectively, “Digital Content”).
Use of Digital Content. Upon your payment of the applicable fees set by Amazon,
Amazon grants you the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy of the
applicable Digital Content and to view, use, and display such Digital Content an
unlimited number of times, solely on the Device or as authorized by Amazon as part of
the Service and solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Digital Content will be
deemed licensed to you by Amazon under this Agreement unless otherwise expressly
provided by Amazon.
Restrictions. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, you may not sell, rent, lease,
distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content
or any portion of it to any third party, and you may not remove any proprietary notices
or labels on the Digital Content. In addition, you may not, and you will not encourage,
assist or authorize any other person to, bypass, modify, defeat or circumvent security
features that protect the Digital Content.
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Subscriptions. The following applies with respect to Digital Content made available
to you on a subscription basis, including, but not limited to, electronic newspapers,
magazines, journals and other periodicals (collectively, “Periodicals”): (i) you may
request cancellation of your subscription by following the cancellation instructions in
the Kindle Store; (ii) we may terminate a subscription at our discretion without notice,
for example, if a Periodical is no longer available; (iii) if we terminate a subscription
in advance of the end of its term, we will give you a prorated refund; (iv) we reserve
the right to change subscription terms and fees from time to time, effective as of the
beginning of the next term; and (v) taxes may apply to subscription fees and will be
added if applicable.
SOFTWARE
Definitions. The following terms apply to the Device and to (a) all software (and the
media on which such software is distributed) of Amazon or third parties that
is pre-installed on the Device at time of purchase or that Amazon provides as updates/
upgrades to the pre-installed software (collectively, the “Device Software”), unless
you agree to other terms as part of an update/upgrade process; and (b) any printed,
on-line or other electronic documentation for such software (the “Documentation”).
As used in this Agreement, “Software” means, collectively, the Device Software
and Documentation.
Use of the Device Software. You may use the Device Software only on the Device.
You may not separate any individual component of the Device Software for use on
another device or computer, may not transfer it for use on another device or use it,
or any portion of it, over a network and may not sell, rent, lease, lend, distribute or
sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Software in whole or in part.
No Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, Disassembly or Circumvention. You may not,
and you will not encourage, assist or authorize any other person to, modify, reverse
engineer, decompile or disassemble the Device or the Software, whether in whole or
in part, create any derivative works from or of the Software, or bypass, modify, defeat
or tamper with or circumvent any of the functions or protections of the Device or
Software or any mechanisms operatively linked to the Software, including, but not
limited to, augmenting or substituting any digital rights management functionality of
the Device or Software.
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Automatic Updates. In order to keep your Software up-to-date, Amazon may
automatically provide your Device with updates/upgrades to the Software.
Export Regulations. You agree to comply with all export and re-export restrictions and
regulations of the Department of Commerce and other United States agencies and
authorities, and not to transfer, or encourage, assist or authorize the transfer of the
Software to a prohibited country or otherwise in violation of any such restrictions
or regulations.
Government End Users. The Software is a “Commercial item” as that term is defined
at 48 C.F.R. § 2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial
Computer Software Documentation,” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or
48 C.F.R. § 227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with these provisions, the Software is
being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as a Commercial item and (b)
with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and
conditions of this Agreement.
GENERAL
No Illegal Use and Reservation of Rights. You may not use the Device, the Service
or the Digital Content for any illegal purpose. You acknowledge that the sale of
the Device to you does not transfer to you title to or ownership of any intellectual
property rights of Amazon or its suppliers. All of the Software is licensed, not sold,
and such license is non-exclusive.
Information Received. The Device Software will provide Amazon with data about
your Device and its interaction with the Service (such as available memory,
up-time, log files and signal strength) and information related to the content on your
Device and your use of it (such as automatic bookmarking of the last page read and
content deletions from the Device). Annotations, bookmarks, notes, highlights,
or similar markings you make in your Device and other information you provide may
be stored on servers in the US. Information we receive is subject to the Amazon.com
Privacy Notice.
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Patents. The Device and/or methods used in association with the Device may be
covered by one or more patents or pending patent applications.
Changes to Service. Amazon reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the
Service at any time, and Amazon will not be liable to you should it exercise such right.
Termination. Your rights under this Agreement will automatically terminate without
notice from Amazon if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. In case
of such termination, you must cease all use of the Software and Amazon may
immediately revoke your access to the Service or to Digital Content without notice to
you and without refund of any fees. Amazon’s failure to insist upon or enforce your
strict compliance with this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any of its rights.
Disclaimer of Warranties. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE
OF THE SERVICE, DEVICE, DIGITAL CONTENT AND SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE
RISK. EXCEPT FOR THE ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY, THE SERVICE, DEVICE,
DIGITAL CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH ALL FAULTS
AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND AMAZON AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND
LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AMAZON OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF AMAZON
SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT
ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU,
SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
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Limitation of Liability. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, NEITHER
AMAZON NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR
ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY RELATED TO THE SERVICE, DEVICE, DIGITAL CONTENT
OR SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT
OF LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE OF THE DEVICE OR SOFTWARE
OR ANY ASSOCIATED PRODUCT, EVEN IF AMAZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, AMAZON’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY
UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID
FOR THE DEVICE. THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR
LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Washington Law Applies. The laws of the state of Washington, without regard to
principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute of any sort
that might arise between you and Amazon.
Disputes. ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANYWAY TO THIS
AGREEMENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO CONFIDENTIAL ARBITRATION IN SEATTLE,
WASHINGTON, EXCEPT THAT, TO THE EXTENT YOU HAVE IN ANY MANNER
VIOLATED OR THREATENED TO VIOLATE AMAZON’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
RIGHTS, AMAZON MAY SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER APPROPRIATE RELIEF IN ANY
STATE OR FEDERAL COURT IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND YOU CONSENT
TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN SUCH COURTS. The arbitrator’s
award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent
jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this
Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this
Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
Severability. If any term or condition of this Agreement shall be deemed invalid, void,
or for any reason unenforceable, that part shall be deemed severable and shall not
affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.
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Amendment. Amazon reserves the right to amend any of the terms of this Agreement
at its sole discretion by posting the revised terms on the Kindle Store or the Amazon.
com website. Your continued use of the Device and Software after the effective date
of any such amendment shall be deemed your agreement to be bound by such
amendment.
Contact Information. For communications concerning this Agreement, you may
contact Amazon by writing to Amazon.com, Attn: Legal Department, 1200 12th
Avenue South, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA, 98144-2734.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This Warranty is provided by Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc., 1200 12th Ave South,
Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98144-2734, United States, for the Kindle Device
(the “Device”).
We warrant the Device against defects in materials and workmanship under ordinary
consumer use for one year from the date of original retail purchase. During this
warranty period, if a defect arises in the Device, and you follow the instructions for
returning the Device, we will, at our option and to the extent permitted by law, either
(i) repair the Device using either new or refurbished parts, (ii) replace the Device with
a new or refurbished Device, or (iii) refund to you all or part of the purchase price
of the Device.
This limited warranty applies to any repair, replacement part or replacement Device
for the remainder of the original warranty period or for ninety days, whichever period
is longer. All replaced parts and Devices for which a refund is given shall become
our property. This limited warranty applies only to hardware components of the
Device that are not subject to accident, misuse, neglect, fire or other external causes,
alterations, repair, or commercial use.
Instructions. Please contact Customer Service for specific instructions about how
to obtain warranty service for your Device:
e-mail: kindle-cs-support@amazon.com
phone: within the U.S.: 1-866-321-8851 (toll free)
outside the U.S.: 1-206-266-0927 (charges will apply)
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In general, you will need to deliver your Device in either its original packaging or in
equally protective packaging to the address specified by Customer Service. Before you
deliver your Device for warranty service, it is your responsibility to back up any data,
software, or other materials you may have stored or preserved on your Device. It is
possible that such data, software or other materials will be lost or reformatted during
service, and we will not be responsible for any such damage or loss.
LIMITATIONS.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH
ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES,
AND WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND AGAINST HIDDEN OR LATENT DEFECTS. IF WE
CANNOT LAWFULLY DISCLAIM STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THEN TO
THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY AND
TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT SERVICE AS DETERMINED BY US IN OUR SOLE
DISCRETION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG
A STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR
UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. IN SOME JURISDICTIONS THE FOREGOING
LIMITATION DOES NOT APPLY TO DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS, OR ANY
STATUTORY LIABILITY FOR INTENTIONAL AND GROSS NEGLIGENT ACTS AND/OR
OMMISSIONS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have additional rights
which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and this limited warranty does not affect
those rights.
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PATENT NOTICES
The Kindle device and/or methods used in association with the Kindle device may
be covered by one or more patents or pending patent applications.
MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES
Amazon Kindle device software, the Amazon Kindle Quick Start Guide, and the
Amazon Kindle User’s Guide © 2004 - 2009 Amazon Technologies, Inc. or its affiliates.
All rights reserved.
1-CLICK, AMAZON, the AMAZON.COM LOGO, the AMAZONKINDLE LOGO, AMAZON
KINDLE DX, AUDIBLE, KINDLE, MOBIPOCKET, WHISPERNET AND WHISPERSYNC are
trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. or its affiliates.
Java and all Java based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
NF Browser v3.4 © 1996 – 2008 ACCESS Co., Ltd. ACCESS is a trademark or
registered trademark of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries.
RealSpeakTM Solo © 2008 Nuance Communications, Inc. RealSpeakTM and Nuance®
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. in the
United States and/or other countries.
All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks, and service marks are
the properties of their respective owners.
OTHER LANGUAGE VERSIONS
You can see a version of the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use, One-Year
Limited Warranty and other Kindle information in other languages at:
http://www.amazon.com/kindletermsandconditions
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