Amazon Kindle Tips Every Reader Should Know
The Paperwhite and Oasis are waterproof, making them ideal for beach reading, and you can save battery life by switching your Kindle to airplane mode when you’re not downloading books. Read on for more advanced tips on getting the most out of your Kindle.
X-Ray Marks the Spot
When you have a book open, go to the three-dot menu and select X-ray to find out more about key people, places, and ideas.
Highlights of Your Life
Place your finger on the text you want to highlight or make a note about, and drag it to include more or less text. Tap it for options like notes, highlights, and sharing to Goodreads.
Put It in Your Pocket
Pocket 2 Kindle connects your Amazon and Pocket accounts and sends articles from Pocket to your Kindle on a regular basis, making it easy to catch up on all the reading you’ve saved in the Pocket app for e-books, magazines, and web articles.
A Series of Fortunate Events
If you’re reading a series of books, you can keep them all in one place on your Kindle by going to Settings > Device Options > Advanced Options > Home. For more information on how to manage your e-book library on an Amazon Fire tablet or smart phone from the App Store, go to Settings > Device Options > Advanced Options > Home.
Deal Me In
Every day, Kindle posts new ebook deals, which are organized by category on the Kindle Daily Deals page. With Kindle Unlimited, you can read any book in the Kindle Unlimited catalog for $9.99 per month, and you can sign up for the newsletter to be notified of new deals each day.
You can sign in to a Goodreads account on the Kindle by tapping the Goodreads button on the toolbar (the lowercase “g”). Books on your Goodreads Want to Read list appear on the Kindle home page for easy access, and you can see what friends are reading and their opinions on books you’re considering.
Create a Family Library on your Kindle to share books with other family members.
You can borrow Kindle books for your own Paperwhite and lend them to friends for 14 days, during which time the lender is unable to read the book. To lend a book, go to Amazon.com and select Manage Your Content and Devices from the drop-down menu.
Go Into OverDrive
OverDrive allows you to borrow books from your local library and then tell OverDrive that you want to read them on your Kindle. If you have a valid library card or student ID, you can also use OverDrive to purchase ebooks.
Get Into Collecting
To keep things organized, tap Menu on the top right and select Create New Collection. You can also Rename a collection, remove it from your device, or delete it entirely. Tap Add/Remove Items.
The Kindle has a web browser; tap the Menu button on the top right and select Experimental Browser; then type your desired URL in the menu bar at the top. Without Wi-Fi, the browser will only be able to access Amazon and Wikipedia; without a 3G connection, the browser will only be able to access Amazon and Wikipedia.
Do all Kindle books work on Paperwhite?
Yes, you can read most of your library’s ebooks in any Kindle app, including the Paperwhite, if your library uses Overdrive or Libby.
Does Kindle Paperwhite have free books?
The quickest and easiest way to find free e-books, games, and other offers at Amazon is to search the Top 100 Free category. Free books from Amazon are stored in the Cloud and are available to you even if the free promotion ends.
What can you read on Kindle Paperwhite?
Aside from reading, what else can you do with a Kindle?
- Carry Personal Documents.
- Games and Applications.
- Listen to Audiobooks.
- Browse the Web. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite come with an experimental browser that allows for limited Web browsing.
Can I read ebooks on my Kindle Paperwhite?
We show you how to load your own ebooks on the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in this exclusive Good e-Reader Tutorial! Keep in mind that all of Amazon’s e-readers only read AZW, PRC, and MOBI files, so keep that in mind if you’re doing your own ebook conversion or buying from companies that sell them in this format.
Can I borrow library books on my Kindle Paperwhite?
You can borrow books on your Kindle Paperwhite, which means you don’t have to buy them. It’s not quite the same as it was before e-books, but remember the library?
Are Kindle Paperwhites worth it?
The Kindle Paperwhite (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a worthwhile upgrade because it allows you to read without fear in the pool, at the beach, or in the tub. The display is flush, and the device is rated IPX8, which means it can withstand two hours in two meters of water.
Do you have to have WIFI for Kindle Paperwhite?
Only the Kindle Paperwhite requires a Wi-Fi wireless connection to download content from Amazon and other sources; you can use your home Wi-Fi as a Wi-Fi hotspot, or you can connect your Kindle Paperwhite to Wi-Fi hotspots in public places like Starbucks and McDonald’s.
How do you pay for books on Kindle Paperwhite?
You can only buy Amazon Kindle books online with a credit card or an Amazon gift card. How do I buy a book with a gift card? Choose the book you want to buy and add it to your cart. At checkout, you’ll have the option to apply a gift card code on the payment screen.
Do you have to pay for books on Kindle?
Amazon’s Kindle e-book readers are very popular and useful devices, especially for those who enjoy reading; the benefit of a subscription service like this is that you don’t have to pay for each book individually, and you only have to pay once a month.
Which is better Kindle Fire or Paperwhite?
The Amazon Fire HD 8 has a decent screen, excellent battery life, and impressive overall performance; however, the Paperwhite has a higher screen resolution, is lighter, easier to hold, and is much easier on the eyes during extended use.
What is the best way to use a Kindle Paperwhite?
The following are some suggestions for keeping your Kindle Paperwhite safe and functional:
- Don’t drop the device
- keep it away from water
- keep it clean
- don’t use, store, or charge it in extreme temperatures
- keep it in a cover, sleeve, or jacket.
Can you print from a Kindle Paperwhite?
The reason you can’t print from a Kindle is that it doesn’t have any software that talks to the software in a printer. Your computer connects to your printer via compatible software, which doesn’t exist in the Kindle. As a result, you can’t print without using your computer as an intermediary.
How do I put library books on my Kindle Paperwhite?
Search for “Kindle books” or “eBooks” on the website of your local public library. Sign in to your Amazon account at checkout and select the device to which you want to send the book. Connect your device to Wi-Fi and download the title from the Archived Items or Cloud.
How do I download books to my Kindle Paperwhite?
You can see all of your existing books in your Amazon account’s “Your Content and Devices” section; simply click on the books you want to transfer, press the yellow “Deliver” button, select your Kindle under “devices selected,” and click deliver!