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Kindle Paperwhite For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Get the inside story on the all-new Kindle Paperwhite with help from For Dummies

It reads like a book, but it's so much more. The Kindle Paperwhite is the ultimate e-reader, and this updated edition of Kindle Paperwhite For Dummies is your ultimate guide to getting more from this one-of-a-kind device. You'll learn to set up your Paperwhite, adjust the font to your liking, find your favorite books, magazines, and newspapers, and sync your Kindle content across devices before moving on to new Paperwhite features like Kindle FreeTime, Goodreads integration, Vocabulary Builder, In-line Footnotes, and Page Flip.

  • Shows you how to navigate the touchscreen, work with the Paperwhite icons, connect via Wi-Fi, customize text size, and get personal recommendations

  • Explains how to purchase and download books, try out sample chapters before you buy, subscribe to magazines and newspapers, and find free books or books that can be borrowed from the Kindle Lending Library

  • Tells you how to take advantage of cool Kindle Paperwhite features like encouraging reading with Kindle FreeTime, learning new words with Vocabulary Builder, translating passages into other languages, sharing your recommendations with other readers via Goodreads, and delving deeper into a book's characters and content with X-Ray

  • It's prime time you got to know the powerful, popular Paperwhite with help from Kindle Paperwhite For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Icons Used in This Book
        4. Where to Go from Here
      2. Chapter 1: Hello, Kindle Paperwhite
        1. Choosing a Kindle Paperwhite
          1. Wi-Fi only versus Wi-Fi plus 3G
          2. Special offers and sponsored screensavers
        2. The Paperwhite Screen
          1. Touchscreen technology
          2. Let your light shine
          3. The e-ink screen
      3. Chapter 2: First Things First
        1. Making Your Kindle Paperwhite Come Alive
        2. Selecting a Language
        3. Setting Up Wi-Fi
        4. Registering Your Kindle Paperwhite
        5. Changing Your Paperwhite's Name
        6. Power Modes: On, Sleep, and Off
        7. Charging Your Device
        8. Updating Firmware
      4. Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Kindle Paperwhite
        1. Interacting with the Touchscreen
          1. Tapping, swiping, and pinching
          2. Touchscreen zones
        2. Navigating with Icons
          1. Toolbars when viewing a book
          2. Toolbars when viewing periodicals
        3. Navigating with Page Flip
      5. Chapter 4: Reading
        1. It All Begins on the Home Screen
        2. Types of Content
        3. Moving around the Home Screen
          1. Sorting and displaying content
          2. Removing content
          3. Paging through the Home screen
          4. Searching from the Home screen
          5. Selecting a book to read
          6. Viewing content in the Cloud
        4. Moving through a Book
          1. Going to a specific spot
          2. Setting a bookmark
          3. Finding your place
          4. Discovering your reading speed
          5. Menu options for books
        5. Reading Newspapers and Magazines
          1. Basic navigation
          2. Menu options for periodicals
        6. Reading Comic Books and Manga
        7. Creating Collections
        8. Reading on Other Devices
      6. Chapter 5: Finding Content
        1. Starting Your Search in the Kindle Store
          1. Searching and browsing on your computer
          2. Searching and browsing on your Kindle Paperwhite
          3. Sampling content
          4. Locating superior subscription content
          5. Expanding on the traditional: Looking for games and apps
        2. Checking Out Other Online Stores
          1. Buying from an e-bookseller
          2. Choosing a compatible file format for purchased e-books
          3. Transferring files from your computer to the Kindle Paperwhite
        3. Discovering Sources of Free Content
      7. Chapter 6: Loaning, Borrowing, and Gifting
        1. Loaning Books
        2. Borrowing Books from the Library
        3. Borrowing Books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
        4. Gifting Books
      8. Chapter 7: Adding Documents
        1. Transferring Kindle-Friendly File Formats
        2. Copying Files from Your Computer
        3. Transferring Files Using Send to Kindle
          1. Sending from the desktop
          2. Sending from a browser
          3. Sending from an Android device
        4. Sending from E-Mail
          1. File types that can be transferred through e-mail
          2. Utilizing the Kindle Paperwhite e-mail address
        5. Reading PDF Documents
        6. Paying Fees for Transferring Documents
      9. Chapter 8: Expanding the Reading Experience
        1. Easy Dictionary Look-Up
          1. Vocabulary Builder
        2. Utilizing Highlights and Notes
          1. Highlighting text
          2. Taking notes
          3. Viewing annotations
          4. Sharing notes and passages of interest
          5. Playing with pictures
        3. Viewing with X-Ray
        4. Going a Little Further with Goodreads
        5. Using Whispersync with Kindle Editions and Audible Books
        6. Accessing the Experimental Browser
          1. Getting online
          2. Browsing basics
          3. Special settings
      10. Chapter 9: Kindles for Kids and Students
        1. Is Kindle Right for Your Child?
        2. Using Parental Controls
        3. Igniting a Love of Reading
          1. Make reading fun
          2. Be creative with content
          3. Don't forget borrowing
        4. Kindle on Campus
          1. Whispercast
          2. National PTA
          3. For college students
      11. Chapter 10: Accessorizing
        1. Adding the First Layer
          1. Vinyl skins
          2. Screen protectors
        2. Covering Your Device
          1. Covers galore!
          2. Sleeves and envelopes for naked reading
          3. Zip into a jacket!
        3. Adding a Final Protective Layer
        4. Adding the Finishing Touch
          1. Portable reading lights
          2. A stylus for the touchscreen
          3. Chargers and cables
          4. Stands
        5. Insuring Your Kindle Paperwhite
      12. Chapter 11: Troubleshooting
        1. Getting Help Online
        2. Contacting Amazon Kindle Customer Service
        3. Common Problems and Solutions
          1. You see ghost images on the screen
          2. The device freezes or is very slow
          3. The device is behaving erratically
          4. You can't connect to Wi-Fi automatically
          5. The battery discharges quickly
          6. Your Paperwhite doesn't sync among devices
          7. An e-book won't open or stops responding
          8. A downloaded item doesn't appear on the Home screen
          9. The Home screen displays items out of order
          10. The device doesn't recognize your password
          11. An e-book you purchased hasn't downloaded from the Kindle Store
        4. What to Do as a Last Resort
      13. Chapter 12: Ten Helpful Kindle Paperwhite Tips
        1. Be a Bargain Hunter
        2. Personalize Your Device
        3. Be Clever with Collections
        4. Have Fun with Words
        5. Keep Your Device Safe
        6. Fly with Your Kindle Paperwhite
        7. Drive with Your Kindle Paperwhite
        8. Troubleshoot Your Device
        9. Give Great Gifts
        10. Convert a Friend
      14. About the Author
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