A Guide to eBook Shopping for the Kindle

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When it comes to shopping for eBooks for your new Kindle, there are many more sources than the Amazon Store! Due to the wide range of file formats that the Kindle can read, you have a choice of where to shop – including a huge number of websites that stock eBooks for free!

Using The Amazon Kindle Store

The Kindle Store works in much the same way as the standard bookstore on Amazon. You can search for specific book titles and authors, browse bestseller lists, or look at the latest books according to category and genre.

You can then buy the title you’ve chosen using Amazon’s “1-click” service. If you’ve never used it before, Amazon will guide you through the setup so that future purchases can be made a lot more easily. Just select which device you want to send the book to (your Kindle or apps on other devices) and it’ll be delivered within 60 seconds!

If you’re shopping on your computer and are outside the 3G network with your Kindle then you won’t be able to receive the book immediately via Wireless. Instead, simply select the option to deliver it to your computer. You can then transfer it to your Kindle via USB at a later time.

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Amazon Kindle Review: Does it Deserve its Crown as King of the eBook Readers?

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When you think of eBook readers you immediately think of the Amazon Kindle. Since it was first released it has constantly been top of the bestsellers lists, and has seen a number of improvements, especially to the display and the way in which it helps to replicate a real book. If you’re thinking of buying the latest generation of the Kindle, here’s a guide to the pros and cons of doing so.

Features Of The Amazon Kindle

* High contrast e-Ink Pearl screen to replicate real paper,

* Read in bright sunlight,
* Battery life of up to two months with wireless turned off,
* Stores up to 3,500 books,
* 7.5 x 4.8 x 0.335 inches in size,
* Wi-Fi Model weighs 8.5 ounces, Wi-Fi + 3G model weighs 8.7 ounces,
* Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G models,
* 3G + Wi-Fi model comes in black or white,
* Includes experimental web browser,
* 6 inch diagonal screen size,
* Text-to-speech feature,
* Native PDF support.

Pros Of The iPod Kindle

The native support for PDF files means that you can view them on the Kindle exactly as they were created on a computer – very useful for people who regularly need to read PDF reports and documents away from their computer screen.

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10 Uses for the Amazon Kindle Besides eBook Reading

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Although the Amazon Kindle is best known as a digital book reader – and is designed, first and foremost, with that in mind – it can do a lot more than store and display eBooks! Here are 10 uses for the Amazon Kindle that you might not have expected.

1) Internet Browsing: Although the browser that comes with the Amazon Kindle isn’t the most advanced, it’s actually very useful in some circumstances. If you have a 3G Kindle model then you’ll never have to pay for accessing the 3G network – very handy for checking emails or simple websites if you’re away from home without a Wi-Fi connection!

2) MP3 Player: The Kindle comes with a headphone jack so that you can also use it as an MP3 player. Perfect for listening to music without having to carry around an extra device, or even listening to any audiobooks you buy.

3) Text To Voice Reader: The Kindle features a text to speech option that’ll read eBooks aloud if you need it to. Although it doesn’t sound completely natural, it’s still a very useful function to have for a number of situations.

4) Dictionary: The Kindle comes preloaded with a dictionary that means looking up words is a lot faster than it has been with traditional books. And, if you want to find out more, you can also access Wikipedia to learn more about what you’re reading.

5) Note Taking: If you’re a student, or just an avid reader, who often wants to take notes then you can finally do so without ruining the book! The Kindle has various features that help you add notes, bookmark points of interest, or highlight sentences and passages that you want to come back to later.

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The Kindle DX: Is This Bigger eBook Reader Worth The Price Tag?

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Pros Of The Kindle DX The larger screen means you’ll get a lot more text on the page, making the DX far easier to read and easier on the eyes. It also means that books are displayed more as they were intended to. Although this doesn’t always matter, when it comes to things like poetry, layout is key to getting the feeling of the words on the screen. The Kindle DX is perfect for this.

The newest Kindle DX also has far better contrast than any of the other previous models. This takes it one step further into being just as easy and as comfortable to read as a real book – something that Amazon pride themselves on with all their Kindle models.

Cons Of The Kindle DX

Because of its large size and extra features, the Kindle DX costs a lot more than the regular Kindle. In fact, it costs around twice as much as the 3G + WiFi version of the Kindle! This is certainly not within the price bracket of most casual users.

In fact, the high price of the Kindle DX means that it is barely cheaper than buying a more multifunctional device such as the iPad 2. The latter can perform a huge range of different functions through the use of apps, where the former is for reading. However, it’s important to bear in mind that, as an eBook reader, the Kindle DX still has the edge in terms of the screen being easy on the eyes, readable in sunlight and more like a “real” book.

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