Updated April 2012: Compatible with the following Kindle firmware updates: Kindle Fire 6.3, Kindle Touch 5.1.0, Kindle basic 4.0.1, Kindle Keyboard 3.3 and Kindle DX 2.5.8.
Finally, one user-friendly guide that covers every Kindle now on the market for 2012, including the Kindle Fire, in a single comprehensive volume chock full of tips, tricks, and links to unlock cool features, save you hundreds on Kindle content, and help you get the most out of your Kindle.
Stephen Windwalker founded the popular Kindle Nation Daily community and has been helping Kindle owners get up to speed ever since his first Kindle guide was the #1 bestselling book in the entire Kindle store for 2008. Now he has teamed up with popular outdoors and travel author Bruce Grubbs to provide the most complete and up-to-date resource ever for Kindle owners.
Introduction to the April 2012 Edition – The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight: How Apple and 5 Big Publishers Almost Got Away with a Massive Price-Fixing Conspiracy
Why a Kindle?
Which Kindle to Buy?
Covers, Lights, and Accessories
Reading Books and Periodicals
Searching Your Content and the Web
Using the Dictionary
Annotatiing Your Reading
Listening to Audiobooks
Listening to Music
Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Browsing the Web
Extending the Fire with Apps
Shopping in the Kindle Store
Using Voice Guide
Finding Free Books
Working with Personal Documents
Organizing Your Books
Registering Your Kindle
Moving to a New Kindle
Free Kindle Reading Apps
Kindle Cloud Reader
Managing E-Books with Calibre
How it Works – eInk
How it Works – Silk Browser
Publishing to the Kindle
From the reviewers:
WOW in just 15 minutes of reading I downloaded an app for my kindle which enlarge my use of it 10 fold, not to mention apps like Calibre etc etc JUST BUY IT, youll be happy the minute you start to read it, you will say to yourself, “why diddn’t this information come with my Kindle.” – RAS
This is superior to the book that comes with the Kindle Fire. It has more info and it is easier to find what you want. – E.M. Marks
This book is perfect for us beginners to read instructions in layman terms. I’ve passed this book link on to several other friends with Kindles that could use the help. Thank you, it’s been a great help. – “brandysmom”
I’m a librarian in a relatively poor school district and I bought a Kindle so the kids could have more exposure to technology. With a limited budget, I need all the help I can get. This book has been so helpful! It goes way beyond the basics with lots of good info on how to get free books and other reading material. And there’s info on useful apps to enhance the Kindle. And every section of the book describes how to do things on each of the various Kindle models. It definitely is helping me maximize the use of my Kindle. – Joan Reichel
I bought this book for our new Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire and these guys nailed it! The book was extremely useful in helping my family and I navigate our new toys. Great tips for all Kindle devices all in one book! – Candace Cheatham
I bought this book for our new Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire and these guys nailed it! The book was extremely useful in helping my family and I navigate our new toys. Great tips for all Kindle devices all in one book! – Thomas E. Kirchner
I liked the many, many links, internal (to other chapters, etc.) and external (to books, websites, etc.). I was totally amazed that Steve and his team had managed to compile this book within 2 weeks after the kindle Fire was released. And they did a very good job of it. What is neat is that this guide also covers all the other Kindles and as I also own a 2nd generation Kindle that is just making this guide that more useful to me. – AA Westenberg
I cut my teeth as a writer covering the Cape Cod Baseball League and other sports for what was then called the Cape Cod Standard-Times and later the Boston Globe, studied the craft of writing with Robert Lowell, Kurt Vonnegut, Monroe Engel and Carter Wilson, and served as Fiction Editor of the Harvard Advocate.
In 1999 I founded a small independent publishing company called Harvard Perspectives Press (named after two of my favorite institutions from my undergraduate years, the Harvard House of Pizza and the Harvard Wine Company), and it has done astonishingly well, with a couple of niche bestsellers, other work that we have been proud to publish, and now some stunning successes with the Kindle publishing platform.
I have three wonderful children, and along the way I’ve been an author, a community organizer, a bookseller, a publishing executive, a marathoner, an elected official, and some other things unsuitable for mention here.
Bruce Grubbs has been hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing throughout the American West for more than 40 years. He participated in the technical first ascents of the last major summits to be climbed in the Grand Canyon, including Buddha Temple, Holy Grail Temple, the striking pinnacle at Comanche Point, Malgosa Crest, and Kwagunt Butte. Bruce has spent more than 400 days hiking in the Grand Canyon. He continues to enjoy long backpacking treks in the more remote sections of the Grand Canyon, as well as hiking and backpacking trips elsewhere in the American West.
Outdoor writing and photography have long been serious interests of Bruce’s. His first published article was in a local Arizona outdoor magazine 35 years ago, and he has since been published by Backpacker Magazine and several regional publications. About 20 years ago, his writing focus expanded to include books, with the publication of Hiking Arizona with Stewart Aitchison. He has since written twenty four more published books.
Earlier, Bruce worked eleven seasons as a wildland fire fighter for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. His positions included fire lookout, engine foreman, helitack foreman, and fire station manager.
He was part owner of an outdoor shop for eight years, selling hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing gear. He started and continues to run a successful computer consulting business, offering personal computer support and website design to individual clients and small businesses.
Bruce has been a professional pilot for more than twenty years, and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with multiengine rating. He also holds a Flight Instructor certificate with instrument rating. Currently, he is an active, part-time air charter pilot with more than 7,000 hours of flight time.
Other interests include Amateur Radio, where he served for several years as the Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator for Coconino County, Arizona. He also is a mountain biker, sea kayaker, and figure skater. He is currently the president of the Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, where he recently helped the club host its first skating competition. He is also the webmaster for the club.
And here, in the comfort of your own browser, is your free sample of THE COMPLETE 2012 USERS GUIDE TO THE AMAZING AMAZON KINDLE by Stephen Windwalker and Bruce Grubbs: