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How to Use the Home Screen on Your Kindle Paperwhite

When you first get your Kindle Paperwhite, you may have only one page of content listed on your Home screen. You can easily open a book from the list by tapping anywhere on its name. As the amount of content [more…]

Power Modes on Your Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite has three modes for those times when you are not reading it. Familiarizing yourself with these power modes will make it easier to understand what your device is doing and how to get [more…]

How to Move through a Book on Your Kindle Paperwhite

Reading a book on a Kindle Paperwhite is intuitive. To go to the next page, tap anywhere on the page, except near the top and along the left. Tap near the left edge of the display to move back one page [more…]

Newspapers and Magazines on Your Kindle Paperwhite

Books on your Kindle Paperwhite are organized into chapters, which are read in a linear fashion. Periodicals such as newspapers and magazines, on the other hand, usually contain a number of articles grouped [more…]

How to Create Collections on Your Kindle Paperwhite

As you use your Kindle Paperwhite, you'll likely deal with a growing list of content on the device that can be put into collections, and putting your fingers on specific content can become challenging. [more…]

How to Read Your Kindle Paperwhite Content on Other Devices

E-books purchased from the online Kindle Store can be read not only on your Kindle Paperwhite, but also on the following devices, when used with a free Kindle reading app: [more…]

How to Search on Your Kindle Paperwhite

The fastest, easiest, and most convenient place to find Kindle Paperwhite content is at the Amazon Kindle Store, which makes sense because Amazon invented the device. One common misconception is that you [more…]

Alternative Online Stores for Your Kindle Paperwhite

You don't have to purchase e-books from Amazon. E-bookstores are popping up all over the Internet, and with the popularity of the Kindle family of e-readers, most of these stores sell Kindle-compatible [more…]

How to Borrow Books on Your Kindle Paperwhite

Your Kindle Paperwhite allows you to borrow books. That's right, you don't necessarily have to buy those books. It's not quite the same as it was before e-books, but remember the library? [more…]

How to Transfer Files with Send to Kindle

If you have a document in a format that is not native to the Kindle Paperwhite, you can send it to your device using the Send to Kindle application. The document will be converted to a compatible format [more…]

How to Send Files to Your Kindle Paperwhite Using Kindle E-Mail

E-mail is reliable to use for file transfer. The Send to Kindle application on the Kindle Paperwhite is a fairly recent development for the Kindle Paperwhite and makes converting and transferring documents [more…]

Friendly File Formats for Your Kindle Paperwhite

Your Kindle Paperwhite can't read every file that's on your computer. A file has to be in a Kindle-compatible format so that the device can display it. There are options for converting files, but the following [more…]

How to Use the Dictionary on Your Kindle Paperwhite

One of the most useful Kindle Paperwhite features is the built-in dictionary. The dictionary is easy to access and makes it swift and painless to find the definition of an unknown word. [more…]

How to Use Vocabulary Builder on Your Kindle Paperwhite

The latest Kindle Paperwhite (second generation) offers the Vocabulary Builder feature. With Vocabulary Builder, you can look up words with the dictionary and memorize their definitions. [more…]

How to Share Highlights and Notes on Your Kindle Paperwhite via Goodreads

When creating or viewing highlights and notes in your book, a Share button is available on your Kindle Paperwhite (second-generation). This button lets you share a note and a link to the selected passage [more…]

Kindle Paperwhite and Goodreads Integration

As you probably already know, with the Kindle Paperwhite (second-generation), you can share quotes and short comments from Paperwhite to Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter. But Goodreads offers much more [more…]

Kindle Paperwhite: How to Use Whispersync with Kindle Editions and Audible Books

Prior versions of the Kindle e-reader included audio capabilities which allowed you to listen to a book on your device or use Text-to-Speech to have a book read to you. The Kindle Paperwhite does not include [more…]

How to Use Parental Controls for Your Child's Kindle Paperwhite

When you buy a Kindle Paperwhite for your child, it will be registered to your Amazon account. Your child will have access to the Kindle Store to make purchases as well as being able to view and download [more…]

Is a Kindle Paperwhite Right for Your Child?

When the Kindle was first released in 2007, it was expensive and available books were limited primarily to novels — thus it was considered by many to be a device for adult readers, not children and students [more…]

Kindle Paperwhite Features to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

Just putting a Kindle Paperwhite in a child's hands is probably not going to turn him or her into an avid reader overnight. However, if you encourage your child to take advantage of the various features [more…]

Covers for Your Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite covers are available in a variety of materials, from fabric to leather to neoprene, at prices ranging from less than $20 to more than [more…]

External Accessories for Your Kindle Paperwhite

There are many options for accessories that go with your Kindle Paperwhite, including the many external accessories such as reading lights, styli, chargers, and more. You have plenty of options to choose [more…]

Common Problems and Solutions for Your Kindle Paperwhite

Here are some of the more common problems that have been reported by Kindle Paperwhite owners in community forums. For many of these problems, there are steps for a quick resolution. [more…]

Freeze Problems and Solutions for Your Kindle Paperwhite

As with most technology, you may, at times, experience freezing or slow response on your Kindle Paperwhite. Most often, the solution is simple. Try these steps if your Kindle freezes up on you. [more…]

How to Reset Your Kindle Paperwhite to Factory Specs

A factory reset is also a way to wipe your Kindle Paperwhite clean if you ever decide to give it as a gift or sell it. Or, if all else fails, and you've exhausted troubleshooting the issue, you can reset [more…]

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