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Comic Books and Manga on Your Kindle Paperwhite

Do you enjoy graphic novels, comics, and manga? You can read all these on your Kindle Paperwhite. A few special features improve the reading experience for these kinds of visual documents. [more…]

Kindle Paperwhite: Wi-Fi only versus Wi-Fi plus 3G

How do you decide whether you want a Wi-Fi–only Kindle Paperwhite or the Kindle Paperwhite 3G? Good question! The Wi-Fi –only Kindle Paperwhite requires a Wi-Fi wireless connection to download content [more…]

The Kindle Paperwhite Screen

Weighing 7.5 or 7.8 ounces (the 3G model is a tiny bit heavier), with a 6-inch-high display, the first generation Kindle Paperwhite provides 2GB of e-book storage [more…]

How to Select a Language on Your Kindle Paperwhite

Once you have your Kindle Paperwhite in hand, and you've figured out how to turn it on, your next task is to select a language. This is the first step in registering your device. If you are bilingual, [more…]

How to Set Up Wi-Fi on Your Kindle Paperwhite

All versions of the Kindle Paperwhite include Wi-Fi; 3G is an additional option. If you have a Wi-Fi –only Kindle Paperwhite, you need to set up Wi-Fi to receive e-books and content wirelessly. [more…]

How to Register Your Kindle Paperwhite

If you bought your Kindle Paperwhite through Amazon, it's delivered to you already registered. However, if you bought the Kindle Paperwhite from a store [more…]

How to Update Firmware on Your Kindle Paperwhite

At the core of your Kindle Paperwhite is a small computer run by firmware, complete with hardware, software, and a built-in network platform. Firmware is the core that controls how the device works — everything [more…]

Toolbars for the Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite has one physical button on the device: the power button. The rest is done with toolbars. Buttons that were on earlier versions of the Kindle, such as Home, Back, and Font, are incorporated [more…]

Navigating with Page Flip on Your Kindle Paperwhite

New to the second-generation Kindle Paperwhite, Page Flip enables you to move quickly through a book and return to your original location, without setting a bookmark. To access Page Flip, swipe up from [more…]

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…]

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