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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    1.1 Views of Kindle ........
  • Page 3 Adding Collections from Another Kindle ........
  • Page 4 Linking Your Kindle to Your Twitter Account ....... . 77...
  • Page 5 Connecting to the Kindle Store ........
  • Page 6 Registering or Deregistering Kindle ........
  • Page 7 9.2 Managing Your Kindle on ........
  • Page 8 Product Specifications ..........154 KINDLE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND TERMS OF USE ..... . 155 Wireless Connectivity .
  • Page 9 To turn to the next page, press one of the Next Page buttons. If your Kindle was a gift, you will need to register your device. Please look at the Getting Started instructions that came with your Kindle for information on registering your device.
  • Page 10 If you haven’t done so already, please follow the Getting Started instructions that came with your Kindle and plug your Kindle into a power source to charge the battery. The charge indicator light on the bottom edge of your Kindle turns yellow and a lightning bolt appears on the battery icon at the top of the display.
  • Page 11 Kindle Store. You can also use the keyboard to create notes while reading. All of these are covered in more detail later in this guide.
  • Page 12 5-way to select. The text changes to the new size. Repeat the same steps to change the text size back or to change it to a size comfortable for you to read. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Welcome...
  • Page 13 Experiment to see what works best for you. Adjust Screen Rotation The Kindle screen image can be rotated so you can see the entire width of a web page or magnify the page of a PDF file. You can lock your Kindle screen to a portrait or landscape orientation to fit your reading position.
  • Page 14 Underline the item you want to move back to your Kindle and move the 5-way to the right and then press the 5-way to start the transfer. In under a minute, the item re-downloads into your Kindle and appears in the list of content in Home.
  • Page 15 Search Your World While you are in Home, the Kindle Store, or reading content, you can use your Kindle’s search feature. From the keyboard, begin typing what you’d like to search for and then using the 5-way controller, select the range of your search. If you begin your search while in Home or with open content, you have the option to search for that item in all of your books, newspapers, blogs, personal documents, and annotations.
  • Page 16 While reading a book or a newspaper, have you ever wanted to clip and save a few words to refer to later? With Kindle, simply select “Add a Note or Highlight” from the menu and use the 5-way to highlight the content you want to clip and then press the 5-way to save your selection.
  • Page 17 Whenever you create a note or a highlight, press the ALT+ENTER keys to share it to your social network. To set up your social network accounts on your Kindle, go to the Settings screen and select “manage” next to Social Networks. The browser will launch and allow you to link your Kindle to your social network accounts.
  • Page 18 Manage Your Kindle page on We will convert the document into Kindle format and wirelessly provide it directly to your Kindle via Whispernet for a fee or back to your computer for free. If you e-mail a PDF to your Kindle, it will be sent to your device with no conversion.
  • Page 19 When you go to the Home screen, check the top left corner of the screen to see if your Amazon name (the same one you see when you are shopping on is shown. If it says “My Kindle” instead of your Amazon account name, you need to register your Kindle.
  • Page 20: Getting Started With Your Kindle

    CHAPTER 1: Getting Started with Your Kindle In the Welcome chapter of the Kindle User’s Guide, you read about many of the things you can do with your Kindle. This chapter reviews all of the physical features of Kindle and covers the basics of using the Kindle buttons, menus, and keyboard.
  • Page 21 Keyboard — use to enter search terms, notes in your content, URLs for Web sites, etc. Back button — retraces your steps on Kindle just like the back button on a web browser. For example, you can follow a link in a book and then press the Back button to return to your place.
  • Page 22 — adjusts font size and number of words per line to suit your reading preference. Also allows you to turn on/off Text-to-Speech, zoom into PDF documents, and to change the screen rotation settings. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 1 · 22...
  • Page 23 BACK VIEW The back of your Kindle contains stereo speakers for audio content. Speaker Speaker KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 1 · 23...
  • Page 24: Top View

    Your Kindle will also go to sleep by itself after ten minutes if you are not using it. If your Kindle had wireless on prior to going to sleep, it will continue to receive your regularly scheduled subscriptions while in sleep.
  • Page 25: Bottom View

    If the charge indicator light does not light up, make sure that the USB cable is fully inserted into your Kindle and the power adapter or USB port. If Kindle still is not charging, try another electrical outlet or USB port.
  • Page 26: Getting Around

    1.2 Getting Around To get around on your Kindle, you use the buttons, menus, and the keyboard— all of which are explained here. USING THE BUTTONS In the Welcome section you learned about the navigation buttons (Previous Page, Next Page, and Back). For an explanation of what each button does, see “Front View”.
  • Page 27 The illustration below shows the Home menu; the bold line under “Shop in Kindle Store” indicates that it is ready to be selected. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 1 · 27...
  • Page 28: The Application Menu

    THE APPLICATION MENU You can display a menu from any screen on your Kindle. When you press the Menu button, it displays choices related to the screen you are viewing. The sample screen below shows you the screen you would typically see when you press the Menu button from within a book.
  • Page 29: Entering Text

    1.3 Entering Text To use the Kindle keyboard, most people find it easiest to hold the device in both hands, and use the tips of their thumbs to press the keys. Delete/ Backspace Return Symbol Key Shift Key ALT Key Text Key LOWERCASE AND UPPERCASE LETTERS To enter lowercase letters, press the appropriate letter key.
  • Page 30 Use the 5-way controller to choose the character you want and it will appear in your text entry box. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 1 · 30...
  • Page 31: Screen Rotation

    1.4 Screen Rotation The Kindle screen image can be rotated so you can see the entire width of a web page. The buttons work the same in either rotation, but the 5-way controller movements are switched to match the rotation. To lock your screen into portrait or landscape mode, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 32: Status Indicators

    None of the bars are filled in. This means the wireless signal strength is too low to connect. You will not be able to connect to the Kindle Store, Basic Web, register your device, retrieve content from Archived Items, receive your subscriptions, or sync to furthest page read.
  • Page 33: Battery Status Indicators

    You have your Kindle plugged into power and the battery is charging. The charge indicator light on the bottom of your Kindle also lights up. Note that if your Kindle is plugged into a low powered USB port such as those found on some keyboards or older computers, you will only derive enough charge to avoid depleting the battery but not enough to recharge it.
  • Page 34: Getting To Know Kindle Content

    Kindle. It shows you what has arrived recently, what you are reading, and where you are in your reading. It also allows you to remove content from your Kindle and to move content from to your Kindle. Read below for more details.
  • Page 35 PDF files also look similar to books, but they will be labeled in the Home screen as “pdf.” Like regular books, they have a progress indicator that shows where you are in the file. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 2 · 35...
  • Page 36: Home Screen Features

    Home screen. Device Name Sort Options Collection Audio Book Sample Title Author or Date Unread Item PDF Title Periodicals: Back Issues Archived Items Pages In Home KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 2 · 36...
  • Page 37 Device name —the name of your Kindle. You can edit this name on the Settings screen. Sort options — choose the order you want content displayed in Home. Title — the title of the item. Author or Date — for books, the author of the item is listed. For periodicals and blogs, the date is listed.
  • Page 38: Sort Options

    The following screen shows the location of the Sort options and the list below explains each of the options. Moving the 5-way to the right lets you change how to sort these items. Sort Options KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 2 · 38...
  • Page 39 3. Move the 5-way to the right to see the Sort options. 4. Move the 5-way to underline how you want the items sorted. 5. Press the 5-way to select it. The sort order on the Home screen changes immediately. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 2 · 39...
  • Page 40: The Home Screen Menu

    THE HOME SCREEN MENU The Home screen menu allows you to navigate to other places in Kindle or to perform specialized tasks. To display the Home screen menu, press the Menu button when your Home screen is displayed. The list below explains the menu.
  • Page 41 Turn Wireless Off/On — turns the Whispernet service off or on. Shop in Kindle Store — takes you to the Kindle Storefront. View Archived Items — takes you to Archived Items where you can view and wirelessly re-download content you are storing at Search — brings up the Search text entry page for submitting a word or phrase to search for.
  • Page 42: Organizing With Collections

    Home screen. To change the sort order, move the 5-way up to underline “By Collections”, and then move the 5-way to the right to choose another sort option. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 2 · 42...
  • Page 43: Adding An Item To A Collection

    7. When you are done adding the item to your collections, use the 5-way to select Done at the bottom of the screen. You can also press the Home or Back buttons and your changes will be saved. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 2 · 43...
  • Page 44: Adding Multiple Items To A Collection

    2. Use the 5-way to navigate to the collection. 3. Move the 5-way to the right to view the collection’s detail page. 4. Use the 5-way to select an action or press the Back button to exit. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 2 · 44...
  • Page 45: Renaming A Collection

    Deleting a collection will never delete the items in the collection. Any item that is in a deleted collection will stay on your Kindle. If the item is not associated with another collection, it will reappear in the Home screen.
  • Page 46: Adding Collections From Another Kindle

    Kindle. This is useful if you’ve set up an organization system on another Kindle and you want use it on your current Kindle. The new collections will appear in Home on your current Kindle. Kindle books from the other device can be manually downloaded from Archived Items and they will appear in Home.
  • Page 47: Managing Your Content

    1. Manually transfer any books from Archived Items to your current Kindle. See Transferring Books in Chapter 10 for more information. 2. On your current Kindle, if you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button. 3. Use the 5-way to select Archived Items. If you have many items you may need to use the Next Page button to locate Archived Items.
  • Page 48: More About Managing Items

    Amazon, any annotations you created on Kindle for those items do not get saved. Your “My Clippings” file will still remain as a separate file containing all the clippings you added regardless of whether the content is a book, subscription, or blog or was purchased from Amazon or not.
  • Page 49: Chapter 3: Reading On Kindle

    Kindle books for free. If you like it, simply buy it from within the sample and continue reading. You can learn more about this feature in Chapter 5.
  • Page 50: Blogs

    Additionally, if you have files formatted as text, Microsoft Word, HTML, PDF, or image files like GIF or JPEG, you can e-mail the files as attachments to your Kindle e-mail address. Amazon will convert the files if necessary and send them back to your computer for free or via Whispernet to your Kindle for a fee, whichever you prefer.
  • Page 51: Audiobooks

    Chapter 8. BACKGROUND MUSIC If you like to listen to music while you use your Kindle, use your computer to transfer MP3 files to the “music” folder on your Kindle. When you select “ play music” from the Experimental page, each of the songs will play in the order they were added to your Kindle.
  • Page 52: Content Formatting On Kindle

    When you read a book on Kindle, you will find that the formatting generally follows the printed version of the book. If the book has a table of contents, it will appear in Kindle. If the book has chapters, a preface, an illustrated cover, and so forth, these will be displayed.
  • Page 53: Progress Indicator

    You can adjust the size of the text to suit your preference. You have a choice of eight sizes for reading content on Kindle. (You cannot change the text size on menus, in PDF files, or on Kindle screens, such as the Home screen or the Kindle Store.) KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5...
  • Page 54 2. Move the 5-way left or right to the new text size that you want to use (you see the new text size immediately). 3. Press the 5-way or the Text key to confirm your choice. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 54...
  • Page 55: Adjusting The Number Of Words Per Line

    3. Press the 5-way to zoom the image. You will see a expanded view of the picture that rotates if necessary to maximize the use of the display. 4. Press the 5-way (or any key or button, except the Home button) to return to your content. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 55...
  • Page 56: Moving From Place To Place

    To go to the menu, press the Menu button when reading a book or periodical. You will have slightly different options depending on the content you are reading. Examples of the menu options are described below. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 56...
  • Page 57 Shop in Kindle Store — takes you to the Kindle Storefront. Buy This Book Now — connects to the Kindle Store, purchases, and downloads the full book to your Kindle. Only appears if you are reading a sample from the Kindle Store. Go to… — allows you to move to another location in the item you are reading.
  • Page 58 Sync to Furthest Page Read — connects to and compares your current reading location with the one saved at Amazon. If you are further along in your book using another device, Kindle gives you the choice to go to the furthest page read.
  • Page 59 Clip This Article — makes a copy of the entire article and adds it to your “My Clippings” file. Keep This Issue — designates the newspaper or magazine issue as one to be stored in your Kindle until you remove it. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION...
  • Page 60 If you are reading a blog, you will see the following options: KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 60...
  • Page 61: Navigating Within A Periodical

    5-way, a list of the sections will appear. If you are viewing a blog, “View Articles List” is highlighted and pressing the 5-way shows a list of the blog’s articles. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 61...
  • Page 62 To dismiss this view and return to where you were last reading in the magazine or newspaper, select “Close Sections List” located at the bottom of the screen. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 62...
  • Page 63 To navigate to a particular article within a section or blog, simply move the 5-way controller to underline the article title and press to select. To dismiss this view, select “Close Articles List” located at the bottom of the screen. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 63...
  • Page 64: Selecting Internal Links

    READING ACROSS MULTIPLE KINDLES If you read the same Kindle Store book across multiple Kindles (including Kindle for iPhone), you’ll find Whispersync makes it easy for you to switch back and forth. Whispersync synchronizes the bookmarks, notes, highlights and furthest page read among devices registered to the same account.
  • Page 65: Looking Up Definitions

    “Kindle Default Dictionaries” category in the Kindle Store only at (not from your Kindle). See Chapter 7 for details on how to change your default dictionary. THE LOOKUP FEATURE To see the definition of a particular word in your reading content, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 66: Annotations And Clippings

    Note that when you create an annotation in a newspaper or magazine, you will see the word “keep” to the left of the issue title in Home, indicating that the issue will be stored on your Kindle until you remove it Kindle also gathers the annotations and bookmarks you’ve made across all your...
  • Page 67: Using Bookmarks

    You can return to a bookmarked location at any time. Kindle stores all your bookmarks for the current content along with your annotations. You can view them at any time by pressing the Menu button and selecting “View My Notes &...
  • Page 68: Using Highlights

    5-way to exit. You can also exit this view by pressing the Back button. USING HIGHLIGHTS You can highlight text in Kindle like you would use a highlighter pen on paper. Kindle stores all your highlights for the current content in your annotations.
  • Page 69 5. Move the 5-way down until the “Close Notes & Marks” button is highlighted and press the 5-way to exit. You can also exit this view by pressing the Back button. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 69...
  • Page 70: Displaying Popular Highlights In Your Books

    “Popular Highlights” setting and press to select. VIEWING POPULAR HIGHLIGHTS IN A BOOK If Popular Highlights are turned on, as you read a book, you can see what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in that book. Those passages will already be highlighted and will also display the total number of people who have highlighted that passage.
  • Page 71 Annotations Backup, your annotations and highlights will not be backed up at Amazon. com, and they will not be displayed on other devices registered to your account. Also, if you lose or damage your device, there will be no way to retrieve your annotations and highlights.
  • Page 72: Using Notes

    USING NOTES You can add notes on what you are reading. Kindle stores all your notes for the current content in your annotations. You can view them at any time by pressing the Menu button and selecting “View My Notes & Marks.” See “Viewing Your Annotations”...
  • Page 73 2. Move the 5-way down to select the note you want to delete. 3. Press the Delete key to delete the note. Tip: You can also view the notes and highlights you’ve created for each of your Kindle books at KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 73...
  • Page 74 To go to a location, move the 5-way up or down to select the bookmark, highlighted passage, or note and press the 5-way to go there. Your annotations are also stored in your “My Clippings” file for later reference. See “Using Clippings” for more information. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 74...
  • Page 75: Using Clippings

    3. Move the 5-way controller down until “Clip this Article” is underlined. Press the 5-way to select. Kindle adds your clipping to the “My Clippings” file. You can review your clippings later, search for words or terms you clipped, and transfer the “My Clippings” file to your computer.
  • Page 76 MORE ABOUT MY CLIPPINGS You cannot edit the “My Clippings” file from within Kindle, but you can edit the file on your computer. To edit the “My Clippings” file: 1. Connect your Kindle to your computer using the USB cable. 2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would normally find an external USB drive.
  • Page 77: Sharing Notes And Highlights With Your Social Network

    8. Move the 5-way down to highlight “Sign in” and press to select it. 9. If this is the first time you are linking a Kindle to your Twitter account, select “Allow” to confirm that you want to allow your Kindle to access your Twitter account.
  • Page 78: Unlinking Your Kindle From A Social Network Account

    Sharing your notes and highlights with your Twitter friends is easy once you’ve linked your Kindle to your Twitter account. Your note is added as a tweet in your Twitter stream along with a link to the passage in the book or article.
  • Page 79 1. While reading a book or periodical, press the Menu button and select “View My Notes & Marks”. 2. Move the 5-way down to select the note or highlight that you want to share. 3. Press the ALT+ENTER keys KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 79...
  • Page 80: Reading Pdf Files

    Your Kindle is able to display most PDF documents. (Note that password-protected PDF files are not supported.) When your Kindle is set to portrait orientation, PDF documents are displayed in their original layout and fit the entire screen of the device. White margins of PDF documents are automatically cropped to maximize the amount of content shown on the screen.
  • Page 81 In landscape orientation, Kindle automatically magnifies your document to fit the width of the screen to improve readability. A black outline defines the limit of the page of the PDF document. In both portrait and landscape orientations, the bottom of the screen shows how far you have read in a particular item as a percentage, and displays the current page number, as well as the total number of pages of the current document.
  • Page 82 PDF page. fit-to-screen — displays the PDF by matching the width of the page to the width of your Kindle’s screen; this is the default (normal) size. Pressing the Back button while zoomed in returns the view to normal size.
  • Page 83 If you press the Next Page or Prev Page buttons, the page will change and the view will remain zoomed in. Press the Back button to dismiss the zoomed-in view and return to normal size. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 · 83...
  • Page 84 USING THE PDF MENU The options available while reading a PDF file are slightly different than when reading a book or a periodical on Kindle. Options that are not available in PDF files are grayed out in the menu. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 3 ·...
  • Page 85: Listening To Audio Materials

    My Bookmarks — displays a page containing all of your current item’s bookmarks. 3.8 Listening to Audio Materials There are three types of audio materials that you can listen to on your Kindle. You can purchase, transfer, and listen to audiobooks from, transfer MP3 files from your computer to play as background music while you read, or turn on Text-to-Speech in any of your reading material (where allowed by the rights holder).
  • Page 86: Audiobooks

    “audio” next to the title to indicate that they are audiobooks. To listen to one of your audiobooks, select it from your Home screen. You will see a page similar to the one shown below. Kindle provides a standard set of controls that are explained below.
  • Page 87: Background Audio

    4. Move the 5-way down until “play music” is underlined and press down to select it. The songs are played in order, by the date you added them to your Kindle. You can adjust the volume of the music using the volume controls on the right side of your Kindle.
  • Page 88: Text-To-Speech

    You can forward to the next track by holding down the ALT key and pressing the ‘F’ key. TEXT-TO-SPEECH Your Kindle can read aloud your books (where allowed by the rights holder), newspapers, magazines, blogs, and personal documents with the Kindle Experimental application Text-to-Speech.
  • Page 89 2. Move the 5-way down so that “turn on” is underlined. Press the 5-way to select. In a few moments, you will hear your content spoken aloud. You can either listen to it through the Kindle’s external speakers or plug in earphones into the headphone jack.
  • Page 90: Chapter 4: Searching On Kindle

    SEARCHING WHAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING You can limit a search to only what you are currently reading. You enter your search term or phrase and Kindle searches in the body of the text in the current item. SEARCHING ALL YOUR CONTENT You can alternatively search all the reading material that you have stored on Kindle, including books, newspapers, magazines, and other items.
  • Page 91: Searching For Definitions

    SEARCHING FOR DEFINITIONS You can limit a search to the dictionary. Kindle searches your default dictionary for definitions of the word you have entered. PERFORMING A SEARCH To perform a search, follow these steps: 1. Type in your search term; the Search line will automatically appear. You can use whole words, and no distinction is made between lower and upper case.
  • Page 92: Search Results Page

    4.2 Search Results Page When searching all your content, Kindle looks in the reading materials you have on your Kindle and the metadata (like title and author) of the materials you have in Archived Items. This includes purchased items, personal documents, and annotations that you have created.
  • Page 93: Search Results For A Specific Item

    A page appears showing all instances of the search term in that particular title. Each occurrence lists its location number and is shown in context so you can see how the search term is used. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 4 · 93...
  • Page 94 Next Page and Previous Page buttons to navigate between pages. To close the Search Results, move the 5-way to highlight “Close Search Results” and press the 5-way. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 4 · 94...
  • Page 95: Search Results For A Definition

    SEARCH RESULTS FOR A DEFINITION When you want to look up the meaning of a word, you can limit a search to the dictionary. Kindle searches your default dictionary for definitions of the word you enter. To find a definition, follow these steps: 1. Type in the word you want defined.
  • Page 96: Performing Remote Searches

    This opens Basic Web and submits your search term to Google. SEARCHING THE KINDLE STORE To search the Kindle Store, enter your term and move the 5-way to select “store.” Your Kindle connects to the Kindle Store and displays the search results page for the store sorted by relevance, as shown in the example below.
  • Page 97 Search Results page. Tip: You can also narrow a search in the Kindle Store to an author’s name by typing “@author” followed by the author’s name. For example, to search the Kindle Store for books by Agatha Christie, enter “@author Agatha Christie” in the Search line.
  • Page 98: Chapter 5: The Kindle Store

    Amazon automatically backs up all of your purchases in case you lose your Kindle or want to download a title again. To help other Amazon users decide what to buy, you can also add your own ratings and reviews.
  • Page 99: The Kindle Storefront

    THE KINDLE STOREFRONT When you select “Shop in Kindle Store” from any menu, you will be taken to the Kindle Storefront. An example is shown below, the storefront you see may be different as we update it often. Search Store — enter your search criteria here and Amazon will search the entire Kindle Store for matches and return the search results.
  • Page 100: The Store Menu

    THE STORE MENU The menu you see while you are connected to the Kindle Store allows you to go to other places in the store easily and includes the selections listed below. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 5 · 100...
  • Page 101: Browsing The Store

    Sellers instead. Recommended for You — displays items recommended for you by Amazon based on your previous digital and physical purchases. Your Wish List — displays the Kindle items in your wish list that you may want to buy later. BROWSING THE STORE Another way to find reading material in the Kindle Store is to browse through the different content categories such as books or newspapers.
  • Page 102 You can also select subcategories within the main category by selecting “View subcategories within…” in the upper right corner of the screen. Browse Path Number of Titles in Category Category KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 5 · 102...
  • Page 103: Getting The Details

    To get to the product detail page for a particular item, use the 5-way controller to select it. PRODUCT DETAIL PAGE EXAMPLE The example below shows you a product detail page for a book available at the Kindle Store. The features on this page are explained in the list below. Title Author Description...
  • Page 104 Author — searches the Kindle Store for other books by the author when selected. Description — describes the item. Select “more” to see the full text. Buy — purchases the item using your default Amazon 1-Click payment method and sends it wirelessly to your Kindle.
  • Page 105: Adding Items To Your Wish List

    ADDING ITEMS TO YOUR WISH LIST The Kindle Store lets you add items to your wish list that you want to look at or purchase later. To add an item to your wish list, select “Add to Wish List” from the product detail page for the item. If you have more than one wish list, you will be able to choose the wish list you want to add the item to.
  • Page 106: Writing Your Own Ratings And Reviews

    You can share your opinions with other readers by rating and reviewing the materials that you have read. To get to this page, select “Customer Reviews” from the product detail page for the item you want to critique, and then select “Write a Review” KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 5 · 106...
  • Page 107: Entering A Rating And Review

    3. Select “Review” and type your review on the lines provided. Select “ok.” 4. To submit your rating and review, select “Submit.” If you want to close this page without submitting your rating or review, select “Cancel.” KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 5 · 107...
  • Page 108: Making Purchases

    This section explains various aspects of purchasing items from the Kindle Store. TRYING A SAMPLE BOOK Most Kindle books allow you to download a sample before you decide to buy the item. The end of the sample book has a link to revisit the product detail page for the item or a link to purchase the item directly.
  • Page 109: Chapter 6: Accessing The Web

    “launch browser” from the Experimental screen or to follow a link from within your reading material. Many of the blogs that you subscribe to from the Kindle Store have links to Web sites. Selecting these links will open Basic Web and take you to the URL associated with the link.
  • Page 110: Entering A Url

    While browsing, you can also access the same list of bookmarks by selecting “Bookmarks” from the browser menu (just press the Menu button). KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 6 · 110...
  • Page 111: Using Next Page And Previous Page

    Menu button. Move the cursor to “Bookmark This Page” and press the 5-way controller. Any new bookmarks that you select will be added to the existing list on your Kindle. You can remove a bookmark by going to your Bookmarks lists and moving the 5-way controller until the item you want to delete is underlined.
  • Page 112 If there are radio buttons embedded within a Web page, you can change the input by maneuvering the cursor to the button you want to change and press the 5-way to “push” this button. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 6 · 112...
  • Page 113: Using History

    The Basic Web menu contains other items you can select, many of which also appear in the Browser’s navigation bar. To view the menu, press the Menu button when the Basic Web browser is on the screen. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 6 · 113...
  • Page 114: Other Features

    Use Advanced Mode — for complex Web sites. This mode squeezes pages down to fit the width of the Kindle screen. In this mode, JavaScript can also be enabled. When this mode is selected, the menu selection then changes to “Use Basic Mode” which optimizes the Kindle’s browser for viewing most pages.
  • Page 115: Basic Web Settings

    You can modify the default browser behaviors and perform simple maintenance procedures using Basic Web Settings. To display the Settings screen, press the Menu button while in the browser and then use the 5-way to select “Settings.” KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Chapter 6 · 115...
  • Page 116 Switch to Advanced Mode — switches between Basic and Advanced modes, when you view Basic Web. Clear Cache — removes temporary Internet files from your Kindle. Move the on- screen highlight to “Clear Cache” and press the 5-way controller to clear the cache. Clear History — removes cached Internet address entries from your Kindle. Move the on-screen highlight to “Clear History”...
  • Page 117: Settings And Experimental

    CHAPTER 7: Settings and Experimental Use the Kindle Settings page to personalize items on Kindle such as the name of your Kindle, annotation backup, device password, personal information, and other settings. The Settings page also provides information about your Kindle, such as the software version number.
  • Page 118 Registration — this is the account name to which your Kindle is registered. All Kindle Store and other charges will be applied to the credit card associated with your 1-Click account. Popular Highlights — allows you to turn on or off the display of popular passages highlighted by others in the books you are reading.
  • Page 119 If you set a password, you will be prompted to enter it when you turn your Kindle on or wake it from sleep. If your Kindle is sleeping when you attach it to a computer using the USB cable, you will also be prompted to enter your password in order to mount your Kindle on your computer.
  • Page 120: Registering Or Deregistering Kindle

    3. Move the 5-way down until “Settings” is underlined and press to select. 4. Press the 5-way to select “register.” 5. You will see a text entry box at the bottom of the screen to enter your user name and password (the e-mail address and password associated with your Amazon account).
  • Page 121: Personalizing Your Kindle

    DEREGISTERING YOUR KINDLE If you want to transfer ownership of your Kindle or return it for service or recycling, you should deregister it to prevent unauthorized purchases. The process is similar to the registration process described above. Just select “deregister” from the Registration section and select “ok”...
  • Page 122: Password - Protecting Your Kindle

    Kindle starts or wakes from sleep. If your Kindle is sleeping when you attach it to a computer using the USB cable, you will also be prompted to enter your password before you can mount your Kindle on your computer.
  • Page 123: Choosing Your Primary Dictionary

    You can choose the dictionary you want to use when you look up words while you are reading. The default is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you can change your dictionary choice by purchasing a supported dictionary on the Kindle Store and then following these steps: 1.
  • Page 124: Changing Annotations Backup on any of your purchased content. If you delete an item from your Kindle or if you buy a new Kindle, you can automatically restore an item’s annotations, bookmarks, and the last location you read by downloading the item again from the Manage Your Kindle page on
  • Page 125: The Settings Menu

    THE SETTINGS MENU The Settings menu allows you to go to other places on your Kindle as well as update your software or restart your device. These menu options are defined below. To display the Settings menu, press the Menu button while you are on the Settings screen.
  • Page 126 Reset to Factory Defaults — resets your Kindle to its original factory settings and restarts your device. You should only select this action if instructed to do so by Kindle Customer Service. Before you reset your Kindle to factory defaults, you must back up any personal documents, periodical issues older than the past seven issues that you’d...
  • Page 127: Experimental

    4. Select the concept you would like to try. To give us feedback on items on the Experimental page, send an e-mail to kindle- We are really interested in hearing what you have to say, so type as much as you want. Based on your feedback, we may add or remove content from the Experimental page, so let your thoughts be known.
  • Page 128: Kindle And Your Computer

    8.1 Getting Started This section lists the requirements for connecting Kindle to your computer. The USB cable you use with your power adapter can also be used to connect your Kindle to a computer, so there is nothing additional to buy. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Both Macintosh and Windows users can manage Kindle files through the USB connection.
  • Page 129 Also, your Kindle is not usable as a reading device while you are in USB drive mode, but will return right to where you were when you eject the device from your computer.
  • Page 130: Transferring Files From Your Computer

    8.2 Transferring Files from Your Computer MANAGING YOUR DOCUMENTS If your Kindle is out of Whispernet coverage, you can still add content to it by connecting it to a computer to mount it as a USB drive. After your Kindle mounts as a USB drive, you will see three default directories or folders. The one called “documents”...
  • Page 131: Converting And Transferring Your Documents

    Kindle-compatible format for reading on your Kindle. You can have the converted files sent wirelessly to your Kindle via Whispernet for a fee or to the e-mail address associated with our Amazon account for free.
  • Page 132: Sending Your Documents For Conversion

    2. Sign-in to your account. 3. In the Your Kindle(s) section, select “Edit Info.” 4. In the Kindle E-mail Address text field, change the first part of the e-mail address to what you would like it to be. The will automatically be appended.
  • Page 133: Audiobooks And Mp3S

    Windows or Mac-based computer and then transfer these books over USB to your Kindle’s “Audible” folder, and listen to them on your Kindle. Once on your Kindle, an Audible file will be displayed on your Home screen with your other documents.
  • Page 134: Transferring Mp3S

    TRANSFERRING MP3s You can transfer your MP3 files to Kindle by copying them to the “music” folder on your Kindle over USB. For more information on connecting your computer over USB, see “Making the Connection” earlier in this chapter.
  • Page 135: Your Kindle And

    Store using a Web browser on your computer. You can also go to the Manage Your Kindle page on to manage your Kindle account, change or cancel a subscription, or look up a past Kindle order. If you need help, Kindle Support on gives you information, e-mail, and phone access to dedicated customer service representatives.
  • Page 136: Getting The Details

    Send sample now — click this button to receive a free sample of a book on your Kindle. You can read the beginning of the book for free. If you enjoy it, you can make a purchase directly from your Kindle or return to the Kindle Store on if you prefer to purchase from your computer.
  • Page 137: Managing Your Kindle On

    9.2 Managing Your Kindle on This section gives you instructions on how to find and use the Manage Your Kindle page on The Manage Your Kindle page is a versatile online tool you can use to view and manage your Kindle content, personal settings, and account information.
  • Page 138: Managing Your Orders

    Kindle, but Whispersync will no longer sync its annotations or furthest page read with other Kindles. If you plan to read the same book on more than one Kindle at a time, it is recommended that you keep synchronization on.
  • Page 139: Downloading Content From Your Computer

    5. Using your computer, eject your Kindle from your computer. The content you transferred should now appear in Home. 9.3 Contacting Kindle Support If you have problems with your Kindle, try using the Kindle Support Web site or one of our Customer Service members will be happy to help you. Kindle Support Web Address.: web:
  • Page 140: Transferring Content To Your New Kindle

    4. Move the 5-way to the right and “add to home” will appear under the title. Press the 5-way to download the item to your new Kindle. You can also transfer books to your device by visiting the Manage Your Kindle page on with your computer. From your computer’s Web browser, open:
  • Page 141: Transferring Periodical Subscriptions

    2. Connect the USB cable (provided with your Kindle) to the Kindle and your computer. 3. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would normally find an external USB drive. 4. Open your Kindle. You should see a folder entitled “documents.”...
  • Page 142: Transferring Personal Documents

    10.3 Transferring Personal Documents To transfer personal documents you have stored on a Kindle to another Kindle, follow these steps: 1. Connect the Kindle you want to transfer information from to your computer using the USB cable provided for that particular Kindle. 2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would normally find an external USB drive.
  • Page 143: Transferring Audiobooks

    7. Using your computer, eject your Kindle from your computer. The content you transferred should now appear in Home. The first time you play an audiobook on your new Kindle, you will be prompted to register the device with Audible. Make sure you register with your Audible account name and password, not your Amazon account credentials.
  • Page 144: Transferring Mp3S

    10.5 Transferring MP3s To transfer MP3s you have stored on a Kindle to another Kindle, follow these steps: 1. Connect the Kindle you want to transfer an MP3 from, to your computer using the USB cable provided for that particular Kindle. 2. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would normally find an external USB drive.
  • Page 145: Chapter 11: Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 11: Troubleshooting You can resolve many problems with your Kindle, quickly and easily. If you encounter any of the following problems with your Kindle, click on the issue for help. • My Kindle won’t turn on/My Kindle is unresponsive or appears frozen. • My wireless isn’t working. • I’m unable to download a book even though I see strong wireless signal strength • I only received a partial download of my Kindle Content or my Kindle Content seems to be corrupted. • I’m having problems transferring content from my computer to my Kindle • Text-to-speech sounds distorted. • My Kindle doesn’t charge when using the power adapter.
  • Page 146 Allow the device to be charged in this manner for at least 30 minutes. Slide and release the power switch. If your Kindle does not turn on then try resetting it by doing the following: 1.
  • Page 147 4. Press the Menu button. 5. Select “Restart.” If that does not solve the issue, play an MP3 or Audible file on your Kindle using the device’s built-in speakers. If the audio still sounds distorted, contact Customer Service. For instructions on downloading an MP3 or Audible file, see Section 8.4.
  • Page 148 MY KINDLE DOESN’T CHARGE WHEN USING THE POWER ADAPTER. Check to see if the charging light next to your Kindle’s micro-USB port is lit. If not, then try another AC outlet. If the charging light still does not come on, then try restarting your Kindle by doing the following: 1.
  • Page 149 4. Press the Menu button. 5. Select “Restart.” If your Kindle is unresponsive, then try resetting it by doing the following: 1. Disconnect your Kindle from any power source. 2. Slide and hold the power switch for 15 seconds before releasing.
  • Page 150: Appendix

    Do not use your Kindle or its accessories in rain, or near sinks or other wet locations. Take care not to spill any food or liquid in your Kindle. If your device does get wet, unplug all cables, turn off the wireless (go to Menu, and choose Turn Wireless Off) and let the screen revert to the screen saver.
  • Page 151: Headphone Safety

    Administration regulations require you to have permission from a crew member to use your device’s wireless service. If you have your wireless service turned off, you can use your Kindle for reading once a crew member has said it is okay to use electronic devices.
  • Page 152 If your Kindle does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception (which you can determine by turning your Kindle off and on), you can try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: reorient or relocate the receiving antenna for the radio or television;...
  • Page 153: Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy (Model Number D00511)

    FCC RF exposure guidelines. SAR information on this Kindle is on file with the FCC and can be found under the Display Grant section of after searching on FCC ID: WI5-1210. This Kindle meets RF exposure guidelines when positioned at least 0.39 of an inch (1.0 cm) away from...
  • Page 154: Compliance Information For Kindle Users Outside The Us

    Make sure you dispose of or recycle Kindle in accordance with your local laws and regulations. For information about recycling Kindle, go to: UL CERTIFICATION NUMBER The UL Certification Number for this Kindle can be found on the back of the device. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Model Numbers Kindle – D00511 Kindle with international wireless - D00701 Display —...
  • Page 155: Kindle License Agreement And Terms Of Use

  • Page 156: Wireless Connectivity

    We will maintain a list of current fees for such services in the Kindle Store. Amazon reserves the right to discontinue wireless connectivity at any time or to otherwise change the...
  • Page 157: Software

    (collectively, “Periodicals”): (i) you may request cancellation of your subscription by following the cancellation instructions in the Kindle Store; (ii) we may terminate a subscription at our discretion without notice, for example, if a Periodical is no longer available; (iii) if we terminate a subscription in advance of the end of its term, we will give you a prorated refund;...
  • Page 158 Device or Software. Automatic Updates. In order to keep your Software up-to-date, Amazon may automatically provide your Device with updates/upgrades to the Software. Export Regulations. You agree to comply with all export and re-export restrictions...
  • Page 159: General

    Changes to Service. Amazon reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service at any time, and Amazon will not be liable to you should it exercise such right. Termination. Your rights under this Agreement will automatically terminate without notice from Amazon if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement.
  • Page 161 Amendment. Amazon reserves the right to amend any of the terms of this Agreement at its sole discretion by posting the revised terms on the Kindle Store or the Amazon. com website. Your continued use of the Device and Software after the effective date of any such amendment shall be deemed your agreement to be bound by such amendment.
  • Page 162 ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY This Warranty is provided by Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc., 1200 12th Ave South, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98144-2734, United States, for the Kindle Device (the “Device”). We warrant the Device against defects in materials and workmanship under ordinary consumer use for one year from the date of original retail purchase. During this...
  • Page 163 OMMISSIONS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have additional rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and this limited warranty does not affect those rights. KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5 EDITION Appendix · 163...
  • Page 164: Patent Notices

    All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks, and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. OTHER LANGUAGE VERSIONS You can see a version of the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use, One-Year Limited Warranty and other Kindle information in other languages by clicking on this link: KINDLE USER’S GUIDE 5...