How to Use a Kindle E-book

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The Kindle electronic book is the digital version of a conventional, printed book. It’s a portable device that allows the user to download literally thousands of books, magazines, newspapers, audio files and other reading materials via free-of-charge wireless connectivity.

Simple to use, the Kindle has features that will save users time, space and money. Books and subscriptions are half the price of most hardcover books, and it’s waste-free. Best of all, you can shop for books anytime and store all your reading materials in the Kindle for easy access. The following steps show you how to shop and download reading material from the Kindle store.

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  1. 1

    Charge the Kindle e-book by plugging the power adaptor into an electronic outlet. The adaptor jack is located at the bottom of the device.

  2. 2

    Turn on the power switch and the wireless switch, both located on the back of the Kindle.

  3. 3

    With the select wheel, move the cursor (a silver rectangle located on the right side) to "menu," and press it to select the Kindle storefront.

  4. 4

    At the Kindle storefront, browse the selections -- from books to blogs to new books to best sellers and more. Just move the cursor to your selected item and click through until you get to the "buy" button. You will need an Amazon account to make a wireless purchase.

Tips and warnings

  • You will automatically receive an Amazon account with the purchase of the Kindle.

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