Chapter 2 acquiring & managing kindle books, Shop in the kindle store anytime, anywhere, Managing your kindle library – Kindle 2nd edition User Guide User Manual

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Kindle User's Guide




Chapter 2

Acquiring & Managing

Kindle books

Chapter 2
Acquiring & Managing Kindle books

Shop in the Kindle Store anytime, anywhere

The Kindle Store offers a wide selection of Kindle books, Kindle Singles, newspapers,

magazines, and blogs, as well as popular games and active content. To access the store,

select Shop in Kindle Store from any menu (make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi

network). Use the 5-way controller to navigate through the store. You can search for a

title, browse by category, check out the latest bestsellers, or view recommendations

personalised just for you. The Kindle Store lets you see details about titles, read customer

reviews, and even download book samples.

When you're ready to make a purchase, the Kindle Store uses the secure Amazon 1-Click

payment method. To learn more about setting up your 1-Click payment method on your

Manage Your Kindle page, go to

After you order, the Amazon Whispernet service delivers the item directly to your Kindle

via your Wi-Fi connection. Books are downloaded to your Kindle immediately, generally in

less than 60 seconds. Newspapers and magazines are sent to your device as soon as

they're published - often even before they're available in print. If your Kindle had wireless

connectivity prior to going to sleep, it will continue to receive your regularly scheduled

subscriptions while in sleep mode. If your Kindle is in Aeroplane Mode when a new issue

of a periodical becomes available, the issue will be delivered automatically the next time

you connect wirelessly.

Managing your Kindle library

Kindle can store thousands of digital books, personal documents, newspapers, blogs,

magazines, and active content, which are referred to collectively as "content" throughout

this guide. To display a list of content on your Kindle, press the Home button. To view how

much free space you have available for storing content, press the Menu button on the

Home screen. The available space will be displayed in the top left corner.

By default, your content is sorted by the most recent first, meaning all of the new items

and the content you are currently reading are at the top. You can change how the Home

screen is sorted by using the Up Arrow on the 5-way controller until the current sort option

is highlighted (for example, Most Recent First), then using the Right Arrow on the 5-way

controller to display the sort options. Other options include Title, Author and Collections. If

your Home screen is sorted alphabetically by either title or author, you can press a letter

key and then the centre button of the 5-way controller to go to the first item starting with

that letter.

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