Chapter 2 acquiring & managing kindle content, Shop the kindle store anytime, anywhere, Audible audiobooks – Kindle Touch 3G User Manual

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Kindle User’s Guide


Chapter 2 Acquiring & Managing Kindle Content

Chapter 2
Acquiring & Managing Kindle Content

Shop the Kindle Store anytime, anywhere

The Kindle Store offers a wide selection of Kindle books, Kindle Singles, newspapers,
magazines, blogs, and Audible audiobooks as well as popular games and active content. To
access the store, tap the top of the screen to display the toolbars, then tap the Shopping Cart
button. You can also select Shop Kindle Store from some menus.

To navigate within the Kindle Store, simply tap on any area of interest, then swipe left and
right or up and down to move around pages and lists. You can search for a title, browse by
category, check out the latest best sellers, or view recommendations personalized 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 securely uses your Amazon 1-Click
payment method. After you order, the Amazon Whispernet service delivers the item directly
to your Kindle Touch via your wireless connection. Books are downloaded to your Kindle
immediately, generally in less than 60 seconds. Newspapers, magazines, and blogs are sent
to your device as soon as they’re published—often even before they’re available in print. If
your Kindle is not connected to a wireless network when a new issue of a periodical becomes
available, that issue will be delivered automatically the next time you connect wirelessly. If
your Kindle had wireless on prior to going to sleep, it will continue to receive your regularly
scheduled subscriptions while in sleep mode.

You can also synchronize your Kindle device so that purchases within Kindle apps or other
Kindle devices registered to your account are available to you. For example, you can read a
few pages using the Kindle application on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and then pick
up right where you left off when you return to your Kindle. This setting is available via the
Manage Your Kindle page, accessible from For more information,

Reading Kindle content on other devices


Audible audiobooks

The Kindle Store offers thousands of Audible audio editions, including

New York Times best

sellers. In addition to audiobooks, the Kindle Store offers audio editions of radio shows,
stand-up comedy performances, and speeches. Listen to Audible content through the Kindle
speakers or plug in your headphones for private listening.

Due to their large file size, audiobooks can only be transferred wirelessly to your Kindle using
Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi is not available at your current location, but your Kindle model has 3G, you can
still purchase Audible content; it will automatically download the next time your Kindle has a
Wi-Fi connection. Alternatively, you can download your Audible purchases to your computer,
then transfer them to your Kindle via USB. offers four versions of its audiobook format. Kindle Touch is compatible with
format 4 and Audible Enhanced Audio (AAX). Format 2, format 3, and audiobooks from other
sources are not supported.

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