5 Essential Tips Amazon Kindle Owners Should Know

Though Amazon’s Kindle at first glance appears to be a simple device, it has features that you may not have yet discovered. For instance, did you know that you can buy books from stores other than Amazon for your Kindle (such as eBooks.com, Diesel-ebooks.com, and eHarlequin.com)?

To sideload MOBI format eBooks and documents, you must connect your Kindle to your PC via USB. Wait for your machine to recognize the new device. It will appear until My Computer in the Devices With Removeable Storage area. On Mac OS X machines it will appear on the desktop as a drive. Double-click to access the files and folders on your eReader. Then simply drag and drop them into the documents folder on the Kindle.

We’ll show you how to get the most out of your eReader, whether it’s fresh from the box or you’ve been using it as long as Eat, Pray, Love has been on the bestseller list. Find essential Kindle tips below.

Essential Kindle Tips

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  1. David (laptop bags) Says:

    After all the hype about the iPad it’s good that the Kindle is getting some publicity for being a sensibly priced ebook reader. Thanks for the tips on getting the most out of it.

  2. bogdan Says:

    Where exactly are you showing us how to buy books from stores other than Amazon???
    I’m really wanna know!

  3. Von Says:

    I agree. I’m glad Laptop is acknowledging Kindle users. As an ebook, it’s a good product.

  4. jen202 Says:

    you can now convert your kindle clippings into Microsoft Word, Excel and PDF files.

    This website is for free, and it’s called http://www.clippingsconverter.com

    i really love it, because it converts your clippings into a very organized and read-able format – good for students like myself.

  5. MY-Lene Says:

    I also use clippingsconverter.com to organize my kindle clippings, and just to add up to jen202’s post, it is also possible to upload your clippings to evernote using that site. I think this is also something that Amazon kindle owners should know. :)

  6. Ashley Says:

    What if Alt-G doesn’t work to get rid of burn in!

  7. Paula Christy Says:

    Have tried steps given to restart battery without success. It has not been used for some time. Does this mean I will need a new battery?

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