How to Use the Amazon Kindle and How to Download Books on the Kindle
0 (0)

The Internet Patrol - Patrolling the Internet for You
Rate this post!
 

There’s been a lot on the net lately about the new Amazon Kindle wireless reading device, including our own review of the Kindle reader. The Kindle ebook reader is Amazon’s entry in the wireless ebook reader market. But how to use the Amazon Kindle reader? Well, with the Kindle Amazon has bundled an always-available-from-anywhere free Kindle network, instant download of 90,000 boooks for only $9.99 each, newspaper subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, and the ability to read more than 300 popular blogs, all from anywhere, without needing to use wifi! But what happens after you purchase a Kindle? What do you need to do to begin using it?

We here at the Internet Patrol actually purchased an Amazon Kindle, just the same way you would, so that we could answer that question. And here’s what we learned. Within moments of our hitting “purchase” at Amazon, we received the following information:



Thank you for your purchase and welcome to Amazon Kindle.

We built Kindle with the goal of creating an exceptional and hassle-free reading experience. As such, we wanted to point out a few details before you get started on Kindle.

Your Kindle is automatically registered to the same Amazon.com account you used to make your purchase. This enables you shop, purchase, and download books, newspapers, and magazines wirelessly from your Kindle device right out of the box. Your Kindle purchases are made using your existing default 1-Click payment method at Amazon.com. If you wish to change the payment method associated with your Kindle, you can do so by visiting Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com.

No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free?
Click for amount options
Other Amount:
What info did you find here today?:

 

If you purchased your Kindle as a gift for someone else, you should deregister your Kindle device from your Amazon.com account. You can deregister your Kindle from the Settings page on the device or at Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com.

You can start building your library before your Kindle even arrives by shopping for books, newspapers, magazines and more at the Kindle Store on Amazon.com. Amazon’s unique wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet will auto-deliver your purchases directly to your Kindle. Once you receive your Kindle, you can also shop the same great selection directly from your device.

Here’s what you have to look forward to reading on your Kindle:

 

* More than 80,000 books including New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise.

* Top U.S. and International newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine.

* Top magazines and journals including TIME, Forbes, and Atlantic Monthly – all wirelessly delivered to your Kindle before they hit the newsstands.

* More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including Slashdot, Techdirt, Boing Boing, FOX Sports, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post.

We hope you enjoy reading on Kindle and look forward to hearing about your experience. Send us your feedback at [deleted].

Sincerely,

The Amazon Kindle Team

So, the bottom line is that other than purchasing the books you want to read on Kindle (you don’t even have to download them, they are delivered automatically to your Kindle), and signing up for any newspaper, magazine, or blog subscriptions you want (also delivered automatically), you don’t have to do a darned thing other than open the box, turn the Kindle on, and enjoy it!

No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free?
Click for amount options
Other Amount:
What info did you find here today?:

People also searched for do you need internet for kindle books
Rate this post!
 

7 thoughts on “How to Use the Amazon Kindle and How to Download Books on the Kindle
0 (0)

  1. What is the answer to Comment #1 (5/6/11). I have the same issue, and am ready to return this gift.

  2. Not the whole story, I fear. I just bought a Kindle and after several hours on the phone trying to get access to a wifi network on the thing, I have found I cannot do so even w/ help from supposed experts at amazon and my broadband provider. Worse, I cannot find instructions to allow me to get downloads on my computer to sync on the Kindle reader. Not a happy situation. I just bought a very expensive dictionary apparently.

  3. I don’t like the big reader & its extra to carry around. I added a larger SD card to my smart phone and get free ebooks & read them from there. Saved the price of a reader & it’s convenant when I want it & out of the way when I don’t.

  4. Can I download the books and magazines outside the usa via home network or direct wireless internet connection. I really would like to buy this kindle but I wanna know if I can manage to download em while I am at home.

  5. Thanks a million for directing me to your Kindle articles, Anne. I’m impressed you’re a 3 Kindle family – that sure speaks volumes. Sounds like it’s a perfect device for my mobile lifestyle ‘cuz ordering by snail mail is such a drag with life on the road!! :)

  6. Is the only cost for the initial payment for the unit then and the 9.99 for books; or is there a cost of newspapers, articles, etc; and can you download, without charge, other things you may want, but are not part of the Kindle listings?

    BRIAN

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.