If you are thinking of getting a kindle eBook reader, here are some important clues that will persuade you to want to buy one now. Kindle eBook reader has no doubt revolutionized our reading habits and rekindled great interest in reading books, magazines, articles and more. For newbies and those still contemplating to get a Kindle eBook reader, lets just start from the beginning so we can have great insight about this small but powerful gadget that can hold almost entire library or book store on it. Its just like carrying a library with you.
WHAT IS A KINDLE EBOOK READER?
Kindle e-book reader is a devices that enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media via wireless networking. Not white long when Amazon.com introduced a new product, called the Kindle. Developed by Amazon itself and sets out to change the way we read books, newspapers, weblogs, novels, etc. Here are some vital reasons why everyone needs a kindle ebook reader.
WHY BUY KINDLE eBOOK READER?
1. You can go anywhere with it, just like taking a look with you. Very handy and can hold it with one hand.
2. One device holds about a library and gives you as many of your favorite book titles at your fingertips.
3. Its easy to take notes, save clippings of quotations and highlight passages we want to be able to find again.
4. Kindle is convenient, portable and good for the environment.
5. Kindle is a compact, electronic book with instant wireless access to over 1,000,000 books sold by Amazon. Its an audio book player, and a wireless Web browser. Kindle uses a cellular data network to deliver books, newspapers, magazines and weblogs to you immediately. The network, which Amazon calls “Whispernet”, costs nothing to use. Amazon provides data connectivity free of charge as part of purchase deal.
6. Kindle is not limited to only books that Amazon.com sells — it can read books in Mobipocket or text formats, and it also reads Audible.com’s protected audiobooks, HTML and Word documents, and several image formats (through Amazon’s email-based conversion service). Now virtually all books being published are also available on Kindle. If you also buy the occasional audiobook from Audible, Kindle has you covered. After registering your Kindle with Audible, all your Audible books play on Kindle with on-screen controls.
7. You can use Kindle for pleasure reading, to read the daily newspaper, magazines, novels, weblogs, etc.
8. Kindle combines a paper-like display with a custom, anti-aliased typeface to achieve good readability. Six text sizes are
available, from tiny to huge; all are crisp and readable.
9. Kindle’s shell is made of impact-absorbing plastic and you can see the case flex as it absorbs impact forces.
10. Kindle’s main controls are on the front face: a unique scroll/click wheel, several buttons on left and right sides, and a compact keyboard at the bottom. Volume buttons are on the bottom edge, while the power and wireless switches are on the back near the top.
11. The rubberized scroll wheel is the key to navigating the menus and selecting on-screen text. The scroller does several jobs. You use it to choose menu options, to select hyperlinks in documents, and to select text. Text selection itself provides several more choices: you can look up words in a built-in Oxford American Dictionary; you can add a highlight or you can add notes with the keyboard. The bottom of the Kindle has a pair of volume up/down buttons, plus a standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, a Mini-B USB connector, and a power connector for the AC adapter/battery charger. Kindle has a built-in speaker suitable for audiobooks.
12. Kindle runs about two days with wireless turned on, but over a week with wireless off. You don’t need a Mac or PC to start using kindle, it arrives from Amazon already registered to your account. You can go directly to the Kindle store via Whispernet, browse and search books, newspapers, magazines and blogs, and buy them.
13. Kindle supports sharing contents. A Kindle book can be downloaded onto as many as six Kindles associated with one Amazon account, which allows families to share.
14. Kindle has 256 MB of internal flash memory. About 30% of this is used by Kindle’s software, leaving 180 MB available for books and media. Kindle’s software is upgradeable. Earlier this year, Amazon released version 1.0.4, a minor update to fix bugs.
15. Kindle is designed to function on its own without a computer. The only times it actually might need to directly connect to a computer are to load content not purchased from the Kindle Store, or to register Kindle with Audible.com to play Audible audiobooks.
16. Kindle’s USB port provides a direct connection to your computer. Loading content is simple: Turn on Kindle and connect your computer and the Kindle with a standard Mini-B type USB cable.
17. Kindle creates a few folders to help you organize content — reading material such as text files and Mobipocket books should go into Documents, audiobooks into Audible, MP3s into Music, etc.
18. Although it’s clear that Kindle’s main purpose is to sell content from Amazon, it supports plenty of non-Amazon content too. Since it supports Mobipocket format, Kindle can read a wide selection of un-encrypted e-books from other publishers. And it’s possible to hack even encrypted Mobipocket files to enable your Kindle to read them.
19. Amazon works directly with authors to publish e-Books. Along with Kindle, Amazon introduced Digital Text Platform, which enables anybody to publish e-books in the Kindle store. You just upload a Word, text, or HTML document; pick a content category or two to list your work, add the title and metadata such as author, editor, and contributors; view a preview to check formatting; set a price; and click Publish.
Kinds Of Kindle Books: Fiction, Nonfiction, Advice & How-To, Arts & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Investing, Children’s Chapter Books, Computers & Internet, Cooking, Food & Wine, History, Humor.
FEATURES OF NEWEST KINDLE:
Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required.
5.9.6 Wireless: 5.9.6 wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle; no annual contracts, no monthly fees, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots
Global Coverage: Enjoy 5.9.6 wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries. Check wireless coverage map.
Paper-Like Display: Reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight.
Carry Your Library: Holds up to 2,000 books.
NEW AMAZON KINDLE EREADER:
Longer Battery Life: Now read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on, a significant improvement from the previous battery life of 4 days
Built-In PDF Reader: Your Kindle can now display PDF documents natively. Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go.
Read-to-Me: With the experimental Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book’s rights holder made the feature unavailable.
Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
Large Selection: Over 1,000,000 books, including large selection of New York Times, Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing varies.
Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are cheap, unless marked otherwise. When traveling abroad, you can download books wirelessly from the Kindle Store or your Archived Items. U.S. customers are charged a fee for international downloads. So, what are you waiting for, go grab one kindle ebook reader now.