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Paperwhite Users Guide: Get the Most From Your Kindle

Use your Paperwhite to download your favorite books, newspapers, magazines and blogs
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2,715 students enrolled
Created by Steve Weber
Last updated 11/2015
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Download, organize and read your favorite books on your Paperwhite.
Get current and archived edition of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines delivered to your Paperwhite free.
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  • No prior knowledge is required.
  • Students should be registered at Amazon

You've got a Paperwhite e-reader from Amazon. Now learn to use it to the max.

You'll see how to quickly set up your Paperwhite, navigate the touch-screen and buy, borrow, and browse the world's largest library of digital books. This course demystifies the Paperwhite and shows step-by-step how to master the Kindle basics, including secret tips, tricks and shortcuts you won't find elsewhere.

You'll follow along as Amazon guru Steve Weber demonstrates how to:

  • Adjust your Paperwhite's setting just the way you prefer.
  • Charge your Kindle's battery properly and prolong its life.
  • Enjoy an infinite supply of the best books -- daily free and discounted fiction and nonfiction.
  • Use personal and office documents, including PDFs. Chuck your laptop, and do all your reading on the Kindle!
  • The easy way to harvest your own content and get it onto your Paperwhite, including gems you didn't buy at Amazon.
  • How to download, organize and read your favorite books, magazines and newspapers on the Paperwhite.
  • Use Amazon's free "Cloud" service for unlimited storage of your digital content.
  • Find the best free content in the world, downloadable to your Kindle. (You might never have to pay for books, movies or music again--ever!)

So what are you waiting for? Let's get started right now. This course is guaranteed. You can use it for 30 days, and if you're not 100% satisfied, you get a full refund.

OK, let's go!

Who is the target audience?
  • Owners of Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite device should take this course.
  • Experienced Paperwhite users can benefit from the advanced topics covered in this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 44:01
1 Lecture 03:11

Meet instructor Steve Weber and see an overview of the topics you'll learn in this course.

Unbox and charge your Paperwhite
1 Lecture 04:36
Unbox, charge, and set up your Papewhite. Learn basic navigation.
Continue with basic settings and more navigational tips.
1 Lecture 08:35
Advanced settings and Navigation.
Use the dictionary, Wikipedia and X-Ray features to enhance your reading.
1 Lecture 07:38
Use the dictionary, Wikipedia, X-Ray and Vocabulary Builder to learn more.
Troubleshooting: Fix technical problems using your Paperwhite.
1 Lecture 05:53
Fix a frozen screen, get more from your battery, fix stalled book downloads.
Recommended websites: Kindle Buffet
1 Lecture 03:02
Using Kindle Buffet dot com to download free and discounted Kindle books.
Kindle's Best-Kept Secret: Free bestsellers from your public library.
1 Lecture 05:31
Use Overdrive to borrow library books and send them to your Kindle.
Download free newspapers and magazines with Calibre
1 Lecture 05:35
Use the free Calibre software to harvest leading newspapers, magazines and blogs
About the Instructor
4.3 Average rating
25 Reviews
3,200 Students
2 Courses
Amazon Kindle guru and publisher of Kindle Buffet

I'm Steve Weber, publisher of Kindle Buffet dot com, where I post a daily list of five-star Kindle books offered free that day. I also have a book called "Kindle Buffet," one of my several nonfiction tomes about bookselling and collecting, publishing, authorship, book marketing, and social media.

In college I studied Journalism -- BS, 1987, West Virginia University. I was pretty green back then, and I figured a career in newspapers was just the ticket for a guy such as myself who enjoyed writing but had no ideas of his own.

After working several years as a reporter and editor, I started a home-based business selling used and collectible books online (mainly on Amazon). Five years later, I wrote my first book based on that experience: "The Home-Based Bookstore." It's a short book but it took me a long time to write it. .

Recently I've been fascinated with publishing my books on the Kindle, and all the other great books available. I'm especially keen on checking out each day's free Kindle books, of course. They're irresistable, like candy or free beer. Or, as one Kindle Buffet reader put it, "They're like potato chips. Nobody can download just one."

I started Kindle Buffet in the summer of 2012, and it draws on my experiences in book-picking, interviewing, writing and publishing. I feel like I have a knack for recognizing what other people might want to read, and talking them into doing it. I figured it would take just 20 minutes a day to update the site and, for a while, it did. Just as with everything else I do, it ended up taking about 25 times longer than I'd figured. So these days I've got about 20 minutes left in my day after I've finished with Kindle Buffet.

A lot of people ask me how I manage to do it all. "Steve," they say, "how can you possibly read 60, 70, 80 books a day, seven days a week?"

My reply is always the same: "Doesn't everybody? I mean, c'mon, they're FREE! There's no excuse not to!"

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