Kindle User’s Guide 8
Chapter 2 Acquiring & Managing Kindle Books

Shop the Kindle Store anytime, anywhere

The Kindle Store offers a wide selection of reading material including books, newspapers
and magazines. To access the store, select Shop in Kindle Store from any menu (make
sure you have turned wireless on). Use the 5-way controller to navigate through the store.
You can search for a title, browse by category, check out the latest bestsellers 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 decide to make a
purchase, the Kindle Store uses the secure Amazon 1-Click payment method. To learn more
about setting up your 1-Click payment method on your Manage Your Kindle page, go to www.
After you order, the Amazon Whispernet service delivers the item directly to your Kindle via
your Wi-Fi connection. Books are downloaded to your Kindle immediately, generally in less
than 60 seconds. Newspapers and magazines are sent to your device as soon as they’re
published—often even before they’re available in print. If your Kindle had wireless on prior to
going to sleep, it will continue to receive your regularly scheduled subscriptions while in sleep
mode. If your Kindle is not connected to a Wi-Fi network when a new issue of a periodical
becomes available, that issue will be delivered automatically the next time you connect.

Managing your Kindle library

Kindle can store thousands of digital books, personal documents, newspapers, blogs, and
magazines, which are referred to collectively as “content” throughout this guide. To display a
list of content on your Kindle, press the Home button. Pressing Menu from the Home screen
displays how much free space you have available for storing content.
By default, your content is sorted by most recent first, meaning all of the new items and the
content you are currently reading are at the top. You can change how the Home screen is
sorted by pressing the Up Arrow on the 5-way controller until the sort options are underlined,
then pressing the Right Arrow on the 5-way to display the sort options. If your Home screen
is sorted alphabetically by either title or author, you can press a letter key and then the center
button of the 5-way to go to the first item starting with that letter.
The Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon offers a handy way to view and manage your Kindle
content, settings, and account using a web browser. To learn more, go to

Creating collections

You’ll probably reach a point where you want to group items for easier access. The Collections
feature lets you do this. Create a new collection by pressing the Menu button while on the
Home screen. Select Create New Collection, then use the onscreen keyboard to t ype a name
for the collection. You can add as many items as you like to each collection, and you can add
an item to more than one collection.

Removing content

To delete an item from your Kindle, underline its name on the Home screen and press the
Left Arrow on the 5-way controller. When a warning displays, press the center button of the
5-way to confirm the deletion.
Chapter 2 Acquiring & Managing Kindle Books