Amazon Kindle and The Coolest Features In It:
You have already heard about it, and more specifically in regards to the eBook culture. Also, Kindle apps and desktop applications, helps you read eBooks of Mobi format with ease and compatibility. You don’t have to look elsewhere for your eBook reading needs. Kindle is your best eBook reader out there. With Kindle in your hand, you have access to millions of Amazon Kindle titles which you can buy and immediately take to reading. Also, as Kindle is versatile, you can even go through different makes of eBook, like enhanced and multimedia eBooks. However, most of the users do not know that they can use their Kindle device to do way more than the usual reading. Take a look at our list:
A. You Can Buy Books From Other Sites Than Just Amazon:
- You usually buy your books through Amazon as it is the home portal for Kindle. However, you can buy Kindle titles from other websites too and read them on Kindle. And what’s more, many of these sites offer the books at a cheaper rate than Amazon and sometimes the books are free too.
- The sites that you can use to get free Kindle eBooks are Mobileread.com (Visit Mobi downloads and sync them to Kindle). Also, Feedbooks.com (where you can use whispersync as well). Other sites that you may visit are – 1001Books, Project Guttenberg, ForgottenBooks, etc. You can get these titles on to the computer and transfer them to Kindle device.
B. You Can Use Kindle Tools For Converting Formats:
- Contrary to popular belief, you can use Kindle essential tools to convert files for free. Amazon Kindle does not charge you for converting your title to a different format.
- In order to convert your books to Mobi, the supporting formats are Doc,HTML, BMP, TXT and also RTF. You need to attach the files and send a mail to your Kindle account. Also, You can use free document conversion for transfer in USB.
- You may also use free conversion tools to get Kindle supported books by using the websites such as MobiPocket Creator, Stanza or Calibre online.
C. Read Multiple Book Formats On Amazon Kindle:
While the Kindle reads a limited format of Mobi, it can be tweaked to support other formats too. You can use the formats of AZW, AZW1, TXT, Mobi and PRC, with Kindle in a native manner. If the eBooks that you want to read are in ePub, Lit, or secured Mobi format, you just need to process them through the following programs. You can get these software’s and tools to convert any DRM-free content, into Kindle based books. You shall need just to visit these websites for further ease. The best and most highly effective tools are – Calibre, Stanza, Mobiper1, Mobi2Mobi GUI, etc.
D. Using PC or USBs To Transfer Books:
- You might have used Whisper-sync to transfer Kindle content from Amazon online portals to your devices. The main reasons for using whisper-sync is that you get online support from Amazon and having Wikipedia access for search and find terms, etc.
- Also, if you do not have whisper-sync on your device chances are that you cannot get free samples of books to try and buy. You shall then need to buy the whole book with no information as to how it is content wise or material wise.
- However, you can skip using whisper-sync on your device. You can always purchase books online and download them to your PC. Since the books are delivered to the Kindle app installed on PC, you will need to visit documents and find the Mobi books in the folder.
- The first step in getting to read Mobi files in-spite of whispersync is connecting your device to the PC. The PC will recognize the Kindle device as a USB storage after installing the required drivers. You then need to transfer your book files to the device.
- You shall need to transfer the eBook (assuming in Mobi format) to the documents folder of the Kindle device both in PC or on Mac. Thereby, you can disconnect the device and read the eBooks on your device with all the ease.
E. Using Multiple Dictionaries Within Kindle Device :
- Kindle usually has only one native dictionary. You can update this dictionary once in a while using whispersync and Amazon account updates. However, at times you may want to use some other dictionaries as well for further use.
- In this context, Kindle supports only DRM-free Dictionaries available in the simplest format. You can also use language translation dictionaries like Latin ( A Digital Latin Dictionary ) etc.
- Though Kindle does not support all kinds of Dictionaries, these following names are those who do work on Amazon Kindle – GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English, and Wordnet Dictionary for Mobipocket.
- Also, you can always develop your dictionary to use on Kindle. If you think that it is a better option you may visit this following link – Converting Dictionaries (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32887).
- Presently, though, you may use Oxford Dictionary of English and The New Oxford American Dictionary, within your Kindle device.
F. How can you buy Kindle titles without a Kindle?
- Though many of us know that, we need to buy Kindle titles and send them to a device; this is not the entire truth. Amazon allows you to buy Kindle titles even if you don’t own a Kindle device.
- All you need to do is to create a Kindle account. Mostly, you can log-in to the Kindle store with the help of your Amazon details. Once you are inside Kindle store, you can buy any eBook title that you like.
- However, since you do not have a Kindle device with you, you can still transfer the book to a Kindle application or a cloud reader. If you have a PC running on Windows, you can install Kindle reading app on it and enjoy your title.
- However, if you are running a PC or Laptop with Mac OS, you will need to browse to CloudReader application available online. You may use browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Safari to use the cloud reader and read the book.
- Also, within iPhone, you can use ‘the Kindle for iPhone app.’
Thus, by these simple measures, you can get the best out of your Kindle device.