Random Tips #2
I like to cover a subject in-depth, like I do in the Frequently Asked Kindle Questions category. However, that can be a lot to swallow at one time. I like giving you the big picture, the whys and wherefores. Sometimes, though, you just want to hear something cool and self-contained. So, this time, I’m just going to give you little random tips. After all, you can search the blog to find things…even if they are in a patchwork quilt post. This is the second in a series…thanks for letting me know you liked the first one!
Want to search your e-mail on your Kindle Fire? Swipe down when you get to the message list.
Want to report misspellings or other errors on a Kindle Touch? Highlight it, then tap More, Report Content Error.
Want to see which books have recently delivered to which Kindles/apps on your account? http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle – Pending Deliveries – scroll down and click to View Recent Successful Deliveries.
Want to return a Kindle store book for a refund within seven days of purchasing it? Go to that http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle page, click or tap Actions…and you’ll see the choice.
Want to quickly add books to a Collection? Open the Collection (not an individual book), and choose to Add/Remove Items. Once you’ve selected the ones you want, you can go to Home..you don’t need to click or tap the Done button first.
Want to find out when an e-book drops in price, or when it first appears as a Kindle edition? Use http://www.ereaderiq.com/.
Want to play a particular sound recording when you choose on a Reflective Screen Kindle? Put it in the Audible folder, rather than the Music folder. It will appear like an e-book in your homescreen.
Want to change which Kindle is the default when you buy something from the Kindle store? First, if you shop from your Kindle, that should be the default. Second, it’s done when you shop on your computer alphabetically (except that hardware Kindles come before Kindle apps…and Kindle Fires are treated like Kindle apps). You can go to http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, Manage Your Devices. Under the column that says “Kindle Name”, you’ll see a link that says “Edit” in the record for each of your devices.
Want to send Amazon feedback about anything Kindle? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get more information about where you are in a book? On RSKs, try hitting the Menu…that will likely show you your location, and page numbers if available.
Want to contact a traditional publisher? Try http://www.publishers.org/. Then, click or tap Join AAP, then click or tap AAP Members. If you want to skip the home page (which can have some very interesting things), you can go directly here: http://publishers.org/members/.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.