I just spotted this promotion of today’s one-day free price for a well-done guide to the Kindle Paperwhite by author Shelby Johnson. The title is Kindle Paperwhite User Manual: Guide to Enjoying Your E-Reader, and it will return to the regular price of $2.99 at the end of today. I’m guessing that means midnight Pacific time, so if you see this before then, check it out here.
The manual is only 60 pages long, but it contains useful information beyond the basics of how to set up and navigate the Paperwhite. For example, there is a good section on how to back up the books in your Documents folder of your Kindle onto your computer, and there is a brief description of the advantages of organizing your eBook collection with the free and frequently updated Calibre program.
A minor flaw I noticed is that the description of the tap zones on the Paperwhite left the impression that the zones on the right and left side are of equal size. In fact, the right tap zone, for advancing to the next page of a book, is much larger than the left zone, which moves you to the previous page. Amazon’s thinking was that this would make it easier to read the Paperwhite with one hand, tapping in the middle of the screen for Next Page.
I agree with Shelby Johnson’s assertion that “The Kindle Paperwhite is the most advanced Kindle Amazon has released to date.” And this new guide to the Paperwhite is a useful addition to the resources available to new users. Another that you might be interested in is this video tutorial that I prepared several months ago.