Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Writer's Dream: The Kindle

Amazon offers two exclusive services that no other device offers, an assigned e-mail address and access to a website,

The assigned e-mail address enables you to send documents with doc, docx, txt, html, or pdf extensions to your kindle via an e-mail attachment. The document attachment will transfer into the Doc folder on your Kindle’s main screen. Documents do not contain font-size adjustment capability. But, if you insert “convert” in the e-mail subject line, the document will be converted into e-book format which enables font-size control. The e-book formatted document will transfer to the Kindle Carousel instead the Doc folder. Sending final formatted e-books via Kindle e-mail is also a great way to test and edit completed e-books.

Amazon also provides the Kindle user with internet space to store highlights and notes. Simply highlight phrases or sections of an e-book that you are reading and they will automatically be saved to your assigned webpage. You can then retrieve your highlights and notes by going to and signing-in using your amazon username and password.

The assigned email and storage site features are a must for writers and researchers. Simple compile your research information into one document and e-mail it to your Kindle to read at your convenience or highlight information in an e-book you are reading on the Kindle and retrieve it from  your allotted web space. In other words, carry your Kindle with you and work anywhere, anytime.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Set the sleep time-out on your KIndle Fire

The sleep time-out feature saves battery power. When no activity has been detected on the Kindle screen after a specific amount of time, the screen and power will automatically turn off in order to save battery life.
Set-time limit
1. Flick your finger at the top right-corner of the home screen.
2. Tap the gear from the Quick-set menu.
3. Tap Display & sounds.
4. Tap display sleep.
5. Adjust the sleep time from 5 minutes to never (default is 15 min).
Caution: the never option eats up your battery life.