What is an Amazon Kindle and what is it for?

Amazon Kindle

Today we are going to talk about Kindle eBooks, and the Kindle Unlimited app. These e-books They have many advantages compared to traditional books, although a lifelong book will continue to have its essence. In this sense, the Amazon brand launched a device called Kindle, with which we can freely read electronic books.

What is Amazon Kindle?

To begin with, we tell you that Amazon Kindle devices are similar to a tablet, although of a different size and with very different functionalities. And it is that these work as an e-book reader and with them we can have an extensive library in their memory, which we can easily access. The best thing is that in addition to books we can save and read newspapers and magazines in their digital version.

The first generation of the devices that Amazon released of its Kindle devices was at the end of the year 2007. Originally, they only had 256 MB of internal storage. and a size of 19×13,5 cm. Which turned out to be very manageable to carry it with you all the time, almost without realizing it.

What is Kindle

Starting in that year, Amazon continued to release new updates to the Kindle software. As a good brand that it is every year, they have been improving in all aspects, both in size, functionality and materials, thus convincing much more of the public and it has been growing exponentially. This is so so in 2011 they reached the not insignificant figure of 4 million units sold all over the world.

Today they go for generation number 10 and its improvements are evident, the latest Kindle Oasis model features a 7-inch screen, one of the largest of the latest Kindle, it also has a resolution of 300 dpi, with the most advanced E-Ink technology. Its ergonomic design with page turning buttons allows us to use it with one hand. As a novelty, it includes adjustable warm light, which allows optimal reading in any light condition, and currently costs about 230.- €.

Operation and utility

The best thing about these pocket devices is not only being able to read any book that we have in their memory, but also that we can search the book for the sheet or fragment that we want. If you want to go to a specific place, Kindle makes it easy for you to search for words or terms within the book. Also, you can hit the back button when you're done so you don't lose your position.

Another functionality that we can make use of with current Kindles is that, in the case of finding unknown events or people, pwe can quickly perform a search and find dictionary definitions and Wikipedia references directly from your book. You just have to press and hold a word and then release it to see the entry in Wikipedia.

Obviously you will need a WI-FI connection to be able to use these options.

Set up your Kindle

Thanks to Amazon we can enjoy a huge library of Ebooks in which we can choose the books that we like the most. In addition, the Library network has been modernized to the point of being able to request loans of electronic book titles, we can download them for a limited period of time, just as if it were a physical one. Best of all, you won't have to leave home to access your favorite books.

If we continue with the benefits of this device, we have to say that Amazon Kindle gives us the opportunity to convert some files. If you have a book in *.pdf format you can send it to your Kindle, and for this the process to follow is as simple as this: open your email from which you are registered with Amazon. Attach the document you want to send to your Kindle in word or pdf format. Then just send it to your address ending in @kindle.com. And in the subject you must write CONVERT, now press the send button and that's it. As soon as you connect your device to Wi-Fi, your book will automatically be downloaded in the Kindle format, which you can modify as you please.

On the other hand, there is the possibility to lend Ebooks up to 14 days to all your friends who also have a Kindle. However, you must bear in mind that not all books can be borrowed, since the catalog for it is limited. You will only be able to share books that have the ellipsis button next to them.

How to update your Amazon Kindle software?

How Kindle Works

If your device is a few years old and you want to know how you can update the software We will tell you that you can do it in two ways, one is via WIFI and the other manually. You just have to follow a few simple steps that we explain below.

If you want to do it easily and quickly, I recommend the option via WI-FI. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: You go to settings and connect it to the network Wi-Fi access.
  • Step 2: When you are in settings you must press on device options. There you will find the option to update my Kindle.
  • Step 3: In case there is available updates, you just have to press the button and the process will start, if there is no update available the button for that purpose will appear off.

The download of the software update can take some time, do not worry or despair, let it work and you will see how after After the complete process has been completed, it will restart automatically.

To perform the update manually, the process is the following:

  • Step 1: The first thing you need to do is open the browser on your computer and go to the Amazon website, there look for the section for Amazon device software updates.
  • Step 2: Find and select the device and model you have
  • Step 3: When you find it, proceed to download. And once you have it on your computer, you connect it via USB cable and you must go to the Kindle settings.
  • Step 4: Click on the device options.
  • Step 5: In the section to update my Kindle select and choose the downloaded file to start the installation. In the same way that in the process via WI-FI, you have to wait a while and then the equipment will restart automatically.

When you decide to update your Kindle device remember to always have it fully charged to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Kindle unlimited

Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle
Developer: Amazon Mobile LLC
Price: Free
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We are now going to talk about Kindle Unlimited, if you do not know it I will tell you that it is basically a flat-rate service from Amazon, in which you subscribe by paying ten euros per month and in return you access a catalog of more than a million books to read the ones you want

And best of all, you won't need a Kindle reader to access those books, since you can also do it from PC, tablets and mobiles through the Kindle app.

What is Kindle for?

Its operation is very similar to streaming services, both for video like Netflix or HBO and for music like Spotify.  For a monthly fee of 9,99 euros we will have access to read all the books included in the service catalog. Amazon started precisely as a bookstore, hence it has a section dedicated specifically to books and that is also so extensive in terms of books. In addition, your Kindle E-book is one of the most popular electronic book devices on the scene.

Inside this Kindle Unlimited catalog there are many titles, but it does not cover all the books that are for sale on Amazon, but some in particular (yet they are still many). You can find these books when you enter their website within Amazon because in the sales options you can see an option to download for free within this service. If you have time you can read up to a million books in a catalog that continues to grow as it receives news and grows.

What is a Kindle

The best thing about this service is that you can use it from any computer or mobile device, both Android and iPhone. To do this you just have to download the official Kindle application and through it access the books. And it is that this service does not limit you only to reading on the Kindle devices that you have registered in your name.

Therefore, you only have to enter the Amazon service website and register. Once you've done it, you will have a free trial for the next 30 days, In the event that you are convinced and you want to continue enjoying the extensive catalog, you just have to subscribe and continue enjoying reading.


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