Buying a Book
There are a couple of options when wanting to buy a book to read on your Amazon Kindle. The first is to visit Amazon.com and head to the Kindle eBooks store. Search through the books and, when you find the book you want to buy, purchase it here. To do this, you have to have an Amazon.com account.
To set up an Amazon.com account, click on the “New Customer? Start Here" link at the top of any Amazon.com page. Set up your account and then click on "Your Account" on the top right of the page. When here, go to Payments and click on Manage Payment Options. Choose how you want to purchase items on Amazon.com on this page. Next, head to http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle and choose this method to purchase Kindle books. You can also set up “1-click Ordering" which allows you to buy a book on Amazon.com with just one click of a link. You are now ready to buy a book.
When visiting Amazon.com, find the book you want to purchase and, on the right side of the book’s page is an option to “Buy now with 1-Click." If you click that button, you purchase the book. There is also a box under it that says “Deliver to:" which is used in case more than one Amazon Kindle is using the same account. An example of this is that my wife and I both own a Kindle. If we buy something, we choose which device we want to deliver it to. The great thing is, since we share an account, we can download it on both Kindles if we want to.
The second way to buy books is on the Kindle itself. First connect to the Kindle store. Make sure, under MENU options, that you have turned the Wireless on. Next, check the connection status with the bars at the upper right of the screen. It is set up just like cell phone bars. Next, click on MENU and choose “Shop in Kindle Store."
Once there, you can click on MENU again to choose from a number of options:
- Kindle Storefront
- Audible Audiobooks
- Kindle Singles
- Kindle Top Sellers
- New & Noteworthy
- Recommended for You
- Your Wish List
Once you choose an option, you can select a category (fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, mystery & thrillers, etc.) where you can browse books. This is a good way to find new books, like rummaging through the shelves at the bookstore. However, at the bottom is also a search box where you can type in a name, title, author or anything else that might pull up a specific book you are looking for. When you find the one you want, click on it and it will show you the description, price, reviews and recommendations. There is also an opportunity to read a bit of the book to make sure you want it. When you are ready to purchase your book, click BUY and it uses your “1-Click" information to buy the book.
If the book is not on your Kindle within a couple of minutes, click on the HOME MENU and select “CHECK FOR NEW ITEMS."