Will DeLamater

A Kindle Gift Under Your Tree

If you get up on Christmas morning and take a little peek at the computer just to see what’s going on, who’s on Twitter, if there are greetings on Facebook, or a message in a “tweetwrapper” just for you, then you should be rewarded with something more than a piece of coal. And so it…

Book Selection for Kindle Loan Program at NCSU

One interesting feature of the Kindle loaner program at North Carolina State University is the way that books are selected for download to the 18 Kindles that are available for checkout. Patrons (including students and faculty) recommend titles through an online submission form (see screen shot) that is then vetted by library staff. More from…

Using Your Kindle as a Personal Notepad

You might also enjoy: How to clean up your Kindle Fire Editor’s Note: As you may have noticed, this post was written during a period when the only Kindle you could buy was an e-ink Kindle with a keyboard. I put together the Notepad, a simple document to reside on the Kindle, that would allow the…

Font Size Poll Results

Thank you to everyone who voted. It looks like we have a group that likes those larger fonts, with over half of the votes coming in for the #3 and #4 fonts. According to our font size chart, this means that our readers’ preference is for fonts in the 11 point to 14 point size.…

Kindle Navigation Tips #4 – The Back Button

If you really want to get around the content on your Kindle, the “Back” button is key. It isn’t talked about a lot, but there is a big difference between going “back” and going to the “previous page.” Kindle Tips and Troubleshooting at Amazon tells us this much: Back vs. Prev Page: When you are…

Kindle “Out of Memory” Notice from Amazon

Imagine my surprise when I got an email from Amazon telling me that my Kindle was out of memory and that they were waiting to download some content onto my Kindle but that there was no place to put it. “Once you free up space,” the email told me, “the waiting items will be automatically…