The Kindle Reading Experience

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…

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…

A Limit to Reading Blogs on the Kindle

Recently I noted that there are some blogs that format for the Kindle beautifully and that carry content worth paying for. Stanley Fish’s Think Again blog in the New York Times is a good example. But I found that, even with this erudite and text-driven blog (as compared to Street Use, which makes its point…

Grabbing a Screen Shot on the Kindle

I have been reading Disrupting Class on the Kindle and note that Christenson et al use a number of charts and graphs in the book.  (Is this why the book costs twice the usual price for a Kindle-enabled book?)  The resolution of the skinny-lined figures I’ve run across so far begged me to capture them…

Kindle Font Size and Student Reading

The ability to read a book, a newspaper, whatever, at a congenial font size is part of what makes the Kindle such a pleasure to use. The demographics of older readers with aging eyes like my own make this a strong incentive to get involved with electronic (and configurable) text. But what about students? Research…