Thursday, April 24, 2014

How I Manage My Kindle

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Someone recently asked me how I delete books off of my Kindle. I have one of the basic readers and currently have almost 800 books ON my Kindle. I have no idea how many I have already taken OFF my Kindle. I only know I don't want it to get so full that I use up all the memory.

Keep in mind this is a quickly thrown together tutorial and the photos are quick snaps, not the best quality. Also, I should have numbered my arrows more efficiently. But, I didn't, so here goes.....

I'm going to delete my own novel, Aurora Rescue, off my Kindle since I've read it and know how to find it again if I need to. I bring up the main menu and, using the down arrow, highlight the name of the book (Image 1, #1). I then click on the right arrow (Image 1, #2).

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This brings me to a menu with several options. The top option (Image 2, #1) allows me to organize my books in categories which I set up. (That is another whole tutorial.) I use the down arrow (Image 2, #2) to make other selections. One of my favorites is the "Book Description," so I can go back to the Amazon site and review what the book is about. For me, this is a must since I often have slept between the time I buy a book and I read it.
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Once I arrow down (Image 3, #1, I press the center of the selection button (Image 3, #2) and--Whalla! The book is deleted off of my Kindle. It is still in my Kindle Cloud should I ever want to find it again. (I sometimes like to check the cloud for all books written by the same author, whether or not the book is still on my Kindle.)
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Other functions I use a lot are accessed by the little button to the right of the selection button (Image 4, #3) I press this when in the main book menu mode to get to "Settings" (Image 4, #4) where I like to keep the Kindle on Airplane Mode while I am not downloading books or checking the book description. Saves on the battery life.

Also, when I am in the book itself, I like to use that button (Image 5, #5) to, among other things, adjust the size of the font. And, if ever I am roaming around my Kindle and want to go back to previous pages or previous screens, I use the little "Back" button on the far left (Image 5, #6)

My Nook is the device I have that has everything in color and lets me access the internet, do emails and the like. It also has a method for either removing books from the front page or off the device completely It also has its own cloud so nothing I have purchased is completely lost.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why Prologue Might Be Better Than Back Story

Click on the Trails and Rails tab above to read my post about why I decided to use a scene originally planned as back story and changed it to a prologue instead. It is in there towards the end, I promise. Meanwhile, while you are reading with anticipation that the answer will really be there, enjoy learning a little bit more about the explosion of the steamboat S.S. Sultana and Alabama's Civil War Cahaba prison camp.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Started Abilene Gamble

Please read my post under the "Trails and Rails" tab above to learn more about a new historical western romance novel I am writing.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Aurora Series Offer

Please check out the Aurora Rescue tab above to find the details for a Kindle Countdown offer on the second book in the series, Aurora Redress. If you have not already purchased this book for your Kindle, please take advantage of these special prices while they last.

Sorry, Nook readers, this volume will not be published for Nook until after May 27, 2014. I will offer the ebook at a good price for you at that time.