Top Ten Bestsellers In The Kindle Store…Most of Them Free!

These are the Top Ten bestsellers in the Kindle store…

No. 1Paranoia Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at paranoiaa high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate security gives him a choice: prison…or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems…
cost: $0.00


commonsenseNo. 2 – Glenn Beck’s Common Sense: The Case against an Out-of-control Government – For two hundred and thirty-five years ago, a British citizen with only a basic education set off to make a new life for himself in the British coloniesFor two years he worked hard and watched as his fellow colonists grew tired of British oppression..
cost: $6:59


leonardodavinciNo. 3 – The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci – A single destiny has ruled the destiny of nearly all the most famous of Leonardo da Vinci’s works. Two of themost important were never completed, obstacles have arisen duing his life-time, which obliged him to leave them unfinished…
cost: $0.00


wiccanNo.4 – Her Wiccan, Wiccan Ways – A witty teen book  that illuminates a teen’s way of thinking…Just one spell. Problem solved. How could that be?
cost: $0.00


sherlockholmesNo. 5 – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – To Sherlock Holmes she was always the woman. He seldom called  her by any other name. In his eye she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex...
Cost: $0.00


lostlordsNo.6 – Loving A Lost Lord- In the first of a dazzling series. Mary Jo Putney introduces the Lost Lords-maverick childhood friends with a flair for defying convention. Each is about to discover the woman who is his perfect match, but perfection doesn’t come easily, even for the noble Duke of Ashton…
cost: $0.00


pride and prejudicesNo. 7 – Pride and Prejudice – It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune,  must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood. This truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, the he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters…
cost: $0.00


catastropheNo. 8 – Catastrophe – It’s time to take back our country. now! It’s that simple. It’s that urgent. So begins Dick Morris and Eileen McGann’s latest and most important book. They say we must act before President Barack Obama fully implements his radical political agenda. Because after Obama has won his war on prosperity and canceled the war on terror, it will be too late…
Cost: $13.36


kissmeagainNo. 9 – Kiss Me Again – An unforgettable man. Irresistable temptations. One last chance to get it right. Magazine layout artist kira Weton knows all about frustration. She wasted three years loving Ethan Roarke, a man who played her body like a fine instrument but wouldn’t let her anywhere near his heart…
Cost: $0.00


scarecrowNo. 10 – The Scarecrow – Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder…
Cost:$9.99
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Kindle 2 Vs Sony PRS-505

Here’s a comparison between Kindle 2 and PRS-505…

FEATURES

PRS-505

prs505sc

Kindle 2

kindle2

Display

6”diagonal E Ink®

600×800 pixel

8-level gray scale

6”diagonal E Ink®

600×800 pixel

16-level gray scale

Size

4.9” x 6.9” x 0.3” 5.3 “ x 8.0” x 0.36”

Weight

8.8 oz 10.2 oz

Capacity

160 books 1500 books

Font

5 sizes 6 sizes

Format

PDF (unencrypted)

JPEG

MP3

TXT

RTF

BBeB

GIF

-BMP

PNG

AAC

DOC

HTML

JPEG

GIF

PNG

BMP

PDF (experimental)

TXT

AZW

Unprotected Mobipocket (.prc, .mobi)

AAX

MP3

RTF

Content

Over 160, 000 books available from the CONNECT™ StoreLatest bestsellers

Fiction, non-fiction, business, self-help and more.

Free first chapters available, plus author bios and reviews.

Most titles cost less than their print versions, and CONNECT™ offers additional specials.

More than 300,000 books at Amazon store.- U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes

Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland.

Over 250 top blogs.

Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.

Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Expansion

SD slotMemory stick Duo slot No slots

Computer requirement

Require computer to browse for, buy, and download books. For purchase and content download in non- wireless coverage area

For USB charging.

Connectivity

No wireless connectivity.Download books from CONNECT store, to your computer,

Use the CONNECT Reader software to access books on your computer

Use USB cable to transfer content from your computer device.

Use EVDO/CDMA Wireless connectivity to shop the Kindle store and download content

USB cable for content transfer when necessary.

Content delivery time

As fast as internet connection and USB cable will allow. Less than a minute when done wirelessly.USB- as fast as internet connection and USB cable will allow.

Wireless

No Yes

Power supply

Rechargeable Lithium-ion BatteryAC Power : Optional AC Charger requires 120 Volts 60Hz

Battery Recharge

– AC adapter: Approx. 2 hours.
– USB-cable: Approx. 4 hours

  • Read 7,500 page with a single charge
Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery.AC Power adapter

Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.

Fully recharges in 4 hours with USB 2.0 cable

Accessories

PC Management SoftwareSoft cover

USB cable

AC Power

Power adapterUSB 2.0 cable

Special Features

Screen RotationJump forward numerous pages

You can lock the device by putting on a four digit password that will need to be entered anytime the Reader is turned on

You can download and listen to MP3 files on the Sony reader as you would on the player itself or as background music while reading.

Text-to-Speech feature allows device to read to you.New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99

New 5-way controller

Images and can be zoomed to the full size of the screen

50,000 audio titles from Audible.com

New Whispersync technology allows you to switch back and forth between your Kindle devices and iPhone.

Basic Web browser reads simple, text-centric Web sites

Transfer MP3 files to Kindle as background music while you read

Free book samples

Built in dictionary

Search within books

Summary

Screen: 8 level gray scale as opposed to Kindle’s 16.

Size: Sony is smaller in every dimension.

Computer Requirement: Required at all times for sony content download. Need sometimes for Kindle (only in non-wireless coverage areas).

Format:
Sony – AA, PRC, MOBI, AZW, HTML not covered
Kindle – BBeB, AAC  not covered
everything else equal

Expansion:Sony holds 160 books in memory and offers  capacity to expand and hold additional content – up to 10 GB.

Kindle holds 1500 books in memory offers no expansion capacity, but offers content removal from memory for back-up at Amazon.com

Connectivity: Both utilizes computer as a connectivity source. Kindle bypasses this requirement when in a wireless coverage area.

Content: Much more content availability with Kindle.

Weight: Sony reader a little lighter.

Capacity: Kindle holds more titles in internal memory.

Battery Power: Both devices give good content mileage.

Fees: Neither device charges a fee for download.

Accessories: Just about the same (Sony includes connection software).

Update I
Can you Rotate the screen?
YES for the PRS-505, NO for the kindle . To rotate the Screen on your PRS-505, simple hold down the “Size” button for about 5 seconds and the screen will rotates from portrait to landscape and back.

Can you jump forward more than one page at a time in either device?
YES for both devices.
For the PRS-505, hold the “Page Forward” or “Back” button for five seconds and the page will jump 10 pages in the direction of the button. For the Kindle, hold down the “Alt + Prev Page” or “Alt + Next Page” buttons and the page will jump in the direction of the button by quite a few pages. I am not sure how much, but it seems to be a little more than the PRS-505

* For the PRS-500:”1″ brings you to the start of the book. “2″ brings you to 20% of the book. “3″ to 30% and so on. So if you want to open to about half way in the book simply hit “5″.

How Can I Make PDF Look Better on the Device?
For the Kindle , you cannot do much right now – PDF display is still in the experimental phase. As for the PRS-505, its just a simple matter of reformatting your PDF document to fit the device. Most PDF documents are formatted to fit an 8 ½” x 11″ piece of paper and not a screen the size of the Reader. In this case the Reader will have to resize your files to display on its screen. Your files may look better if you reformat them with the Reader’s screen size in mind. You can go here to download directions on how to optimize PDFs for the Reader.

Why does the page sometimes change when I place the device in my bag?
You can control this for both Kindle and the PRS-505:
For the Kindle, simple press “Alt+A” to put the device to sleep before you put it away.
For the PRS-505, you will need to turn the device off using the power switch on the left hand side of the reader which will in-turn lock the buttons. When you are ready to read again, just turn the unit on and you will pick up right where left off.

Can You Lock the Device?
For the PRS -505, you can lock the device by putting on a four digit password that will need to be entered anytime the Reader is turned on. If you use this feature you will have to remember your password or call 1-866-962-7669.
No such password access for Kindle.

Update IIListening to Audio files

Kindle
You can download (via USB cable) and listen to MP3 files only as background music. This means that you cannot create a play list or organize the files the way you would on a MP3 player. Once the music starts it will play until you stop it or switch to audio books. You can adjust the volume using the built-in volume control at the bottom of the device.

PRS-505
You can download and listen to MP3 files on the Sony reader as you would on the player itself or as background music while reading. Tracks are listed in alphabetical order. You simply need to select the music of choice, press “ENT,” and you are on your way. In the play mode, you can see “everything:” track name, artist name, album name, elapsed time, track number, total number of track, etc. You can fast forward, rewind, stop, play, adjust volume the normal way with the built-in volume control on the device.

Speakers
You have the option of listening to audio file on kindle via the external built-in speakers or privately using a headphone. PRS-505 gives you no choice but to listen with a headphone as It is not equipped with external speakers.

Both devices use up a significant amount of battery power when audio is played…so use conservatively.

Audiobooks
If you prefer to listen to your books as opposed to reading them, Kindle gives you the option of downloading and listening to audio books from Audible.com. PRS-505 does not offer you this option. For more information on how to access audio books for the Kindle go here.

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Kindle and the bible

A few weeks ago, I was browsing the kindle store to see the latest content being offered. Being an avid reader, who reads just about everything, I decided to see if the bible was offered…since I am a regular church attendee who reads the bible quite a bit. Well, what do you know? I was pleasantly surprise. There were about two versions of the bible offered and one of them was relatively cheap. I quickly downloaded the cheap version, which to me was a steal compared to the price you would pay for the actual paper version off the shelf…considering the fact that I don’t like to spend money anyways…therein lies another reason why I like buying and reading books on Kindle…I love the discounts…but that’s another story.

Anyway, I found out after buying the cheap bible that there was no table of content so I could not jump from chapter to chapter using the table of contents as I normally do with other books…and that for me, was a problem because at times I wanted to just jump quickly to a particular chapter and verse. So what did I do?…I actually had to do a search…or press “Alt+ Next Page,” or “Alt+ prev page” to jump forward or backward through the pages. Now, this method is not perfect because I almost always missed the target page when I use it. However, I often get close enough to it so that I can just do the page forward” or “page backward” drill to get to my final destination.

Here’s why I am actually excited about being able to download the bible of all books on my Kindle:

1) I can read the bible on the train, around friends, in a crowd and no one knows what I am reading…Try doing that with the paper version. Everybody stares at you as if you are strange…some even ask questions like, “Are you reading the bible?” with that smirk on their faces…as if to say…”how dare you commit such a crime?” …thanks for saving me Kindle.

2) I can actually read the bible and not get into a religious discussion…I tried that one time on the train and I had to quickly put it away…some nut wanted to talk to me about religious topic that I had no interest in …all because he saw me reading the book…and the worst thing was that his discussion was totally contrary to what I was reading added to the fact that I did not feel like talking.

3) I can actually attend church with a bible in my hand and the “whole world” doesn’t know it. Try doing that with the paper version, everybody knows where you are going…and begin to make assumptions about who you are…how about some privacy?…It’s about time…wishful thinking when you are walking around with world most famous book for all to see…whew…thanks Kindle you’ve save my life again.

Well, got to go now…just thought I would share that kindle experience. Talk to you soon.

Kindle Store Content – How Much and What Kind?

By now, you should know that you can access books, newspapers, Magazines, and blogs at the Amazon kindle store whenever you wish. But just what Books, Newspapers Magazines, and Blogs are available? Let’s see.

Books
Currently there are total of 95, 968 books available. Among them are Fictions, Non-fictions, Advice & How-to, Arts & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Investing, Children’s Chapter books, Computer & Internet, Fantasy, History, Humor, Lifestyle & Home, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Parenting & Families, Politics & Current Events, References, Religion & Spirituality, and Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Sports, and Travel books available on the Kindle Store.

To access these books, simple go to the kindle store on your Kindle device. Select the book of your choice, buy it, and then download it to your Kindle. If you are not in a coverage area, log on to the online Kindle store on your PC, select your book , buy it, download the book to the computer, transfer it to your Kindle.

Newspapers
There are a total of thirteen Newspapers available from four countries. Nine from the USA, two from France, one from Germany, and one from Ireland.

From the USA, we have The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, The Seattle Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

From France, we have Le Monde, and Les Echos.

From Germany, The Frankfurter Allgemeine, and from Ireland, we have The Irish Times.

Magazines
As for Magazines, there are a total of eight available from the US only. Among them are Time, The Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Slate, Fortune, The Nation, and Salon.

Blogs
There are a total of three hundred and ten (310) blogs currently available at the Kindle store. Among them are blogs in Arts & Entertainment, Business & Investing, Humor & Satire, Industry Focus, Internet & Technology, Lifestyle & Culture, News, Politics & Opinion, Regional & Travel, Science, and Sports. Each is accessible for a small subscription fee.

So, there you have it. All the content currently available on the Kindle store. Remember that you are not limited to content from the Kindle store only. There are a number of other content resources out there, which provide more than enough additional information to satisfy your content cravings.

The Kindle Store – Part 1

kindlestore.jpgWhat is the Kindle Store?
The Kindle Store contain magazines, and blogs. All you have to do is find your item of choice, is the place where you can purchase your kindle books, newspapers,select “Buy”, Connecting to the Kindle store wirelessly is relatively easy if you are in one of the wireless coverage area. If you are not in a wireless coverage area, you will need to access the Kindle Store from your computer, make your purchase, then transfer the purchased item to your Kindle via USB cable.

Amazon’s 1-Click Purchase
All of your Kindle purchases use Amazon 1-Click for easy purchasing. Once you make a purchase, Amazon automatically backs it up in your own personal Media Library on the Amazon server for you. So, if you happen to lose your Kindle or want to download a title again, it is always there for easy access. You can also add your own ratings and reviews based on your experience with Kindle.

Steps for Connecting to the Kindle Store
To connect to the Kindle store wirelessly, do the following:

1. Turn on the wireless switch which is on the back or your Kindle.
2. Scroll the cursor to the Menu, and press the select wheel.
3. From the menu, select “Shop in Kindle Store”.

You will see a ‘wireless connecting’ message at the bottom of the page if you are not already connected and then the Kindle Store storefront will appear.

The Kindle Storefront
At the Kindle storefront you will find the following tasks:

*Browse the Kindle Store — Find all available content by type in the Kindle Store here.

*Kindle Top Sellers — Find a list of Kindle bestselling titles here.

*Noteworthy Books — Find a list of new or noteworthy books on the Kindle Store here.

*National Best Sellers List — Find a list of current best sellers in the Kindle Store
from the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal.

*Kindle Daily Post — Find a daily blog from Amazon on content related topics here.

*Recommended for You — Find items recommended for you by Amazon based on your purchase history.

*Search Store – Enter your search criteria here and Amazon will search the entire Kindle Store for matches and return the search results. Move around in the Kindle Store as you wish by simply clicking the appropriate link.

More later on the Kindle Store.

Kindle1 VS Sony E-Reader(PRS-505)- Comparison (Updated)

The following is a detailed comparison between kindle and the Sony Reader(PRS-505).

Sony E-Reader kindle-photo.jpg Kindle

FEATURES

SONY EREADER

KINDLE

Display

  • 6 Inch “electronic paper” display
  • SVGA 800×600 Approx.170 Pixels Per Inch
  • 8-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – a significant improvement over CRT and LCD technology. The result is a reading experience that’s similar to paper .
  • 6 inch diagonal electrophoretic –electronic-paper display
  • 600 x 800 pixel resolution.
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® technology which provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper


Size

  • 6.9 inches x 4.9 inches x 0.5 inches
  • 175.6 mm x 123.6 mm x 13.8 mm
  • 4.9 inches x 7.5 inches x 0.7 inches
  • 190 mm x 134.5 mm x 18 mm

Computer Requirement

  • Requires computer to browsing and buy books online, then download books to your PC.
  • From the PC you download selected content into your Sony® Reader.
  • Requires computer to purchase and download content when not in a wireless coverage area

Format

  • Adobe® PDF (unencrypted)
  • JPEG
  • MP3
  • TXT
  • RTF
  • BBeB (Encrypted and Unencrypted)
  • GIF
  • BMP
  • PNG
  • MP3 (Unencrypted)
  • AAC (Unencrypted)
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC)
  • Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (experimental )
  • Text (.txt)
  • Amazon Kindle (.azw),
  • Unprotected Mobipocket books (.prc, .mobi)
  • Audible Audio books (.aa)
  • MP3 Music files (.mp3).

Expansion

  • 2 slots, an SD slot AND an memory stick Duo slot. Both can be used at once for up to an additional 10GB of storage

Connectivity

  • No wireless connectivity.
  • Download ebooks from the online ebook store, CONNECT ebooks, to your computer
  • Use the CONNECT Reader software to access ebooks on your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content from your computer to the E-reader.
  • Download content directly to memory card to bypass USB cable transfer.
  • Use EVDO/CDMA Wireless connectivity to shop the Kindle store and download ebooks (only if you are in a wireless coverage area)
  • Download ebooks from Online Kindle store to your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content to your Kindle (If you are not in a coverage area).

Content Delivery Time

  • As fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.
  • Less than a minute when done wirelessly.
  • In non-wireless area, its as fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.

Content

  • Just over 160, 000 books available
  • The CONNECT™ Store puts thousands of eBook titles online. You’ll find all the latest bestsellers as well as a deep catalog of books in every category – fiction, non-fiction, business, self-help and more, with free first chapters available, plus author bios and reviews. Most titles cost less than their print versions, and CONNECT™ offers additional specials.
  • More than 90,000 books available, including more than 95 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Weight

  • 250 g (Approx 8.8 oz, without Soft cover)
  • 289 g (approx 10.3 ounces)

Capacity

  • Internal memory holds up to 160 average size eBooks at a time
  • Internal memory – 256 MB holds over 200 books, magazines, newspaper, and blogs at a time

Power Supply

  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC adapter USB
  • Battery Recharge

AC adapter: Approx. 4 hours.
USB-cable: Approx. 6 hours

  • Read 7,500 page with a single charge
  • AC Power adapter
  • Long Life Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery.
  • Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day.
  • Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.
  • Fully recharges in 2 hours.

Wireless Fees

  • None
  • Free wireless

Wikipedia access

  • Download wikipedia content just like you would any other content.
  • Includes free wireless access to the planet’s most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—Wikipedia.org.

Supplied Accessories

  • PC Management Software
  • Soft cover
  • USB cable
  • AC Power
  • Book cover
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • No software necessary

Font

  • 3 sizes
  • 6 sizes

Temperature

  • Operating Temp: 5 ºC to 35 ºC
  • Storage Temp: No info…
  • Operating Temp: 0 ºC to 35 ºC
  • Storage Temp: -10 ºC to 45 ºC

Versions

  • PRS -505 SC (silver)…latest
  • PRS -505 LC (Navy blue)
  • One version…

Summary

Screen: Sony is better – 8 level gray scale as opposed to Kindle’s 6.

Size: Sony is smaller in every dimension.

Computer Requirement: Required at all times for sony content download. Need sometimes for Kindle (only in non-wireless coverage areas).

Format:
Sony – AA, PRC, MOBI, AZW, HTML not covered
Kindle – BBeB, AAC, RTF not covered
everything else equal

Expansion: Sony offers more capacity to expand and hold additional content – up to 10 GB.

Connectivity: Both utilizes computer as a connectivity source. Kindle bypasses this requirement when in a wireless coverage area.

Content: Much more content availability with Sony.

Weight: Sony reader a little lighter.

Capacity: Kindle holds more titles in internal memory.

Battery Power: Both devices give good content mileage.

Fees: Neither device charges a fee for download.

Wikipedia Access: Both can deliver content. Kindle can do wirelessly.
Accessories: Just about the same (Sony includes connection software).

Conclusion:
Sony has a better screen, is smaller, requires computer as mediator for content download, delivers more available content, weighs less, charges no fees, and can deliver wikipedia content.

Kindles holds more in internal memory, delivers its contents wireless when in coverage areas otherwise computer mediator needed.

So which device do you choose? Your choice really depends on your taste.

If you are looking for a device that delivers content wirelessly and hold more in internal memory, is a reasonable size and weight, and give access to a decent amount of diverse content, then you may want to choose Kindle.

If you are looking for a device that does not necessarily deliver content wirelessly, but still delivers it in a timely manner, holds a decent amount of content in internal memory, gives access to a huge content inventory, is a reasonable size and weight (smaller and lighter than Kindle), then Sony may be your choice.

Regardless of which device you choose, you will be getting one of the best electronic book readers on the market. Good Luck on your choice

Update I
Can you Rotate the screen?
YES for the PRS-505, NO for the kindle . To rotate the Screen on your PRS-505, simple hold down the “Size” button for about 5 seconds and the screen will rotates from portrait to landscape and back.

Can you jump forward more than one page at a time in either device?
YES for both devices.
For the PRS-505, hold the “Page Forward” or “Back” button for five seconds and the page will jump 10 pages in the direction of the button. For the Kindle, hold down the “Alt + Prev Page” or “Alt + Next Page” buttons and the page will jump in the direction of the button by quite a few pages. I am not sure how much, but it seems to be a little more than the PRS-505

* For the PRS-500:”1″ brings you to the start of the book. “2” brings you to 20% of the book. “3” to 30% and so on. So if you want to open to about half way in the book simply hit “5”.

How Can I Make PDF Look Better on the Device?
For the Kindle , you cannot do much right now – PDF display is still in the experimental phase. As for the PRS-505, its just a simple matter of reformatting your PDF document to fit the device. Most PDF documents are formatted to fit an 8 ½” x 11″ piece of paper and not a screen the size of the Reader. In this case the Reader will have to resize your files to display on its screen. Your files may look better if you reformat them with the Reader’s screen size in mind. You can go here to download directions on how to optimize PDFs for the Reader.

Why does the page sometimes change when I place the device in my bag?
You can control this for both Kindle and the PRS-505:
For the Kindle, simple press “Alt+A” to put the device to sleep before you put it away.
For the PRS-505, you will need to turn the device off using the power switch on the left hand side of the reader which will in-turn lock the buttons. When you are ready to read again, just turn the unit on and you will pick up right where left off.

Can You Lock the Device?
For the PRS -505, you can lock the device by putting on a four digit password that will need to be entered anytime the Reader is turned on. If you use this feature you will have to remember your password or call 1-866-962-7669.
No such password access for Kindle.

Update IIListening to Audio files

Kindle
You can download (via USB cable) and listen to MP3 files only as background music. This means that you cannot create a play list or organize the files the way you would on a MP3 player. Once the music starts it will play until you stop it or switch to audio books. You can adjust the volume using the built-in volume control at the bottom of the device.

PRS-505
You can download and listen to MP3 files on the Sony reader as you would on the player itself or as background music while reading. Tracks are listed in alphabetical order. You simply need to select the music of choice, press “ENT,” and you are on your way. In the play mode, you can see “everything:” track name, artist name, album name, elapsed time, track number, total number of track, etc. You can fast forward, rewind, stop, play, adjust volume the normal way with the built-in volume control on the device.

Speakers
You have the option of listening to audio file on kindle via the external built-in speakers or privately using a headphone. PRS-505 gives you no choice but to listen with a headphone as It is not equipped with external speakers.

Both devices use up a significant amount of battery power when audio is played…so use conservatively.

Audiobooks
If you prefer to listen to your books as opposed to reading them, Kindle gives you the option of downloading and listening to audio books from Audible.com. PRS-505 does not offer you this option. For more information on how to access audio books for the Kindle go here.

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Tips for getting the Most Out of Your Kindle

You Can Leave Your Thoughts

Do you like to take notes and make comments while reading? You can do this with your kindle. All you have to do is highlight lines of text to type in notes to any of the content on Kindle. Amazon will automatically stores all of your annotations in the “My Clippings” file and even backs them up on Amazon servers so they will never be lost even if you lose or damage your Kindle.

Once you highlight your text, a small note icon will appear to the right of the text. Use the select wheel to move the cursor to the note icon then press the select wheel and choose “Edit Note” from the menu. Now move the cursor to the line where you want to add your thoughts, press the select wheel, and choose “Add Note” from the menu. Use the keyboard to type your note then select “Done”. Later you can view the note, edit it, remove it, or see all of your annotations in something you are reading by selecting “My Notes & Marks” from the menu.