Tuesday, February 24, 2009

First Time Kindle 2 Owners Checklist

Amazon Kindle 2 If you are one of the many future Kindle2 owners waiting for your Kindle to arrive this week (the first wave arrives at homes today) you might be wondering what things you can do to prepare for its arrival. 

Here's a quick checklist I made of things to-do while waiting for my Kindle to arrive:


  • Get a booklight.  I'm planning on this being a pet peeve of mine.  Why they don't spend a little extra to include side lighting on the Kindle's I do not understand.
  • Free eBooks!  One of the best ways to try out books on your Kindle is with free books.  Bookmark this link: free Kindle Books on Amazon.com for a continually updated list of Kindle books available for free on Amazon!  No these aren't bestsellers and there is a lot of "junk" in the list but it's a great way to learn how to use the Kindle and it's features.  Check out these free books for example:
  • For a few non-Amazon sources for Kindle books and magazines, check out these places:
  • Add the Amazon Wishlist Button to your browser so you can easily add Kindle-ready books to your Amazon Wishlist

    Amazon Wishlist Button

  • Check out (and bookmark) Jungle Search.com which is a great way to do a quick, advanced search for Amazon Kindle store items.Jungle Search
  • Bookmark the Kindle Forums on Amazon.  Lots of fellow Kindle users with a ton of useful information.


Thanks to GeekTonic reader TallMomof2 and many commentors at the Kindle forums for all of these great suggestions.


If you want to order a Kindle 2 for you own(Amazon is an affiliate) here's how:

Order the Kindle 2: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation) $359



Stay tuned to GeekTonic - My Kindle2 is set to arrive today so I'll have the unboxing and first-look of the Kindle 2 up later today.