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Experienced project runner Marian Call offers sound Kickstarter advice

By Chris Meadows
September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

A remarkable number of projects, including book and e-book projects, are financed via Kickstarter these days. It’s one of the most amazing new tools at any publisher’s disposal. But as with any powerful tool, it can be easy to misuse. Singer-songwriter Marian Call, an experienced Kickstarter [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Adjust the Brightness on Your Kindle Paperwhite

By Joanna Cabot
June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is another ereader tip: did you know that the brightness on your Kindle Paperwhite can be adjusted? It can! It all happens via the top=of-screen tool bar. Tap in the middle of your screen to make the tool bar appear. From left to right, the buttons you’ll see are: – The home [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Return a Kindle Unlimited Book

By Joanna Cabot
June 9, 2015 // 4 Comments

Welcome to a new Teleread feature—Tutorial Tuesday! Every week, we’ll post a quick little how-to for all you eBook fans out there. Want to learn where to get new content? How to get it onto your reader? How to optimize your reading experience, no matter which app or device you are [...]

How to take a screenshot on Kindle Paperwhite

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ever wondered how to take a screenshot on Kindle Paperwhite, like the one I used in my earlier article on reading news on my Kindle? It’s actually really easy. 1. Find the page you want. 2. Touch the top left and bottom right of the screen (or top right and bottom left). 3. Wait for the [...]

Creating and managing Collections on Kindle apps

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 11, 2014 // 7 Comments

A question came up an older post yesterday about managing Collections on Kindle apps. I said I would do an article with directions and screen shots to answer the question, so here it is. Collections are a feature I love on my Kindle and barely ever use in any other ereading device. For some reason [...]

How to upgrade the Nook HD to Kit Kat with Cyanogenmod

By Chris Meadows
May 31, 2014 // 44 Comments

Ever since I got my Nexus 7, my Nook HD has been kind of languishing. I’d upgraded it to the most recent Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod version a while back, but I was curious: what might Kit Kat be like on it? Could I run it? Given that I had the Nexus, I wasn’t in danger of losing my only Android [...]

How to format .epub books to display properly on Nook

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 19, 2014 // 7 Comments

Do you own a Nook (either tablet or eInk version)? Does it annoy you when you load an .epub to your Nook, and the paragraphs are block style (or even block indented style)? Want to learn to format .epub books to display properly on Nook? Read on. That’s an actual Nook book, purchased through [...]

Easy instructions for organizing Collections on Kindle Touch and Paperwhite

By libertyc
July 28, 2013 // 4 Comments

So maybe you like keeping Collections on your Kindle, but you think it’s a pain to organize them on the device. Or perhaps you have two devices, and you like to keep the Collections in sync. Fortunately, it’s easy, and I’m going to show you how. Note that if you have an older [...]

Video: How To Turn Off Popular Highlights on Kindle

By libertyc
July 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s a common question from a new Kindle owner. “What are all these underlines, and how do I get rid of them?” Well, let’s start with what they are. Amazon keeps track of words and phrases that are commonly highlighted and displays them, if you choose to view them. If [...]

Marvin and Calibre: Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly (video)

By libertyc
July 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

Since I just received a shiny new iPad (fourth generation) as an early birthday present, I’ve been doing more reading in Marvin, which I reviewed earlier this year. There have been several updates since my initial review, and one of the things I noticed was a “Calibre Connector” [...]

How to stream Amazon Instant Videos on a Nexus 7 or other Android Tablet (video)

By libertyc
July 8, 2013 // 91 Comments

Dan commented on my post last week about the Kindle Fire sale, asking if there really was no way to watch an Amazon Instant Video on an Android tablet (specifically a Nexus 7). I said “nope,” but someone (Bree) reminded us that alternate browsers, like Dolphin, support Flash. So I went [...]

How to Learn a New Tablet the Easy and Efficient Way

By libertyc
February 28, 2013 // 3 Comments

So you’ve bought that shiny new tablet and fired it up. Now what? You’ve got a bunch of app icons, and you know it should be a great tool. But how do you learn to use it? This article assumes you’re new to the tablet world. If you’ve changed operating systems, like moving from an iPad to an [...]

Kindle Quick Tips: How to Organize Your Free E-Books

By libertyc
January 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

Do you like to “buy” lots of free books, but you don’t want them all downloaded to your Kindle? Not a problem. Try this. 1. Install Kindle for PC (or Mac) on your computer. 2. When you “buy” a free book, have it sent to your Kindle desktop app instead of your Kindle 3. [...]

“How to Preview Kindle Ebooks in a Web Browser” by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
August 5, 2011 // 2 Comments

Sometimes, if you are on your computer and visit Kindle Store, you’d like to start reading a book immediately – before making a decision to buy. You can obviously send a free sample to a device connected with your account, but some people just don’t want to clutter their Kindles or Kindle [...]

Smashwords releases updated style guide

By Chris Walters
August 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Smashwords blog: We updated the Smashwords Style Guide today to include improved instructions for building linked Tables of Contents, controlling your NCX, building intra-book links for footnotes and endnotes, and troubleshooting. The new instructions are included in an expanded Step 20. [...]

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