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How to Recommend eBooks for Libraries to Add to Their Catalog

The folks at OverDrive posted a 10 most frequently asked questions article today with some helpful tips for librarians and people that get ebooks from public libraries. Number ten on the list highlights a feature that I didn’t know existed. Some public libraries allow customers to recommend specific ebook titles for the library to purchase […]

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Fire HD and HDX: 50 Tips, Tricks & Recommended Apps

A couple years ago I posted an article with 40 Tips and Tricks for the Kindle Fire HD. Some of the tips still apply to the newer Fire HDX and Fire HD tablets for 2014, but a lot has changed since then so I wanted to put together this updated article with 50 tips, tricks […]

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Fire HD and HDX: How to Read ePub eBooks

About three years I wrote an article about how to read ePub ebooks on the original Kindle Fire tablet. Surprisingly not much has changed since then—the article is still applicable—but Amazon has made some subtle changes over the past couple years that makes reading ePub ebooks on Fire tablets somewhat easier. You no longer have […]

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How to Give Kindle eBooks and Kindle Unlimited as Gifts

Unlike most major ebook retailers, one good thing about Amazon is how easy they making giving Kindle books as gifts. They even make it super easy to give Kindle Unlimited as a gift, Amazon’s new ebook subscription service where users get unlimited access to a library of over 700,000 ebooks and several thousand audiobooks for […]

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How to Setup Profiles and Family Library Sharing on Kindles and Fire Tablets

This past week Amazon issued a software update for the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and $79 Kindle that adds the ability to create separate user profiles so that the device can be shared among friends and family. The update also enabled a new feature that Amazon has just introduced called Family Library, which allows users […]

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How to Enable Full Screen Mode on Kobo eReaders

While working on the Kobo Aura H2O review, I came across a tip mentioned at MobileRead that enables the option to turn off the header and footer from displaying to enter full screen reading mode. The full screen option works with both Kobo ePubs (.kepubs) and regular sideloaded ePubs. Personally I’ve always been annoyed by […]

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Fire HD and HDX: How to Use & Install Chrome Web Browser (Video)

I’ve been working on the review for the Fire HD 6 and I’ve come to the conclusion that the so-called “improvements” to the built in Silk web browser aren’t enough to keep me interested. So yesterday I decided to install a better web browser. There are a number of Android browsers that can be sideload […]

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How to Export & Edit Kindle Notes and Highlights

One of the benefits that Kindles offer is the ability to easily access and edit all the notes and highlights that you’ve added to Kindle books. Most reading apps and ebook readers offer the ability to add text notes and highlights to ebooks, but in most cases there is no option to export those annotations […]

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How to Download Nook eBooks Now That B&N has Removed the Option

It looks like B&N is intent on ticking off what little Nook customers they have left. Lots of reports are coming out online, and in Barnes and Noble’s own Nook support forum, about how B&N has removed the option to download Nook ebooks to a computer for backup from their website. Many people are reacting […]

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How to Downgrade Kindle Paperwhite Software to Fix Footnote Issue

Software updates are usually a good thing. They usually add new features and fix bugs and issues. But the biggest problems with software updates is they can sometimes cause problems and make features not work properly. That seems to be the case with the Kindle Paperwhite 2. A lot of users are reporting problems with […]

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