The Kindle has the most extensive digital ecosystem in ebooks, and there are many features which aren't listed in the manual or on Amazon's FAQ pages. This getting started guide is intended to introduce you to some of the ways you can add content to your Kindle for free and use the Kindle to its fullest potential.
And even if your local library doesn't support that feature, you can still find free ebooks in the Kindle Store and load them on your Kindle. And you don't have to stop there; you can also browse any number of free ebook sites and then download and send ebooks to your Kindle.
You can even send DRM-free Epub, or webpages, to your Kindle. What's more, you can even read ebooks bought from Kobo, Google Play Books, or other ebook retailers on your Kindle - you just need to remove the DRM first.
Calibre is the best way to strip the DRM; it's a versatile ebook management tool, and it is what I use to convert Epub ebooks to the newer KFX Kindle format so I can make use of that format's advanced typography (a pretty ebook is a good ebook.). Calibre is also one of the tools you can use to download the notes and highlights from your Kindle.
The possibilities are endless.
What would you like to do with your Kindle?
Ask in the comments, and we will help you figure out how to get it done.
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