Start reading on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.
Read for free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

The Newbies Guide to the All-New Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX [Kindle Edition]

Minute Help Guides
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £3.69
Kindle Price: £2.21 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £1.48 (40%)
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for £0.00 and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

  • Length: 62 pages
  • Prime members can borrow this book and read it on their devices with Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £2.21  
Paperback £3.69  
Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited
Enjoy unlimited access to over 650,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for £7.99 a month, including this one. Learn more

Book Description

NOTE: This book has been updated to include the all new Kindle Fire HD and HDX! It includes the OS 3.1 update.

Welcome to your brand new Kindle Fire HD! Amazon's second generation Kindle Fire HD is truly a world-class tablet, designed for lovers of all sorts of content – from eBooks to streaming video to highly addictive games to photos. The Amazon Kindle eReader revolutionized reading when it first appeared in 2007, and today's Kindle Fire HD tablet applies the same principles to music, movies, photos, web browsing and more. Unlike tablet offerings from Apple, Samsung, and others, the Kindle Fire is entirely focused on content. The interface is designed to help you find your content and then to get out of your way so that you can enjoy reading, listening, watching or playing without any distractions.

Think of us as a friendly tour guide as you get to know your Kindle. You can read this guide from start to finish, or you can pick and choose chapters as you need them. We'll help you get your Kindle Fire unpacked, charged, connected, and set up in Part 1: Getting Started. Next, in Part 2: The Basics, we'll give you the rundown on Kindle 101. In Part 3: Content on the Kindle Fire, we'll show you how to use your device to read, listen, watch, and organize your Amazon media. Part 4: Other Settings and Services will get you started with everything else – mail, settings, tweaks, Kindle FreeTime and more. After you've mastered the basics, take a look at Part 5: Beyond the Basics, where we'll give you the tools you need to truly get the most out of your Kindle. We'll wrap things up in Part 6: Recommended Apps for Your Fire with a list of our favorite apps in the Kindle Appstore.

Kindle is incredibly easy to use, but the many features and settings that will help you use it to its full potential may seem a little opaque at first. If this is your first tablet experience, it can all feel a little overwhelming: the Appstore, X-Ray, Kindle Prime, all of this stuff can sound like science fiction to the uninitiated. Amazon has done their best to make it as easy as possible, heavily customizing the open-source Android operating system for both ease-of-use and reliability. You might get a little confused at first, but with the help of this guide, we'll have you up and running like a pro within minutes. Think of this guide as your passport to the world of the Amazon Kindle. We know you'll have fun on the journey!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3479 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Minute Help Press; November 2013 Edition, OS 3.1 edition (19 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009FF0JBG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #257,231 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mmm get it fast - before its obsolete 18 Nov. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a really shoddy bit of publishing.

The authors have clearly got hold of a kindle and then played with it for a time, and simply written a few quick notes about the bits that interested them.

In fact it's so good they clearly didn't bother to proof read the hard copy - 70% of the images are replaced by grey "X" boxes, as they forgot to include the JPGs in the published file.

If you are new to the kindle this won't help - as you won't see how to do things. If your already pretty resonabe on computers and kindle, then a few seconds of playing will bring you up to the same level.

Disappointing,but I will be keeping it as it is simply so bad, it is fascinating that it could make it to Amazon as a serious book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Basic 27 Nov. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very basic and pretty much a waste of money. Suggest Amazon.provide a comprehensive manual to help newcomers to what is an excellent kindle.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 10 Dec. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very poor book images as x as previous review.
I am a newbie to kindle fire and would NOT recommend this publication
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not an expensive book 10 Dec. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
and containing lots of useful stuff. Much of this is actually in the Kindle's own User Guide, but, if you're like me, you want to be using the tablet and therefore need to have the information somewhere else ie: in a book.
These Users' Guides inside the actual machine are OK but what if you want to put the info into practice? Then you have to move off-screen.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire Guide 7 Jan. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Absolute rubbish. Thankfully Amazon refunded the cash and didn't want the book back. That says it all.
NOT for the Fire version only for HD despite the title. Illustrations were blanks. No real use whatsoever. I just have to keep experimenting to find out how the Fire works.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars wrirren for USA 8 Dec. 2012
By mary
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
not much help in guidence arround the various areas when one has no basic knowledge of the system and to basic for anyone else,
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Senior's review 18 Mar. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
To a senior who can manage to mess-up mobile 'phone ( just ask my daughters or grandchildren ) the booklet has proved a godsend as have managed to download items without having to shout "help"
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother 8 Jan. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Purchased this as the Kindle Fire for Dummies was not available. Cheap I know but really don't bother, very little information and most of the images were missing! Awful.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars handy
A new purchase to enlighten me and see if I am using my kindle properly
Published 4 months ago by tiger
3.0 out of 5 stars What or who is a "Newbie"?
I expected a "newbie" to be someone who has never put a finger on a tablet before and has had no experience of computers. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont buy this if your kindle fire is British or European.
This book is totally American and all the apps and games mentioned are American, so it is useless to the British market.
Published 13 months ago by blanc sanglier
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money
A detailed guide this is not. I had figured out most of the topics in this guide. Would I recommend this, hell no.
Published 14 months ago by Boogirl
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Bought this for my wife as a gift to help her get more from her Kindle Fire HD. Too US centric and the majority of illustration images were not printed except for a large "X". Read more
Published 16 months ago by jrentong
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide for Kindle illiterates
Very informative for 'oldies' like me. Still working through it but hopefully will master my Kindle Fire HD eventually. Regards
Published 20 months ago by Lewis Powel
1.0 out of 5 stars RUBBISH!
This is absolutely rubbish, do not waste any money on this item. Like many have said before it seems that they cannot even publish photos in a book, do not put a x instead as it... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jessss
4.0 out of 5 stars book
very informative even my grandson has read it and we compare notes. He is better than me and a very good teacher
Published 21 months ago by Mrs Annetta Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars good for dummies
found the book very good it explained things in straight forward terms it help me to set up my kindle
Published 21 months ago by evelyne
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for new owners
It has a few tips that would not be easy to determine without this advice.
Simply read it all the way through then it is easy to dip into for advice on shortcuts and... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Richard Gallow
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category