For the complete iPad novice, like myself, this was a good way to become familiar with my device. I already had a kindle, so I downloaded to that first so I could read up before I started trying to use the new iPad air that I had just purchased. This book walks you through each step very clearly. I have now put the kindle app on my iPad and can use this book as a reference at any time. I would only recommend this to anyone who has no iPad knowledge at all though, it is far to simple for someone with reasonable computer skills.