The Amazon Kindle is gaining widespread popularity even outside the United States. And one of the main problems that Kindle owners living overseas have is basically how to use the device as soon as they get hold of it. Some Kindle owners have even gotten to thinking that the Amazon Kindle 2 can only be used wherever there is Whispernet technology available but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
So, are you one of those new to Kindle and living overseas? No problem. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the Amazon Kindle 2 outside the US:
1. First of all you would need to have a US credit card and US address to be able to set up an Amazon account, purchase a Kindle, the new Kindle to that account, and buy ebooks using that Amazon account too.
2. As soon as you get your Kindle, go to the Books section of the Amazon Kindle page, where there are thousands of books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs to choose from.
3. Click the Buy button, and you automatically get an email from Amazon notifying you of your purchase.
4. Go to the media library and find a header marked Download. You can either go to the All page where you can find all the content you can download, or choose the particular type of content you are downloading, e.g. book, newspaper, or magazine.
5. You are given two choices there: Download to Computer or Download to Kindle. You would want to opt for Download to Computer.
6. Download all your files to your computer via your Media Library.
7. Then transfer all downloaded files to your Kindle. Make sure your Kindle is turned on and awake before doing so.
8. If you have already registered your Kindle and have files stored in your Amazon account but then transferred overseas or in an area where Whispernet is unavailable, you can still access your account through your computer and go to http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle. Again, just download your books to your computer and transfer to the Kindle via USB.