Kindle – Getting Started (How to Open a New Amazon Account)

Go to www.amazon.com.

Click on “Start here.”

Now fill in your email address. Select the option, “I am a new customer.” Click on “Sign-in using our secure server.”

Fill in the next form (be sure to use an active email address):

Now you should set up a payment method (you can use credit or debit cards, or Amazon gift cards). Click on “Your Account”:

Now click the payment method you want to use. For this example, we are going to click “Add a Credit or Debit Card”:

Fill in the information, and then if you want to use this as your 1-click credit card for fast purchases, select “Make this my default 1-Click credit card”. Now if your billing address is the same as your credit card address, click “Use this address.”

Search for the Kindle book you want to buy. In this example, we want to buy “Roman House Churches for Today.” So type in the name of the book in the search book and add “ebook” or “Kindle” to the search:

Click “Go”.

Click on the result you want:

On the right, click on “Buy it now with one click.” Hint, before you buy anything, you should always click through a service like iGive.com so that a percentage of your sale is donated to your favorite charity – Eston College is set up on iGive, so help the college I work at out!).

If you selected the option to make this your 1-Click purchase card, then you have officially bought your first Kindle book. Otherwise, you will need to fill in your payment information.

Now to read your book, you will need to either associate a Kindle with your account, or download the applicable app or software for your phone or computer. If you click here, you will be taken to a web page with all the available Kindle reading platforms. Get set up with whichever platform(s) fit your needs, and you are ready to read!

One other thing worth noting is that when you highlight or note anything in your  official Kindle books, Amazon will collect all of your highlights and your notes at your account’s page: https://kindle.amazon.com/. When you access this page, sign-in to your account and then click “My Books.” Once you click on one of your books, you will be able to access all of your quotes and notes so you can copy and paste them into other documents.

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