It’s time for another rambling blog post, where I sit down to the keyboard with not too much of a set agenda…..this one is short and sweet!
New Kindle Paperwhite Announced
I’ve always maintained the Paperwhite is the best eReader out there when you look at the features, feel of it in your hand, ease of reading, and, most important, the cost. This new version comes with more memory than previous versions, is the thinnest version yet (now thinner than the Oasis), and comes with Bluetooth so you can listen to music or audiobooks, and is waterproof.
Unlike prior years when I bought every new version of the Kindle that came out, I won’t be purchasing this one. Why? Mine works just fine! They last a long time and are very durable, and I can use that money for something else. If mine does bite the dust or I break or lose it while on an out of town trip (that has happened to me), I will go for a new Paperwhite.
On the other hand, let’s say you have an older Kindle that is collecting dust, isn’t working very well or is broken, or you need an upgrade: Amazon will buy your old Kindle and give you a 25% off voucher for purchasing a new Kindle. Who knows what they will give you for the old Kindle, but if you do trade it in that means the new version of the Paperwhite would cost you less than $100. That would be a heck of a deal. If you want to know more about the trade-in program, you can click here or type in http://geni.us/tradein into your web browser and read all about it.
Donate a Used Kindle
I am asked many times what to do with a Kindle that still works yet is not being used – not a junker but one that works – are there any charities I am aware of that can use them? Absolutely! One of the best I know of is called the Kindle Classroom Project (donatekindle.com). The Kindle Classroom Project issues Kindles to high school students in the Oakland / San Francisco, CA area of the United States and just last month celebrated issuing 2,000 Kindles. I’ve donated a few to them over the years and many of our readers have, also.
Rather than letting a good Kindle collect dust or be toxic in a landfill, why not give the gift of reading?
Organizing Your Books in Collections
A little over a week ago, I had a long post about how to organize your books into collections on an e-Ink Kindle. I’ve had a few requests of “where is that post again” or “how do you” so here it is again: just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/100718 into your web browser.
That’s all I had for today – have a great rest of your week!