Regardless of whether you're an avid e-book reader or an occasional partaker, it is always a remarkable feeling to know that you can store thousands of books in a device that you can hold with a few fingers. While there are many e-book readers and platforms out there, none are quite as popular as the Kindle. Want to ensure you're making the most of your e-book experience? Scroll ahead for our tips on how to do just that.

Keep your books private

Every Kindle allows you to set a pass code to keep your reading preferences private. All you need to do is go to Settings > Device Options > Device Passcode and follow the instructions.

Improve your vocabulary

WordWise shows you the meanings of difficult words right on top of them on the page. To enable it, open the book, tap the top side of the screen, tap the options button on the top right, and select WordWise. The number of hints to be shown on a page is adjustable with a slider. You can also use the Vocabulary Builder that keeps a track of all the words you've looked up while reading and even allows you to try flashcards on those.

Keep track of time

It is easy to lose yourself in a good book. To avoid that from happening, you can enable the clock while reading a book to keep a track of time. To do that, tap the top side of the screen, and go to Page Display > Font & Page Settings > Reading tab. Here, you can toggle ‘Show Clock While Reading’ to keep track of time.

Use it in landscape mode

One of the first restrictions that strike anyone new to e-books is viewing only one page at a time, in portrait orientation. However, there's a way around that by using your Kindle in landscape mode. The exact steps and features can vary between models, but the general idea is to open a book, go to Page Display and then explore the settings there to find the right options for you.

Upload your own font

Many times, you won't be satisfied with the feel of a book just because the font isn't right. In such a case, you can upload your own font for the Kindle to use. To do that, connect your Kindle to a computer with a USB cable, browse the Kindle directory to find ‘Fonts’ folder, and copy OTF or TTF font files in the fonts folder.

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