In answer to some questions from Rebecca on yesterday’s post about the Kindle, I took a few more pictures. All can be enlarged by clicking on them. One is of the Kindle the day I received it compared to one of my trade size paperback novels.
There are two "next page" buttons, one on the upper right (long one) and one on the lower left (smaller one). On the upper left (longer one) is the "previous page" button. The very small button on the lower right, lower than the bottom of the screen, is the "back" button. The "back" does more than just go to a previous page in the book. It will take you back to a different screen or to a different book or whatever you were looking at previously. The small roller on the right side of the screen is how you select items. You pretty much do everything with your thumbs. Although if I’m looking for a book on the Kindle store, I usually type with my index finger. I’m not as good with my thumbs as some "texters" are.
As for the text size, I took a shot of the screen choices for text size. As you can see (I hope), I use the third from the smallest. It is similar to what I find in most trade paperbacks. I could go much larger or somewhat smaller.
I hope these photos help a little. It’s not easy since I don’t have someone else to ask to take the photos while I’m using the Kindle. Between my digital camera and my iMac camera, I think I may have managed it. Hope so anyway.