Amazon Kindle gets an update, brings improved home screen and more

When it comes to reading books, things have changed quite a bit since school days, well, depending on your age. Now many people read books on electronic devices and, while tablets are fine, the Amazon Kindle leads the way. Amazon is planning to roll out a big update to its handheld devices. You're likely wondering, correctly so, "how much can a book be improved?". Well, there are enhancements, but don't expect your trusty Kindle to change massively. It starts with the home screen, which will now display your most recent reads, samples you have downloaded, book recommendations and your Amazon Wish… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #big update #book recommendations #reading books #school days #handheld devices #home screen

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Amazon Kindle gets an update, brings improved home screen and more'


Amazon rolls out software update for $79 Kindle, promises improved legibility

Amazon has a bit of good news today for those that have opted for its least expensive e-reader. The company has just begun rolling out a new software update that brings with it a new reading font that's said to be "higher contrast and crisper" for an even more "paper-like reading experience."... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #source link #kindle store #web browser #restrict access #reading experience


Amazon refreshes Kindle Oasis e-reader with larger screen and waterproofing

While you can read ebooks on Android tablets and iPad devices, you really shouldn't. These screens can strain your eyes, causing discomfort and creating a negative experience. Not to mention, if you tend to read outdoors, the glare can be unbearable. Instead, an e-ink reader is the best option.... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #virtual bookstore #kindle devices #great job #e-ink reader #read outdoors #ipad devices


Amazon Singles Classics brings stories from magazines to Kindle

If you're looking for some new reading material on your Kindle or inside Amazon's reading app, you're in luck. The online retailer announced Singles Classics: a collection of essays and stories from "well-known authors" that were published in "top ma... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading app #inside amazon #reading material


Your older Amazon Kindle may lose connectivity today, but there's an update

The Amazon Kindle has been around since 2007, and plenty of updates have been made to both hardware software during the years since it was released. If you have an older model then it still works just fine and, while Amazon would almost certainly like to sell you a new one, the company is still... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2016-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon kindle


Amazon brings Kindle Scout to UK

Amazon has expanded its Kindle Scout crowd-sourcing publishing programme to the UK. The programme was launched in the US last October and has been rolled out to other countries in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and India, among others. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #south africa


Amazon Updates Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library Royalty Terms

Amazon is updating its royalty terms for authors enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending Library and will pay authors based on the number of pages read in each book borrowed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #pages read #kindle unlimited


Amazon brings Kindle features to its Android app

If you don't have a Kindle to read your books on then there's no worries, as apps exist on other platforms like Android. Amazon isn't standing still on this either, now offering customers on Google's mobile platform some new features already available on the stand-alone device. Included are two... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2015-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ve heard #young kids #amazon claims #amazon isn #offering customers


Amazon's Kindle e-readers learn some new tricks -- download the update now!

I get it -- you own a tablet and don't think you need a dedicated e-ink based e-reader. While I respect your opinion, I must tell you that it is wrong. Sure, reading a book on a back-lit LCD display is passable, but hardly a good experience. Not only can this be fatiguing to your eyes, but most... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2014-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #direct sunlight


Amazon brings Kindle Unlimited ebook subscriptions to the UK

Whether we like it or not, Amazon nearly always launches its new products and services in the US first. It happened with its Fire-branded tablets, set-top box and smartphone. The same can be said for its all-you-can-read ebook service, Kindle... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #set-top box


Scribd takes on Amazon, brings its subscription ebook service to Kindle Fire tablets

The whole point of owning an Amazon tablet is that you're eventually gonna buy stuff. Want movies? Amazon's got you covered. Music? Time to check out Amazon's MP3 store. And then, of course, there's books: Amazon expects you to buy lots and lots of ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #scribd takes


Amazon updates Kindle Fire HDX operating system

With both models of the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets now out in the wild, Amazon can concentrate on tweaking the system to add features and fix bugs. The device, while considered to be a competitor to the Nexus 7, is really more about media, specifically that from the retail giant's ecosystem.... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2013-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #latest update #retail giant #amazon purchased


Amazon's bringing its Kindle Fire HD 7, 8.9 to India on June 27th

Having recently rebranded its operations in India under the Amazon name, the retailer announced today that it's launching the Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 there later this month. Due on June 27th, the two tablets will ship for 15,999 ($275) and 21,999 ($380) rupees with access to a reported 1.9... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ebook prices #mortar stores #kindle fire #company opened #recently rebranded


Amazon bringing Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features to Kindle Fires for vision-impaired users

Amazon's been attuned to the needs of its vision-impaired customers for years, first rolling out text-to-speech technology on its original Kindle e-reader years ago. Today the company revealed plans to add to that feature set in its Kindle Fire and Fire HD (7-inch) tablets with Voice Guide and... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book titles #reads aloud #feature set


Amazon Kindle Paperwhite update optimizes your Manga mania, offers quicker settings

Amazon is on the cusp of launching the complete Kindle line in Japan, so it's only right that the online retailer fine-tune its firmware for local reading habits. A new version 5.3.0 update for the Kindle Paperwhite puts much of that focus on Manga, introducing options to fit the stylized comics... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #source link #full title #recommended content


Amazon Updates Kindle for IOS With Support for Comics, Book Search

Amazon on Thursday released updates to the Kindle app for iOS, along with the Kindle Cloud Reader Web app. The updates add in support for children's books. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #kindle app


Kindle Fire update brings sharing, 'print replica' textbooks, more to tablet

Amazon has started pushing out an over-the-air update that'll bring a slew of new features to its budget Kindle Fire tablet. Topping the list of upgrades is new sharing functionality that makes it possible for readers to send passages and notes from within the comfort of a book via social... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #source link #full rundown #social networks


Get $20 off both Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite right now

Reading is a great way to fill this newfound free time we all have and Amazon’s newest deal on the Kindle Paperwhite can make it easier to do so. The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale right now for $100, which is $20 off its normal price, and you can get... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-07-20 17:46:44 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #kindle #normal price #kindle paperwhite


Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite drop back to all-time low prices

Amazon's latest Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are back down to their lowest prices since Black Friday. The newest Kindle Paperwhite is now $85, instead of the usual $130, while the latest standard Kindle is $60, instead of the usual list price of $90.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-03-02 13:55:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #kindle #usual $130 #black friday #kindle paperwhite #latest kindle


Amazon's Kindle Oasis: The Highest-End High-End Kindle So Far

For years, the conventional wisdom about Amazon's Kindle e-reader was that the company, which likes to say that it wants to make money when customers use its products, would eventually make buying ebooks irresistible by offering a Kindle e-reader for free. But Amazon has refused to play along.... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |