Friday, 30 May 2014 15:14

Amazon releases Kindle cloud reader

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Amazon has introduced a Kindle Cloud reader that allows Kindle users to read their books in their web browser.

The free app enables you to read your books online or offline, with no download or installation required. As with all Kindle apps, the Cloud Reader automatically synchronises your Kindle library, as well as your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights for all of your Kindle books, no matter how you choose to read them.

Kindle Cloud Reader is available to Amazon.com.au customers starting today on all common desktop browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer) as well as on Safari for iPad.

“Kindle Cloud Reader is another big step in our ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ mission,” said Neil Lindsay, Vice President, Kindle.

{loadpositon peter}“With Kindle Cloud Reader, you can truly start reading instantly—no download or installation. We think customers in Australia are going to love this new Kindle app.”  

Kindle lists features of the Cloud Reader as:

•    Start reading millions of Kindle books instantly within your browser

•    Your current book is automatically made available for offline use, and you can choose to save a book for reading offline at any time

•    Receive automatic feature and software updates without the need to download new software

•    Customise the page layout to your desired font size, text color, background color, and more

•    View, add, and edit notes, highlights, and bookmarks that you’ve made on other Kindle apps or on Kindle Sync your last page read across your Kindle and free Kindle apps so you can always pick up where you left off

•    Search inside the book to find a topic, character, or section you want to revisit


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Peter Dinham - an iTWire treasure is a mentor and coach who volunteers also a writer and much valued founding partner of iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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