Amazon Celebrates 10 Years of Kindle With a Black Friday-Level Sale

Amazon Is Offering $30 Off Kindles For a Very Limited Time

Amazon's first Kindle e-reader was released 10 years ago this year, and while the actual anniversary isn't for another month (the first device was released on November 19th) Amazon is marking the occasion by discounting several of its current Kindle devices by $30. The company has released an updated version of the Kindle app, which includes a revamped look, better search and a lot more.

This bottom bar also provides quick access to other Kindle features allowing you to switch between the pages of your book, your library, your personal bookstore, and more.

Initially anyway, only iOS users will get the new Goodreads features, but Amazon says they'll be coming to the Android app in the future.

In spite of media claims regarding its death, Amazon's still pretty bullish about this whole "reading" "books" thing.

According to Amazon, Goodreads is now built right into the Kindle app, unlike previously, when there were only bits and pieces of it here and there. Amazon doesn't disclose financial results for the overall Kindle business, but sales in the US and worldwide are up year-over-year, said Mike Torres, an Amazon director on the Kindle business.

The latest version of the Amazon Kindle iOS app, rolling out from today, adds a new light theme to the existing dark one. "The share of e-book readers on tablets has more than tripled since 2011 and the number of readers on phones has more than doubled over that time, while the share reading on e-book reading devices has not changed".

E-readers are dropping in popularity.

The Kindle app is for people who don't want to buy an extra gadget for their reading. The service, which operates as an Amazon subsidiary, has more than 65 million members, according to the company.

The new social features on the Kindle app are meant to keep people flush with reading recommendations.



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