Easily find and reference pictures, tables, bookmarks, and highlights
Turn one page at a time, or zoom out to a bird’s eye view of your book
Flip back and forth between pages with ease knowing that Page Flip
will save your place
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Today, Amazon announced Page Flip, a reimagined Kindle
navigation experience that makes it easy to explore books while always
saving your place. With Page Flip, readers can easily flip back and
forth between pages to reference different parts of the book while they
read. Page Flip will be delivered as part of a free, over-the-air update
starting today to Kindle E-readers, Fire tablets, and the free Kindle
app for iOS and Android.
“Page Flip makes it easier than ever to refer back to pictures in a
political memoir, flip back and forth between a map and your current
page in an epic fantasy series, or find passages you’ve highlighted in
an investing guide,” said Chuck Moore, Vice President, Kindle. “With
Page Flip, we’ve taken inspiration from how people read print books and
improved upon it.”
Explore your book
Zoom out to get a bird’s eye view of the book and quickly find what
you’re looking for. At a glance, easily recognize specific pages as you
jump around. Pictures, charts, your highlights, and the layout of each
page are easy to see with Page Flip’s pixel-accurate thumbnails that
automatically adjust as you change your font and margin settings.
Save your place
Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading in a book, pinning
it to the side of your screen for easy navigation. Flip back and forth
in a book with confidence, knowing you can instantly jump back to
reading with a simple tap of your pinned page.
“As an author, I love knowing that my work is presented with fluid
clarity, freeing my readers from the page shuffling that can cloud and
spoil the narrative,” said Laura Hillenbrand, best-selling author of
Unbroken. “With Page Flip, books become vastly more accessible,
navigable, interactive, and enthralling. As a ravenous reader and
scholar, I savor the ease with which Page Flip allows me to keep
thumbnails of maps and diagrams, my notes and highlighted passages, and
bookmarked pages before me as I read, so that all I wish to see is
accessible with the tap of a finger and my focus never has to leave the
Continuing to invent on behalf of readers
Since introducing Kindle eight years ago, Amazon continues to invent on
behalf of readers. Other recent Kindle innovations include:
Audible Narration— Switch seamlessly between the Kindle and Audible
versions of your books with Whispersync for Voice and keep the story
going on your commute, at the gym or when you’re doing chores around
the house. Available on Fire tablets, Alexa, and the free Kindle app
for iOS and Android.
Enhanced Typesetting— Along with Bookerly, a Kindle exclusive font
designed for reading on digital screens, Kindle’s all-new typesetting
engine delivers better text justification, kerning, drop caps, image
positioning, and more to help customers read faster with less
Sharing— Recommend a book to a friend or chat about a funny quote with
the apps you use every day including Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp,
as well as email, texting, and more. Even if they’ve never used Kindle
before, your friends can instantly start reading a free preview of the
book, right from their phone, tablet, or PC.
Kindle instant previews— Embed free Kindle book previews directly into
a website or an app. With the Amazon Associates program, you can earn
advertising fees from Kindle instant previews on your site or app.
To learn more about Page Flip visit www.amazon.com/pageflip.
To learn more about how Kindle helps you read anything, anytime,
anywhere visit www.amazon.com/kindleapps.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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