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About Kindle

The Kindle app from Amazon is a leading eBook app from the Amazon. You will need the Kindle app if you want to read books acquired from Amazon or other sources on your iPhone or iPad.

Kindle Review

After you install the free Kindle app from the iPhone/iPad App Store, you will have access to over five million eBooks from Amazon or other sources. Kindle is one of the best eReader apps and it also includes lots of audiobooks.

Where do you get Kindle Books

Here are the primary sources for books for your Kindle app:

Amazon – is the largest internet retailer in the world and the developers of the Kindle format for publishing books. You can purchase millions of books from Amazon including including the latest best sellers which are often priced from $10 to $20. However you will also find thousands of books in the $2 to $10 range from new or emerging authors covering thousands of topics. Even better you can find tens of thousands of free books. –  Project Gutenberg has over 54,000 books available that can be downloaded in Kindle Format. 

OverDrive – Over 36,000 public libraries in the U.S. provide books for loan on OverDrive, an audio and eBook  platform for schools and libraries. Working through your public library and using your library card, you can use either the OverDrive app called Libby or optionally, use the Kindle app to read your borrowed books. OverDrive books, like any book that you borrow from the library, have  to be returned to the library for another reader. OverDrive books expire and become disabled on their due date.

Reading a book with Kindle App

The Kindle app is a very robust reader app and features numerous functions to adapt the reading experience to your benefit.  Let’s review the basic actions to read a book with the Kindle app.

Launch the Kindle app by tapping the Kindle icon from the Home screen.

If you have been previously been reading a book, the Kindle app will conveniently take you to your most recent page in the current book. There are four primary actions available as you read your book on the primary reading screen.

Your Kindle Library

Books that you have purchased from Amazon or acquired from other sources can be accessed from your Kindle Library. There are also lots of educational podcasts available to listen.

Tap Library to view the Library. Scroll up and down the Library to view your entire library.

All | Downloaded – Tap Downloaded in order to view the books and documents that are currently residing on your device. These books have been previously downloaded and are using storage space on your device. These books would be available immediately.

Tap All to see the complete library comprised of books that are being hosted by Amazon.

Change List – Tap the up/down arrows to change the list and sorting of books in the library.

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Turn your Android, iPhone or iPad into a Kindle with the free Kindle app, and carry all your eBooks with you, wherever you go.

eBooks (including those with narration) that you have purchased on Amazon will automatically appear in your app.  Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members can select and download eBooks directly in the app.
What you’ll get:
• Sample any eBook for free
• Magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and textbooks with high-res colour images
• A customisable reading experience with your choice of font style, size and more
• Comfortable reading day and night with adjustable screen brightness and page colour
• Discover and download Kindle Unlimited eBooks and magazines
• Unique features like X-Ray, Whispersync, Page Flip, Print Replica, flashcards and more
• Instant translations and definitions, without leaving the page
• Ability to make and share in-page highlights
• Bold font and text size options
• Access to local library eBooks

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