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Turn Your Android Tablet into the Ultimate eReader

One of the good things about Android is all of the choices for reading apps. There’s everything from ebook apps to news and rss apps, to digital magazine and newspaper and comic apps, there’s reading apps just for kids, enhanced ebook apps with videos and music, apps that read ebooks aloud. In fact there are apps for just about any kind of reading that you can come up with (except for reading good ole fashioned paper books, of course—no app can replicate that).

That’s why I thought it would be a good idea to post an article about how to turn an Android tablet into the ultimate ereader, with a list of all kinds of different Android reading apps, not just ebook apps.

Please note that there is some overlap here. Some of the major ebook Android apps, such as Kindle, fall into multiple categories for ebooks, magazines, PDFs, etc, so instead of re-listing them several times, this first section consists of the main reading apps that support multiple styles of ereading.

Multipurpose eBook Apps

Kindle – In addition to ebooks, the Kindle for Android apps supports newspapers, magazines, textbooks, and comics purchased from Amazon. The app can also read ebooks aloud if you own the audiobook copy. PDF and DRM-free Mobi formats are supported through sideloading too.

Kobo – The Kobo app supports ebooks, magazines, comics and children’s books purchased from Kobo. The apps also supports sideloaded DRM-free ePub ebooks.

Nook – Barnes and Noble’s Nook app supports ebooks, magazines, newspapers, comics, and kids books from the Nook store. It also supports DRM-free ePub and CBZ files.

eBook Apps

Google Play Books – The Google ebooks apps supports ebooks and textbooks from Google, as well as sideloaded DRM-free ePub and PDF ebooks, which can be uploaded to your account. The apps also features text-to-speech to read ebooks aloud.

OverDrive – Supports ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library. Supports Adobe DRM for ePub and PDF.

Aldiko – Supports ePub and PDF formats, including ebooks with Adobe DRM.

Moon+ Reader – Support epub, EPUB3, mobi, chm, cbr, cbz, umd, fb2, txt, html, rar, and zip formats. Text to Speech (TTS) support.

Cool Reader – Supports epub (non-DRM), fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (non-DRM), pml formats. Text to Speech (TTS) support.

Mantano – Supports ePub and PDF formats, including ebooks with Adobe DRM.

PocketBook – Supports Adobe DRM, PDF, EPUB, DjVu, TXT, FB2, FB2.zip, CHM, html(basic), CBZ, CBR, and СBT.

FBReader – Supports epub, rtf, doc (MS Word), html, fb2(.zip), mobi, and plain text file formats. Supports YotaPhone Always-On Display functionality (can display text on both LCD and eInk screens).

BlueFire – Supports ePub and PDF formats, including ebooks with Adobe DRM. Supports Text-To-Speech (TTS).

AlReader – Supports fb2, fbz, txt, epub, html, doc, docx, odt, rtf, mobi, prc (PalmDoc), tcr formats, and ZIP and GZ archives. Supports Text-To-Speech (TTS).

eBook Subscription Service Apps

Scribd – Offers unlimited access to over 300,000 ebooks for $8.99 per month.

Oyster – Offers unlimited access to over 500,000 books for $9.95 a month.

Entitle – Offers access to 125,000 ebooks for a monthly subscription rate of $9.99.

24symbols – Offers a catalog of over 15,000 novels, poetry and business books. Free service has limited access to ebooks; paid service for full catalog.

Dedicated PDF Reader Apps

Adobe PDF Reader – A free dedicated PDF app with a good amount of features.

EBookDroid – A popular PDF & DJVU Reader, also supports XPS, fb2, cbr and cbz.

ezPDF Reader – A popular dedicated PDF reader app with lots of features, includes support for embedded audio, video, animation GIF and TTS. Also supports DRM-free ePub. Costs $3.99.

RepliGo – A deidcated PDF reader app with loads of features, including text-to-speech. Costs $2.99.

Note that most of the regular ebook apps listed above support PDF as well.

Comics/Graphic Novels/Manga Apps

Comixology – Offers instant access to more than 50,000 digital comics and graphic novels.

Marvel Comics – Access to over 3500 comics from the Marvel Comics universe.

DC Comics – Publishes more than 80 comic format titles monthly and over 1,000 comic books and graphic novels annually.

Dark Horse Comics – Offers access to comics, graphic novels, and manga.

ComicRack Free – Reads CBZ and CBR natively, syncs with a desktop Windows program.

A Comic Viewer – Supports BZ/ZIP, ACV, CBR/RAR (beta), JPEG, PNG, BMP formats.

Perfect Viewer – Supports JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WebP CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR, 7Z/CB7, LZH.

Note that some of the regular ebook apps listed above support comic formats as well.

Magazine Apps

Google Play Newsstand

Zinio

Issuu

All Magazines

Next Issue Magazines

Magzter

Note that Amazon, Kobo, and Nook offer magazines as well.

Newspaper Apps

PressReader – Includes newspapers from 100+ countries and in 60+ languages. Also offers some magazines.

US Newspapers – Includes newspapers and news sites from over 1170 US newspapers.

UK Newspapers – Includes newspapers and news sites from over 560 newspapers.

World Newspapers – More than 6000 Worldwide newspapers, websites and magazine.

Note that Amazon, Kobo, and Nook offer newspapers as well.

News and RSS Apps

Flipboard

Feedly RSS Reader

LinkedIn Pulse

gReader

RSS Reader

NewsBlur

Audiobook Apps

OverDrive – for audiobooks from the library

LibriVox – over 15,000 free audio books

Audible – 150,000+ audiobooks

Audiobooks – 2,800 classic audiobooks for free

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Large eBook Readers Compared - eReaders with 7" Screens and Up

Device Reviews

Wireless

TouchScreen

Memory

Screen

Formats

Audio/ TTS

Battery

Weight

Pros

Cons

Est.Price

Where ToBuy Online

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Inductive + capacitive

16GB

2200x1650 E Ink Carta (13.3") 207 PPI

PDF

None

2-4 weeks

Huge 13.3" screen, very light and thin, fast, accurate writing

Only supports PDF format, no light, no internet, limited features

$699

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Inductive, stylus only

16GB, micro SD card slot

2200x1650 E Ink Carta (13.3") 207 PPI

EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU

Speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, mic, Ivona TTS

2-4 weeks

Huge 13.3" screen, open Android, audio support, lots of features, buttons, great for PDFs

Expensive, stylus touch only, no front light, Android 4.0 software is older and outdated

$749

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

N96ML: stylusN96: stylus + capacitive

16GB, micro SD slot

1200x825 E Ink Pearl (9.7") 150 PPI

EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU

Speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, mic, Ivona TTS

2-4 weeks

Large screen, open Android, N96ML has frontlight, N96 dual touch, great for PDFs

No high res screen, Android 4.0 software is outdated and should be more optimized for E Ink

Wi-Fi

Inductive + capacitive

8GB

1872x1404 E Ink Canvas (10.3") 226 PPI

EPUB, PDF

None

1-2 weeks

10.3" durable screen, fast pressure sensitive stylus, buttons

Software half-finished, dark screen, few reading features, more for writing

Wi-Fi

Capacitive, 2 point touch

8GB, micro SD slot

1024x758 E Ink Pearl (8") 160 PPI

EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CHM, DOC, FB2, MP3

3.5mm audio jack, TTS

2-3 weeks

Medium 8" screen, open Android 4.2, install apps, frontlight, audio support

Lower res screen, no page buttons, Android OS can be buggy

No Longer Sold

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Infrared,2 point touch

8GB, micro SD slot

1600x1200 E Ink HD (8") 250 PPI

EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU

Speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Ivona TTS

2-3 weeks

Medium 8-inch screen, open Android 4.0, frontlight, buttons, good for PDFs

Buttons only on left side of screen, less battery life than larger models

$279

Wi-Fi

Capacitive, 2 point touch

8GB, micro SD slot

1024x758 E Ink Pearl (8") 160 PPI

TXT, PDF, EPUB, PDF, FB2, HTML, RTF, MOBI, DJVU, CHM, MP3

2-3 weeks

Medium 8" screen, open Android 4.2, install apps, frontlight, cheaper than Onyx

Lower res screen, no page buttons, Android OS can be buggy

$199

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Inductive, stylus only

4GB, SD slot

1200x825 E Ink Pearl (9.7") 150 PPI

EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU

Speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Ivona TTS

2-4 weeks

Large screen, open Android 4.0, Google Play access, reading apps, great for PDFs

No front light, stylus required for touch screen (M96C has capacitive screen), no high res screen

No Longer Sold

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Inductive, stylus only

16GB, micro SD card slot

1600x1200 E Ink Mobius (13.3") 150 PPI

EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU

Speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, mic, Ivona TTS

2-4 weeks

Huge 13.3" screen, open Android, audio support, lots of features, buttons, great for PDFs

Expensive, stylus touch only, no front light, Android 4.0 software is older and outdated.

$685

Wi-Fi

Inductive + capacitive

4GB, micro SD card slot

1600x1200 E Ink Mobius (13.3") 150 PPI

PDF

None

2 weeks

Huge 13.3" screen, very light weight, great for PDFs

Super expensive, only supports PDF format, no light source

$799

Free 3G AT&T

No

4GB

1200x825 E Ink Pearl (9.7") 150 PPI

AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, AAX, AA, MP3

Speakers, audio jack, TTS

7-14 days7500 pages

9.7" screen, free internet, low ebook, prices, TTS, auto screen rotate, global wireless

No ePub support, Amazon's DRM, keyboard is awkward to use

$215 (used)

Wi-Fi

Yes Wacom, Stylus

4GB, SD slot

Freehand, virtual keyboard

EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU, etc

Speakers, audio jack, TTS

8000 pages

Yes, StarDict

9.7" Pearl screen, lots of software features, uses FBReader and Cool Reader, great for PDF files

Can be slow at times, expensive compared to tablets for the features, plastic frame could be nicer

$349

No Longer Sold

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

No (903 model)

2GB, micro SD card slot

Note apps, virtual keyboard

EPUB, PDF, HTML, DJVU, RTF, TXT, PRC, CHM, DOC, TCR, FB2, and FB2, ZIP, JPEG, BMP, PNG

Speakers, audio jack, TTS

7000 pages

Yes

9.7" Vizplex screen, good PDF support, g sensor, web browser, widget apps: games, RSS news reader, etc

Slow web browser, some menu functions are confusing, scrolling could be faster, no Pearl screen

$269

No Longer Sold

Free 3G AT&T, Wi-Fi

Yes, Fingers, Stylus

2GB, SD, Pro Duo card slots

Freehand, virtual keyboard

EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, LRF, DOC, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, AAC, MP3

Audio jack

10-22 days

Yes, 12

7.1" Pearl screen, improved contrast, PDF crop and zoom, web browser, clear touchscreen (no glare), write on screen, fast

Browser can't download files and is restricted to Wi-Fi, one font choice and limited styling options without hack

$299

No Longer Sold

Device Reviews

Wireless

TouchScreen

Memory

Screen

Formats

Audio/ TTS

Battery

Weight

Pros

Cons

Est.Price

Where ToBuy Online

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The Best eReaders of 2018

Not Just Kindles

With prices starting below the magic $100 mark, it's a great time to buy an ebook reader. But before you settle on a single device, you have some decisions to make. As you can see, Amazon's Kindle line makes up the bulk of our top picks, and for many people will be the perfect choice. But it isn't the only choice. Here's what you should consider when shopping.

What Screen Type and How Big?

Basic ebook readers use monochrome, E Ink screens to display text. E Ink looks a lot like paper, and it's easy on your eyes when reading for long periods. On the least expensive models, it's not backlit, so you'll need light to see the text, just as you would with a printed book. But most ebook readers now include edge lighting that lets you see in the dark. With each model, you can vary the intensity of the brightness from barely there to flashlight-bright. On the lowest settings, you can read in the dark while your partner sleeps peacefully next to you.

In all cases, E Ink is much easier to read in bright sunlight, while color touch screens on tablets tend to wash out, and their glossy displays can show distracting reflections.

The industry seems to have settled on six inches as the optimal display size for E Ink readers; this is what you'll find on most of Amazon's Kindles, for example. There are exceptions, though: Kobo's Aura One is significantly larger, at 7.8 inches. And if it's clarity you're after, you're in luck: 300 pixels per inch seems to be the new standard among most recent ebook readers.

Manufacturers are also improving the quality of these E Ink displays. A few years ago, page refreshes were sluggish, the entire screen flashed black with each page turn, and some early ebook readers had problems with text contrast, which made for difficult reading. That's all history. The latest readers have crisp, clear text, and employ caching schemes that almost never refresh the full page; most of the time, only the letters fade out and back in again. The page refreshes themselves are much faster than before.

Meanwhile, touch screens have an innate advantage: On-screen keyboards make it easy to take notes or run searches within the text of your books. Also, maneuvering a massive online book store on a device with a touch screen is a lot easier.

So E Ink is great for reading books, but tablet screens offer a bevy of other benefits. Their color screens mean you can read much more than books: magazines and comic books are just two examples. Best of all, even lower-cost tablets like the excellent Fire 7 can browse the web, stream video from Netflix, Hulu or other sources, play music, and run apps.

Will You Read on the Beach?

If you like to read in the bath, by the pool, or on the beach, you might want to consider buying a waterproof ebook reader. You have a few options, and for the first time ever one of them comes from Amazon. The new Amazon Kindle Oasis, as well as the Kobo Aura h3O Kobo Aura One, are all rated to withstand submersion in water to some degree. The Kindle Oasis even has page turn buttons so you can easily flip between pages when your hands are wet.

What Kind of Wireless Connection Do You Need?

An always-on cellular radio lets you buy and download books from anywhere, over the air, for free (aside from the cost of the book itself, of course). Most devices offer Wi-Fi as the base level wireless connection—at a much lower cost—with 3G cellular data only available as part of a more-expensive model.

As long as you don't mind waiting until you're at home or near a hotspot to shop for new books, Wi-Fi should work for you. A select few may still prefer to pony up for 3G to buy a new book while, say, on a long train trip, or lounging at the beach.

Internal storage capacity is not much of a concern. Most every ebook reader you can buy today can store more than 1,000 books, with some offering room for thousands more titles. And if you have more books than that, each of the major vendors offers cloud storage, letting you download books to your device whenever you need them, assuming you're connected to Wi-Fi hotspot (or anywhere you have a cell signal, if you have a 3G-capable model).

What About the Books?

This is where things get a little complex, so bear with us for a moment. There's no single universal ebook format; essentially, when you choose an ebook reader, you're making a decision up front as to which ecosystem you'll support.

With free, public domain books, you have some more flexibility, but it's actually more complicated. For example, Google offers over a million free books in the popular, open Epub format, which many public libraries now use for lending books. However, Kindles don't support Epub. Amazon launched its own public library lending tie-in, which differs on a branch-to-branch basis. Amazon also has the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, which lets you borrow a book a month from a selection of over one million titles, but only if you pay $99 a year for the Amazon Prime service. It also gives you unlimited access to Amazon's Prime Reading library.

To make things even murkier, the ebook stores themselves aren't all the same. Book selection, size, and pricing varies from store to store. The best way through this thicket of digital underbrush is to spend a little time browsing ebook stores before you commit to a device. You can access both Amazon's and Kobo's ebook stores online to see which carries most of the books, magazines, and newspapers you want to read. Or, if you're planning to borrow ebooks from the library, check your local branch to see what format is in use, and then make sure the reader you want supports it.

For more, see How to Get Free (or Cheap) New Ebooks and How to Put Free Ebooks on Your Amazon Kindle. And for an in-depth comparison of supported formats across various ebook readers, check out Wikipedia.

What About Ebook Apps?

One saving grace is that many of the major ebook reader vendors have developed an entire ecosystem of apps around their chosen format. For example, you can start reading a book on your Kindle Paperwhite at home; then, while waiting in line at the grocery store, you can fire up your iPhone's Kindle app and pick up exactly where you left off in the same book, but on your phone.

The size of the app ecosystem varies by format. The Apple iPad and iPhone both run iBooks, a flexible app that looks great, but doesn't have quite the same book selection as Amazon for digital books. Amazon also makes iPad apps, along with versions for iPhone, Android, and other devices; in addition it has a Cloud Reader that works on the iPad with a direct link to the Kindle Store, and several vendors also make PC and Mac apps.

In short, if you plan to read digital books on multiple gadgets, be sure to read our product reviews, and note each manufacturer's list of supported devices.

Finally, How Much Do You Want to Spend?

This is one place where there's nothing but good news: Prices have fallen considerably across the board. Amazon's base-model Kindle is just $79.99, and for most people, it's got all the features you'll need. While tablets are mostly a separate category of consumer electronics—with higher prices—you've got plenty of good options for less than $200, all of which are still great for reading. And on the higher end, Amazon's new Kindle Oasis is $40 less than the original model. It's still expensive, but it's a good buy for dedicated bookworms.

With that in mind, these are our favorite dedicated ebook readers you can buy today. If you'd rather do your reading on a tablet, check out our top tablet picks.

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электронные книги и устройства для чтения

Компания Amazon представляет новое топовое устройство для чтения All-New Kindle Oasis.

Идея новинки так проста и понятна, что можно описать буквально небольшим списком основных достоинств, отличительных от всех ранее выпускавшихся компанией Amazon специализированных устройств:

Автоматически к возможностям новинки сам собой напросился дополнительный модуль Bluetooth – подключение внешних источников звука для воспроизведения аудио, от наушников до стационарных устройств.

Новый All-New Kindle Oasis имеет две основные конфигурации внутренней памяти от 8 до 32 Гб, что разделяет одно устройство в двух ценовых категориях.

Лучшие качества Kindle Oasis сохранены от предыдущей модели.

Meet the All-New Kindle Oasis: Featuring a 7-inch, 300 ppi Display, Waterproof Design, and Audible

Our largest, highest-resolution Paperwhite display with crisp, laser-quality text that reads like paper with no glare-even in bright sunlight

Thin and light design with an aluminum back and a unique ergonomic shape, so you can read comfortably for hours

The first waterproof Kindle so you can take your favorite stories even more places

With Audible built in, access the world’s largest library of audiobooks and easily switch between reading and listening to your book on your Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones

Read books your way-more options than ever before to personalize your ideal reading settings with font sizes, additional boldness levels, and new accessibility features

SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 11, 2017— (NASDAQ: AMZN)-Today, Amazon announced its most advanced Kindle e-reader ever-the all-new Kindle Oasis, featuring our largest, highest-resolution Paperwhite display yet and a thin and light ergonomic design so you can read more comfortably for hours. The all-new Kindle Oasis is the first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle allowing you to read in even more places, from the bath to the swimming pool. The all-new Kindle Oasis has a battery life measured in weeks, not hours-and it includes a fast-charging capability that allows it to go from no battery to fully charged in less than two hours. With Audible built in, you can listen to the world’s largest library of audiobooks and easily switch between reading and listening to a professionally narrated performance on Bluetooth headphones or speakers. The all-new Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/kindleoasis for only $249.99 and will start shipping October 31.

«Ten years ago, we introduced our first Kindle with the mission of delivering any book ever written in 60 seconds or less,» said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices and Services. «With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display, waterproof design, and Audible built right in, the all-new Kindle Oasis is our most advanced Kindle ever. Its thin, light, and waterproof design allows readers to stay engaged in the author’s world in even more places than ever before.»

Designed for comfort and personalization

With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display, the all-new Kindle Oasis fits over 30 percent more words per page, resulting in fewer page turns. Plus, it has the fastest page turns of any Kindle e-reader. The crisp, laser-quality text reads like paper with uniform display lighting and no glare, even in bright sunlight. The ergonomic design shifts the center of gravity to your palm so the device rests in your hand like the spine of a book, no matter which hand you chose to read with. You can easily turn pages with dedicated page turn buttons and the display will automatically rotate the page orientation, even when you switch hands.

The device’s unique shape tapers to an ultrathin 3.4 mm display featuring our strongest cover glass and a new aluminum back. The all-new Kindle Oasis is thin, light and durable-in fact, even with a larger display, the all-new Kindle Oasis weighs only 194 grams, 10 grams less than the best-selling Kindle Paperwhite.

The first waterproof Kindle

No more soggy pages with the all-new Kindle Oasis-it’s IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. Plus, it’s designed to withstand getting splashed at the beach or dropped in the bath tub, hot tub, or pool.

Take the story with you with Audible

You can now listen to the world’s largest library of audiobooks on your all-new Kindle Oasis with Audible-choose from over 375,000 professionally performed audio programs, including audiobooks, original audio productions, and exclusive content. With Audible built in, you never have to put your story down and can switch easily between reading and listening without changing devices. Connect the all-new Kindle Oasis with a Bluetooth-enabled device, like speakers and headphones, and it’s ready. You can also access the Audible store directly from the all-new Kindle Oasis to find your next great listen, including Grammy award-winning performances and A-list celebrities narrating popular titles.

Audible will be available on the all-new Kindle Oasis via a free over-the-air update when the device ships-and it will be available via a free over-the-air update to Kindle (Gen 8) and the first Kindle Oasis in the coming months. If you’re new to Audible, sign up for a free trial and get two free audiobooks.

Larger storage capacity for more great content

The all-new Kindle Oasis comes with two storage options-8 GB, which has twice the storage as the first Kindle Oasis, and can hold thousands of titles; and 32 GB, allowing you to store even more rich content with large file sizes, like Audible audiobooks, comics, newspapers, magazines, and more.

Personalized comfort—read your book your way

There are more ways to personalize your reading settings on Kindle Oasis than ever before so you can enjoy your book the way you prefer:

  • New Font Size and Bold Settings: Now choose from more font sizes than ever before-and five levels of boldness-for whichever font you choose to read with. Combined with the new, 7-inch Paperwhite display, you can personalize your books so it’s perfectly comfortable for your eyes.
  • New Accessibility Options: In addition to the OpenDyslexic font, we’ve added a feature to invert black and white on the display if you have light sensitivity. The new enlarged display option also lets you increase the size of items like the text on the home screen and library as well as the book icons to make the all-new Kindle Oasis easier to read.
  • Light Settings: Built-in ambient light sensors automatically adjust the display to your surroundings whether you’re in a dimly-lit room or outside in the sun-and can be fine-tuned even further based on personal preferences.
  • Ragged Right Alignment: You can now read using left-aligned (ragged right) text.

Starting today, the new size and bold settings as well as ragged right alignment will be delivered as a free, over-the-air update to Kindle Paperwhite (Gen 6 released in 2013), plus all newer Kindle devices.

Thousands of books to choose from for Prime members

Prime Reading is available to all Prime members at no additional cost and offers unlimited access to a rotating selection of more than a thousand books, Audible narrations, magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, short works, and magazines right off of the newsstand, you’ll always find something interesting to dive into, including Lonely PlanetTravel Guides, Interpreter of Maladies, Animal Farm, and 1984, which are available right now as part of your Prime membership.

All the features readers love about Kindle

By design, Kindle e-readers are purpose-built for reading so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, a Kindle has no glare-even in bright sunlight-and won’t distract you with social media, emails, text messages, notifications, and more. The all-new Kindle Oasis includes all of the features that have made the Kindle family the best devices for reading, enhancing the experience beyond a print book:

  • Whispersync and Whispersync for Voice-Saves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations from your Kindle eBook and Audible audiobook across all of your Kindle devices and apps, so you can always pick up where you left off on any device, whether you’re reading or listening. You can even switch between reading and listening on the same device and Whispersync will keep you in the right place in the story.
  • Worry-free archive-Automatically backs up your Kindle books in the cloud so you never need to worry about losing your books-re-download your books wirelessly anytime for free.
  • Goodreads-Kindle is integrated with the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, with over 50 million members, 1.3 billion books added, and 47 million book reviews.
  • X-Ray-Explore the «Bones of the Book»-see all of the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest.
  • Word Wise-Available on many popular English language titles, Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions.
  • Family Library-With Kindle and Kindle reading apps, you can access not only your own books, but also books from the Amazon account of a spouse or partner.
  • Time to Read-Tells you how much time it will take to finish a chapter or a book based on your personalized reading speed.
  • Vocabulary Builder-Compiles words you look up in the dictionary into an easy-to-access list. Use these lists to quiz yourself with flashcards and instantly see words in context.
  • Share your favorite passages-Share book recommendations, highlighted sections, and meaningful quotes with friends via Facebook and Twitter.
  • Smart Lookup-Integrates a full dictionary definition with other reference information via X-Ray and Wikipedia.
  • Kindle FreeTime-Gives parents a simple, engaging way to encourage kids to spend more time reading. Hand-select books for your kids to read, and achievement badges are earned when they hit reading milestones.

World’s Best eBook Store

Kindle e-readers come with instant access to the Kindle Store, which includes:

  • World’s best selection-Millions of books, newspapers and magazines, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and programs like Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited, both which continue to grow.
  • Kindle Unlimited-Our premium reading subscription and a great choice for readers who want even more. Kindle Unlimited offers over one million books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, kids’ books and more-all for $9.99 after a 30-day free trial.
  • Kindle exclusives-Over 1,000,000 books are exclusive to the Kindle Store.
  • Kindle First-Access new Kindle books a month in advance of their official release date. Customers can choose one of the featured books each month for $1.99, and Prime members can make their selection for free-yet another benefit of Prime membership.

Pricing and Availability

The all-new Kindle Oasis is $249.99 for the 8 GB model and $279.99 for the 32 GB model-the 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is $349.99. All are available today for pre-order globally. Customers can also purchase a cover with a thin design that snaps perfectly onto the all-new Kindle Oasis and transforms into a stand for hands-free reading. The cover opens like a book, automatically waking the device when opened and putting it to sleep when closed. Choose from two materials in a variety of colors: water-safe fabric covers, all $44.99, come in Indigo, Sandstone, or Charcoal; and premium leather covers, all $59.99, come in Midnight, Saddle Tan, or Merlot. The covers fold into a stand to easily enable hands-free reading. Customers can learn more at www.amazon.com/kindleoasis.

About Amazon

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