Update Finally Brings Page Numbers to Kindle
CREDIT: Amazon Inc
Amazon, the makers of the Kindle, announced a number of new features today (Feb. 7) for the company's line of popular e-readers.
Genuine page numbers will soon appear in Kindle e-books rather than the current "locations" system. Many users have complained that they have not been able to match up electronic book pages with their printed counterparts, so this new feature should have everyone on the same page, as it were.
Kindle users will also soon have the option to share their personal notes and highlighting in an e-book with friends, family, colleagues and the greater Kindle community .
A third feature Amazon is rolling out is a beefed-up end-of-book experience – upon reaching a book's end, users will now have more feedback and social media options, as well as recommendations for further reading.
The last feature touted by Amazon in a blog post is a new-and-improved newspaper and magazine layout that provides a snapshot of the news to help in navigation and article selection.
In the blog post, Amazon did not specify just when the updates will automatically upload to customers' e-readers, but for those owners enticed by the new features, a manual download is currently available.