Latest Amazon Kindle gadget news

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive
Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced its latest Kindle ebook reader, and it's a radical departure from the devices that have come before it.The Kindle Oasis is a complete rethinking from the components up, stripping the Kindle down to its essentials and giving you a... Read more

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?
Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing? By Luke Edwards

Amazon has announced that it will begin paying its authors based on the number of pages read, rather than books sold.From 1 July Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors will no longer be paid for each title downloaded, but rather on... Read more

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display
New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display By Luke Edwards

Amazon has just announced a new Kindle Paperwhite. The successor to the previous Paperwhite has been upgraded while keeping a low price.The new Kindle Paperwhite has double the resolution that the last offered. That's an impressive 300ppi, putting it... Read more

Amazon Kindle owners treated to new features, here's how to update your Voyage, new Kindle or Paperwhite
Amazon Kindle owners treated to new features, here's how to update your Voyage, new Kindle or Paperwhite By Rik Henderson

Amazon has updated its most recent Kindle family of eBook readers with a couple of new features and enhancements. The update will be available over-the-air in the next few weeks, but if you can't wait you can download and install it now.The features will... Read more

New Kindle Fire tablet might serve up free news from magazine-style Washington Post app
New Kindle Fire tablet might serve up free news from magazine-style Washington Post app By Elyse Betters

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. He also bought The Washington Post last year. And now he wants to you to enjoy both services from a single device.The Washington Post has been developing a news app that displays articles in a magazine-style... Read more

Kindle First: Get free books from Amazon for your Kindle each month
Kindle First: Get free books from Amazon for your Kindle each month By Rik Henderson

Amazon has launched another new incentive for Kindle owners that offers one of four editorially chosen eBooks a month for free to Prime subscribers. And even if you don't pay for a Prime subscription, you can still get one for 99p.In addition, the books... Read more

Amazon Kindle Unlimited UK: Everything you need to know about the Spotify for books
Amazon Kindle Unlimited UK: Everything you need to know about the Spotify for books By Elyse Betters

Following a successful launch in the US just a few months ago, Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited service in the UK.You can use Kindle Unlimited to download and read an unlimited quantity of ebooks and audiobooks for a set monthly fee, and you... Read more

Amazon Kindle Voyage official: Top of the line eBook reader with next-gen Paperwhite display
Amazon Kindle Voyage official: Top of the line eBook reader with next-gen Paperwhite display By Rik Henderson

Amazon has announced a more high-end option to its Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader and, as leaked a day early by the retailer's German and Japanese sites, it's called the Kindle Voyage.In addition, the company has replaced its entry-level model with a... Read more

What is Amazon’s ‘bigger than Kindle’ mystery product? Here's a look at the candidates‏
What is Amazon’s ‘bigger than Kindle’ mystery product? Here's a look at the candidates‏ By Elyse Betters

Amazon's got a new device up its sleeve.A recruitment advertisement has indicated the Seattle-based company is developing a "revolutionary" product that will be "bigger than Kindle". It will also "deliver digital media" and "disrupt the current marketplace".... Read more

Amazon new Kindle Paperwhite officially available for pre-order, ships on 30 September
Amazon new Kindle Paperwhite officially available for pre-order, ships on 30 September By Elyse Betters

Amid all the recent mobile news from Apple and Google, Amazon has decided to jump on board by officially announcing the new Kindle Paperwhite.The announcement came just a few hours after the company accidentally published a product page for the Kindle... Read more

Amazon accidentally outs Kindle Paperwhite 2
Amazon accidentally outs Kindle Paperwhite 2 By Rik Henderson

With Apple having to put up with leaks of its new devices seemingly coming from its supply chain in China, you would think other manufacturers would be on high alert not to fall foul of similar spoilers. And you'd also think that they'd be a little more... Read more

Kindle MatchBook to offer cheap digital editions of previously-purchased print books
Kindle MatchBook to offer cheap digital editions of previously-purchased print books By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced Kindle MatchBook which, like the existing AutoRip feature, is looking to pair-up physical purchases from Amazon.com with a digital offering. Eligible titles that you've previously purchased as far back as 1995 will be made available... Read more

Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features
Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle Touch has received a new lease of life with a software update today, bringing with it an array of new features. The Amazon Kindle Touch model was discontinued in October 2012 with the arrival of new models in the Kindle line-up, but... Read more

Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain
Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain By Rik Henderson

Customers are complaining that Kindle Paperwhite eBook readers bought from high street bookseller Waterstones come with a permanent advert for the shop as the screensaver instead of the rolling Amazon ones.Waterstones sells its Kindles at the same price... Read more

Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK
Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK By Rik Henderson

Amazon has brought its Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK and it's now open for business.It's basically a service that allows you to borrow books from a set list of hundreds of thousands and there's no due date by which to finish them. Users can... Read more

Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite By Rik Henderson

With the Kindle Paperwhite making its way to UK shores, Amazon has sneakily discontinued its extremely popular Kindle Touch eBook reader.It's an obvious decision really, considering that the Paperwhite has been listed at exactly the same price points... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite UK release confirmed, 25 October from £109
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite UK release confirmed, 25 October from £109 By Stuart Miles

Amazon has announced the arrival of the latest in its series of Kindle ebook readers, the Kindle Paperwhite, for the UK following a successful launch in the US.As with the US version, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has plenty going for it, but the part... Read more

How to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in the UK
How to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in the UK By Stuart Miles

The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's latest Kindle and comes with a frontlit screen so you can read it in bed. Fantastic, that's just what we all want. But at the moment Amazon doesn't sell the Kindle Paperwhite in the UK, so just how can you get one?You... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite reader arrives to brighten your day, but UK will miss out
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite reader arrives to brighten your day, but UK will miss out By Dan Sung

Amazon has pronounced the arrival of the latest in its series of Kindle ebook readers. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has plenty going to talk about but the part you’ll want to know about most of all is, yes, it does have a light. This front-lit, not... Read more

New Kindle Paperwhite leaked ahead of 6 September Amazon event
New Kindle Paperwhite leaked ahead of 6 September Amazon event By Rik Henderson

It is widely expected that Amazon will launch a new version of the Kindle Fire at its forthcoming press event in San Diego on 6 September. A picture of the Kindle Fire 2 has even made it on to the 'net (although there are now reports that it may be of... Read more

Amazon: Kindle Books now outselling print
Amazon: Kindle Books now outselling print By Chris Hall

Amazon.co.uk has announced that Kindle books are outselling print, both paper and hardback, through the online retailer. The figure the company puts on the sales are 114 Kindle books to every 100 print books sold.The Kindle was introduced to the UK in... Read more

How to get free Kindle books
How to get free Kindle books By Hunter Skipworth

A Kindle is a wonderful thing. It is the iPod of books, a means to transport the British Library around in your pocket. It can also be an expensive hobby.Just like iTunes or any other content platform, getting conventional Kindle books is going to cost... Read more

UK Kindle Touch starts shipping week early
UK Kindle Touch starts shipping week early By Rik Henderson

Those in the UK who pre-ordered the Kindle Touch or Kindle Touch 3G have been getting a nice surprise today, as Amazon has released the devices a week earlier than anticipated. Originally slated to be in stock from 27 April, the new eBook readers are... Read more

Amazon Kindle Touch UK release date set for 27 April
Amazon Kindle Touch UK release date set for 27 April By Stuart Miles

Amazon has announced that it is launching the Amazon Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G in the UK, following the debuts of the touchscreen-enabled e-book readers in the US last year.The new UK models will be identical to the US versions, but will feature... Read more

Full colour Amazon Kindle Touch eBook reader coming 2012
Full colour Amazon Kindle Touch eBook reader coming 2012 By Rik Henderson

Amazon is to launch a full-colour version of its touchscreen Kindle eBook reader later this year. E Ink, the electronic paper display manufacturer, says it has received orders from the retail giant to supply 6-inch full-colour, touch-enabled reader modules,... Read more

Amazon Kindle is UK's most unused Christmas present
Amazon Kindle is UK's most unused Christmas present By Rik Henderson

The Amazon Kindle may have topped the sales charts in the UK this Christmas, but it now heads up an entirely new, but not as renowned list. As well as being the Brits' most sought after Chrimbo present, it's also the most unused.A survey conducted by... Read more

New 'Send to Kindle': Non-book PC files to your Amazon ereader
New 'Send to Kindle': Non-book PC files to your Amazon ereader By Ben Crompton

Kindle has announced its new "Send to Kindle" software for the PC which attempts to make it super-easy to send PC files to your Kindle.This has been possible previously using your Send-to-Kindle email address, but that involves a little messing around. The... Read more