Non-fiction lovers: Amazon is creation it easier to flip pages, find charts

June 28, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited


NEW YORK—Not each book we review is consumed from start to finish. Amazon is adding a new Kindle underline directed during readers who find themselves frequently skipping behind and onward among pages.

The aptly named feature, called Page Flip, is entrance (with tiny variations) to Amazon’s possess Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets, as good as a Kindle app on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

The new underline starts rolling out Tuesday around a giveaway over-the-air update.

Page Flip has a unaccompanied purpose: to make it easy to hop, skip and burst around a book while saving your place. You can slick past pixel-accurate thumbnails of each page in a book, drumming to wizz in on any of those pages or wizz out to get a birds-eye view. But there’s also a thumbnail pinned to a shade that represents a final page we read, creation it easier to go behind to what we were creatively reading by selecting that page pin.

Though Page Flip can be used with any Kindle book, a underline seems many germane for non-fiction. These are typically the books in that you’d take a time to make records or prominence passages. And these are mostly books that we don’t have to review in a linear fashion.

Indeed, if it is a “how-to” book, we might wish to deliberate charts, diagrams or only combine on a topics drawn in specific chapters.

And even if there is some-more of a linear story arc—perhaps a biography, if not a formidable novel—you might wish to impute behind or skip forward to photographs or quotes.

The notes, highlights, pictures, charts and so on that uncover adult in Page Flip thumbnails all offer as visible landmarks given page layouts are maintained. So as we rebound around, by drumming or swiping, Page Flip gives we a good sense, spatially, for only how prolonged a book is, kind of a severe digital homogeneous of flipping by a pages of a earthy book.

When we do wish to go behind to a final page we read, we daub a Back to XX thumbnail with XX representing a specific page in question.

The underline loosely brings to mind a Mission Control birds-eye perspective underline on Mac computers.

Page Flip also works with Amazon’s Audible audio book books that are integrated into Kindle apps. So if we occur to be listening to a Audible chronicle of a book when a anecdotist references a design or chart, we can impute to that design or chart, though interrupting a narrator. The page pin will automatically refurbish to follow along with a narrator. If we prefer, we can postponement a audio.

In an Amazon press release, Laura Hillenbrand, a best-selling author of Unbroken says, “As an author, we adore meaningful that my work is presented with liquid clarity, pardon my readers from a page shuffling that can cloud and spoil a narrative. .”

Page Flip doesn’t change a other maritime collection that have been in Kindles for some time. You can still pierce page by page in possibly direction. You can still bookmark pages, burst to given chapters from a list of essence or menu, and with certain books, feat an X-ray underline that lets we puncture deeper into mentions of a specific character.

Amazon continues to uncover a adore for a Kindle ecosystem. Last week it denounced a new updated chronicle of a entry-level $79.99 Kindle reader. Earlier this year it denounced a distant some-more costly Oasis model.

Kindle Director of Product Management, Mike Torres, maintains that 2015 was a ensign year for a Kindle franchise, that he says continues into 2016.

The association won’t exhibit specifics, though Torres says sales and reading stats continue to rise. Growth has been driven, he says, by a $9.95 Kindle Unlimited subscription service, and by a eccentric edition business. Amazon has paid out some-more than $160 million over a final 12 months to authors for Kindle Unlimited alone.

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