Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Amazon Debuts Kindle Reader Software for PC's

This whole e-book reader thing is really starting to gain traction. It seems to me that I can hardly go more than 2 weeks without finding a reason to make a post about one of the electronic reading devices. Today, Amazon upped the ante once again by making available a software download that will allow Kindle users to read their books directly from a PC.

By going to the Kindle for PC webpage, you can download the program. Once installed, you simply input your Kindle username and password. Once the system recognizes your signon, you can download books you've already purchased or buy new ones and read them on your computer.

One of the coolest features is the ability to synch bookmarks across multiple devices. Basically this means you can be reading a book on your Kindle, synch your bookmark, and pick up reading on your computer right where you left off on the Kindle. To me that is one of the best features.

Why is this important? Well for people like me, I sometimes read over my lunch time. This will allow me to be able to do that even if I have forgotten my Kindle at home. This is also a great adjunct for people that have netbooks or Tablet PC's.

If you are a Kindle owner, download the software and let me know what you think. It may not be for everyone, but for some of us it's just what the doctor ordered.

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