“Kindle for PC” Now Available

Posted by at 3:03 am on November 10, 2009

Amazon.com today announced the availability of “Kindle for PC,” the free application that lets readers around the world enjoy Kindle books on their personal computers. The U.S. Kindle Store currently offers more than 360,000 books, including New Releases and 101 of 112 New York Times Bestsellers, which are typically $9.99 or less. The Kindle Store is the only place to find some of today’s most popular books in digital format. Kindle books can now be read on the Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch and PC.

Due to the Whispersync technolog, you can read some on your PC, read some on your Kindle, and always pick up right where you left off. Whispersync helped make the Kindle for iPhone application the most popular books app in the Apple App Store.

Kindle for PC Features

  • Purchase, download and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store
  • Read the beginning of any book for free before they buy
  • Access their library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
  • Read books in full color including children’s books, cookbooks, travel books, textbooks and graphic novels
  • Choose from more than 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
  • Add and automatically synchronize bookmarks and last page read
  • View notes and highlights marked on Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Zoom in and out of text with a pinch of the fingers (Windows 7 users only)
  • Turn pages with a finger swipe (available in a future release for Windows 7 users)

Price and Availability

Kindle for PC is available as a free download at www.amazon.com/KindleforPC. In addition to Windows 7, Kindle for PC is also compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista. A mac version is coming soon.

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