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Old 02-07-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Early Preview of Free Software Update for Kindle - Page Numbers, Plus

Early Preview of Free Software Update for Kindle

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We're excited to tell you about some new features coming to the latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G:

-- Public Notes - This feature lets Kindle users choose to make their book notes and highlights available for others to see. Any Kindle user - including authors, their fans, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere - can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community of people who love to read. This is a new way for readers to share their excitement and knowledge about books and get more from the books they read. To review and turn on Public Notes in your own books, view the Public Notes of people you follow, track your reading activities, see Popular Highlights and your annotations, and view your full library of books, go to http://kindle.amazon.com.

-- Real Page Numbers - Our customers have told us they want real page numbers that match the page numbers in print books so they can easily reference and cite passages, and read alongside others in a book club or class. Rather than add page numbers that don't correspond to print books, which is how page numbers have been added to e-books in the past, we're adding real page numbers that correspond directly to a book's print edition. We've already added real page numbers to tens of thousands of Kindle books, including the top 100 bestselling books in the Kindle Store that have matching print editions and thousands more of the most popular books. Page numbers will also be available on our free "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" Kindle apps in the coming months.

-- Before You Go... - When you reach the end of the book, we will now offer a seamless experience that lets you immediately rate the book, share a message about the book with your social network, get personalized recommendations for what to read next, and see more books by the same author.

-- New Newspaper and Magazine Layout - We're introducing a new and improved layout for newspapers and magazines. This new layout gives you a quick snapshot of the news and helps you decide what you want to read first.

Latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G customers who want to try an Early Preview of these new features can manually download the software update here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200529700

All latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G customers will receive this software update automatically via Wi-Fi once it becomes available. We will update this forum when we complete the Early Preview and begin to automatically deliver the update.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:04 AM   #2
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While I don't have a Kindle, the biggest thing that held me back was no page numbers. I think that's a good idea that they are doing there.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:43 AM   #3
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Page numbers have never worried me.... I would only ever look at them, if I needed to remember where I was and couldn't find a book mark.. A page number tells you nothing, unless you know how many pages the book has..

It is useful, if you have to refer to a specific page in a book, but I only ever just read on my kindle.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:56 AM   #4
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Page numbers aren't useless, they tell you how long you have till the end, as well as what you stated above.

Just because you don't particularly care for them, doesn't mean they are useless.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:57 AM   #5
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Interesting, but none of these features will be useful to me.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:45 AM   #6
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Page numbers aren't useless, they tell you how long you have till the end, as well as what you stated above.

Just because you don't particularly care for them, doesn't mean they are useless.
When reading mobi, no page number. Then with ePub, you get the pages numbers from ADE. And when reading on my archos with aldiko that don't have them, i realized i did miss them.
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I like page numbers for things like Good Reads updates, Book Club discussions and references when speaking with my friends who have also read the book.
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