Kindles are great
I have a 7th generation Kindle from 2015. It’s still pretty useful, but today’s models—even the cheapest ones—are way better than mine!
Interact with the text
- Non-destructively highlight passages and make notes in the books you read on a Kindle.
- Search for words and phrases in the book you’re reading on a Kindle.
- By touching a word on the Kindle screen, look it up a dictionary, or even Wikipedia.
Make words more visible
- Adjust the font, font size, margins, and line spacing of text on a Kindle.
- Use the built-in light source.
Carry books conveniently
- Avoid damaging your special paperbacks and hardcovers by carrying a Kindle around instead.
- Store thousands of books in one compact device so you’ll never wish you’d brought the next book with you.
- Carry a Kindle instead of books to reduce the size and weight of your reading material.
Get content from many sources
- Buy new books on a Kindle without needing to physically locate them in a bookstore, which might be far away or lack the book you want to read.
- Use a Kindle to read digital documents such as PDFs and Word Docs.
- Use a Kindle to read public domain and other free ebooks from sources such as Gutenberg.org and Standardebooks.org.
Take advantage of multisensory reading
- Use a Kindle to generate an audiobook from any ebook.
- Enjoy professionally produced audiobooks.
- Bounce between reading an ebook and listening to the corresponding audiobook.
Keep your smartphone in your pocket
- Protect your eyes by reading on an e-ink screen rather than your phone screen.
- Avoid draining your phone battery while reading by reading ebooks on a Kindle.
- Read books on the Kindle’s e-ink screen outside on a sunny day at the beach.