78 – Kindle & App

Kindle is a series of e-reader devices developed by Amazon. The original Kindle launched in 2007 and since that time a number of further versions have been released. Kindle desktop and mobile apps are also available so that you don’t need a device to read an e-book.

Small drop back for Kindle this year

Website Cost Availability
or amazon.co.uk/kindle
Purchase device
Kindle App available free
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
78 70 82= - - - -

Comments from some of those who selected Kindle as one of their top tools

“Many people still don’t know that you do not need a Kindle to read Kindle eBooks. The Kindle app works on various tablets, smartphones and computers. You can always having something to read when you’re in the mood with the Kindle app on your phone or tablet. Also, there are many self-published books that are only available in digital versions. The Kindle App opens up lots of opportunities for learning.” Connie Malamed, 2014

“This is very recent. I read something every day on my Kindle PaperWhite. I can upload PDFs and comment on them and also upload a whole wishlist of books I hope to read. I read every night before sleeping. It used to be tangible hard copy books, but I find the Kindle easier. Will I be missing the hard copy books by this time next year?” Jenny Mackness, 2014

“Kindle App goes with me everywhere on every device I own.”  Debra Robinson 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“Don’t buy a Kindle – just get the app! It means I can ready ebooks on my laptop whenever I want”