It’s World Book Day today (23rd April) all over the world and what better news than to hear that Samsung Enterprises has partnered with Amazon in creating Kindle for Samsung, which is an eBook reading service.
Imagine having all your bestsellers, magazines and newspapers right in the palm of your hand and at your disposal? Well imagine no more because Kindle for Samsung will have all that and more.
Kindle for Samsung will also include a Samsung Book Service where you can read a maximum of 12 books a year, one free one every month, as long as you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 device or other Samsung devices with Android 4.0 or better versions.
“We are delighted to be able to deepen our long-standing relationship with Amazon and offer Kindle for Samsung as the perfect app for reading on a smart device. With this service we demonstrate our commitment to creating and broadening key content partnerships that deliver rich and personalized experiences for our customers,” said Dong Ouk Park, Senior Vice President of Media Solution Center.
Russ Grandinetti, who is Vice President for Amazon Kindle also added saying “We’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as their eBook provider. With Kindle for Samsung, people around the world will have instant access to the best digital bookstore and reading experience, including more than half a million titles that are only available from the Kindle Store, and innovative features like Whispersync, Time to Read and much more.”
The Whispersync feature allows you to continue from wherever you had left off reading any book/magazine. The Time to Read feature enables you to calculate how long it will take you to read a book depending on your personal reading speed. Another important feature is the Worry Free one, that makes sure all your books are backed up and saved on a cloud service so you don’t have to worry about losing a book ever again. We keep telling you to get Dropbox!
This is great news for any Zambian. Most people have no time to read a book that’s paperbound but always have their phone/tablet in hand so this is a great way to save the literacy levels that desperately need some boosting.
Kindle for Samsung is currently available on the Samsung App store in 90 countries.