Monday, June 28, 2010

Kindle Editions with embedded video and audio for Kindle for iPad, iPhone and iPod

Amazon announced yesterday a new update to the Kindle for iPad and Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch apps, which allows readers to enjoy video and audio clips embedded in enhanced Kindle books.  The first books using this new technology, which include Rick Steve's London by Rick Steves and Together We Cannot Fail by Terry Golway, are available in the Kindle Store at

This added functionality for Kindle for iPad and Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch can be found in Kindle Editions already at the Kindle Store.  Examples given in the press release include Rose's Heavenly Cakes, with video tips on preparing the perfect cake, and Bird Songs, with audio clips that relate the songs and calls to the birds' appearances.

For travelers, the new Kindle Edition with audio/video of Rick Steves' London, includes embedded walking tours which allow customers to listen to Steves "as they explore the sites of London," said Bill Newlin, publisher, Avalon Travel.  I hope they have video clips of London's features and surroundings as well (but I don't know if they do).

Kindle for iPhone has been optimized for iPhone 4's retina display.  For more information, visit

Here are some early forum reactions to the new feature of enhanced Kindle books for use with your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Kindle apps.

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