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Amazon Announces Page Flip– A New Way to Hop, Skim, and Jump through Kindle Books

28 June 2016

From the Amazon Media Room:

Today, Amazon announced Page Flip, a reimagined Kindle navigation experience that makes it easy to explore books while always saving your place. With Page Flip, readers can easily flip back and forth between pages to reference different parts of the book while they read. Page Flip will be delivered as part of a free, over-the-air update starting today to Kindle E-readers, Fire tablets, and the free Kindle app for iOS and Android.

“Page Flip makes it easier than ever to refer back to pictures in a political memoir, flip back and forth between a map and your current page in an epic fantasy series, or find passages you’ve highlighted in an investing guide,” said Chuck Moore, Vice President, Kindle. “With Page Flip, we’ve taken inspiration from how people read print books and improved upon it.”

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Zoom out to get a bird’s eye view of the book and quickly find what you’re looking for. At a glance, easily recognize specific pages as you jump around. Pictures, charts, your highlights, and the layout of each page are easy to see with Page Flip’s pixel-accurate thumbnails that automatically adjust as you change your font and margin settings.

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Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading in a book, pinning it to the side of your screen for easy navigation. Flip back and forth in a book with confidence, knowing you can instantly jump back to reading with a simple tap of your pinned page.

“As an author, I love knowing that my work is presented with fluid clarity, freeing my readers from the page shuffling that can cloud and spoil the narrative,” said Laura Hillenbrand, best-selling author of Unbroken. “With Page Flip, books become vastly more accessible, navigable, interactive, and enthralling. As a ravenous reader and scholar, I savor the ease with which Page Flip allows me to keep thumbnails of maps and diagrams, my notes and highlighted passages, and bookmarked pages before me as I read, so that all I wish to see is accessible with the tap of a finger and my focus never has to leave the storytelling.”

Link to the rest at Amazon Media Room

Here’s Amazon’s Page Flip Page

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16 Comments to “Amazon Announces Page Flip– A New Way to Hop, Skim, and Jump through Kindle Books”

  1. That’s almost enough to make me migrate to a Kindle reader from Kobo.

    Almost — I’d lose the high-volume-friendly ability to maintain eReader categories via Calibre as a real database.

  2. Finally! The lack of this ability has been why I primarily buy non-fiction in paper.

  3. This is a feature I would use. My main gripe about eReaders are being unable to flip back when I need to reference something.

  4. OK, but how is this going to work with KU?

  5. I hope this is something you have to activate in a book so, when reading, the book doesn’t start doing random things due to a wayward touch in the wrong place on the screen.

  6. For Kindle Unlimited, I’m going to guess that it also may fix the “pages read” cheat that scammers have been using. Sending readers to the last page so that it counts as a full read… It seems like it will have a better notion of where a reader REALLY is within a story.

  7. This is great. I read a lot of fantasy and like to look at the maps.

  8. Smart

  9. Does anybody find it amusing, that in the video, it was the young kid reading the print book and the grandmother reading on the tablet?

  10. Erk. No offense, but the way the last “update and improvement” made a mess of my bookmarks and what-have-you, I’m a little less-than-excited about this.

  11. Awesome! I’ve been wanting this!

  12. And this is going to work on older Kindles? Because I have buttons, no on-screen-touching stuff. I haven’t gotten an email from Amazon telling me about updating my software, either, so I’m wondering if this will be available to me.

    It sounds nice, though. I sometimes like to go back and look at the cover, or on rare occasions check something I read earlier, but the Go To isn’t always good at getting me back to where I was.

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