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Amazon Introduces Updated Sharing with Instant Previews for Kindle Books

Kindle readers can share quotes and recommendations with specific friends, using their favorite mobile apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, texting, and more

Friends who receive a share can instantly start reading a free book preview right from their phone, tablet, or PC—no need to sign up, sign in, or install an app

Start sharing today from the Kindle for Android app, and coming to Kindle e-readers and other devices later this year

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2015-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced a new Kindle sharing experience that makes it simple for people to have conversations about great books—using the mobile messaging apps they already love, and even with people who have never used Kindle before. Kindle readers could already share quotes and recommendations with all their friends on Facebook or Twitter, and now they can start a conversation with specific people. And clicking on a book recommendation or shared quote now lets people start reading instantly, much like typical links to articles and videos. Here’s how it works:

  • From a Kindle book, easily share quotes, highlights, and recommendations with specific friends.
  • Share via popular mobile messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, as well as email, texting, and more.
  • Share today from Kindle for Android, and coming to Kindle e-readers and other devices later this year.
  • Friends who receive a share can instantly start reading a free book preview right from their phone, tablet, or PC—no need to sign up, sign in, or install an app.

“The perfect quote in a book isn’t always the perfect quote for your whole social network. Now it’s easy to share exactly what you want in a Kindle book with exactly who you want,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle. “Kindle makes it easy to chat about the books you’re reading, whether it’s making a recommendation or sparking a conversation about a quote you loved. And friends who receive the share can instantly start reading a free sample of the book—no sign-up, no sign-in, and no app to install.”

To learn more about the new sharing features announced today, visit www.amazon.com/bettersharing.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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