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On October 31st, Amazon is releasing the All-New Kindle Oasis, their first waterproof E-reader.
Here are some of the selling features:
- Our largest, highest resolution display— 7” and 300 ppi, reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight.
- The first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle so you are free to read in even more places.
- Now with Audible, listen to the world’s largest library of audiobooks. Pair with Bluetooth to take the story with you anytime, anywhere.
- Thin and light ergonomic design with dedicated page turn buttons and adaptive front light so you can read even more comfortably for hours.
- Keep reading—a single charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, newspapers, and audiobooks.
For more information or to pre-order visit this page.
When Whispersync was announced in 2012, Amazon began offering substantial discounts on audiobooks to those who purchase the Kindle version of the same title. Many audiobooks that regularly cost $10-15 can now be purchased for as low as 2, 3 or 4 dollars. Even though you need to purchase two products, often you can get both the e-book and audiobook for significantly cheaper than just purchasing one at full price.
A Real Life Example of Incredible Savings
Let me show you an example with “October Baby” from B&H Publishing.
If you’d like to listen to the audiobook it will cost you $9.95 (?) on Audible.com (an Amazon owned company).
Recently October Baby was on sale in the Kindle store for $0.99. Since I purchased the Kindle book, I was now entitled to download the audiobook for just $1.99 (?). So for less than $3 I was able to get the e-book and audiobook of October Baby. That’s incredible!
The Walk-through: Step #1
To take advantage of great offers like these, first verify there is a discounted audiobook available. Not every book has an audiobook, and not every one is available at a discount. When you’re viewing a Kindle book on Amazon look for the “Whispersync for Voice” box underneath the price which looks like this:
DEC 2015 UPDATE: This box no longer displays. Now look for “Add Audible narration to your purchase for just [price]” on the right hand side right underneath the orange buy now button.
The Walk-through: Step #2
Next, purchase the Kindle book and Amazon will bring you to their confirmation screen. On the right hand side of that page you’ll see a Whispersync box which will give you a direct link to the Audible audiobook. The image to your right is the box you’re looking for.
Now just click the “Buy at Audible.com” button and complete the checkout process.
Works on FREE E-Books too
This particular example (God Built) is of an audiobook that’s says it’s available at a reduced price of $3.99 . What’s great about this deal is the Kindle book was previously available for FREE. So instead of paying $10.95 for just the audiobook I can get both for less than $4.
Kindle Books I Already Own: Did I Miss Out?
To see if a discount audiobook is available for an e-book you already own login to Amazon’s Matchmaker and it will let you know.
So if there’s a book you’d love to listen to, buying the Kindle version when it goes on sale may be the cheapest way for you to get that audiobook.
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15 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A KINDLE.
15. Permanent Storage
All your books are stored on Amazon’s servers. If you have a paper book library it can be destroyed through fire, natural disasters or regular wear-and-tear. With the Kindle you’ll never lose or damage your library (even if you lost your device).
14. Family Book Sharing
Want to read a book with your spouse or kids? With paper books you’d have to buy multiple copies or wait until one of you finished the book. With Family Book Sharing you can both read the same book at the same time on a different device. Say goodbye to buying multiple copies.
13. Massive Selection
Amazon has more than 3.6 million Kindle books (and counting) to choose from. There’s also many out-of-print books available which you won’t be able to find elsewhere. You can also discover up-and-coming authors that have chosen to release their publication as an e-book only.
12. Book Lending
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users. Each book can be lent once for a period of 14 days. Also, over 11,000 libraries in the United States now let you borrow Kindle books.
11. Book-like experience
The Kindle (except Kindle Fire) screen uses a revolutionary technology called “E-Ink” which mimics the paper reading experience. There is no glare (you can read it in the sun) and you won’t experience eye-strain. Switching from paper to e-books will be an easy transition for those that choose Kindle.
Can’t decide what books to bring on your trip? Why should you have to choose? Bring your whole library! Moving again? No problem. With Kindle say goodbye to overweight suitcases and packing up heavy boxes of books. The Kindle is lighter than a paperback.
09. Font Size Adjustable
Do you remember books in “Large Print edition”? The Kindle lets you increase or decrease the font size easily on all your books.
08. Long Lasting Battery
Leave your screen on, it doesn’t matter. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite battery lasts one and two months respectively before needing to be charged.
07. Social Sharing
Found a great quote that you’d like to share? Just highlight it and send it to your Twitter or Facebook profile. Kindle makes sharing great quotes and books easy.
06. Read it NOW
Instant delivery. No waiting for your book to arrive in the mail and say goodbye to shipping costs. Start reading your new book in less than 60 seconds.
05. Book Samples
Not sure if a book is worth purchasing? Amazon will let you read a nice size sample of any book for free to overcome that problem. They also have a no-hassle return policy if you buy a book and it’s not what you were expecting.
04. Audiobook Syncing
Heading out for a jog or a drive but don’t want to put down your book? Plug in your earphones and listen to a professional narration of your Kindle book at the exact spot you left off. When you’re done you can continue reading where your audiobook stopped. No other device offers this revolutionary feature.
03. Your library is safe.
Amazon sells more Kindle books than hardcover & paperbacks combined. Kindle has the largest market share of e-books with 75% of the United States market and 95% of the UK. Build your e-book library with a company that will be here for the long haul.
Amazon is cross-platform. They allow you to read your books on the PC or Mac as well as all major smartphones and tablets. So you can start reading on your PC, continue where you left off on your iPhone and then retire to bed with your Kindle device.
01. Cheap Prices
Amazon is ALWAYS listing books that you want to read for free or at a steep discount. When you switch from paper to e-books you won’t believe the savings.
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While you’re waiting for your device to arrive, don’t forget to install free Kindle reading apps on your computer, smartphone and tablet.