Amazon Adding Real Page Numbers to Kindle Books

Kindle users are rejoicing over the news that Amazon is adding real page numbers to Kindle books that will correspond to the page numbers in print editions. It may sound like a small thing, but Kindle users have been clamoring for this feature for a while now. Not only will it give users a sense of the book’s length, it will also make Kindle books easier to use in the classroom and book clubs.

In an update on their Kindle blog, Amazon previews some other changes coming to the Kindle. In addition to the real page numbers, the software update includes:

Public Notes – This feature lets Kindle users choose to make their book notes and highlights available for others to see.

Before You Go… – When you reach the end of the book, you will be able to immediately rate the book and share a message about it on Facebook or Twitter.

New Newspaper and Magazine Layout – A new and improved layout for newspapers and magazines.

Amazon says “all latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G customers will receive this software update automatically via Wi-Fi once it becomes available.” Customers who want to try an early preview of the software update will have to do a manual download.

So what do you think about the new Kindle features? Are you excited about the addition of page numbers?

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