Introducing Kindle for PC

Amazon announced a new (and free!) application for the PC that lets users enjoy Kindle books on their computers. Thanks to the Kindle for PC software, Kindle books can now be read on the Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, and PC.

To make it even easier to read your favorite books on various devices, Kindle for PC uses Amazon’s Whispersync technology which automatically saves and synchronizes bookmarks and the last page read across devices. Currently, the U.S. Kindle Store ( offers over 360,000 books for a typical price of $9.99 or less.

"Kindle for PC is the perfect companion application for folks who own a Kindle or Kindle DX," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "Kindle for PC is also a great way for people around the world to read the most popular books of today even if they don’t yet have a Kindle."

According to Amazon, readers can take advantage of the following features thanks to Kindle for PC:
  • Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store
  • Access their entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
  • Choose from over 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
  • Add and automatically synchronize bookmarks and last page read
  • View notes and highlights marked on Kindle and Kindle DX
  • Zoom in and out of text with a pinch of the fingers (Windows 7 users only)
  • Turn pages with a finger swipe (available in a future release for Windows 7 users)
Kindle for PC is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. With Windows 7, Kindle for PC is able to take advantage of some of the new features including Windows Touch technology.

The software will be available to customers around the world as a free download next month. To be notified when Kindle for PC is available for download, register at