Amazon's Kindle app gets a major update

Amazon regularly updates its Kindle e-reading app for iOS and Android devices, but now it's rolled out a major redesign that gives the social-reading platform Goodreads, acquired by Amazon in 2013, a much bigger role. The details that are seen include larger book covers, a new app icon, new fonts, and new dark and light background themes that users can choose from. You can shop the entire Kindle e-reader sale here. This means, users can now sign into their Goodreads account on the iOS app. The social network will enable users to discuss books and get recommendations from other readers.

The app also features a cool new page turn feature, which makes it easier to look for something on another page without losing your place.

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Amazon just launched a set of deals on Kindle books, Kindle e-readers, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible that will likely equal anything they have cooking for Black Friday. It also allows you to switch between pages, your library, and more. This section gets support for the Goodreads posts including friends' notes and highlights.

"This scene of the kid reading under the tree, we've really zoomed in on that for the new icon to focus on that reading moment, to focus on that sanctuary that comes with a great story and being lost in that", Kindle creative director Seth Micarelli told VentureBeat.

With the new update, the Kindle for iOS is given a facelift. Kindle copies of Naomi Klein's No Is Not Enough and Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me are $0.99 right now, and Kate Moore's The Radium Girls will cost you $2.99 during the Kindle anniversary sale. Amazon has also unveiled a new community tab offering discovery and discussion features those are powered by Goodreads.

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