Kindle is one of the most popular apps that people use to read and has become revolutionary in its style. However, despite the fact that the app has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Kindle. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Kindle Offers Thousands of Classics for Free
In fact, the app offers an impressive 8,000 free ebooks for its users! There are several different resources for the app’s users to access free ebooks, including Project Gutenberg and Centsless Books.
Number Fourteen: It Won’t Eat Up Your Cellular Data, Surprisingly
For users who have the Keyboard 3G, up to 50MB of cellular data is made available the low cost of nothing. Both the Kindle Store and Wikipedia are still accessible after the 50MB limit, too.
Number Thirteen: It Lets Users “Lend” Books
Just like in a real library, Kindle users who want to “lend” books to their friends or family can do so on a one-time basis. The book will then be made available to the friend or family member for 14 days.
Number Twelve: The Name Is Meant to Inspire Excitement
The word “kindle” means to light a fire. The Kindle was named with this in mind, and its creators wanted people to hear the word and use the device as a way to “light” a fire of intellectual excitement.
Number Eleven: It Helped Amazon’s E-Books Surpass Paper Book Sales
In 2010, Amazon sold more e-books than paper books for the first time ever. This was incredibly revolutionary and helped the Kindle’s developers gain confidence in the fact that they were heading in the right direction.
Number Ten: College Students Can Use it to Rent Textbooks
Many college students struggle to scrounge the money together to afford textbooks. However, the company allows students to rent textbooks, effectively saving the students thousands of dollars.
Number Nine: It’s Missing a Lot of Bestsellers
Specifically, several publishers opted out of being included in the Kindle Unlimited library. These publishers include Hachette, MacMillan, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Penguin. Stay tuned for part two of our list, coming soon!