4 facts you should know when reading Kindle books on iPad

by Guest Author on March 30, 2013

in Articles, Guest Posts

reading-books-kindleNo doubt Kindle is dominating the eBooks market, it’s not just about Kindle series devices, but its the biggest and best digital content store in this planet. As a result, people are not only reading Kindle books via Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Fire, but also on their iPad and Android phones with mobile Kindle apps.

As iPad is the most popular tablet in the world, people who has already got an iPad will rarely buy a Kindle Fire in addition, therefore, many people choose Kindle for iPad app to read eBook purchased from Kindle Store.

There are some facts you may not know about Kindle for iPad app, they are:

1, The default Kindle Store on your iPad Kindle app is decided by your system language

As Amazon doesn’t only set up the US Kindle store, but in dozens of different countries. And many of them are even not in English. Of course they are selling the different books with different language.

For example, if you are a Chinese who had bought many books in US Kindle store, now Amazon enters China and opened Chinese Kindle Store, you may not be able to get the access to Amazon.cn on your Kindle app. As they are different Kindle Store in theory and you can’t buy books in Amazon.cn with US Amazon account.

What if you want to get the access to Amazon.cn and read Chinese books on your iPad Kindle app? You need to change your iPad’s system language to Simplified Chinese, then re-open the Kindle app, then you will be directed to Amazon.cn in the default book store in Kindle for iPad.

And you are not possible to gather the books from different country’s Kindle books within one Kindle app.

2, You can’t delete books from Kindle Archive on your iPad

On the home screen of Kindle app for iPad, you can tap and hold on the cover to active the delete option, but after deleting it, you can still see the item in “Archive” screen.

What if you want to clear it from the Archive?

You need to go to Amazon.com and “Manage Your Kindle” page, and find the item you want to delete. There is an “action” button on the right side, click it and choose “delete from library”, then you are not owning this book or document any more.

If you are using the Kindle device, or Kindle for Android app, here is the detailed guide focus on the [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]methods to delete kindle books[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]methods to delete kindle books[/tp].

3, Only Kindle for iPad has the ability to show popular highlight of the book

This feature is a proof that reading is mixing with social activities more and more deeply. When you read a purchased Kindle book on iPad, you can see the popular sentences which are highlighted by people. (Refer to the image below)

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Highlight text on Kindle

4, Compare to Kindle Android app, Kindle for iPad can let you customize the font style and lightness

In the customization reading settings, Kindle for Android allows you to change the font size, line height, margin space and background color.

While Kindle for iPad allows you to change the lightness, font size, font style, background color, line height and margin space.

Guest article written by: Jonny Greenwood works in for Epubor and writes for several blogs in his spare time, a zealot of eBooks, apps and gadgets. Find him on G+ to keep tuned.

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Umpreet March 31, 2013 at 05:29

ohh a very good post , decribing some great tips on kindle books. (Y). 🙂
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Atif Imran March 31, 2013 at 20:39

Hi Jonny Greenwood

This is a big problem .
You can’t delete books from Kindle Archive on your iPad

thanks for solution
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Joshua Smith April 1, 2013 at 02:32

I particularly like the fact that you cannot delete books from your iPad archive unless you head to your own dashboard. Nice set of tips Jonny.
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Jacob April 1, 2013 at 09:00

I have found the easiest platform to use for people just starting out is Kindle. Now that they have upgraded to the new Kindle 8, formatting has got even easier. Most people really struggled with converting to mobi files.Kindle readers are becoming more ‘word’ friendly allowing people to format using tables and bullet points without having to convert to mobi files.

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Darla April 3, 2013 at 03:28

Great information, and you are right this is something new to me. I’m not really familiar with Kindle on iPad.

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Saidur Rahman April 5, 2013 at 15:47

Thanks Jonny, as a guest writer here. you have mentioned a necessary topics to delete a kindle books through using the Kindle device methods .its great information. i really appreciate that method of links which i visited and solved my problem. Thanks again for sharing me here.

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Helene Poulakou April 9, 2013 at 10:22

From all the features mentioned above, I think “lightness” customization is the single most important!

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