Whenever I show people the Kindle reading app on my Android phone, the usual response is “I could never read a book on my phone!” On the other hand, I have a dozen friends who own Kindles that are sitting collecting dust on a bookshelf. Is it because they have abandoned the whole Kindle ebook concept? No! These friends are avid Kindle book readers. They’ve simply discovered that reading on a mobile device such as a phone has so many advantages! For example:
1) Your phone is always with you. Have a few minutes to spare in a waiting room? In a restaurant waiting for your friend/date/spouse? No problem. Simply tap on that Kindle app and return to your (current) favorite book.
2) It is easier to hold a mobile phone because it is smaller/lighter than devices such as a full-sized Kindle or iPad. This may sound ridiculous, but once you try it … you’ll understand what I mean.
3) A phone is backlit, making it easier to read after “lights out” than an e-ink Kindle.
My point is that with free Kindle apps available for so many devices, you no longer need to own a Kindle to take advantage all the benefits a Kindle owner enjoys. Benefits such as free books, cheap books, and the joys of always having your bookshelf with you!
Last summer my college-age daughter felt just like you probably do. She never thought she’d enjoy reading on her iPhone. But since she was traveling overseas, I suggested she simply download the Kindle app and give it a try. What could it hurt? Her verdict? She LOVED it! Another Kindle app convert. And the words “I told you so” never crossed my lips.
Want one more reason to give it a try? My very first Kindle book
will soon be is now available from Amazon here. It is a collection of jokes from my JokesByKids.com website, jokes that have been submitted by kids from around the world. These jokes will be great fun for long car rides, train trips, or anywhere family is gathering. And when you have Jokes By Kids: Volume 1 on your phone, you can whip it out whenever the occasion calls for a little laughter! Want to be the first to learn about the Jokes By Kids Kindle release? Sign up for the Jokes By Kids email newsletter here.
Where can you get a free Kindle app for your mobile device or desktop computer? Right here.