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Kindle adds e-book import, background downloads

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, January 14, 2011
News Categories: iPad, iPhone, Apps + Games

Amazon has released an update to its Kindle app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad adding the ability to open and import supported e-book formats. Kindle 2.5 now allows users to open e-book files from sites such as Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive directly from the Safari browser or Mail app using the “Open in” feature in iOS 4. Supported ebook formats can also be transferred to a user’s device via USB using the File Sharing feature in iTunes. The new version also adds the ability to continue downloading books while the app is in the background, improves the image zoom feature and provides a new book indicator and miscellaneous bug fixes. Kindle for iOS is a universal app and is available from the App Store as a free download.

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Now if only Amazon will implement ePub support, I’d never have any complaints about them, my iPod touch app, nor my Kindle 3…

Posted by Daniel S. on January 14, 2011 at 4:51 PM (PDT)

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Does it now support syncing page data for imported ebooks as well?  e.g. if I import my own ebook on my kindle iPad and android phone will it sync the page info….previously it only did that for ebooks purchased via Amazon.  Anyone know?

Posted by dish on January 15, 2011 at 5:41 PM (PDT)

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If you use Calibre, you can now sync the last page read.

You may need to re-convert all your books to mobi format.

Read the full details here:
mobileread dot com/forums/showthread.php?t=110042

Posted by Joe on March 1, 2011 at 5:55 AM (PDT)

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