Amazon has launched a “Send to Kindle” button for websites like The Washington Post, TIME and Boing Boing. Users of these sites can now send articles from these sites directly to their Kindle e-reading device for later.
“Readers often encounter news articles, blog posts and other content on the web that they want to read but don’t have time to do so immediately,” said an email sent out to press (below).
While the websites listed above have already added the button, others are certain to follow soon. Amazon has even made it easy for WordPress-powered sites to add the button with a custom plugin.
The move is part of Amazon’s larger strategy to bring more content to its reading devices to entice customers to buy and consume content only within the Kindle ecosystem. In addition to the Send to Kindle button, Amazon offers its Kindle owners access to exclusive content through its KDP Select self-publishing program. Those who are also Amazon Prime subscribers have access to thousands of movies, TV shows and songs as well as hundreds of thousands of free-to-read ebooks through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
Read more at the Kindle blog.
Amazon just released the new Send to Kindle Button for websites. Any website owner can add the new button so their visitors can send content to Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets. Some sites have already added the button including The Washington Post, TIME, and Boing Boing.
Adding the Send to Kindle Button opens a website to millions of Kindle customers who can now enjoy the content on Kindle. The Send to Kindle Button is available for website owners to download for free at www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/developers/button, or at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/send-to-kindle/ for WordPress bloggers.
Readers often encounter news articles, blog posts and other content on the web that they want to read but don’t have time to do so immediately. The Send to Kindle Button lets people easily send that content to their Kindle so they can it read later. Just send once and read everywhere on any Kindle device or free reading app. No more hunting around for that website or blog that caught your eye – just open your Kindle and all the content you sent is right there. The Send to Kindle Button is also great for readers who want to collect content from the web to use in work projects, school assignments, or hobbies.