Amazon promotes ebook cover on Kindle product page
Amazon recently introduced an ebook cover feature for most Kindle e-readers. When the device is asleep or showing the lock screen, it displays the cover image of the book you are currently reading. This system only works for Kindles that are not enrolled in the Special Offers program. Amazon now promotes it on all of its Kindle product pages, although the exact wording they use is a bit confusing.
Right below the key features there’s a headline that says, “We want you to know,” they added a note that says, “The Display Cover feature works on the ad-free version of this device. Most books, magazines, comics, and manga are supported.There is also a link to a dedicated landing page, which explains how it all works.
Let’s say you’re new to Kindle e-readers and trying to decide which model is best for your needs. If you just read the description they wrote on the cover, it really wouldn’t make much sense. Most people will not understand what Display Cover really means and how it will improve their life.
Hardcore users who read Good e-Reader articles and read the changelog of every firmware update will get it, but the average user, not really.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post, and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.