You don't have to own a Kindle to view eBooks purchased for your Kindle. Amazon offers a free Kindle app for the iPhone that is compatible with the iPod Touch. The Kindle app lets you load eBooks you've purchased through the Kindle Store onto your iPod Touch so you can read them anywhere.
The Kindle app for the iPod Touch can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store. The app controls are intuitive: turn the page by swiping the screen with your finger or change the orientation of the book by tilting your iPod Touch vertically or horizontally. Tap on a word to pull up the definition and links to other sources for further information about the word.
The menu bar along the bottom of the Kindle app gives you a lot of flexibility. Press the "+" icon to bookmark your current location, select the open book icon to view eBooks on your iPod Touch, and sync bookmarks, locations and specifics from other Kindle-enabled devices by tapping the circular refresh button to activate Kindle's Whispersync technology.
There are two ways to shop the Kindle Store on your iPod Touch. The first way is to type in the web address for the Kindle Store in your iPod Touch browser; you will be redirected a Kindle Store web page that is optimized for the iPhone or iPod Touch. You can also browse the Kindle Store using the Kindle app. Open the Kindle app and then click "Kindle Store." If you want to load eBooks you've already purchased from the Kindle Store onto your iPod Touch, go to "Manage Your Kindle" and locate the eBook you want to transfer. Select your iPod Touch from the "Deliver To" menu. The eBook will be loaded onto your iPod Touch.
Embedded audio and video in eBooks interface well with the iPod Touch, creating small icons that link to the media. Click the speaker icon to hear embedded audio or click the "Play" button to watch embedded video. Additionally, the iPod Touch's bright full-color screen makes viewing images easier compared to viewing images on the Kindle's E Ink screen.
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