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Kindle e-reader update gives quick access to your books

A new home screen, quick actions and recommendations are among the big upgrades.

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Who said that dedicated e-readers were dead? Certainly not Amazon. It's rolling out a major Kindle reader update that breathes new life into your e-paper experience. The most conspicuous improvement is a brand new home screen that highlights your most recent books, your reading list and personalized recommendations. You also have quick access to common settings like airplane mode, easier sharing (particularly for Goodreads) and an easy way to see the books that aren't on your device.

Don't expect to see the update right away. It's deploying to the basic 2014 Kindle, the Paperwhite (both 2013 and 2015) and the Voyage in the days ahead, so it may take a while before you're getting Amazon's fresher take on digital literature. Some of these concepts aren't completely new (Kobo has had a few of these elements for a while), but they're welcome on what's arguably the de facto e-reader for many bookworms.

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