The new $114 Kindle with sponsored ads ships today, a week before it’s projected release date. In addition to the usual Kindle perks, you’ll find that there are a bunch of new and improved features available.
First off, the readers have a bit of say so in what sponsored ads they want to see. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will be introducing a program called AdMash, that allows the readers to pick what ads they prefer to have as their screensaver.
Also, according to Amazon, special offers include a variety of coupons such as:
- $10 for $20 Amazon.com Gift Card
- $6 for 6 Audible Books (normally $68)
- $1 for an album in the Amazon MP3 Store (choose from over 1 million albums)
- $10 for $30 of products in the Amazon Denim Shop or Amazon Swim Shop
You can find more detailed information about what the new Kindle offers on its product page.
In addition to the special offers and sponsored screensavers, the new Kindle has much needed improvements such as softer page turn buttons, audiobooks from Audible.com, and a new Kindle Library Lending program is coming soon. Best of all, there will be REAL page numbers. No more frustrating searches to get to different parts of a book.
This deal has me thinking it is about time to upgrade…