Amazon is offering 10 free Kindle e-books from around the world to celebrate World Book Day on April 23rd. Users with an Amazon account can download the e-books and will need a Kindle, Amazon Fire tablet, or the Kindle app to read the e-books. In case you’re wondering, users don’t need an Amazon Prime membership to download the e-books.
The offer expires on April 24th so hurry up. The e-books come from all over the world, more precisely from 10 different countries, and have all been translated into English.
Amazon also introduced a new feature that allows users to set the cover of the ebook they are reading as the lock screen wallpaper. The feature is known as “Display Cover” and was previously only available after the device was jailbroken.
So now users can set the covers of most books, magazines, comics, and manga as the lock screen wallpaper. The company is rolling out the feature to all Kindle owners worldwide.
The feature is available on select devices including the 8th and 10th generation Kindle, 7th and 10th generation Paperwhite, 8th, 9th and 10th generation Oasis, and 7th generation Voyage. Kindle users who own an ad-free device and own one of these models will be able to use the new feature. The feature is not available for the special sale editions of Kindle, which contain in-device advertising and are available at a lower price.
Amazon has a list of supported models on its website so users who are unsure about the compatibility of their device can check the list. The new option is available in the Kindle’s Settings menu. You can activate the function with the “Show cover” option.
The feature has been missing for a long time and is sure to inspire a lot of people. How often people actually use this feature depends on which book they read and whether they want to present it.